Tribes in Kenya have in the recent past acquired a ‘do-not-touch, do-not-mention, do-not-approach’ tag so much so that folks nearly trip when the word appears in front or even behind them. Actually there are innumerable instances where tribes have prematurely ended people’s careers, families, relationships among other unspeakable things. Tribes have a stepping stone for others to desired positions while for others tribes have shut doors of opportunities for them.

It’s however worth noting that tribes are a God’s creation and are a good thing in his eyes just like all other things he created as evidenced in the bible in the book of Genesis when he created everything and saw that it was good. I strongly believe that it is God himself who deemed it appropriate to create diverse environments and terrains specific and fit for each tribe. I believe he intended to have each tribe fulfil a certain purpose but not only for their (that tribe) own benefit but for that of the entire country. He even tailor made characteristics and attributes including physical make up, culture and language necessary to implement the relevant assignment/purpose. If you keenly observe you will notice that virtually every tribe if not all has been given certain capabilities that are not similar to those exhibited by another tribe and when all that is pooled together it should yield a huge benefit for the whole country.

Let’s run through a few examples just to enhance the argument above. The recently concluded Rio Olympics saw Kenya enjoy a global acclamation thanks to our athletes most of whom are from the Kalenjin community. The community has been endowed with the capacity to produce great athletes and clearly this is not a made-made job it’s God’s. The world out there didn’t recognize the Kalenjin community rather they recognized Kenya so that the glory is for the benefit of the whole country. Their next door neighbour the Luo community has produced some of the best brains around. They have used this capability to put Kenya on the world map including producing the first Africa-American president of the most powerful country in the world-America. Our Luhya brothers with their well-built athletic bodies constitute a huge chunk of the national rugby 7s team that has made a print in the world of rugby placing the country on a very high standing globally. We cannot deny the fact that our Kikuyu brothers are blessed with the knack of exploring business and investment opportunities hence contributing significantly to the expansion of Kenya’s economy even beyond the borders. The rich culture of the Maa community is known worldwide prompting huge inflows of tourists from across the world hence enhancing the country’s economy through tourism. The Coastal region on the other hand is the capital of warmth and hospitality thanks to the communities in the region that have been endowed with that skill by the creator so much so that every other holiday folks from up country fill buses and planes to take their families and friends for leisure in Coast. Even the smallest of tribes in Kenya have got a unique attribute that has a contribution to the well-being of the whole nation.

We have reasons sufficient to not trivialize our tribes and celebrate them because they are God’s creation and he saw that it was good.




The countr


A section of religious leaders addressing media

y’s top religious leadership meeting under the Kenya Interfaith Elections Programme (KIEP) are demanding for a free, fair, peaceful and credible elections in 2017 to ensure the country remains stable. The faith leaders addressing the media at a press conference in Nairobi on Thursday morning, asked the IEBC to clarify and make public the Principal Voters Register to avoid the discrepancies between the manual register and the BVR experienced during the 2013 General Elections. They further challenged IEBC to explain the measures put in place to ensure all electronic devices envisaged for use in the upcoming elections are functioning as required as well as an agreed back up plan in the event the systems fail to work.

The religious leadership challenged the electoral body to justify their request for additional funds from the exchequer to carry out the voter registration process and the subsequent General elections. They offered to offer leadership in spearheading a process where all Kenyans can soberly address all issues that have been raised over IEBC’s capacity to deliver on their mandate. They further called for a close cooperation between the Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in order to apprehend and successfully prosecute those found on the wrong side of the law for the sake of ensuring the integrity and security of the upcoming elections.

On the Judiciary, the leaders urged the judges and magistrates to play their rightful role as patriotic Kenyans in the interests of the country. ‘It will be a great day for this nation when judges decide to jail every person who tries to bribe them or other court officials’ read part of the statement.

The religious leaders reprimanded politicians against perpetrating violence to for their own interests. They called upon politicians to instead uphold value based campaigns and begin preaching and practising peace. They further urged Kenyans and particularly the youth to refuse being used by politicians to perpetrate violence and instead use their power of voting vested upon them by the constitution to reject leaders who promote violence.

The religious leaders pledged to engage in processes that will see a free, fear, peaceful and credible 2017 General Election.

Among the leaders who addressed the media include Canon Peter Karanja the General Secretary of NCCK, Sheikh Adan Wachu of SUPKEM, Bishop Alfred Rotich of KCCB, Prof Abdulghafur El Busaidy of SUPKEM, and Connie Ivuti of EAK among others.


