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16 December 2016 » Kowech

I guess a majority of us have really never understood why the legal average age limit was set at 18, like at 18 years of age you can marry, get kids, move (d) out, drink alcohol, smoke. This is the age all men (it’s always them) sat in barazas across the globe and settled on it to be the right age to be thrown in a jail full of 40 year olds, it is also the age they decided, you know what? f**k this dryspell shit, it’s also about that time we got ourselves wives, or what do you guys think? one...

28 June 2016 » Kowech

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:31-33…so the Holy Book states. Over the years however, men have always twisted this law, getting out of their parents’ home and going to form many, wives. If you thought women domination...

20 February 2016 » Kowech

About two weeks ago the world woke up the story of a ninja who went berserk and hacked two, a manager and a supervisor at a popular Casino in Nairobi (http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Gambler-stoned-to-death-for-killing-two/-/1056/3069682/-/au3becz/-/index.html) and before the dust could settle on that, a comrade outta Maseno University decided to gamble his school fees and upkeep money on the Valenica Vs Barcelona game(http://www.magazinereel.com/39300-2/). Ok, i don’t know how gambling in a...

13 September 2015 » Kowech

I’m seated on the co-driver’s seat on a Toyota Wish station wagon heading to Nairobi, by the way this is the fastest means of transport lately to hit our roads. On a normal day I would doze off as soon as we hit the Salgaa stretch but we are now past Naivasha and sleep is not anything I can say is about to carry me. However the driver is about to, to carry me to hell. You see there’s something about drivers being chauffeured, you will always find fault on your driver. Always. I am guilty of...

22 May 2015 » Kowech

Last evening I had a very interesting ‘whatsapp’ conversation with a former deskmate from primary school. Ok, allow me to go back a little back to where all these began. About a month ago I was transferred to a town which I literally bump into my childhood friends, classmates, neighbours, exes, exes-exes, crushes, foes….So I happened to bump into Lilian, the former deskie, she has evolved to one hot damsel by the way. And as is the ritual, we exchanged numbers and promised to catch up over a...

27 February 2015 » Kowech

I guess ya’ll have watched Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad or Scandal or Banshee…Ok or Prison Break (I can bet we all watched this one). No series have been extensively reviewed, watched and highly rated by viewers and haters alike like the above TV Shows. So if you haven’t watched all of them or at least two of them, then I don’t know how we became friends. Ok, that’s beside the point! ************* Before we all commit or committed to that one person, special or otherwise, we went through a...

20 November 2014 » Kowech

NB: This is a throwback to more than 2 years ago! There we were, the best of friends, one an Engineer, mind you he isn’t certified yet, by the Engineers Board of Kenya but he feels adored when his name is preceded by that title. Another, am not quite sure what he majored in College, no one knows. And it’s not because he never tells anyone but he is quite the Jack of all trades and master of one type. His folks used to write Cheques to the School of Business and Economics but the guy can’t...

24 October 2014 » Kowech

For close to three months I have posted nothing, not that I have not been having ideas or I haven’t been thinking, trust me I have, and too much I have been. You see I have been having writer’s block (something like ‘that time of the month’ but in this case it can take months) for a while. But above all I have been traveling a lot and learning a lot and making merry a lot and meeting people both important and useless. So while I was hibernating, no, actually the other day as we were drinking...

21 August 2014 » Kowech

kowech:Hilariously Kenyan!….:) Originally posted on the peculiar kenyan:  “When citizens exhibit a flagrant disregard of morality and law, societies quickly crumble.” – Anonymous   Munene Kilongi   It is universally known that we are the only people on earth who in times of peace can outrun people in a war zone. But nothing comes near to the spectacle of watching a Kenyan drunk on the run, his spindly legs begging gravity and the alcohol on his head to cooperate for a ‘worthy’ cause – the...

15 August 2014 » Kowech

What do you want to be when you grow up?, I remember my ol’ man asking me this question about a decade and a half ago and my high school teacher asking us again after our graduation from ‘Monoism’. I can bet this is a question we have all been asked somewhere by someone during our infancy. My options were vast: I wanted to be a ninja today, a doctor tomorrow, a lawyer the day after and something else in-between. Our generation still get the same questions, “What do you really want to do with...

17 July 2014 » Kowech

Vera Sidika came and left, I saw, got amused and unfortunately never aired my opinion. Then in an instance, #Masuku7s madness happened, and same shit happened, I was mum. #SabaSaba (the Rally and the Goal Tsunami) went down, I didn’t say shit. I mean several things have happened within a period of one month and all I have done is read/watch/hear and just shake my head…Ooh and before I forget, #Suarez also happened. But on Tuesday, 10th of July in the Year of Our Lord, 2014 something BIG...

12 June 2014 » Kowech

Dear Jabali and Salat, my future sons. This is a list of 24 things I wish to impart to you from the wisdom of your father at age 24. At this age, I was between jobs and was still trying to find my way in life. Hopefully when you are old enough to read this I have already found my way and raised both of you wonderfully to be the men I dream that you can become. Ok, but before you start making jokes of your ol’man you have to know that most of these pieces of advice were thought of when I was...

30 May 2014 » Kowech

I know of very many friends from undergrad who have gone back to school, others for postgrad diplomas and others for degrees. I have been under pressure from my folks to do the same and at last I have thrown in the towel, come Sept I will be a student again ninjas. This has brought lots of excitement reminiscent of undergraduate me. I know post graduate will be a whole different game, unlike the earlier, here I will have old men and women as classmates, lecturers will be my buddies, I will be...

21 May 2014 » Kowech

I bet we’ve all heard of the dreaded mid-life crisis that those before us have experienced. The legends tell us of 50-year old men marrying second or third wives, others hitting the club scene like testosterone lazed teenagers and my favorite, those who start hunting for old ‘German made’ kettles, padlocks, ostrich eggs and whatnot, yes am talking about the treasure hunters. We hear of middle-aged women enrolling in pole dancing classes(read Zumba), others getting boob-jobs or in worst case...

09 May 2014 » Kowech

PG: This is purely a work of fiction; it doesn’t necessarily reflect the author’s view of life. I make a living as a writer, a corporate writer, and also as a freelance designer. So every day presents a wide-open choice to either work or seek pleasure. At this moment while I type these words, I’d rather have myself planted deep inside some momo, knocking her skull against the headboard with my hip thrusts. But it’s difficult to put food on the table that way. At times, it seems as if my entire...

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