Tucker strokes my hair.

Back in November 2017, I was lounging around with Catherine a friend of 9 yrs and our boyz crew in Kimana en route Tanzania in one of our road trips escapades,  when I had a revelation that “I want to cut my hair short,” I said aloud to my friends while were in the shamba. “Like how…

Chambua Reading Party 2

Before we talk about serious stuff, let me take you through a few words I learnt through this whole experience. The auditor’s language referred to as  budget Audit terms; Unsupported expenditure: This means that there was an expenditure reported by a ministry but there is not enough documentation to be sure that the spending was…

Chambua Reading Party 1

A few weeks ago the Open Institute in collaboration with International Budget Partnership (Kenya),  the National Taxpayers Association, Development Initiatives and Institute of Public Finance (Kenya), launched an online tool for Kenyans to calculate their total tax contribution be it in income or their lifestyles taxes, through day-to-day spending called Kobole. It was very interesting…

A date with Omidyar Network

"Kare!" An authoritative voice calls out. Yes, Sir! I respond. "Let's go!" As he walks out of office headed to the parking lot...In haste and confusion, I start to pack the few items I would need for a meeting; notebook, pen, and my ladylike handbag.  Why I say ladylike,  is because in recent days I have…

Fake Cheese 2.

.........first off, let me start by saying, in all years of my life (you must be wondering how old I am, I guess you will never know..haha), this last year has been the worst. I have never encountered so many fake friends. How one minute they’re right by your side and the next they’re gone…

Fake Cheese? 1

Nah, Thanks!   A few days ago, at our local joint, I overheard some of my friends both male and female friends gossiping ( to mean gossiping cuts across both genders….wild laughter!). Having known them, like a good fly on the wall, I stayed rooted in my spot just across the table, trying so hard…

What if I told you……

.....in case you haven’t noticed, that Christmas is a month away and January two months away! Got you thinking huh? Don’t worry, it had me at #2018 what the eff was that?! When we’re swept up in the cheer of the holiday season, it’s tempting to make overly ambitious resolutions for the new year. ‘I’ll…

Sculptor’s Attitude.

First five days of the week are the most difficult days before the weekend. Yeah! I know this all too well. When we were growing, we wanted to be grown-ups so that we can either curse, do whatever we want without being answerable you anyone. But this paying bills wasn't part of the plan. (sobs)…

Nītumīte Rūī Mūkaro.

Maithe aa maithe maitū ma tene, nī matūrūtīte mītugo, mīikarīre na unduire wa Ugīkuyu. Macio nī matukū marīa utangīaikarīire gītī matatū-ine hena mūtumia mūritū kana mundū mūniaru arugamīte, ūrīhīte kana utarīhīte. Twarugamaga, tukirīte kii, arī ta njīra ya kuonia gītīīo kurì aciari, arimū makīhītuka, kana bendera ya Kenya īkīhaicio na īgīikurūkio. Twamūkagīra na gītīīyo tungīetirwo,…

Me dealing with Life.

You don’t have to always be ON! It’s okay to dial it back when your energy is low. Don’t exhaust yourself trying to be a higher level version of fun, social and expressive…. You can be all those things at a lower frequency as well. Show up as you are, and at a level that…