Opinion

AVOIDING SMOKE 😭😭

The matatu operation really did a number on me today. 😒 made people late for work and had me paying fares that I wasn’t used to paying 😭😭 I got to the stage and the fare was a lot more than I usually pay 😮. I thought the conductor was Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

CORRUPTION AND TASTY SAMOSAS

I was nine the first time I was caught up in a corruption scandal 👮🏽‍♂🚓. Mother sent me to the British Petroleum filling point near Ndurarua Primary to buy paraffin and I let myself be used by the forces of darkness and evil 😔 I was walking with my jerrycan, Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

THE ‘CURSE’ OF THE SIDE CHICK

I had writer’s block this last week, and I asked my friends to share with me topics I’d write on my blog. The first suggestion I got was “The curse of the sidechick”, basically why men in committed relationships end up cheating. End up on Tinder. Swiping left only when Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

KENYA. A AND B

Kenya B is burning. Yes, there are two Kenyas if you didn’t already know. Kenya A, where water and electricity flow uninterrupted, mortgages are not under $300,000 and where anything, dreams, great escapes, judgements-for-cash, British accents, Maybachs and Wraiths, is possible. Kenya B, with scenes that would never make a Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

BURNING

When your gas cooker isn’t fancy, you use matches to light it.  And because ours isn’t fancy, I use matches, it’s frustrating, always with the friction, always making mini fires and using up matchsticks. When I finish with the stick, I throw it into the bin. Today, I threw a Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

DYING

What if you don’t cry enough at your mum’s funeral? You know, until your eyelids are the colour of tomatoes, and your puffy face looks like you were almost drowning.  That you feel guilty because you only cried when they let the coffin down into the earth, because that’s when Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

SURMOUNTING $700 BARRIERS

When was the last time someone else’s failure hurt? You know, seeing someone else, who deserves to be successful counting losses, because fate had conspired against him.   I have a friend, a very good friend, who was supposed to get signed to a professional football team, until he was Read more…

By Victor, ago