CRIME OF PASSION (Short story)

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You’ve heard the saying “Out of the frying pan into the real fire,” which was coined back in 1985 inside Justice Erastus Wepekhulu’s courtroom. My skin recoiled as the judge, whose scarlet red gown reminded me  of the blood drenched airstrip during ‘the assignment’, condemned me to three decades in …

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RUN, DOREEN, RUN! SURVIVOR OF GARISSA MASSACRE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

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As narrated to: Lukorito Jones jowal@jowaljones.com www.jowaljones.com My name is Doreen Bruno Karugi. I am 22 years old. On Thursday, 2nd April 2015, gunmen stormed our university from 5am. Official reports at the end of the day indicated that 148 people had been killed. The attack, it was said, was …

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WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD WORSE PARTIES THAN PROJECT X

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My old man, Grandpa Richard, is a prophet who rarely gets appreciated at home. While we should be composing songs in his honour and naming our children (both boys and girls) after him, we instead often choose to ignore the erudite greybeard and his sagacious advice. For exactly two years now, …

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SORRY COMRADES, WE’RE ALL HALF-BAKED

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My old man, Grandpa Richard, has always held the view that our higher education system is shambolic, topsy-turvy and—gets this—cursed with an evil eye. When he first made these claims, comrades flooded my mailbox and twitter timeline with all forms of contemptuous epithets, crying baloney and saying that his opinions …

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