They were fighting, again, and it was tiring. It happened every evening like clockwork. As soon as the husband arrived home from work, a fight was sure to ensue between him and his wife. Shouts and screams would fill the air after whoever was winning that particular day managed to pin his/her partner to the […]

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CHOICES

She wasn’t home, this was nothing new, she was almost always never home. But I sensed a new finality to this absence. Even at three years old, I could tell that something about this absence was different, it felt final even to me. Little did I know that I wouldn’t be seeing my mother until […]

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He was screaming again. He has been doing that a lot, it’s become the new normal. He’s screaming his head off because the keys are not where he had last left them, and he can’t believe that anyone had the audacity to move them. His screams would have you assuming a gun trotting intruder has […]

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“If I had known they would be walking scot free, after the heinous crime that they had committed, I would have shot the three of them in the head instead of arresting them.” This statement coming out of the mouth of an officer silenced the entire room. We could hardly believe our ears. Those of […]

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I joined the police service because I have an insatiable desire for justice; I long to see the wrongs in the world righted; I long to see the underdog getting his day; I long for a time when the weak, old, young in our society can walk unafraid; I long for the day when crime […]

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I’m very proud of my heritage. It is what makes me who I am, it’s what makes me unique. I come from a family of police officers. By many people’s standards, I have really excelled at my career and am now part of a specialist squad.  Growing up with in the police service was quite […]

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“My son, his friend and my nephew traveled to Somalia, radicalized by an imam who told them that their parents will go to paradise if they joined the cause. My son was successful in escaping from al-Shabaab. He traveled back to Kenya but was arrested by the Kenyan security forces. He was in jail for […]

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Do you know that we could heal our society if we parented better? That has been my message and that of other mothers in our group. We’ve been traversing our community preaching the need for parents to provide warm and loving homes for their children, be present and active in their children’s lives and provide […]

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I walk freely, happily, openly and boldly down the streets of my community in Likoni with no fear, I don’t have to look over my shoulder, I don’t have to keep scanning the crowd for danger, I don’t have to prepare myself to break into a ran if need be; I’m a free man and […]

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My Nephew

“My nephew was a suspect in the Machakos County bus bombing, and the day he was arrested he was shot five times by police. When I reached the scene in Majengo, I asked the police why they killed him? They never responded. The police removed a toy gun and a panga from a nearby store […]

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