Most of you reading this I would bet are in good health and by good health I mean your body hosts sufficient nutrients that the responsible enzymes can convert into compatible forms to ensure  use to ensure your body systems are functioning optimally. Now the question that we ought to ask is what it takes for you to achieve such a state and the answer is nearly obvious that you must constantly feed your body with the relevant diet and the key word here is constant feeding not once no wonder even when you are unwell and your appetite decides to take a trip without your consent your friends or family members milling around your sick bed will almost drop tears ,kneel down ,they will do all they can including  bringing  foods you haven’t had an opportunity to eat probably in your lifetime so that you allow something into your stomach. If you refuse to chase your appetite down the street chances are that you will become even sicker.

It is the same case with the life of a Christian. It takes constant and habitual feeding to be able to grow andbs even become more muscular to handle even bigger tasks. The sole food for a Christian is the word of God. The Bible says man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God-the word. Your progress as Christian is determined by how often you feed on the word .You cannot peg your growth solely on your attendance to a Sunday service in your favourite church even when the mass choir belts one of your favourite hymns that leaves you yearning to grow wings off to heaven or you give the fattest sacrifice at the glare of church cameras and the whole gathering offers you a standing ovation. You require more than a Sunday service to grow. Maturity in the life of a Christian is equivalent to hearing the word of God, studying the word, spending quality time meditating on it and most importantly applying it. Now can this process be effectively completed in a single shot, a Sunday service? My answer is a categorical no. If you only feed on Sundays what about the rest of the days in the week? Six days every week without feeding will undoubtedly take a toll on you to the extent that even when someone strikes you with the lightest of objects you will probably fall off. In other words when cares of this world, trials and temptations check in, you will not be strong enough to counter them or to respond to them. If you feed constantly on the word (studying,reading,hearing, meditating, applying) the word turns from being just mere text to forming life in you and building your faith so much so that you can overcome even the strongest of storms that come your way. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God notice the word hearing is mentioned twice to connote ‘repetition’ hearing the word repeatedly not once.

I therefore urge us to consider taking our growth in the knowledge of God a daily or rather a habitual business. Even after a powerful Sunday service we must not let our Bibles gather dust on the shelves until the next Sunday, we should consider finding opportunities besides Sundays be it midweek church services, small bible study groups, personal devotions among a host of other strategies where we can feed on the word so that on the day of trials we are found to be strong.

Kila Siku Should be a Jumapili to you as Daddy Owen lyrics go in his Jam, ‘Jumapili’

Become Part of My Family

I reside in a space where battles of all kinds are fought.

There enemies left right and middle

Gladly I come from a family that owns the largest arsenal with some of the most lethal firepower that ever existed

It’s a state of the art establishment

Our father put it up for us including anyone else who chooses to be part of my family

He spent a fortune to establish it

He always shows us how to effectively use the firepower to win the battles

On the other side we are always following the directions he gives

Sometimes the battles are so fierce and we tend to draw back

But daddy is such a wonderful father that whenever such attempts to happen

For instance whenever fear and anxiety attempts to rear its ugly head

He reminds me to check the list of weapons in our arsenal

I quickly grab the key to the store and within no time I come across this very lethal weapon called Faith that even one of our greatest enemy wobbles when he comes across it

I waste no time

I pick it up and unleash massive wrath on fear and his company until they are completely lost from my sight

I keep on exploring the other weapons in the arsenal and daddy keeps on training me on their use

And so I keep on winning, I keep sitting on top, I keep getting stronger

My siblings are also following a similar path

By the way there are occasions when our enemies have tried to still from us

Because they realized what they have does not match what we possess

Their efforts have turned futile though

The best bit is that when daddy was putting up the arsenal and amassing these weapons

He’d done his ground work thoroughly

No wonder we don’t lose in the battle field because we got the appropriate and most powerful weaponry

He knows that whenever we are on the battle front, we are bound to win

He cheers us up

I would love to ask guys that are still out there to become part of my family

And begin learning our ways

To be part of my family, there’s this simple procedure that you need to do.

That is believing. Make this prayer while having decided with your heart

Lord Jesus I accept you as lord and saviour of my life, forgive me all my sins and write my name in the book of life. Amen.

Affirm you confession with Romans 10:9

Welcome to my family, you are now part of us.



Have you ever gotten yourself here ??

