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The Smell of Character

Cartoon by Bwana Mdogo There is a shortcut to knowing a man’s true character  Just walk into the toilet after he has finished doing a big one I look just like them walking to...

A Tale of Two Georges

He was called George, just like me, but we were nothing alike I was tiny Puny hands Frail I was like this tall (imagine a dog’s height) And I was, let me just say this blatantly...

Ghosts And Shadows

This is how it happens   You sit on a long wooden bench at the reception of the poorly lit room somewhere in Kiambu Outside, you see people faring on with their lives You wonder...

Omera, This is Narobi

I have this thing with Mother Karua She calls me up at random times for a tipple I do not know how many people drink with their mothers, especially when she is the one buying But...

I Need a Cigarette

I have a nasty strain of homa It’s taken me down I expel sneezes that drain all my energy, leaving me nothing more than a pitiable object whimpering for life The sneeze comes...

House of Horrors

I was thirteen when I came to Nairobi for the first time I had just finished my KCPE exams; a little boy with dreams bigger than his appetite and a passionate distaste for dental...

Hera Mudho

You should have known that there was no other way this would end other than badly You should have picked up your cue when he called you and told you to stop chasing her just as...

A rebel’s apology

I get home at 10pm, partly because of Oduor Jagero's True Citizen book launch, and partly because the house has been unbearable lately It happens to the best of us, especially...

Just Like Daddy

I found something remotely sardonic about Tony; the way he spoke about his father’s demise like it was one of those things There was no smoke in his voice, he did not choke on...

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