The Godfather

If enslavement would’ve been something so inconceivable to us, to our beings..

Huduma

Last I checked, the Youth in Kenya are about 65% of the population. If you look around us, read before us, You’ll realize this is where the revolution buds. In Kenya, it is so. The youth want change. But there’s just something different about us. something irresolute. Anyway… They certainly haven’t made you think so but…

Chinese in the yard

I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but I will Swamiii can always edit and save face for me 😂😭 This morning I noticed a tall, lean Chinese man walking in my childhood neighborhood. I didn’t know they could pull off that look. He looked like he had just stepped out of Suits…

The Greatest Act of Love

When your baby sis brings you chicken in a bowl and soda Because she knows you’re too tired to get out of bed, That’s love The greatest act of love lakini, Is when she sits at the edge of your bed and eats with you She even shares the soda because it wasn’t even yours…

Taaitta Toweett: The Mogori Massacre

At about midnight, the enemy arrived. The Kisii had combined with the Batende and the Luo to drive away their common enemy, the Kipsigis. The Kipsigis held their ground through the night. When the sun rose, the Kisii and their allies prayed to their God to bind and paralyse the legs of their enemy. The…

Pt.4: The Mogori Massacre

For this last part, I’ve gone back to the first book I read on our history: Kipsigis Heritage and Origin of Clans by Bill Rutto & Kipng’etich Maritim. *I’ll follow up with Toweett’s narration. His is more dramatic lol and actually more interesting, so do come along. In Kipsigis Heritage, the presence of the Abakuria…

Pt.2

“So it happened that during the age-sets of Chuma and Sawe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Kipsigis decided to quit the Bamboo country. (Tegat) The Kisii were then living around Roret, Kabianga, Litein and Chemoiben (near Boito). The Kipsigis were determined to beat the Kisii and this led to the famous battle of Chemoiben….

What didn’t make it into our history books..Pt.1

“The Kipsigis lived in Tegat for many years. Their population eventually grew and the elders and young people alike thought that Tegat was not enough for them all. They tried to move eastwards but met opposing factors such as the fierce Maasai warriors. They went and settled where the Kericho town is today. Others moved…

Some Motivation

I don’t know what’s in the air… It’s becoming harder to keep the sadness at bay. * Here are some words from Johnny Vigeti for you. Najua vitu hufanyika na sababu Huwezi badalisha chenye Mungu ameandika Huwezi karudisha ndugu tumezika * It’ll all be okay. Peace, love and guidance.

February

Happy New Month Y’all. Peace, love and guidance. Read on your astrology. Your sun & moon rising. It’ll help you release weighty karmic energy. Look within. Find strength from within. Keep the memories alive in your heart . Don’t let death rob you no more. Remember Richie Spice is coming on 16th February. Listen to…

Age of Aquarius

Thank you for joining us 😊 Grab your cup of coffee, or your lighter😏 and go through this time of enlightenment, consciousness and livity with us. It’s the Age of Aquarius after all. Come with your good vibes and let’s chant about society together. Join the subtle revolution. Peace, love and guidance, Empress & Swamiii….

2018

Glo. My fellow Rasta. *** Rest in eternal peace beautiful girl. Watch over us. Hold on tight till we meet again… girrrl, there was a beautiful sunset today. More beautiful than I had ever seen. If Kiambu is as I left it, it should be raining now. Beautiful sunset.Rain. Do you remember.One of those days…

Tanzania

Last year when we were travelling to Arusha, you sat right behind me . Your loud ass personality had you almost out of the window, living. What’s the joy of being all cooped up inside the bus when you can have your hair out the window enjoying the Tanzanian night air. Slightly humid, warm and…

22:22

I will always love Table is prepared for you Wishing you Godspeed I’ll let go of my claim on you It’s a free world I’m a foolish fragile spine I want all that’s not mine I care for you still and I will forever That was my part of the deal  

7 million ?

