The Russians are shafting us – It’s a conspiracy!

As you grow up in life, you quickly learn how crucial it is to avoid situations where “things” surprise you. Like the business meetings – you go to the meeting knowing the answer, you don’t wait to be blindsided by…

10 Confessions of the stone kind that I have to get off my chest

#1. I don’t have a mobile phone. I decommissioned my cell phone last year and I’ve never looked back. It was as liberating as giving up smoking 5 years ago. There’s just something about taking control of your life and…

We’re not going to hell, we already live in it

Sometimes I wonder why we indulge in the mystical belief that there is life after death. Our transgressions here on earth supposedly decide whether we get to go to heaven or as it were, shake hands with the devil before…

Ray’s Place – Kericho

Someone asked me where we people living in the holiday destination that is Mombasa take our breaks. Personally,  sometimes I stick to the coast but mostly I go to the hills and green of upcountry. This time round, my good…

Hunter Hunted. Q & A @wamathai

James Wamathai is a writer, Accountant, Events Manager, Volunteer Teacher, Spoken Word artist and founder of Kenya’s most popular creative writing website wamathai.com. He is just a regular guy who loves reading, writing creatively, travelling, live music, football and has…

Big Blue Bus

I love long distance day bus travels. It means stopping and having a moment, nay, having upwards of 8 hours of uninterrupted me time to read, sleep and snore, wake up, moot ideas, ruminate over then, sleep, wake up, read some…

I read, therefore I am

I’m not one to have a book everywhere, but I read. Not as voraciously as I used to before demanding day jobs happened, but I read a lot all the same. I tend to obsess over a particular genre for…

Kijabe Misson Town

Following the debate that has been here for the last few days about teenage Sex, I dug in my archives and found an article that I’d posted in May this year. Maybe we can borrow some ideas from this town…

Down Memory Lane – How Were Your School Years?

300 hundred Kenyan schools have gone on the rampage in the last one month! And the reasons they’re giving for burning their schools and in some cases killing and injuring their own makes you want to weep. Bad food, power…

A Giraffe And A Blessing In Your In-box

We’ve all seen them. Chinese mantras, religious novenas, endless power-point presentations and inspirational e-mails that threaten dire consequences if you don’t forward to friends. Some of these take ages to download. The instructions usually are clear – send to people…