The risks of being Bibi Ya Mzungu

The risks of being Bibi Ya Mzungu

WInternational marriage isn’t always filled with rolling R’s, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, blossoming roses and “until death do us part.” It also comes with heart-wrenching and, at times, heart-breaking realities that make us question our choices. Mostly because...
How I manage to invest in Kenya while abroad

How I manage to invest in Kenya while abroad

I knew I don’t want to die in Sweden the day I arrived here. I therefore began my investment plan immediately. First to secure a house to live in whenever I visit home and save money on hotels. I could stay with my parents but what about my partner? So I’m...
Kimiko, NY Times and alshabaab terrorised Kenya!

Kimiko, NY Times and alshabaab terrorised Kenya!

Watching the events that unfolded in my country, Kenya following the terror attack at Riverside 14 awakened some raw emotions. Two instances of Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD). One because I remember the struggle we went through as a country following the...
Mwalimu, say goodbye to TSC!

Mwalimu, say goodbye to TSC!

Most international schools hire teachers for the new academic year as early as January to March, so you need to apply early if you want to teach abroad. I’m not saying that you should abandon your job with the Teachers Service Commision and kiss KNUT goodbye...
New year resolution ideas for diasporans

New year resolution ideas for diasporans

Love it or hate it, a new year ignites those with well-intentions to set goals and shed a few of the less attractive habits formed over the past years. But a Kenyan living abroad New Year’s resolution list differs in so many ways, as daily challenges can be anything...