#BroOcholla and The Commodification of Faux Pax

Originally posted on Digital Race:
A screenshot of a WhatsApp group chat appeared in my Twitter timeline. The image (below) This is a modified version where all personal identifying information is redacted. The original and most circulated version shows names and phone numbers of the group’s members. shows members of a Nairobi based prayer cell…

THE RANSOM, DISSECTED (50 words about my favourite dark places)

delusions for beauty. pleasant discomfort for pain. eating for discontentment. aposematic coloration for truth. embodying abominable corners of species, cowardice kidnaps displeased, dissatisfied, discouraged dream. trading, or is it misconstruing, venom for medicine, confusion for empathy, coveting for love and self-preservation for greatness? and the total cost: vanity for freedom.

An Open Letter to HBO

An Open Letter to HBO

Dear HBO, Please stay out of my backyard. Or better yet, just stick to fiction. I watched the Westgate Attack video last night. It was not the best decision for me given the time of day, and the fact that I was all alone. Several times I shut it off and tried to sleep but … Continue reading

My Apology

My Apology

Westgate Mall, 21 September 2013. More than 36 hours since I saw the headlines, I still found myself expecting it to make sense. When I woke up the following morning and realized it wasn’t just a bad dream, there had to be another explanation. I had only three simple questions: Who would do this? How? … Continue reading

10 Things Technophobes Say

10 Things Technophobes Say

Thesis time. Sucks. Thesis-time coping strategies have included copious amounts of procrastination, escapism and reading ancient books like Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations; not only one of the most cited books I have encountered during my course, but the 2nd most cited book in social sciences. It’s no wonder. I love him, I love the Diffusion of … Continue reading