Thursday, 31 December 2015

Thank You Peeps, You Made 2015 Rock

Its a wrap. Time to say bye to 2015. Its been a great incredibly amazing year. The Lord, God Almighty has been gracious, faithful and loving, and we give Him all the praise, honour and glory. My peeps, on the other hand have held me down, continuously inspiring me to keep writing and sharing my voice, my story and my life.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

REPOST: A MUST READ: Your priority in life is not my priority, so take a chill pill

The photo above elicited mixed reactions yesterday on social media with everyone weighing in with ridicule, resentment and sarcasm. The tag accompanying the photo indicated that this was a chap visiting his village during the Easter holiday. What was interesting to me was how... READ MORE...

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

REPOST: Men too have that biological thing...

Funny thing about life is that it goes on. It doesn't stop and wait for you to put your act together. It doesn't wait for you to first land your hands on Mr Right or Miss Perfect. Certainly, it doesn't wait for you to sort things out before you buy that dream house, walk down the aisle or pop some little rascals into the world. Life has a mind of its own. Its simply goes on. Which for most of us is a scary thing. Clearly for me it is. Let me explain.... READ MORE...

Monday, 28 December 2015

REPOST: Forget Kenyan Socialites and Campus Divas, My Grandma is the Real Deal

When my grandpa (may the gods rest his soul in eternal pleasure), married my thin-skinned luhya fundamentalist grandma at a small mud-walled dusty church in Nambacha village in Kakamega County decades ago, her clan slapped grandpa with an invoice reading four skinny cows, an ugly Zebu bull and a dozen kuku ya kienyeji... READ MORE...

Saturday, 26 December 2015

REPOST: Lessons from the festive season...

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... READ MORE...

Friday, 18 December 2015

REPOST: 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... READ MORE...

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

I am Selfish By Modern Mom

He has been of out the country for the last two years. He left very suddenly for further studies when our daughter was only nine months old. He came home to visit a handful of times; each time expecting his little girl to be the same way she was when he left. It always amazed him how fast she was growing. But behind the excitement I saw a sense of loss. I saw the pain in his eyes when she looked at him like a stranger the first five minutes.  I could tell that he hated the fact that he missed many firsts with her... READ MORE...

Monday, 14 December 2015

This is My Story

Mentorship, I believe is the missing link to most people attaining greatness and living effectively on earth. Majority of people are going through the labyrinth of life aimlessly, unfulfilled, confused, frustrated and at the verge of giving up. Most people are stuck in jobs, relationships, marriages and careers they hate. Most of us are living mediocre, average lives with no sense of direction or a sense of contentment. Not realising that we carry great untapped potential to be great, successful and fulfilled. 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Magical Victoria Falls (PHOTOS)

Divinely perched at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is the magical Victoria Falls. While its neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, its nonetheless classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,607 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Words can't express the incredible and awesome feel one has standing next to the falls, so I will let the photos do the talking.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Modern Mom Can’t Cook By Modern Mom

The food had just started boiling when I heard a knock on the door. My pocket was hurting that day; I only had 4 shillings to my name. Not one to despair, I was contented working with what I had – rice, potatoes and an onion. Without the tomatoes to at least add some color, I was prepared to have some very bland lunch. But it was ok, as mom always told us, tummies are not transparent... READ MORE...

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Meet the Modern Mom

Steve is that popular chap you shared a hostel window back in campus. He was a ladies' man too. A modern casanova of sorts. You loved hanging around him because through him you will get access to pretty campus divas. You had the hots for Carol, the voluptuous damsel born and raised in the wheat fields of Narok. But Steve beat you to her. So, you coiled your tail between your legs, and decided to concentrate on chewing books. Years later, you bumped into Steve, and you are curious to know what happened to Carol. Carol can't be found on Facebook or Twiraa. Her name you even suspect isn't in the voter's list... READ MORE...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

I met this young chap at the banks of the mighty Zambezi River carrying his daily bread. For the record, those monsters were still alive. They kept on kicking and twisting, wiggling and squirming, wobbling and coiling. Perhaps they were looking for Fatou Bensouda's number, or desperately trying to remember the Lord's Prayer. They looked enraged, bitter and wrathful. He would occasionally say something to them in his Njaya dialect, and the fish would appear to nod their heads in fear, and immediately act dead. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Royal Dreams

After all that drama of crossing the Zambezi River, I arrived in Mongu tired like a pregnant squirrel. As the gods would have it, I was in this part of the world to check out that small matter educated minds call provision of appropriate services to marginalised communities. However, for those with a flattering of tongue or fertile imagination, without even twinkling an eyelid will say shitty words like: empowering Africans to live with dignity, or the classic - eradication of poverty in Africa.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Crossing The Zambezi

You have been chilling in this fancy Presidential Suite feeling like a million dollar. Never in the history of luhya-dom has anyone ever utilised that small matter of room service like you have. You are sure the hotel management is contemplating to either have someone on stand by outside your room like for 24hrs, or worst case scenario throw you out. You slap the hotel manager with that look that says: what's the fun of staying in a Presidential Suite without the element of pushing to the limits the essence of room service, after his body language seems to question your misplaced privileges.