37, or something like it.

37. Three tens and seven. Three shy of two score. Three dozen, plus one. Thelathini na saba. There is no way to make 37 sound good, is there?  It feels like a transition number, the number between 36 (product of 3 and therefore all kinds of meaning attached) and 40 (the point at which I […]

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Detour.

I’ve been gone too long.  Apologies, but the combination of World Cup distractions, low temperatures and general lethargy have combined to keep me away longer than I intended.  I shall attempt to make up for my errant behaviour over the next couple of weeks, but for tonight allow me to clear some cobwebs, get my […]

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Fellow Kenyans…

Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong My own beliefs are in my song The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then Makes no difference what group I’m in I am everyday people Oh sha sha… I am everyday people Oh sha sha… Our president got jokes. No really, jokes. As always, he began […]

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Idiot Press: Oh Daily Nation, why?

It has finally dawned upon me that Nation Media Group has officially lost the plot. Yes, officially. How else can you explain their current fascination with a girl whose sole claim to fame is a big ass, and now her yellow yellow skin procured in London, allegedly?  Or their obsession with elections that are three […]

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So-ve-reign: Part 2

I’ve come to expect a certain amount of foolishness from government communications types, that’s what they’re paid to do. So when one Munyori Buku goes off on a rant about ‘economic sabotage’, I don’t lose any sleep over it, because I understand where he’s coming from. That’s a lie, I do not understand how a […]

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Life lessons from Githurai.

You know how your mother always told you not to go to strange men’s houses?  She was right.  Do not go to a strange man’s house for lunch.  Ever.  Said man may have a room full of women’s clothing, and accessories, clothing he makes his women wear on a night out, because he likes his […]

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