40’s People

 

That Time They Captured Us

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Very few of us will ever find ourselves on the sharp-elbow of Somalia, spending hot musky days lying on a mat under a sketchy thorn tree waiting for unspoken peril. We might never know the smell of fear on

 

Pain And Pen

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4

When I think of Josaya Wasonga I think of a lone and embattled wolf separated from the pack. We worked together for the same publisher in the late 2000s. We were both features writer’s; him for Twende Magazine and

 

God Is A Gentleman

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2

I perch at the end of the bench at Java, Aero-Club – Wilson Airport. The air is cold and crispy. It’s 9:17am – I’m 43-mins early for my meeting with Lydia Wanjiru Kiriti.

I’ve wolfed down my breakfast and

 

ALEX, THE GAS-MAN

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I called Alex Shipiri:  “My name is Biko, I got your number from a mutual friend, Gacheri.”

“Right. She mentioned you would call.”

He has a deep rich raspy voice, like he just woke up even though it’s after