Happy New Year 2018

Maybe we should start by, where have I been? Well, it’s been quite a while since we spoke here, and my deepest apologies.

I’m back and this, happy new year. When I started this blog in 2011/2012, I did it as a source of release for myself to be able to share what I had with the world. I loved (and still love) writing. I always took it as a way of making my mark in the world.

Those were the days before I even learnt how to take photos. Probably a story for another day, but it’s been quite a journey.

I have done so much, been through so much, I can’t wait to share so much with you guys again and again. Sign up to receive my posts, because I am not about to leave again for another 6 years.

I have so much to tell you all, but I think I will just start by saying, it’s good to be back.


Now That Kids Want Condoms

Monday’s Daily paper had a headline that sent shivers down many parents spine. We want condoms, teens say, the headline read. To many parents, it came as a shock that many teens did not want any sort of abstinence talk any more, they just wanted protection to be made readily available and it begged so many questions?  

How did we get here? 

What did we do wrong? 

What can we do to remedy the situation? 
I will attemot to answer the third question through one simple memory verse I learn while I was in Sunday School. 

​Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train – the verb “to train” connotes learning or to educate. When a preset takes the time to educate the child,  the child learns behavior.  We cannot allow ourselves to leave a void of knowledge that we are not filling in the mind of a youngster. They have curious minds. We must always train them. 

-the noun “train” reminds me of how a train has carriages. Carriages are always Lee by the train engine. A child is like a carriage. They follow the engine (parents)  wherever they go. One reason why children are the way they are today, is precisely because they are following the way they are being led by their own parents. As a parent, you have to realise that you are the first compass they have on what is acceptable and permissible. Before a child looks to the world for answers, they have looked at their parents and become unsatisfied with what they are seeing. 

up – This means that there is something/someone is down. Every single child craves to be elevated go a higher level of knowledge. The parent, through experience has a wealth of wisdom they can pass on to the child. The child is like a young eagle in its nest raking out her head waiting for food from mama eagle. As a parent, you must lift the understanding and maturity of a child to a place where they now become respectable Members of society. They are to become an example to their peers as well.  They can only become beacons of hope in their peer groups of they get a good grounding in their own homes.

a child – we must also understand that these are children, not fully grown, not fully developed. Every child has a measure of foolishness embedded in them. So were we when we were their age. Some of us were even worse. The problem is adults keep forgetting that they were once young and stupid as well.  Training should be with love and patience as well.  

in the way– Parents must make the child know that not everything they see outside is right, let alone permitted within their house. There is a way that your child should act or behave. They cannot hold themselves to the standard of others if they want to make it in life. They must know the true way. They need to be shown where to go, and how to live. It’s the parents take work to show the way. 
 he should go: The parent makes the best effort to show the way, and for the time the child cannot make independent decisions, they Must follow the way. When they are old enough to go their way, they decide whether to follow that route or not. A parent cannot force a grownup child to do as they say. They must also allow the child at that time to make the decision for themselves. 

and when he is old– Children grow up. It’s inevitable. They mature with time. Now it’s the parent’s prerogative to make sure that by the time they are old enough to make decisions, they have already been guided. You can only punish a growing child physically but when they are older you have to discipline differently.  Adults usually behave the way they were raised up. It is no wonder that some adults grow up to be entitled and spoilt, because they were raised that way. Others are very responsible and dependable members of society because their parents showed them the essence of being a good and ethical person. 

, he will not depart from it. Usually,  the behavior someone learns in the home is the same they take out in the world. The child will be the same way the parent showed them. 

Why You Should Never Enter Politics

Every five years the Kenyan populace comes to a standstill to elect it’s next crop of leaders. We have done this religiously since we got independence but for most of the Kenyan politics, it became real in 1992, when finally multipartyism became a reality. 
Many people stood to be later, many tried, few succeeded and some are still around today.  The likes of James Orengo and William Ruto with Y2K and such. Some of us were still in lower primary school in 1992, and here we are 25 years later looking at yet another election.  

So, let me delve right into this, and speak on politics. During the past 12 months, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that politics is the one variable factor that moves this country. There is no denying that economy, inflation, security have a hand in the lives of Kenyans, but it goes without saying that Kenyan politics is the one thing that is the centre of everything in this country. 

From a Presidency that started with cases at iccand currently embroiled with ultercations with governors, to an opposition that for most of the past 5 years has been around one man,  the Enigma. 

So,  these are my reasons why you should NOT be in politics. 
1. Disturbance of status quo. As human beings we do not like change, infact we resist and detest it. We like things to stay as they are. That is really why we elect the same leaders over and over again. We do not care when you tell us how corrupt or inept they are. We like them the way they are. Offering yourself as an alternative just does not help us. You will come and bring development, but we do not want development, we want our tribesman to head us. Take your development elsewhere. How will our leader say he has years of experience when you want to come and unseat him? 

