Author: Ann Wambui

Festive seasons are dotted by very familiar paraphernalia. For instance, there’s food. (Long pause) Yes, not just normal food. Where I’m from, we are speaking chapatti, nyama choma, mbuzi fry, there’s also pilau and the infamous minji stew with lots of soup and waru! Planned vacations are also top of the list. People want to […]

I was in a jav a couple of days ago exhausted… and frustrated. Mpesa had jammed for over three hours and that completely paralyzed my planned out self-date. So there I was, down five feet from cloud nine with no money. I get into the jav and the matt driver is already chatty with me. […]

A lot has occurred in the three years after the last general election. Hands have been shook, jobs have been handed out and everyone is smiling. There is “peace” in our country again. I say again because if you are from the ghetto then you know that election time is the worst! I honestly still […]

I have never had such mad respect for graduates as I have for them now. The amount of work put into the last year of study is just immense and calls for high discipline, drive and motivation. Teamwork is irrefutably core in these desperate times and so do not be cheated that you have the […]

I am getting my own place!! This is the first instinct of many if not all the students after joining campus. It is like a rite of passage. One month into the hostels and you are done, convinced to the core that it is chaotic and no place for the easy chilled self you are. […]

University schedules get really hectic especially come mid semester. It gets cracked with personal assignments, group work, class presentations, CATS, you name it. More so every lecturer gives out these assignments almost at the same time. At forth year it has downright dawned on me how these small marks save you a crap tone of […]

Hey peeps, new month huh?? I love Sundays, this past one was interesting. It was the 2nd of September and what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to sit your beastie through an agonizing hour and a half of a boring church play, then hitting pizza inn for a heavy cheat meal?? It’s […]

I have grown to enjoy matatu rides more and more for the past couple of months. Honestly speaking, I am most at peace then, completely immersed in the blaring music and buzz. With a demanding schedule, crazy deadlines and heaps of work to finish, one definitely needs an escape, to stay sane for sure. It […]

We are different hence we think and act differently in conformity with the situation at hand. There are the cool, calm and collected, those who have or seem to have shit figured out. They rarely panic or get dismayed when things do not necessarily go as planned. They always are armed and ready to move […]

It is eight in the morning and I feel tired and bulky already. This is the heavy side effect of Mombasa heat. I do not know what has come over the city of late, but man, it has been hooooter than usual. Honestly, it is that kind of heat that makes your head spin. It […]


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