Cosmopolitan woman

The Heart Wants What it Wants

‘we are made to conquer that which is greater than ourselves – this is the essence of passion’ Pastor Muriithi Wanjau ( Author Mizizi and Senior Pastor Mavuno)  There was this guy I know, he was in love with someone else’ wife. She was not interested in him but her attempts at putting him off […]

Lord, Let it be Ishmael, I have already waited 21 Years!

Re: Genesis 17:15-22 When reading this passage that God reminded me of this morning, I too laughed like Abraham. I felt Him. Its been 21 years for me too, in a manner of speaking, since the promise was given, and my life seems to grow older and drier too. How can He still say, in […]

My Heart Remembered…But Dont Know If it Still Means the Same Thing

Before, Just before my heart remembered to love you It recalled the pain it had felt when you last left I can no longer remember why our story ended the last time I must have thrown it into the sea of forgetfulness But tonight my heart remembered some things Though I dont know if they […]

The Outcast to the Inner Circle

For many years, I wanted what you had. I wanted to be you. I wanted people to notice when I walked in, to stand up, take a bow, pull up a seat even if it meant evicting their friends, open doors, and clap when I spoke. I wanted them to speak well of me when […]

Rape: Getting your Life Back by Choosing to trade your Ashes for Roses

In July this year (2004), I was part of the rape statistics recorded at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital’s Gender Violence Recovery Centre. When two weeks later media reports of a break in by thugs into the Thiongo’s apartment, the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach was confirmed by the couple’s admission that Njeeri […]

The Healing Forgiveness

This week I will be a bit different, not that this column is ever the same. This week, I went through the Rwanda genocide, yes, I stepped back into the past and it was a trip I would not wish on anyone. Not even my worst enemy. I had gone for a serious meeting and […]

Turning the hearts of the Daughters to their Step-Fathers

My arrival in Mombasa two Mondays ago was met by a scandal that broke my heart. One of my hosts sat me down and shared the heartache of one woman that is echoed a thousand times in this vibrant coastal town, and perhaps, hopefully not, in other parts of the country. The woman was one […]