Wagwan people,Hope this finds you blessed or on your way to blessings. So there’s this man ,not mentioning names. This man was embarrassed and humiliated in his own country because of having different views and fighting for his view/opinion in ways accepted by the law of Kenya and yet dude was almost thrown out of…

Angel

What will this world be without your smile? Nothing special. *** Empress Swamiii prays. May Jah guide your hand, may He lead you to the place of splendor My oh my, for what a beautiful angel you’ll make” Hail Jah. Fly high

Oh CUEA. It isn’t us.

Every time I think of how Kenya is being dragged in the mud by these our politicians I weep. Every time I read a report on climate change. I weep. I weep for I know how bad it is. I weep for I know how hard it’ll be to make things right . Every time…

NOW

Blessings to all who read this ,nothing but love. Empress been holding it down and inspiring even me The Swamiii.Love to her too. Connecting to peace and love. Now and yesterday tomorrow  it’s simple but complex .Purpose and destiny leading life how I see it its going to always be a journey .Liwe liwalo success…

Sunny Days

When they shine, You shine too 🌼 When you shine, They shine too 🌼 That’s living in love. Tupac. I hope you’re flying high. I hope We will too. 🙏🏾 *** Journey ,it’s a journey. It’s a beautiful thing living.  Don’t follow ,have faith .Always stay next to God. Empress 🌼🌼🌼 Swamiii 🌴🌴🌴 Nothing but…

West Afrika

A still, still night It’s warm. It’s late. The air is heavy with warmth, Alive with talk. Ougadougou’s night just beeegs for a cigarette by the balcony. Absolutely cries for it. A puff then a cold shower in the warm night. The colonialist came in many forms saying Bonjour, Hello, Ciao. Or was it je…

Wait Until The Sunset, Dear

This song by Heroe makes my heart so mellow. Soft and calm as if I’m by the ocean with him. Listening to the sand. Listening to time. Listening to the wind. It draws out a rawness only few have felt. The first, Xavier, when it was Lady Antebellum ripping us apart. It’s so beautiful and…

The Tumour of Tribalism

The following piece is by a young guy called Sam. He’s a Form 3 student at Nyang’ori High. He’s really good, as you’re about to see, and he’s looking for opportunities to hone his craft. His email is Werambosam2000@gmail.com. Mail him if you can. Let’s encourage those who are coming after us 😊 *** Where…

Nairobi

Just read a post by a tourist who had been to this our city. The comment’s section is filled with akina “You’re brave for travelling there”. “I heard it’s called Nairobbery” The poor chap had a horrid experience walking from KICC to sijui where. Mara his backpack was almost snatched oh he lost his brother…

Finally

If a white man gets to start a blog, call it the colonialist then go ahead to mention ati innumerable benefits of colonialism I am then obliged as A PROUD AFRICAN WOMAN to use mine to attack such degrading views and educate y’all on us. Henceforth, I shall fight this Babylon that is always trying…

Earl Grey

This is how deep the colonialist is in our homes. Earl Grey tea by Ketepa. Real sweet. With that kahint of a herb. Empress.

My Libra

I wanted to leave in a huff and not reach out but I knew I’d die. No qualms about it. So I turned back, my heart anew with love but oh poor me I found you back asleep.    

Sunny Spice

Today we were out of the exam room kitu 3 minutes and people were already downing shots. Nayo nayo haha. My Sunny Spice. Today you were so pretty. Did I tell you? When you came to us with your sunglasses on, you had this perfect aura around you I knew I just had to write…

SWAMIII

Are you okay? Your energy is needed here to balance it out. What do you think about Beyoncé? Musically? What’s the baby’s name? Write me back. Peace, love and guidance.  

A Woman Is Hurting

SOME FEMINISM Her husband burnt all her clothes yesterday. The police won’t help. Hizo ni shida za  nyumbani. She got flowers yesterday. He’s really trying to make a 5th child happen. She almost singlehandedly brought up four sons. Another, four daughters. She just got her rainbow baby after a miscarriage. A blessing. She is facing…