Author Magunga

Bachelor Diaries
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Stephan’s War

When she had come to grips, I remember Mama Steph finding Achamin and I standing on the hallway. I remember her telling Achamin, “When we were in the car, I told you that my boy was leaving, and you refused to believe me. Do you believe me now?” Achamin could not find the tongue to respond. I remember thinking how unfair that question was – but then again, what part of losing a 4-year-old son is fair? Life always seems unfair to those who have never met death.

Bachelor Diaries
13

Space

All I could think of is, enyewe in this our Nairobi the only loyalty you can ever be sure of are the loyalty points you earn in supermarket card.

Lifestyle tuba
10

The Alchemist

Sometimes I think about them, you know? The other half of my family. I think about the ones who left and wonder about what they’d think of us now.

Books Elnathan-John-Becoming-Nigerian
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How to be a politician

“The biggest mistake any person interested in politics can make is to apply rules generally applicable to regular human beings to Nigeria.”

Bachelor Diaries
3

Jarhead

The point here is that surviving Nairobi without being conned is an extreme sport. An average Nairobian is in a constant state of thief-dodgery. But you know what? At least all these kleptos want is money. Money can be made again.

Bachelor Diaries whatsapp
6

Death by WhatsApp

It was like being in a WhatsApp group with one person. And I did not understand why she could not get it. There you are doing a monologue in someone’s DM and after going on and on with your TED Talk and nobody is responding, si you should know that person is not interested? And what’s worse was that at the time I was going through a writer’s block. This is the first post I am putting up in two months. But because God is a humorist, he denied me words and put them in the fingers of this woman.

Lifestyle
20

For Akello

Like Kisumu rain, I can hear them coming from far. Starts with a hum, then…

Places the Magunga
3

Kisumo pacho

You know, there is this small jealousy that used to choke us people of the…

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