The power of Direct Sponsorship

Originally posted on Reuben Mwaura:
Kitengela guys that i have known since we started living in an orphanage In many years I have lived as a vulnerable child in the slums of Nairobi with my single mother, I always thought why bad things happened to me and why good things never happened. I could see…

The polythene Blanket by Reuben Mwaura

Mom was reduced to ashes; poverty had sneaked in double portion.  She had been seated on the fire scene for hours now and was not sure where to start. Agnes and her children felt sorry for mama Mose, she had started filling the void again after a very long struggle with us. Before my mother…

I dont like talking?

Death finds you wherever you are, be it at work, home, swimming pool or a brothel… if it said today its you then it’s not Tom, dick, Harry or nobody but you. At the same time, I think there are days where you find things happening and you think it was witchcraft or mazingaombwe as…

Recalling Bishop Peter Njiri-By Reuben Mwaura

Recalling Bishop Peter Njiri I had been remanded since late 1998 after the Kenyan bomb-blast at the US embassy by the terrorists and it was about the millennium time when people were saying the world was coming to an end. I never knew much about that and didn’t care more or less about anything but…

HOW DO CITIZENS BEAT THEIR GOVERNMENT By Reuben Mwaura

Last night In the matatu, I overheard someone saying that there will be war between the rich and the poor in Kenya! Sounded like crap, i think we ain’t equals, there is one with a Shilling, another with two and when you hit infinity at counting who has more or who is equal to the…

The Scar

The Scar Jane agreed to stay at home for a few days and then she would go back to Nairobi, look for work and raise her children from home. Her father, Mzee[1] Ndorongo, told her of the house he had in the Nairobi Mukuru Kwa Reuben slum where she could go and maybe use the…

NOWHERE TO RUN FOR THE KENYAN COMMONER by Reuben Mwaura

A commoner is that person who partakes almost everything that pertains his existence under the governance of a special individual. I do not need a dictionary or google to know or explain more about what being so common means. You probably are that common man or woman  who just had to take your time to…

FATHER’s DAY AND SINGLE MOTHERHOOD

Whoever coined the name Father was somehow so affectionate to whatever he called so because the whole world’s population has this respectful, revered name in their own language, it was even given to God. Being a father entails a lot of things that most people probably may not have given thought. it means provision, authority…

HALF LIVES By Reuben Mwaura

HALF LIVES By Reuben Mwaura   The “Matatus” always have good and bad makangas.The makanga who was going with this matatu was kind to Jane. He helped her put her kids, Moses the first born, and Reuben her second to the vehicle that was headed to Nairobi town from Lunga Lunga slum. In the Matatu…