Monday, 29 December 2014

Lessons from the festive season: #4 Confess your sins, Say your goodbyes & Recite the Lord's Prayer at least 11 times before driving on Kenyan Highways at night

It's 1500 hours. Tuesday, December 23, 2014. I'm at the Kenyan Immigration Office at the Malaba border being cleared to enter Kenya from Uganda. Being a festive season, the border point is unusually busy. Majority of Kenyans are crossing into Uganda for the holidays. Some are ridiculously super excited like they are crossing into the promised land. Others are talking arrogantly to the Immigration Officer like they will never return to Kenya. For a moment, the Immigration Office looks like a scene pulled out of one of those badly shot Uzbekistan porn movies.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Sex, greed and alcohol - it's Christmas in my village

Make no mistake about it. My village knows how to party hard. The majority of the population may be living below the poverty line. However, when it comes to the Christmas holiday. No one parties like Rockstars like my village. Let me paint for you the picture of how it went down yesterday, the eve of Christmas. 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I spit on your grave

An hour ago. A person whom I have considered a good friend for a long time, threatened me. The text message was cold and chilling. It didn't mince words. It didn't sound political, Scriptural or socially. It was brief and to the point. You will pay for this dearly.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

My weekend getaway escapade in Naivasha (PHOTOS)

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together, goes an African proverb. Well, against this backdrop, I spent this past weekend in the serenity of the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha with a group of my awesome chama (investment group members) as we cracked our brains on matters wealth creation.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Men, beware! Avoid dating these women at all costs - By Anne Muiruri

A few days ago, I was having lunch with my elder brother who is one of my best friends. As usual, he regaled me with tales of one of his ex-girlfriends; a crazy woman and a drama queen to boot. My brother is one of those people who have a very interesting love life. His love life often sounds like a Mexican telenova or a Nigerian movie.

Friday, 5 December 2014

My fellow countrymen, Kenyans, who the hell bewitched us?

You got to love my fellow countrymen, Kenyans, and the things they do and say. We are a peculiar kind, possessing spectacular attributes, to say the least.The major happenings in Kenya for the last one or so months got me thinking of how really special we Kenyans are.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It's a wrap, ngiyabonga South Africa

I’m 39,000 feet in the air. Aboard the new Kenya Airways Boieng 737. It’s a state of the art aircraft, or at least that’s what Captain Abdi intimated as we took off from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. My destination - my city, my town: the seductive Nairobi.

Monday, 1 December 2014

My one-night stand in Pretoria

The antelope does not blame the one who killed it, goes a Kenyan proverb, but the one who stirred its rest. I have a crazy hangover right now. I swear it feels as if someone is mining for black diamond inside my head. The hangover is so intense I have begun suspecting maybe the gods are having a heated argument inside it over who should be blamed. Unlike the antelope, I blame the one who almost sold my soul to the devil - my buddy Jimmy.