It’s around midnight and Nairobi is cold as hell. It’s been raining and you know how she turns on you once it pours. It’s cold and empty give a few askaris that are yet to sleep and your usual skimpily dressed mamas looking to make a buck before the sun knocks. The cold doesn’t scare them, it’s good for...
I rarely go into the CBD during the day unless while running errands which does not happen that often. Nairobi city only knows me in low light. Moments when darkness and I become one. It was while on one of these errand days that I saw her. It was just past Nation center, near the Equity and Co-operative bank...

Spare Me

I have heard that excuse a little too many times before, I said, I have heard that excuse a little too many times before, I have listened to you bicker, chatter non-stop At how sorry you are, How you didn't mean to do it. How you forgot or just been busy, I've been lost in between. For I have heard that excuse a little too many...

3rd Envelope

Nairobi is the mistress that is never satisfied. Give her everything she wants but she still wants more. Digs deeper into your pocket with every passing day. She takes and takes and takes some more. No she doesn't give back, unless you consider picking up 20/- on the street giving back. She is a temptress. I have had my...
Freedom is a state of mind, Over state of life, Over state of situation, Over state of time, Freedom is a state of mind.   I was born into a society that could define me, Decree what I needed to be. Control and watch every step I make, Define where and how to step, Decide my future without my consent. My back against the wall, My life caught between a rock...

Untitled #1

Life is a paradox, Every man want's to be an ox, No one wants to ride nor  drive a probox. People we look upto are nothing but a hoax, Just like the red call, Or my friend Paul, Who likes to play ball. Am not talking b-ball! It's more of making a house call or a booty call. Yet scared the girl might say "nimeget ball" Man has he lost...
I am a one man woman. And I hope you are a one woman man. But who am I kidding? You are a man! A devil, Satan! A poacher! Everything in a skirt is your prey. One woman man, no way. So please do define your ways.   No man should be allowed to play around nor prey around. Don't make a sound for there's an undercover agent, ready to uncover an...

Flow

Love at first sight, right? But that doesn’t seem right, quite. Maybe to you it might, bite Right in the ass, with spite Something I sight, Out of sight. That’s what I heard, sad Darling you’ve just been served, hard Full for nine months. Good Time to clean the dishes, wishes Always come after, faster Than the precious laughter. Matter of fact words you attar, better make more sense than the latter....

Listen

Dear whoever the hell is listening, Tell me the pleasures of being a Kenyan citizen under people who know nothing but oppress. Looking out for self in the name of a nation suppressed. Make me understand why I don't feel safe at church nor my own living room.   Dear whoever the hell is listening, I said tell me the pleasures of being a Kenyan citizen, when...

Sweet tooth

Saturday 12th  May 2006. It was a good day, hell It was a great day. See, my stupid boyfriend then, Had not yelled at me. Not a word. Not a single insult. This was very rare. Every time it happened I found myself smiling. It was another day to heal. Another day with no new scar. I was full of joy. The rare kind. For this, this kinda feeling I wasn't used to. It felt...