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The itch from Nyamasaria

As a young kid growing up, you go about doing the things growing up kids do You are a little troublemaker It comes with the territory But the constitution is very clear You go...

The patient

On Wednesday you get home from dance class, exhausted, but that is expected It is not normal, but it is not strange either That night you get home, and as soon as you walk in,...

You did this

[I wrote this as part of the script for Too Early for Birds - Tom Mboya edition Written from the POV of a Luo man in 1969, the idea was to capture the (biased, yet legitimate)...

Bad Manners

It has been over two decades since I saw Zahra I cannot even remember her face now because my memory is a dot If we met on the street, and we most likely have, we’d pass each...

Kisumo pacho

You know, there is this small jealousy that used to choke us people of the lake especially with regards to people of the mountain And I would feel it the most back when we were in...

Lillyanne wa Pau

I have been seeing audition calls for Twaweza Live Kisumu Tour on Facebook, that event that musical Safaricom is touring across the country And I am still jealous Because a few...

Karua’s Car

My father was offended because I thought he could not afford to send 5k Or rather he sounded offended You could say it was all because of me, but you cannot blame me for it I was...

Japicha

Picture this A man on a black mamba that is no longer black He rides around it in the neighbourhood, sometimes nipping in and out of houses, at other times ringing his bell Not to...

Kisumu

Headlights appear in the dark and we edge closer to the tarmac She is the first one to lift her arm, and then I do as well From that far, you cannot really tell whether it is a...

We are living badly, owada

When the first person to shorten your name to G says to you, at the age of 14, "You, my son, are the one who is going to unite my family," in Dholuo, of course the first thing you...

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