Lyrical Review: Kanjii Mbugua’s Rauka [Album]

Does God have a favorite type of music? Many people are convinced God is into hymns. Others argue that God loves rock music, but leans more towards soft rock, you know, the Casting Crowns type of music. God is definitely into Hillsong. Surely, He must love the Gospel RnBs. We know He can't love Hip … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Kanjii Mbugua’s Rauka [Album]

Now This is What I Call a Perfect Prayer

I first heard it from my dad more than a decade ago. I was still in primary school. My dad rammed this prayer into my head until it became a permanent part of my memory. No, my dad was not born again, and he was not teaching me this prayer because he wanted me to … Continue reading Now This is What I Call a Perfect Prayer

The Winemaker

I guess he hadn’t completely broken off ties with his family. For in this scene, we find Jesus still hanging out with his mum and even attending a wedding together. I wonder, was he a mama’s boy? John doesn’t tell us. But he does tell us that there was a wedding, and that the wedding … Continue reading The Winemaker

Kenya’s 2013 Post Election Violence

[Written on March 15, 2013] There's a celebratory mood in Kenya. Other than those celebrating the wins of their preferred candidates in various electoral positions, there's another, more subtle celebration. Despite many fears of a recurrence of the 2007/08 post-election violence, the 2013 elections were predominantly peaceful. The few incidences prior to the elections, were, … Continue reading Kenya’s 2013 Post Election Violence

Okay Kenyans, You Can Stop Praying Now

It is a small room. There's probably about 30 to 40 people inside. All the people in the room are praying. Fervently. Faithfully. Resolutely. Unceasingly. You see, one of their own has been thrown into prison. And they are praying for, if not his release, at least his well being. That he won't be killed … Continue reading Okay Kenyans, You Can Stop Praying Now

Hearts on Fire (A Prayer)

On 28 January, 2009, a fire razed down Nakumatt Supermarket in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Security guards locked exit doors in an effort to prevent looting. Angel Wainaina, an actress who played the role of Sergeant Maria on the Cobra Squad TV series, died in that fire. So did Peter Serry, then CEO of Tusker FC. … Continue reading Hearts on Fire (A Prayer)

A Valentine’s Day Cypher – The Conclusion

This is the last installment in a four-part poetry cypher. If you haven't already, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 before continuing... THE CONCLUSION GIRL :: A moment of hesitation, A heart full of affection, Crossed thoughts... Confusion, A need for a conclusion, I need to say something, yet no words come … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Cypher – The Conclusion