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The Queue

You can learn a lot from just standing or sitting in a queue. When you are forced to queue for hours, the idle chitchat of others in the queue serves as very useful entertainment. If you are next to some …

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An African Does Not Die!

Dear reader, after almost a years’ hiatus, I am back to scribbling. I had decided not to bore you with the details of why I went MIA but because I enjoy torturing you with long prose and unnecessary loquaciousness, I …

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House Hunt
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The House Hunt

We have a new neighbour at house number 44 in Hekima Estate. Her name is Mali. She is a laboratory technician and her husband is a doctor at St Kizito Hospital in Nairobi. He was recently transferred from St …

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Wakhaba Will Marry
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Wakhaba Will Marry


Wakhaba Will Marry; A Novel by Didi Wamukoya

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“Wakhaba will marry. Anaya, are you listening to me? Wakhaba will marry and if it is not you, then it will be somebody else.

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My Honorific Titles

An honorific is a term that prefixes or suffixes a person’s name and shows honor and respect when addressing that person. Most, if not all, of the honorifics we use formally today were inherited from the west. However, in our …

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Race: Why is My Skin Colour So Terrifying?

I was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and attended public schools from primary level all the way to university. In Kenya, people of other races often attended private schools and went to university abroad. There were Indians who …

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Night Out
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A Night on the Town

When the government proposed social distancing and staying at home as measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 crisis, there came, as usual, an online war between the introverts and the extroverts. The introverts contended that this was their time …

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For Shiundu Nikola

Shiundu Nikola, better known as Papa Oketch, is my Baba Mkubwa, my father’s elder brother. He is the first born in his mother’s house and my father is the second. Papa Oketch suddenly and unexpectedly left us on the third …

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Ritual Healer
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The Ritual Healer

Dear Reader, the events I am about to describe here happened way before we knew that such a thing like coronavirus existed. So do not fear that I went against common sense and ignored directives on social distancing. In fact, …

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Come We Do Corruption

I was standing on the queue of a government office and had been standing on it for three hours now.  The queue was barely moving and I was exhausted.  I was thirsty and hot and in a foul mood.  The …

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