Environment concerns

A few days ago, a distant relative invited me to our ancestral village in Pallisa district right on the shores of the Lake Kyoga. Our little village is known as Gogonyo Opeta. We arrived late in the evening, about seven pm, just as the last rays of the sun disappeared over the horizon. The place…

Party

I met her at a friend’s birthday party. She wasn’t elegantly dressed. Just a crop top and pants to match. Nothing out of the ordinary or meant to draw undue attention towards herself. Nonetheless, she had my full attention and some. I wore my Sunday best: fitting black shirt and jeans. I’d failed to locate…

Drama

She doesn’t want your drama. She’s fed up of your games. She’s heard your lies so many times before. Lies from a thousand boys. Boys barely men. A million lies in just 25 years. Don’t tell her that you love her. She knows it’s a lie. She can see through you now. Oh yes she…

Taxi

The taxi conductor stuck his head out screaming at the top of his voice: “Kamwokya Ntinda Kamwokya Ntinda lukumi lukumi”. The driver continuously hooted, amplifying the noise around us and raising our tempers. We’d been at the stage for over half an hour already, waiting for non-existent passengers to show up. The traffic jam was…

Jinja Adventures

I met her in Jinja, the adrenaline capital of East Africa. A big town with a gorgeous natural setting and some wonderful, crumbling colonial architecture (Jinja town as described by an American Travel website). We met on the banks of the River Nile, at that wonderful little place called “The source of the Nile”. I’d…

Hair Prices

The last time i visited a salon (about a month ago), I had an interview the following day. It’s said that you have to look responsible when you go for an interview so we are told to cut our hair off. At least that’s the policy in my father’s house. Today morning, i decided to…

Rest in peace brothers 

​Death of a close friend has a way it changes your perspective on life. You realize how fragile human life is, and how a few seconds can impact you for the rest of your time on earth.. When you hear that someone has passed on, it shocks you and the news makes you reel back…

10th Interview

​Male Interviewer 1: You are welcome for this interview. Please have a seat. *takes the nearest seat to the table Female Interviewer: I’m called Rose, that is Patrick and over there is Emma. We are your panelists for today. Me: Hello Patrick. Hello Emma. Nice to meet you Rose. Emma: So tell us about yourself…

Throw back

​Have you ever done something bad and then someone tells you to report yourself to the authorities? I’m not talking about murder or rape or something big like that. I mean these small small things like breaking a cup at home or not giving food to your little sis when mum ain’t at home. This…

Women’s day 

​#TBT  The year was 2007. Form 3. Term 1. It was on the last day of the term. We’d finished packing our luggage ready for holidays. We still had the small matter of attending End-Of-Term Assembly. Being the stubborn guy i was, i convinced some friend to escape from school with me into the neighborhood…on…

For my birthday 

​He went to bed on the eve of his 25th birthday, disillusioned with his lousy life and scared for his future. His thoughts darted from one part of his life to another with unease. The future terrified him and made him squirm on his cold hard mattress. * He thought about his primary school days,…

Club

​He sat near the counter, nursing a warm bottle of beer. He wondered how he had reached this point in his life. He felt sad and a tear silently rolled down the side of his cheek. There was chaos all around him, people enjoying their friday night off. Men twice his size pushed against him…