Sweet

We’re sat back-to-back on a ntarakodi with books and all sorts of pens and pencils lying about us. I came to write, you came to read: our heads are on each others’ shoulders, faces to the sun, eyes closed. Nairobi Arboretum used to be much quieter when we were teenagers; you laugh at how this…

Our Peninah

The last time my grandmother, Peninah Eunice Cherono Olesambu (nee Mootia), left her home in Narok was on my 23rd birthday. It was a hot afternoon and the self-imposed weight of adulthood was balancing unevenly on my shoulders. That morning, I had left my Aunt Esterine’s farm house taking deep breaths because I felt lost…

Nimeponywa.

A couple of rough months: a steadily good God.

I’ve been living out of my suitcase for the past 9 or so months. When I first came “home”, I was sure I’d be out in a few. The past four years have been like that: home for all the holidays- just the holidays- and then back to school. Four years of having multiple different…

Matope // Summer Bunny Pt. 2

There was something heavy in the air as we drove home that day. I had just packed up my life of four years and half of it went into the charity bin. School was done, grad pics had barely been up a day on the socials and we were reeling from the fact that we…

“And/So/But God”

Of all the emotions, my heart finds it hard to process dissapointment. I’m never sure what to do with it. I let it sit like a film of oil over my mind’s waters. No matter the churning: it isn’t absorbed. It sits, slowly ripening. I once refused to address it. It just sat there and…

Iron women: Uni archives.

Serita will always be my definition of a princess. She will always be who I think of when I think about determination and excellence. She will be a recognised force; a bold and unwavering voice, an example. Her keen and quiet character flowering into an eclectic, multi-faceted, multi-talented joy. Serita will always be my definition of diligent love and banter;…

23.08.2017

It takes a smart person, and intelligent soul, a gifted mind, to make some certain mistakes. Over and Over again. Knowingly. It takes intelligence to [decide to] be this daft. I’m not a lazy person. Or a procrastinator. I know what I have to do. I know that I can do it easily- much easier…

Psalm 19

Far up above the earth I was struck by the true awesomeness of this verse: “The heavens declare your glory, the skies proclaim the work of your hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” I am never not in awe of the skies. I cannot remember ever getting…

This Jesus- a thought collection.

03.05.18 Michael Kiwanuka’s Cold Little Heart. Encouragement from Ms. Esterine Yes. I am scared that I am wrong. I am scared sometimes that I am not the example you should be looking to. Do you know how hard it is to emulate a sinless man? Do you know how hard it is to love while…

Gentlemen: tumblr excerpts.

“I don’t like him. I have 100% no such feelings for him. It is just that I really like who he is and what he represents. He is kind and he listens. He takes time to know people. He does not confine himself to labels and pre-existing ideas of what a person from his background…