Kidepo, a wilderness of tales

His fame transcended the different villages. Far and wide, the name Ryonomoi echoed pride. Given this name, after he killed an enemy who had dark skin, there was no match for his hunting skills. This famous hunter stood tall among his peers, it is no wonder he was chosen to hold guard of the net…

Mbu… “I don’t have your size”

I have done things. Really bad things. I have done really bad things to boutique owners in Kampala suburbs. I have those horrible things in my mind. Even just thinking about it now, I feel my mind grab one by the neck, pin her to the wall and well… okay, let us not get violent…

She left him for Oman

The way he described her was confusing about his true feelings of her. Did he still love her or was he full of so much hate? I never knew which was certain. Salim, as I later found out, was his name, was clearly fascinated by this beauty, Mariam. “She had very smooth dark skin. Her…

There’s always a story behind a face

Some mornings she smiles at me when I pass by her at the gate of my workplace. On other days, I never see her face because I’m rushing, my mind focused on not losing a second because I must get to my desk on time. I think during those times, I have missed her greetings….

Nothing but yourself

Not even the activity on the tables around me could distract me.  To my right, a dozen men spotting wild beards chatted in a foreign dialect. From their dark skin, I could tell they were Middle Eastern. A brotherhood of sorts perhaps. To the far left, another group of friends laughed and chatted at the…

Symphony of lights

Kampala by night from Skyz Hotel Arms spread out, hair flying, wind rushing over my face, screams escaping from my mouth as the adrenaline pumps through my system and behold an expanse of a beautiful city below me. Valleys, hills, skyscrapers, residential homes, lakes and any amazing scenery you can imagine of a backdrop painted…

Talking to strangers did pay us off that day

Don’t talk to strangers. Your ears must have gone sore hearing this instruction growing up. Enter adulthood and that very action of talking to strangers is supposed to skyrocket you to the upper echelons of your career or business. Experts now call it networking. This is quite the mantra in the professional world. Event equals…

Body goals come calling

There is no escaping embarrassing myself with this one. The only consolation probably is that much as many of you won’t admit it, you were left hearts racing too. Remember that #KupeChallenge video? Yes, that one which the women “of good morals” tried not to show interest in, the wild girls shamelessly screamed about and…

That Tough Question

I spent last weekend with a bunch of strangers. They came in all forms obviously. There was the “summer” looking batch, complete with the accents and noses high up in the air. There was the uptown sophisticated, “I will just play it cool and look great” kind. The “born to party” chaps brought their loud…

The Night Taxi Ride

From the moment he opened his lips, I could sense the tone of familiarity in his voice. “I have been waiting outside here for some time now,” he said. The words so simple, and yet I felt like he was already overstepping his boundaries. That was the response from James, an Uber driver, at my…