Wednesday, 2 January 2019

crazy women of Kenyatta market


 It is about 10 in the morning  and already women and girls of numerous age had gathered around Kenyatta market  fighting for customers like makanga.
 They do it fashionably in order to avoid making there customers dirt or make  hungry because they depend on them one of those ladies   who did not wants to be named told  media recently
Those women are  Kenyatta market based hair  dressers  who had out numbered there customers   due to one way or another .
There number is doubling day and night due to one way or another and unless something is done  the matter will become graveyard.
 According to some of them fun things had been happening at Kenyatta market eg  witchcraft  pick pocketing and customers slapping those ladies for making them dirty  and ather related issues or those women fighting themselves over customers
 Using juju and witchcraft is now common at the market and some women are reported to have become mad completely just because of  fight for customer 
It is believed that ones you attract more customers you are witched or juju used against  you in order to keep away from the famous market and to make the matter  confusing majority of those women are not professionals or hair dresser but brokers makanga way.
 To date former brokers  at the  market  and dressers are crazy running at the nearest slum but still clean after being witched at Kenyatta market

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


It is about  four month since the demolishing of structures around Moi girls school in Kibra but the former youth who used to use them still gather around on stools cheers miraa and talking  about football.

The crazy kind of the habit had been going on for a number of days without
the aouthirity taking action to  save the youth who were used to habits of using the structure to mature there addles
Just imagine a young man spending the whole day on the  stool where his former structure used to be as if they are mourning there dead relatives or close friends
 The craziness of former Kibra  Moi girls school structures is case study on the effect of hawking  and relating easy making money busyness can affect the society.
  Kibra youth are not the only  ones hawkers and  other youth had been gathering around there former structures man days after being demolished and replaced by other project.
  Recently Laini Saba ground was renovated and is still under renovation and hawkers are still interfering with the project with there goods.
 Just imagine  the ground is still under renovation the tractor  is in front and you are cooking chips and madas at the back and the shocking scene is in which hawkers had caved  the newly planted flower garden by AMREF with dirt goods and this is happening in front of the nearest chief office
 Time had come for the Nairobi County  to come out and save youth and other hawkers from craziness after demolishing there structure


Tuesday, 30 October 2018


 Well  to do hawkers using saloon cars and pick up had taken over vegetable hawking in Nairobi slums and estate  taking over from the famous mama mboga.
Those days moving around the slum and on  road side you wiil come across  stationed pick up with fresh fruits and vegetables surrounded by buyers  due to its freshness
They sale at affordable price while fresh from the farm attracting many peoples given that one bundle is always free given that  three of them  coast ksh 10 shillings.
According to customers their  fruits and vegetables  are fresh and affordable while mama mbogas sale fruits and vegetables  which are not fresh but still the same sale the at expensive price
On there side  mama mboga  are worried that very soon they will be out of business because those young men are using new cars and pickup which they use to pick vegetables and fruits fresh from the farm.
 Those also affected are hawkers who use wheelbarrows  because they spend they day on hot sun and also have problem during rain period
 One of those high tech hawkers  said there major aim is to give Nairobians fresh vegetables worth there money in clean environment

Monday, 10 September 2018


Education Minister Amb Amina Mohhamed had appealed to local artist to use  there talent in education women mostly youth on the   problems facing them.
She pointed out that art education is very  useful in the morden society adding that it is the  only was people of numerous back group can take part and exchange ideas without any  problem.
In her remark read on her behalf by media personality Julie Gichuru during the official launch of Pioneer Women of the arts at Nairobi Gallery said that the government through Ministry of education support art education and the role played by artist in education the society
The Minister noted that East African women had played major role in transforming the society since the time when  Art Education was introduced  at Makerere University in Uganda and any art history with out mentioning Makerere University is incomplete and misleading
The exhibition which had become major attraction in the city had brought together to brain and academia in East Africa mostly former Makerere University and Kenyatta University teachers.
   While introducing the artist Gichuru appealed to media houses and critics to give women artist more space adding that by doing so they will be education the society and girl child.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018


One of the African oldest traditional of Tobacco chewing is back among the youth  who include school going in Nairobi.
Those days youth walking in groups chewing miraa or  discussing football are victim of tobacco  which the hide in there pockets because some of them fear being noticed to be tobacco victims.
According to some of them who talked to media in Nairobi said that tobacco chewing  is  wonderful because it is cheap and also heals some sickness mostly homa wakati huu wa baridi.
They also claims that with high price of  cig  they prefer tombako which is and was commonly used by wazeee in African traditional and tumbako from Kamba awas among the most looked for  as is still those days.
In 90s Tumbako was common with Mungiki youth   who were against KANU leadership and  were not spared by  police officers.
According to available documentation  there were few Africans women who chewed tumbako  and those who  chewed  were old ones above 60 years and were  the most hated members of  the society., those who were known were old men and they way they back it was common and  public.
Nairobi youth are packing it fashionably and you can not tell which youth is the victim because even they carry it in their cell phone holder.
 The figure is sluggishly rising and unless solution is found the  number can reach the pick because some youth can be chewing other subastance in the name of tumbako  and is not known if girls are among them.


Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Remains, Waste & Metonymy III - KIKULACHO Nairobi Exhibition

3 - 30 September 2018 

Official launch on 6th September 2018 at 6.00pm

  Creativity Gallery
Nairobi National Museum


Kikulacho Nairobi brings together a diversity of thinkers, artists and cultural producers in an artistic process which seeks to absorb, engage with and reflect upon people’s complex relationships with, and experiences of, food and the ‘stuff’ of food. This project follows on from the success of Remains, Waste and Metonymy in 2015/16, and Remains, Waste and Metonymy II: Sensing Nairobi in 2017.
Food, and the nourishment it provides is vital in multiple and diverse ways; and it becomes central to people’s everyday experiences. Our relationship with and experience of food, its associated practices and the ‘stuff’ of food, is intriguingly complex, diverse, and ephemeral.
Kikulacho Nairobi explores the ways that food – in all its diversity of materialforms, practices, meanings, symbolic association and values - has, and continues, to form, and give shape to multiple, contradictory, sensorial experiences of and insights into urban living.
Using this as our central unifying theme, Remains, Waste and Metonymy III: Kikulacho Nairobi considers the ephemeral and material significance of food; the multiple functions and interplay between food, performance, ritual and identity; the spaces for food’s production, distribution and consumption; and the multiplicity of physical, social and political netw