My Rap sheet

This might come as a galloping shock to you, but I, Fred, born into the sun-baked black cotton soil of the K’Aketch Clan of Uyoma Katweng’a, is a late bloomer. Now, I wouldn’t know the difference between rap and hip hop if the two of them walked right up to me and introduced themselves. Yeah,…

Of Fountain Pens and the Art of Handwriting

The other day, I had to fill out (or is it fill in?) a form in one of the numerous agencies you are loath to go to should you need something the government, in its infinite wisdom(Yes,pun intended), feels it should regulate. Why was I there, you ask? I don’t quite remember, but what do…

Explaining Kenya’s Big Brother Africa Reaction

I gotta say that I had not been closely following Big Brother Africa(BBA) like some people I know. I think its got something to do with my general politics about reality TV. Bundling people together in a small space and playing them off against each other is not my idea of entertainment. I heard about BBA…

Sauti Sol-ful…in Prague…

Marek Fuchs has become something of a relentless Kenyan cultural ambassador-at-large and for that, we have him to thank for last Wednesday evening. Sauti Sol, a popular Kenyan Afro-fusion quintet based in Nairobi has been in Czech Republic for the last couple of days, first wowing the crowd at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival before moving on…