NJUGUNA WA NJUGU

“ksks ks, Njugu! Njugu! Njugu!” Njuguna has been a hawker for as long as he can remember. Straight out highschool, he started selling njugu karanga(peanuts). On Friday evenings Njuguna meets with his colleagues in the hawking industry and they open a cold one and cheers for better times ahead. kanyam chom, ugali and some kachumbari […]

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STORY TIME: MY FIRST FACIAL !

“Hizo makucha hazikukai,” said the salonist. I don’t blame her, she’s just looking for a customer and damn isn’t she good at it. Initially, I went to the salon to have my hair curled,(those days when I used to go to the salons in town). I don’t know how I ended up on a bed, […]

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NAIROBI NIGHT LIFE

I’m done with Nairobi night life… About an year ago I started going out. Actually it reached a point where I was asking myself kwani what did I use to do before I started going out. I can blame it on school, wanting to blow off some steam from the pressure there. But that would […]

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DEPRESSION

If you are not affected by it, you are suffering from it. There’s a time last year I was really in a dark place. I really didn’t see a reason for living anymore. I found the world was unfair and full of fake people. But now I see the light, I have a reason to […]

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FRIENDSHIPS

Wish they had told me, while growing up, that not all friendships were meant to last forever. I’d lose some and gain some. There are so called “friends” that I’ve not talked to in years. Not to mean that there’s bad blood between us but I guess we both just stopped trying. Have you ever […]

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SOME BIG BIRD SHIT

A little back story. Every year hundreds of Kenyans join the rest of the world to mark Global March For Elephants, Rhinos and Lions (GMFERL), which is celebrated on October 7. GMFERL is a worldwide call to action to condemn the poaching of elephants, rhinos and lions and the trafficking of wildlife trophies. The march […]

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THEY TRIED ME

Why do men feel the need to touch or hold you inappropriately? In the past 2 days, I’ve had 3 men touch/grab me inappropriately. Before you start zile za “ulikuwa umevaa nini”, I’ll let you know that in all the instances I was fully dressed but that wouldn’t stop them. Sometimes I am so disgusted […]

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