Everyday Matatu Struggles in Nairobi

When the conductor says "Wanne iende.." 2. When you believe the conductor's "wanne iende" lies only to enter the matatu and find nobody... 3. When the conductor tells you "Uko na mbao nikupee nikupee  1070 bob"' 4. How conductors pretend they have forgotten to give you change 5. How you look at the conductor when... Continue Reading →


Sugar kills your brain cells. Apparently, it really does. I recently stumbled upon this horrid fact as I was rummaging aimlessly for nothing in particular on the internet. It’s one of those things you wish you hadn’t come across because  now I’m worried sick about the state of my brain. I’ve been indulging in a... Continue Reading →


A good dealer must have shrink tendencies. Once you spot a prospective client, you have to mentally strip them bare, analyse them even before they begin speaking. It’s a war tactic: to exercise some form of power and control over someone, you must know them first. You have to intuitively be a good judge of... Continue Reading →

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