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Early Bird

One day I will retire. And it will be to an old farmhouse where I'll watch my grandkids chase each other across the wide lawn of my three hundred acre farm in Naro Moru. But before I retire to my old farmhouse with a lake running across the farm, I will have worked as a …

The Bad Place

Nairobi traffic is easily the most annoying part of living here. It's annoying not because you're stuck in traffic. But because you are forced to actually think about your life. Really think about it. Because you're trapped in this box of a moving bus with nowhere to go and nothing to do. You'd try to …

October 4th

I lay my head on the greasy window pane and look out at the shadowy parking lot that is the Easy Coach bus Terminal. An employee is hauling luggage into the bowels of the Scania we'd be traveling in. A short lady whisper goodbyes to a departing husband while clinging on to a teary eyed …

Homeless

You're most likely reading this on the screen of a phone that you own. I know you're seated on a couch, matatu, toilet seat, dick, anything as long you're seated. Because there's no way you're reading this while walking unless you're a psycho, which is still okay by the way. The next statement you're going …

Nope

Starting out today was hard for you. Especially now that you are seated at the back of a nduthi, drunk as your father back in Eshisiru on a typical weekday afternoon. You have no idea of where you're actually headed. To you, what matters is you're moving forward. Last night was a blur. You'd gone …

TV Phone

I recently discovered that, with no pending payment, I can't write for shit. Not even a text back to my girlfriend. My LinkedIn profile proudly declares that I can work well without supervision. Well, that’s a big f..thick lie. My hiatus might be explained by the fact that, among others, I found another lover, lost …