If he travels, marry him immediately…the story of black Kenyan Chinese

As I said in my previous post, my godfather is heartbroken over why I have not brought anyone home. We are perpetually fighting over the qualities of this prince Charming and he is like “Veroh, what has travelling got to do with anything?” Everything. Everything. When I came into the newsroom in Nation Media group…

A letter to the man who taught me how to love…Valentines day Part 1

I find no coincidence that in my 29 years I have never celebrated valentine’s day… or my birthday. I am, first of all, so forgetful I rely on my diary to remind me to unhang clothes from the line after laundry! The only thing I don’t need reminders for is my time for a plate…

10 brilliant male gospel musicians underrated in Kenya

“This song is more ‘gospel’ than that” is a debate” that will never stop as long as there is diversity on earth. Just go online and see how Kenya’s gospel music is pilloried as “not serious” because someone released a song asking God to give him breast milk! In the midst of all these, the…

Luo Nyanza governments, “waste” money on Aids orphans,not those useless trips

I trace my paternity to Homa Bay, the county with the highest HIV prevalence in Kenya as at 2014 according to data from National Aids Control Council (Nacc). You can check the full report with the statistics for the other 46 counties here for 2015. Expectedly,not much has changed. My work as a journalist has made…

Laughable things Public Relations officers tell reporters

If you are attentive in media school, you can amass skills that will enable you to operate in the wide and vast space that is communication and media. From where I studied—Maseno University—creative folks like me had core units from the Creative and Performing Arts department where we were was to be performers as well as managers of performers; philosophers like…

How the Luo woman is raised to be the perfect wife and mother, but a “terrible” lover… part 1

Luo women, like my friend and blogger Damaris Muga (her funny artsy blog won an award by the way), are tired of being called “hard headed, loud mouthed and nagging”, qualities that have made us unmarriageable. Dama and I deeply contrast each other except that we are outspoken about things we believe in; we love art; we love living in…

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