It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning in the City of Nairobi, the day the Lord has made, the day when I am expecting to carry out my daily undertakings at work and later when the sun sets join hundreds of other ardent KKrew Bible Study attendees for a last episode of a really interesting subject we’ve been going through for the last couple of weeks with Pastors Thuo and Earnest. So just like any other ordinary day I get up and begin preparing in readiness to catch the morning train to town and eventually to work. Usually we expect the train to arrive at our station between 7.15am and 7.30am or latest 8.40am and before it approaches the station probably a few miles away from the station it does hoot very loudly to alert folks to be ready. Strangely this time round I hear it hoot while still on my final preparations to leave the house. Thank God I had my clad for the day pressed and shoes polished last night. By the way while doing that in the night I realized I had this pair of shoes I had not worn for a while now so I decided to polish it as well so that in the morning I can chose between the two pairs. So after polishing the two pairs I arranged them near the backdoor in one line but in an unmatched way, I hope you know what I mean.

So here I am in the morning the train is fast approaching and I have to walk for a distance of about 10 minutes from my house to the station, time is fading out and by the way I haven’t cared to turn on the lights where the shoes were so I hurriedly pick up a pair assuming it’s the one I have wear daily put them at the same time trying to open the door and off I dash to the station. I almost miss the train thank God I manage to get a grip of the metallic bars at the entrance of the last compartment of the train it’s actually a cubicle it’s different from the rest and it’s packed to the gills, I get hold of it just when the train has begun moving and off we go. The only thing going through my mind at this moment is how I almost missed the locomotive and how God gave me the strength to run and safely jump into the train while already in motion without any bruise. I am like thank you Lord.

A couple of minutes later we arrive at main railway station in town and now disembarking in our thousands if not hundreds. So here’s the gist of the story and please don’t tell anyone, it’s something really embarrassing, let’s keep it a secret between you and me pliiiiiiiiiiiiiz  hahahaha…So all this time I hadn’t noticed, as in I couldn’t have just felt it!!How did it just happen can’t believe this is me who did this!I should have forgotten to do something else not this one!But the actual case is that I am disembarking from the train and I am wearing two different shoes! By this time I am so disappointed at myself simply coz I can’t understand how on earth I pulled this. An idea of going back home to change hits me but apparently I don’t have enough cash in my pocket for bus fare back to the hood hahaha. So I am like  ‘wacha kiumane’  after all Nairobi has all manner of people, no one knows me you know kind of consolations that you give yourself when you are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place so along with the rest of the people I dash off to catch a bus to begin the remaining leg of my journey to work but deep inside I am trying hard to  be oblivious of the two different shoe types on my two feet. Ooh at least there’s some dust sitting on both the shoes and unless someone is keen on my shoes then they won’t notice it, that’s what I tell myself.

At my desk now I summon Ken my deskie over to my seat and I ask him to toss his eyes from my head to toe just to test whether he can be able to notice anything strange. He does that for about 5 minutes and he doesn’t realize anything strange until I give him a clue that’s when he notices .So I am if Ken hasn’t noticed then the probability that others will is really slim. Anyway he does laugh at me and I explain the circumstances at which that happened and he empathises with me. Anyway I later decide to share the ordeal with Labo and Ty and other few guys thank God we close the day without many guys getting to notice.

So here comes 5pm I can’t go to KKREW BS I will have to wait until night life kicks off then I can easily sneak out and go home without raising any attention. I believe the fashion cops didn’t get a wind about me otherwise they would have by now arrested me with their cameras. I promise this won’t happen again! I have the mind of Christ this kind of thing ain’t my portion from this day on!

Reporting from the Nairobi Commuter Train

The RVR operated Nairobi commuter train has for the last three months added onto my options of the modes of transport to and from the city centre. It’s been an experience worth speaking about, it’s an experience characterized by both good sometimes not so good sometimes coming good and sometimes not so intriguing stuff. Here are some of the things I and many other Nairobi commuters have become accustomed to over the period regarding the train transport, my friend Felix actually calls it ‘School Bus’ I haven’t tried to find out why he calls it so, so anyway follow me;

