The slopes has a number of careers, people who make money from the people of the slopes, as opposed to just waiting on the bonus from picking tea. One of the interesting career people is the mole-catcher, a funny character. Mwaura is his name. Mwaura is a childhood friend to Mugo. They were brought up […]

It’s 9.17pm. I’m sitting in a home-bound matatu, waiting for it to fill up. I’m at the window seat behind the driver. I prefer it because I get to watch people outside and makeup stories about their lives. A slim, tired looking man gets in and takes the seat oppositeĀ  mine. He’s wearing shiny shoes […]

In the slopes, visitors are considered a river, that they come and go. People love having visitors in their homesteads, regardless of what they have to offer. There however is always a limitation to this, like in any other village, not all guests are good guests. Whenever people want to show directions to their home […]

I wasn’t innocent. No one ever is at that age. And the advantage of the age of ten is that no one suspects you are the devil’s errand kid. Not unless you let it get to you and decide to scream about it. At ten years old you are at the perfect stage of character […]

At the slopes, there is a village, a very shy village that is watched over by the tall ranges of the Aberdares. The village is Mathome, and in mathome is a young boy called Kago, and his papa, Mugo. Kago has just finished his primary school studies, and his father, Mugo, is excited, not because of […]