I am discussing Kenyans as a collective in this post. If you feel what I am talking about does not reflect your thoughts, opinions etc then it is what it is. Additionally, there is nothing new I am saying here – these are things that have been written about, pondered on, actioned and all that.… Read More Privilege, Kenyans and “isms”
On Saturday, on a whim really, I wanted chicken wings for dinner but I don’t usually go to the butchery. The only place that came to mind was the Kenchic butchery in Hurlingham. I was in and out in 3 mins. I ended up paying 50 shillings for parking. WHY? Someone please explain to me… Read More I Dislike Paying for Parking
Why are we so scared? Why do people refuse to question? And even those who question, why don’t we ask better questions? When did we lose the plot? Why capitalism? Am I the only one who has realised that buying things and mainly clothes, bags and shoes is not necessary? How is this jam so… Read More Questions That Need Answers
On the Road I was on Enterprise Road on Saturday and a Citi Hoppa cut me off so badly. And since there was traffic, I started thinking about how we drive in this country. We must agree that we are violently unkind people while on the road. All of us. Lorries bullying smaller cars, matatus… Read More Hot Takes – Specifically Kenyan Edition
Part 3 There is no way you watch True Crime and don’t surmise that the priority must be that governments need to invest in mental health and well-being of their citizens. You watch shows where children of criminals become criminals and you realise that if there was investment in communities this wouldn’t recur. Many criminals… Read More Things I’ve Noticed From Watching True Crime
Paying for parking everywhere Not critiquing art (in any form) because it is seen as being anti Kenyan Being enamoured by expatriates especially white expatriates Not questioning people especially those in leadership Accepting mediocrity Croynism and cliques in various industries. Probably all sectors really Thinking/Believing politicians care about them Listening to what politicians say Giving… Read More Things Kenyans Have Accepted As Normal That I Do Not Understand
I cannot take people who consider themselves R&B afficianados but only listen to Nu Nairobi R&B seriously. Yes I know it’s a clique/association thing but truly you cannot be taken seriously. The Instagram aesthetic homes have no appeal to me. I like when a house looks like it is lived in. Not one that looks… Read More Tired of Hot Takes?
If you have been around long enough you know that after Nerea, I do not listen to Sauti Sol. I didn’t expect to have such a visceral reaction to that song but I did and now I could be least bothered by them and their music. And of course I cannot escape their music because… Read More The Anatomy of Lyrics
Alternate title: Kenyans aren’t as resilient as they’d like to think or as they keep being told. Let me clarify again, this is not political punditry. There are many people who do excellent work being pundits on the politics of the day. Please read them. What I am doing is sorting through my thoughts as… Read More Kenyans: Why???
cringein British English VERB (intransitive)1. to wince in embarrassment or distate Parents who think their children owe them anything. You chose to bring them into the world and you think that they owe you? That they should be grateful for that? Make it make sense. People who say “I married my best friend” or “your… Read More Things That Make Me Cringe