Quick Reads

An Odd (Fake) Story about UFOs in Nyeri

Five decades ago, a book claimed that UFOs had killed an entire wedding party in Nyeri in June 1954. It was a hoax.

Lake Victoria Serena

At Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, I meet a fish with a name and almost take someone eye's out on the golf course.

Rain, and Kampala Serena

We all seem to instinctively do things to create our own space in hotel rooms. Little quirky things that, if you were to accidentally stagger later into the wrong room, you would immediately know.

The Lost City of Gedi

The people of Gedi built a thriving city-state in the middle of the forest. Then a few centuries later, they packed up and left, and we still don't know why.

A Bride Price Worth Dying For

In July 1892, a small fight between two families in Kiambu over bride price dragged in more players, and quickly became bloody.

The Kamba of Paraguay

How did a group of Kamba soldiers find their way to the heart of South America?

The Birth of an Airline

40 years ago, a Kenyan pilot managed to sneak three planes out of a feisty, hostile Dar es Salaam. This is the story of how and why he did it.

The Double Life of Nicodemus Arudhi

For more than two decades, Nicodemus Arudhi was one of Kenya's most prolific football players. He was also a convicted criminal, and a wanted man.

Exploring Finch Hattons

At Finch Hattons Luxury Camp in the Tsavo, a crocodile called Jemimah tries to kill Muthuri, Dan Kiptoo falls off a bed, and a thousand hills come alive.