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
Opinion

BLACK HEARTS AND SUCCESS

Have you ever not wanted to hear someone’s good news? Like wish they didn’t send you that text saying they are going abroad for their masters, or that pic of the certificate that legalises and starts monetising their hobby, or that picture of the new car they paid cold, hard Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

IF I WAS A CALLBOY.

I saw a callgirl a few months ago. It was late at night, around 9 p.m, I was walking along Kenyatta Avenue when I passed her. She smelled of marijuana, that familiar, acrid smell that is unmistakable. The smell was probably stronger because it was cold, like how Nairobi had Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

THEY CALLED ME DOCTOR.

I worked in a hospital once. Mbagathi Hospital, the little government hospital on Mbagathi Way. The one that you should thank God you have never been to, or will never have to go to. During my time there, it was a sad place and I genuinely hope the government fixed Read more…

By Victor, ago
Opinion

TASTY YOGHURT AND BLAND LOVE

What if my love for affordable strawberry yoghurt will make me lose the love of my life? That one day everything will be fine, and we’ll be sending that smiley with sunglasses on and laughing at those guys trying to hit on her. The next she’ll wake up and say Read more…

By Victor, ago