• 7 Most Brutal African Serial Killers

    Human society has always had psychopaths, and Africa has been no exception to the seeming rise of serial murders. Some remain unsolved, their perpetrators walking among an unsuspecting population.

  • Did Monica Njeri’s Killer Kill Three More Women?

    In August 1980, Kenya arrested a US sailor for murder. He had killed a lady of the night called Monica Njeri in a drunken brawl. Even though he confessed to the murder in court, he was let off with a fine and a bond to keep the peace. 32 years later, he killed three more women.

  • 7 Unsolved Murders of Young Women in Kenya

    On the morning of Valentines Day 2012, Careen Chepchumba’s brother accessed her apartment at Santonia Court, off Kirichwa Road. She had been incommunicado since February 12th. In the bedroom, he saw her in bed, tidily covered with a bed sheet. There was music playing from a laptop placed on the bedside table. Nothing looked amiss. Except that Careen had been dead for 18 hours.

  • Betty Tett and the Hitman

    How an otherwise water-tight case crumbled.

  • The Assassination of Chief Waruhiu

    At quarter to 1 on 7th October 1952, Senior Chief Waruhiu Kung’u was shot and killed. This is the story of the two men who hanged for it, and why this murder is still unsolved.

Of Phone Thieves, and the Student who kept a Pet Snake

If you are reading this and you have ever had your phone stolen, grabbed even, in this (used-to-be) city in the sun, then you are either smiling to yourself or holding your chin. A phone is not an easy thing to lose, never has been. The Kenyan phone thief is proof that Darwin was right. First, let us agree that there are no absolutes in science, there are no facts, and there is no proof. Everything depends…

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Once more into the fray (Live and Die on this day)

“Once more into the fray

Into the last good fight I’ll ever know…”

 

My penance piety does not suffice

As the fray takes toll upon my mortal

As the dagger slices and dices

The fort crumbles…

 

Hope and pray I be reborn

To dive into the fray one other

To face demons whose fire I stoke

That my soul for peace to have

My heart for ants to feed

Yet death hath become this life I boast

All good fights have come to this

The moment on which I stand

The weapon upon my hand

Broken sheath under my feet

 

On this day I am born

On this day I die

I must hope and pray

That one day I learn to hope and pray

 

Eyes gaze beyond the clouds

For an omen I might see

This fort mine blessing and curse.

 

Immortality it might be

The bright light that cometh my way

Into the last good night I’ll ever see.

 

“…Live and die on this day

Live and Die on this day.”