Articles by harriets

Employment: the curse of colonialism

” Dear Lord, I hope that my daughter finds a good job,” she prays. It’s been ten years, three months and five days ever since her daughter finished her studies. The same amount of time…


Cheers to the new year :) :)

This is a letter to the new year old me: I love birthdays. I love the start of a fresh year. I love the counting of blessings. I love feeling special again. I love knowing…


It takes two to tango…

Today, Njoki Chege was bashed for raising an issue that I feel is of great concern. Maybe it didn’t come out the way it should have but it’s something that I have experienced and something…


The burden of motherhood

Over the weekend, I had gone with my friend to buy some baby stuff. Coincidentally, both of us were guilty of postponing baby visiting trips and had to pay our debts before time, which passes…


The photo man from Isbania pt1

I love traveling. Via road especially. You meet new people, strangers who become your friends, who teach you a lot of things, who become a great help when you are in trouble.  In road travel…


My take on President Magufuli’s speech

So last week, President Magufuli, the man that most Kenyans pray and wish was their president, sent shock-waves after he announced that young expectant school girls will not be permitted to go to school as…


This man I call my father

He is tall, dark with thick hair. From the time I was brought forth into this beautiful world, I have never seen my father bald. He has this long thick hair that I recall plaiting…


A night out with a foodie

I never in my life imagined that I would meet an African man, who is a chef, and was comfortable cooking for his wife. Those characteristics are very rare to find in an African man….