when this dew dries and the grass withers when the chirping of the morning bird stops and the smoldering morning smoke clears when the earth dries up and swallows life and the singing children go quiet in exhaustion i will remember the soothing ache of loving the transient perpetuity of hope the huddling sullenness ofContinue reading “i now remember”
So who wields real power? I found answers to this question in the most unexpected manner. Some time back, at a funeral in the village, the bereaved family banned speeches at the burial of their loved one. If anyone so wished, they were free to privately condole with the family. Through the ceremony moderator, theContinue reading “AN EASY WAY TO DEFEAT MISBEHAVING POLITICIANS”
From verbal and physical attacks on girls and women in my life, it is clear to me that the stripping of women by some male scoundrels as recently witnessed in Nairobi, Bungoma and Mombasa had nothing to do with the dressing of those women. These attacks are outward projections of a society drenched in misogyny,Continue reading “NOT DRESS! IT’S MISOGYNY, SEXISM AND LAWLESSNESS”
The Westgate terrorist attack of September 21, 2013 and its aftermath prove one thing: There are reasons why gross failure by Kenya’s state security agencies and top political leadership will neither be acknowledged nor punished.
ABSCESS IN STATE – by Nduko o’Matigere My state’s lower abdomen aches Paining in gnawing unending pangs Each movement a spell in acute pain Like a branding rod: red hot; frightening Pressed coldly atop sections of the country’s buttocks The sores and pain and itching mingle My motherland’s lower abdomen is swollen A congealed collectionContinue reading “Whispers in Verse 1”
2013 was an eventful year for Kenya. Today, the air is filled with mixed emotions depending on individuals’ experiences of the past year. For those that the year heralded good tidings, their emotions when bidding good bye 2013 could be nostalgic and clingy. If only the good year could last longer. For those whose experiencesContinue reading “Goodbye 2013: If it were as simple as that”
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) could as well be a hoax. It appears to me like an organized imposter operation. Coming at a time when imposters haunt Kenya’s public service spheres – starting even with the Kenya Police Service who’s rank and file are trained to detect and apprehend imposters – Dr. Kibunja’sContinue reading “Of false logic, lies and the impostors that Dr. Mzalendo Kibunja and his team are”