But pain has made me a martyr. Never mind that most of it was bore off my glaring lack of know-how. Like this one time, one of our Jesus Velocity Church priests convinced me that indeed my precious destiny ‘star’ had been stolen by a close acquaintance. Broke, malnourished, deranged and hopelessly unemployed, I held … More When I Tripped
My good friend Kit doesn’t know why I’m fascinated with Facebook. He actually bought me a good book, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport on my last birthday when he welcomed me to the famous third floor. I have no doubt he was trying to use subtle means to whip me back to context. The last … More Facebook Love
Did you know that more times than not we are victims of our folly? The people you wrap closer to your heart can hurt you deeply. Yes, human is to err, but sometimes, the hurt can be averted. Thus far, I have learnt that people wear their habits like a crown. If you look closer, … More Tiny Beautiful Lessons
‘Who would want a 5’4 man with a potbelly?’ My wife was on phone yet again with God knows who. Her once ladylike laughter that reverberated in sweet symphony across the wall no longer sounded lovely. Now it was a mixture of malicious shrill tones. For the umpteenth time this month, I have caught my … More An Ensorcellment
I have so many questions. I can almost smell the anger boiling within. It’s been over two months now and I’m still reeling from your venomous bite on our once good friendship. To have a person so dear broadcast malice about my persona and shake the bane of my existence, is something I’m trying to … More My Dear Toxic Friend, Thanks for Hurting Me
In May last year, The Thoughtline presented a real-life love story experience that transpired between my good friend Kit, and his beloved queen, Xael. Their first story ended with a brutal heartbreak that attracted poignant remarks from our readers. In agreement with the happy ending in the sequel of their love story, The Thoughtline algorithm … More LOVE YOURSELF LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
This particular dawn was spectacular. The breathtaking sun rays were frantically painting the dull blue sky golden. Bordering our great Ingotse village is Kakamega Forest. Its green expanse is especially more pronounced in the morning. However, the magic lies in its treasured waterfall. At dawn, the waterfall gives you a vibe of fine champagne; sparkly … More So, When Are You Getting Married?
Let me tell you about the guy with a shy but terrific smile, Kit. He’s a young man of integrity. He has been a staunch Jesus Christ follower since he was ten. It was expected being that he is born of a prayerful mother. His environment conditioned him to follow the straight ways described in … More All that Glitters is Not Gold
Every second saw everyone on toes. If not running from a teacher, you were running towards one. And the vicious circle held, just like that. But this day was different, on the top of the hill; a human perimeter was quickly forming. Shiny sharp blades reflected strongly. There were screams all over the place. I … More My Friends and I will Die Tomorrow
When you do away with the unentertaining city drama, Nairobi is colourful and glorious. On this fateful day, the golden rays of the sun in this side of town were more pronounced than normal. The sweet scents oozing from their clean dresses was terrific as I traversed the busy streets of river road. Being a … More I met her outside the movie shop
Last year towards Christmas, there was a twisted joke that made rounds on Whatsapp and Facebook. One meme-lord decided to compare a class eight dropout who owns a motorcycle, is married, has two or more cows and poultry in the village vis a vis a young graduate living in a rental apartment in Nairobi earning … More Working and living in Nairobi is no longer sexy
Today is like yesterday, seething cold and harsh. Normally these days make for a great market day for the night dwellers but not today, pockets are dry. Everyone passing by this street looks broke to the core. I sometimes laugh out when I recall the days I thought my life was a struggle, these Riveroad … More The Other Side of the Coin
I was chilling on my favourite spot on a fine Tuesday afternoon enjoying the hugs of the warm afternoon rays, as I scrolled through my favourite laugh peddler’s feeds with my highland coffee at hand. There’s something rich in the purity of locally produced content that makes it worthwhile to spend a couple of hours … More The Rains Beating Us
Ever made out why you seldom hear preaching based on the book of Ecclesiastes? Well, I will tell you why. Ecclesiastes cuts you the bitter side of the pie. It poses intricate questions and at shallow looking, can be said to be too discouraging. It’s no wonder only a handful of pastors base their teachings … More Money and time; is it possible to have both?
Back in BIOMA Headquarters, Kit had just finished debugging R codes for a project when he was summoned by his department head. Suddenly he couldn’t shake off his anxiety. He couldn’t lay a finger on what was going on in his boss’ mind. He had grown to know his boss as a shrewd man whose … More Love Overcomes
A couple of months ago, my friends and I were undoubtedly shackled with zero knowledge and a little dash of ignorance on matters COVID-19. We could crack jokes to no end about how Africans are genetically empowered against Corona Virus. As a matter of fact, we took part in forwarding chain messages and memes on … More Exposed Humanity
That night, my classmate Kit stayed awake until 4 am working on his R package project, to analyze land use and cover changes in Makueni County. There’s something about passion and a man driven by vision and Kit, wears both with ease. He has zero training in programming, but has gradually hacked the world of … More Treacherous Flame
As I was saying, last week, my close buddy Julius invited me to his research presentation on zoom. He has an exciting project to mine data from social media and websites as well as conduct online games. Julius’ aim is to understand how human beings make decisions when doing online shopping. His analysis entails more … More Less or More?
While sipping coffee on a chilly Saturday morning with my Guatemalan friend, Jose Andres Garcia, we came up with a random plan to visit Sydney, where his girlfriend resides in the next three months. The talk had me reminiscing the 2000 Olympic games that were held in Sydney. By then, I still was, on every … More Freedom or Smart Control?