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Munene Kilongi

Munene Kilongi

    The wild ride of the matatu
    The wild ride of the matatu
    From the affluent denizens living in gated communities to the inhabitants of hovels in slums, everyone in Kenya will give you an earful about his...
    Sistas wear the pants in Kenya
    Sistas wear the pants in Kenya
    There is a grand battle raging in Kenya that has pitted brawn against brain and male machismo against girl power.
    Chama the best choice for tjommies
    Chama the best choice for tjommies
    The greying man in his early 50s wore an expensive brown leather jacket and a cream cowboy hat that slouched on his head. He looked at me sideways...
    Ringing in the 21st century
    Ringing in the 21st century
    Of all my treasured possessions, my previous office stands out as my most prized asset because it had an in-house secretary with whom I became very...
    Makmende returns
    Makmende returns
    It's not known where he has been all these years, but he made seismic shockwaves when he landed.
    When Andrew met Audrey
    When Andrew met Audrey
    A strapping young lass with an easy smile and a short crop of shiny curly hair entered my office.
    Birthday cake on the hoof
    Birthday cake on the hoof
    It was little Trina's first birthday and her dad -- a childhood friend of mine -- decided to buy an 'African cake” to celebrate the small...
    Curiouser and curiouser
    Curiouser and curiouser
    As I was alighting a bus one cold morning in January some high school ruffians tried to disembark without paying their fare. They caused quite a...
    Oliech! Obama! Jelimo!
    Oliech! Obama! Jelimo!
    It's Sunday afternoon in Nairobi and I head to my local pub at the Buruburu shopping centre for a drink with friends to tone down the effects of...
    Oliech! Obama! Jelimo!
    Oliech! Obama! Jelimo!
    It's Sunday afternoon in Nairobi and I head to my local pub at the Buruburu shopping centre for a drink with friends to tone down the effects of...
    President's generous pay rise angers Kenyans
    President's generous pay rise angers Kenyans
    The Kenyan Parliament's decision to raise President Mwai Kibaki's salary by 186% has outraged many in the East African nation where more than half...