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…

Bring your friend to work/Saturday at a Radio Station

A crocodile of children… Let that roll off your tongue again… ‘A crocodile of children.’ That phrase is my current fascination from my current read “Rosie” by Lesley Pearse. Through Dr Google, I have come to learn that ‘a crocodile of’ is a countable noun referring to a long line of people, vehicles, children moving…

Trip to the Nairobi National Museum

Have you been to the Nairobi National Museum? Have you been to the Nairobi National Museum when you are grown? Not on those school trips where all kids do is copy everything on the museum labels for the famous ‘Trip to Nairobi National’ compositions. Remember them? The ones where after the obligatory ” I got up at the…

Play Review (Kunya Ngita)

We recognise the election season in Kenya is here with us, so did the first play by Fanaka Arts Theatre in 2017. Deception, blackmail, friendship, infidelity and regret flanked the play that was Hinyia Kigwa staged at the Alliance Francaise auditorium on the 26th-29th January. Penina wife to Theuri wa Uki, governor aspirant of the Fanaka…