  • Number one of my list is the fare-with only 40bob I can commute to the city centre during peak hours in the morning and another 40 bob in the evening. This is half the price charged by the matatus .The fares are also constant when the skies are breathing fire and when they are calm unlike the trend in our matatus that all of us know of that has created an appetite for personal cars among many Nairobians.
  • It takes me between 30-40 minutes from the place I board the train to town which is half the time it would have taken me on board a mobile high end night club or if you like call them Nairobi matatus at double the price.
  • The train dondas are a civilized and respectful lot, they are uniformed and you can easily identify them compared to their equivalent in the matatus who can drive you (not me) crazy because of their short memory span (a few of them) so that a few seconds later after you have given them a thousand shilling note and waiting for your change they again stretch their hands asking you for fare.
  • For some of us who abhor loud and in some cases not so good music projected on those huge LCD screens in the matatus, the train is an absolutely better option for us, there’s deafening silence at least as far as loud music is concerned. At least you can pull out your headphones plug them on your phone and listen to whatever you want, something sensible.
  • By the way, something very unique and interesting for those of you folks who don’t spare time for a church service – you need it, the train’s got it. There are a bunch of morning and evening worship services in specific compartments of the train where you can sing praise and worship songs, pray and listen to the word of God and when you alight you are completely refreshed to begin or wind down your day.
  • One the other hand if you are the kind of a person who doesn’t possess the virtue of patience and you don’t rely on the holy spirit to give you a proportion of it then probably you need to enrol for a free but gruelling course in patience courtesy Nairobi Commuter Train Learning by Force institute within a period of time depending on how fast a learner you are you will graduate will a first class degree in Patience. This is why; on a number of occasions the train doesn’t show up as per the scheduled time, the delays can at times last up to an hour and there’s usually scanty or not information at all regarding the delays. Sometimes it’s about cancellation of scheduled services at the 11th hour, some folks curse but the next day they are on the station traveling on it.
  • When you choose train as your preferred mode of commuting then you should be willing to throw your comfort out of the window. The standing passengers are usually strained because some of the trains don’t have the overhead grab handles you have to rely on the ceiling or the luggage placement areas to hold for support, those who are not blessed with height are disadvantaged so that when the train jerks violently especially when it’s about to stop such passengers are at risk of falling off. It’s however interesting that one of the brand new trains which had the grabbers installed have been cut off in one of the compartments most likely by some rowdy passengers.rvr
  • Sometimes there’s a lot of pushing and shoving and jostling for seating space by passengers especially the Embakasi lot. Some people call it the ‘Kenyan Style’ where folks and order don’t mix.
  • In some cases when it rains passengers usually brace for cancellations which are not even communicated on time.
  • And then there’s something sucks but when you assess it you opt to understand and move. It’s the simsim, njugus,tropicals,airtime and newspaper fellows who really don’t regard the comfort of other commuters you know that bit of comfort that remains when you through 99% of it outta window. Man, the fellows jump up and down the corridors like every minute trying to push their way to sell their merchandise. So the reason I pretend not to sulk is because you know they are fellow Kenyans trying to eke a living and since even the train ‘dondas’ and security guys don’t bother to control them (at least far as I have observed) then you endure the whole situation.


Yea so these are some of things I have observed and experienced in my short stint as a Nairobi commuter train user.

Nonetheless in just a matter of time things will be so streamlined and trains will become the preferred and most reliable means of transport in the city and beyond.



The much anticipated 2017 electioneering year is fast approaching with virtually all the indicators pointing towards that direction already flashing. The political activity is fast catching pace. Political vehicles also known as political parties are in the process of aligning themselves to the priorities of the vote owners so that they can sway to their side as many as possible. The Country’s roads are bracing for massive pressure from 101 campaign tracks and motorcades criss-crossing the country to drum up support for votes. The airspace is also prepping for an equal measure of carbon dioxide emitting flying objects flying to various destinations to amass support as well as deafening sounds of campaigners doing all sorts of theatrics available in the world to lure vote owners.

On the other hand, suit clad fellows who since the last election have been warming the pews oh sorry they are actually executive comfy coaches, red in colour with a government emblem embedded on them, they are now prepping to break their deafening silence. They are now prepping to begin making frequent travels to their constituencies to convince the masses that they can still be given another opportunity to warm the pews and coaches for another entire era. Folks! You better ready yourselves because miracles of all calibres are about to spring even in the desert left right and centre. If you’ve ‘painfully’ been trying to find a bursary for that son or daughter of yours you will actually get it this time and many other miracles are going be up for grabs.

Some fellows are now signing up for public speaking lessons and other initiatives that will help them know how to package themselves to ‘un-package’ themselves to the voters. Others are now trying to figure out the spot where they last parted ways with their faith and so some places of worship will now become a common-to-go-to places not for anything but to attempt and create a liking for them among some worshippers.

So anyway besides all manner of things we’ve already started seeing, 2017 election is going to be a defining moment for this awesome country, Kenya. The elections are going to be very smooth without incidences of violence contrary to the majority’s opinion. The next era 2017 onwards will be characterized by progress, an improved economy, and improved living standards and very minimal if not zero corruption. Moving forward pew warmers will fall short of the glory of voters, they will be thrown out into the cold no matter how they perfect their speech making skills. Ethnic voting blocs will soon be demolished and replaced with issue-voting blocs.

So come 2017 come!!

‘We believe it so we speak it’_from the song Ridiculous  Faith by MC Jin