2. Show me my money. We do not like to elect middle class like people like you.  We want to see the big cars, Prados, Hummer and the like. Your Fielder just won’t do. Plus,  every time you come and organise a baraza here in our village, you must at least leave something for the elders. We cannot vote for someone who is not ready to give back to the community.  So, visit your nearest bank and get some new notes. 

3. Lead us not into development. You see, you are a leader, but we do not want just people and performing. Infact, we prefer the ones who steal our taxes. If you come and all you are doing is bringing development, building and installing infrastructure in the County. Who told you we want good roads, and a working drainage? Did you hear us say that we want good schools? We have bigger priorities. We would rather debate which hairstyle our Senator had on last night’s show. 

4. Politics is such a dirty game. Did you hear what they said about that MCA last week? It was scandalous. We do not want that to happen to you.  You are a good guy,  such a good reputation.  We do not want people to start mudslinging at you whenever you stand to speak in meetings. We just want youto be able to keep your integrity. We care about what people think about you.  

5. Who are you?  Look,  let’s be real here. Who is your father? What did he do? We only know families here infact, we only follow the instructions that two men sat and decided 40 years ago.  Their two families will rule this country for 100 years. We were not there when they agreed, but who are you to come and disturb the order. Once one of them leaves the seat, the other family takes over and we do not want to disrespect the elders,  do we? We are only good as citizens. That goes for you too.  Tow the line and let others lead you.  

So, please take your ambitions elsewhere, we are busy. 


Sorry, I do not do coins-I am a Boda Tycoon

Last evening as I was just alighting at the stage, I saw a boda boda fellow waiting for passengers. He was talking with two of his friends, chatting about God knows what. I motioned to him and asked him to get me to my house. I went ahead and told him that I only had KES 40 instead of the normal KES 50.

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Declaring My Wealth-in USD

The original post was on another blog I was making use of before coming back here. I hope you like it. It is up to date as at December 2015. I will do a follow up soon. Enjoy.  

​There has been a lot of talk of wealth and poverty declaration recently, and as a husband and daddy I wanted to declare my wealth or the lack thereof publicly.

Staki mtu anione na iPhone 6Plus aanze eti, “Oh, sijui eti Illuminati this guy can’t afford such things,” na nyef nyef mob tu.
Bob Collymore declared his wealth in USD and I have also decided I will not disappoint my fans. Ni muhimu kutumia SI unit in my declaration as well. 
I was hoping to also attach my receipts and bank statements as attachments, but for those I think I will only submit when asked by EACC,wait they may want to arrest me like they threatened RAO. 
In wealth declaration, it is important to note that if I owe you money I will not declare it here, since I’m just hoping that you forget the debt itself, or that Pontifex prayed for you to be forgiving we will sort each other in the coming financial year. It is expected that I will use accounting jargon here, kindly check the official Miriam Webster dictionary for some of the explanations. 
Of my incomes, I declare $9600 annual employment income, of this the government steals,  ordinarily takes about 30%, which is $2880 of that. My landlord takes about $1440 annually as rent. Hopefully, next year, I can rearrange that and get a house of my own. Next, it’s Chama, that’s a minimum of $100 per month, that’s $1200 a year. So far, expenses are at $5520. That leaves $5080. My SACCO loan requires payment of $40 per month, that’s $480, leaving me with $4600.
Each month, I have an expense of about $50 for shopping, $60 on transport, $100 on baby’s diapers, $30 on airtime, $35 on eat-outs, credit card dues are at $90 which gives monthly expenditure of $365 and $4380 a year.
My income is at $220 as at this point for the whole year. This is about $20 a month. Truth be told, I haven’t seen this amount and it’s already December.
Have I mentioned that there are regular checkups for baby? How could I forget that wifey needs a salon visit every 14 days?
At this rate, I should file for Section 11 of the American Bankruptcy Act like 50 Cent did, so that all guys whose debts I have forget the debts.

Whats your worth?

I am seriously contemplating getting into business.


Loving Her Right

“Men seek comfort, confirmation that they are OK. Most men are, at heart, uncertain about themselves. They form a relationship and get married to affirm their place in the world. They learn, they think, how to treat a woman, how to be with her. They call that love. But ultimately it doesn’t seem to work. They wonder where love went.”

It was never really love in the first place; it was an attempt to feel the comfort they found with their mother. A man’s wife, girlfriend or partner is not his mother. This cannot be under-emphasized. All the criticism that a wife does not act the way his  The love he needs to show her is of a totally different kind. It’s critical that a man understands this in learning how to love a woman. Continue reading “Loving Her Right”


Daddy and Being Daddy Like

I have a little girl. She is the most beautiful being I have ever seen.  Of course,  Mama Joy is #1,  there is no argument there.
Joy is one of bundle of,  you guessed it, joy.  She smiles from ear to ear whenever daddy gets in through the door. She will raise her hands a little up on both sides signalling that Daddy should lift her up in his arms. Gladly,  I take her up,  and kiss her light cheeks on both sides and she then proceeds to grin showing her growing four incisor teeth.
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