There is a group of commuters who have been arriving at Machakos Country Bus Station early and leaving late for years and, fortunately or unfortunately, are yet to find the right bus to their destination. As you board the bus this commuter, seemingly desperate to free the city under the sun, will do his best … Continue reading Wizard becomes a refugee
Ositu grabbed the stool and flung it so violently it became materials for boiling githeri. The boy who had taken a bath in Ndovu wanted to cry but ended up smiling. Before you could say ‘Githeri man’ he was doing a Usain Bolt along Juja Road. Ositu was vibrating like a phone with the … Continue reading Carpenter Koigi meets Carpenter JC (part 2)
There once lived a carpenter by the name of Joseph. And no, I am not talking about Joseph of Bango, this one did his thing in Bethlehem. Joseph the carpenter of Bethlehem happened to be the father and teacher to the greatest carpentry apprentice who ever lived. The apprentice went by many aliases one of … Continue reading Carpenter Koigi meets Carpenter JC – Part 1
It all begun with this stout character with tens of huge bangles up his left arm. For five bob you got a ring and a chance to win one of a number of items on the ground. There was toilet soap, a nangos the size of walkie-talkie and notes of different denominations each stuck on … Continue reading Kisangau’s eggs
@Wizard #5. Ladies and gentlemen, as waited either to migrate to Canaan or to remain in Kenya I got a ‘eureka’ moment. According to a Greek by the name Archimedes, a eureka moment visits you when you discover that as you dive into a karai full of water some water takes refuge outside the karai. … Continue reading 2022 here I come!
Several years ago a tsunami in the name of rural-urban migration swept me from Kiandutu alias Land of Jiggers to the city under the sun. According to my geography teacher, rural-urban migration is the exodus of sons and daughters of Adam from ushago to tao. The tsunami had its own humourless ideas and that … Continue reading Meet Adolf’s Subjects