Poets In Prison For No Good Reason

Sunday, 25th August 2013. I’m scheduled to attend Street Poetry after a long absence. It’s the one and only poetry event that takes place in the open probably in the whole of Kenya. I’m spruced up for a relaxing afternoon after a restful Saturday following the success of Fatuma’s Voice at Nairobi Cinema that Friday. […]

Fatuma’s Voice

    #FatumasVoice is a figurative gesture for a platform whereby young people meet to talk about the evils happening in the society and how they could solve them, their hopes for the future, their life experiences as well as networking hence expanding their social circles. We do this through poetry, live music, motivational talks, […]

Threatening The Chief Justice: Coward’s Rod

  Watching the Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga, narrating how some unscrupulous people mailed him death threats if he and his contingent at the Judiciary fail to clear Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto to appear in the March 4th General Election ballot papers gave me a careworn face. To imagine that there are Kenyans out there […]

Kenya’s Political Sins

The Bible tells me that we are all sinners and that nobody is perfect. If ever we are going to get to heaven it will not be by our works but by God’s grace. But sometimes I tend to think some sins are bigger than others. Take the case of an incident that occurred last […]

A Question Of Patriotism

Elections are a burden to most African countries. What happened in Kinshasa earlier this week of armed men attacking a convoy of jeeps carrying ballot papers and burning them was utter disgrace. The opposition leader, Mr. Etienne Tshisekedi, was blocked from casting his vote at his place of choice, therefore forcing him to vote at […]

Kenyan Child

I come from a world Driven by prejudice Where tribes build bridges Peace shred into pieces My only malice Was to be a Kenyan child And there they made me blind Only pain that reigns me inside Tell me to hope again What about the tears my mama cried? Times that broke our ties The […]

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