Miss Environmentalist

“I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can” Professor Wangari Maathai She is in a crispy white shirt. The kind of white that suggests the person is in a commited relationship to Jik or/and knows how to separate her whites from her coloreds during laundry. I can spot a red belt…

While in Kitale…….

As you traverse this beautiful country we refer to as Kenya, you will one day find yourself in Kitale on a loose weekend with nothing much to do. This post is a recommendation for you to make a trip to the Kitale Nature Conservancy and while your time away. For those like me before this…

Chronicles from Maa Land

As an outsider stepping in, all my eyes could see were acres and acres of brown earth accompanied by even more brownish small manyattas broken only by a few small shrubs and trees precariously fighting for survival here and there.  The land is Kwemokoi village. A tiny village hidden in one corner of the expansive…

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…

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…