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There she sits. Legs crossed. The heels on her feet fit. A Long jacket accentuates her curves. Matching her short skirt. A fine pair of legs showing. She is texting away. Her facials betraying alot. More than the emoticons she's taping on. She seems unbothered by time. Nor do her surrounding matter. All is well but for her calls going unanswered. Her order gets served. A plate of chips and soda. Its my turn to order. Script n Rhyme by (c) Shedyk 2015 ...
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Everyone is in a rush School kids all over the place 'Is it monday?' Yelling touts and passengers scurrying off  make up the rest of the bustle.   Two, three steps into the hustle, A whiff of Omena tickles my nostrils, 'Mama mboga is late today' I think to myself.   Suddenly interrupted by a strong smell of detergents Lightly coated with a tinge of urine. Cleaning going on at the Ekotoilet.   Further into the jungle of metal shacks on motor and wheels, Amidst calls for 'wanyee kabiria hamsini'. Which suddenly changes to 'mlolongo mlolongo gari ya haraka', and then another jumbled phrase I can not recall.   Ahead a sign board says 'Railways museum' I exit to the left.  It promptly goes quiet....
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Speech by Oduor Jagero.  Maseno University, School of Arts and Social Sciences 15 Oct. 2014 Good morning everyone! I want to thank Dr. Omwalo for his kind words about my book and inviting me here to talk with the students, and by extension,to all the people gathered here today.  May be I should start by congratulating all the students for being here, doing what you’re doing, for achieving what I could not achieve. I failed to attain the required points to join the university. My marks were two points below the required. But a fail is a fail. There is no good fail. I had no luxury of going to the university through a parallel program.  My story is humble as it is special. I was born in the village and went to a village primary and high school. Many of you are familiar with Olembo Boys. That was my school....
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It is a rainy evening in Nairobi,Long lines at the bus stop,Muddy, exhausted and hurrying feet,She is almost there. Feet in sodden socks and sharp toed boots,Are rushing to a rendezvous,Looking for an umbrella with a company logo on it,He crosses the puddled road. Lips parted in hallo say, “At Last”,A welcome embrace lingers much too long,While muddy exhausted feet seek out,Sodden socks in sharp toed boots. The hours in traffic are more than long,In the limited space of the noisy bus,The heat from the engine is eclipsed,By feet in sodden socks placed perilously close to muddy and exhausted feet. In the warmth of a cramped flat in Eastlands,A door is hastily locked,While crowds below try to clean off their feet,Sodden socks are trapped between muddy exhausted feet. As the Nairobi rain clears in the night sky,Sodden and muddy clothes are thrown in the basket,A storm the likes of which Nairobi...
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