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Month: October 2016

A Day In The Village Is Worth 10 In Nairobi

A Day In The Village Is Worth 10 In Nairobi

It’s 10.42pm and everyone in the house is deep in slumber.  Village folk sleep early, except the special few, whose careers involve running around naked in the dead of the night, knocking on people’s windows, and depositing stinky shit on their doors, sometimes even smearing it on walls. I’ve heard the strangest of stories about these nocturnal professionals. That every night, when they leave the house for work, the wife has to keep frying a single groundnut, all night, making…

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A Game Of Gropes:The Woes Of Using Public Transport In Nairobi

A Game Of Gropes:The Woes Of Using Public Transport In Nairobi

Sometimes, when I am ‘javellin-ing’ in a bus, I imagine that I am Daenerys Targaryen, the Khaleesi. The Mother of Dragons, The Unburnt Queen of the Andals, the Rhoyna and of the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea. I imagine that I am this Breaker of Chains, just without the flowy blonde hair and the nice boobs. In my very creative castle of imagination, everyone in the bus who is standing like me, is part…

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