Play Review (Rugama Ringi)

The minute I saw the photos below of Humphrey and Pablo in a dress and high heels on the Fanaka Arts Facebook page, it was sold to me that I had to watch this play. These photos especially made it easier to choose what to play to watch, now that two of my preferred Kikuyu…

A Day at the Milimani Law Courts

When you have watched over a hundred episodes of ‘Suits’, ‘The Good Wife’ and are currently watching ‘the Good Fight’, you will start wondering, do what we see on these shows have any similarities with how Kenyan courts are run? ‘Do we have Harvey Spectres’ wit in our courts? Objecting to every question and with…

Still on the Kenyan History- Kenya National Archives

Raise your hand if and when the name Joseph Murumbi is mentioned you know who he is without resulting to google Hands down. That is a good number. It is evident that 8-4-4 and history are not wasted on us. “Where is this coming from?”  You ask Well, it’s from the Kenya National Archives. Yep.…

My Maiden Train Ride

I took my first ever train ride. I know I know. Some of you reading this are wondering; ‘So, what’s new? We have been riding trains to work every day.’ Hold your horses all ye train riders and let me explain. While some of you grew up riding trains to and from your errands, I…

Granny’s Bag

A few days ago, I was on my way to town seated in a two-seater in the matatu with no other passenger beside me. No problem there. We get to the Nairobi school stage on Waiyaki way, and more passengers board the bus. No problem there either One person sits beside me and adjusts themselves…

Adios Phoenix Players

I came across this story of Phoenix players closing as I was traversing the enormous world that is the inter-webs. I have not been to Phoenix players lately nor have I been there enough times to give a full story of ‘the Only Repertory Theatre Company in East and Central Africa’ according to the Phoenix’ Theatre Facebook page.…

Play Review (Ruma Kindu)

“Have you been to watch a play?” “Play ni nini? Drama?” That’s the response I always anticipate when I ask those a little advanced in years if they have been to watch a play. And as sure as hell, this is the answer I get on Friday two weeks ago when I ask a friend…