Monday Musings: Nairobi Matatu Culture

I am in a Citi Hoppa bus no 46 heading to New Life (story for another day) and I am angry.

The Matatu Culture in Nairobi has become unbearable for me.

Touts shouting at you telling you where their mats are going as if you don’t already know…

Touts shoving you and touching you inappropriately trying to get you to get in their car …

Beggars guilt trippping you into “toa kitu kidogo Mungu atakuona” contributing to their whatever (I almost said something worse)

I need a car!

I know it kinda sounds elitist but guys, siwesmek!

I’m literally done!

Now I know why people take loans to buy cars. It is hard out here guys. 

Kama unaeza afford gari nunua!

Because I am just tired.

Anyone with me?


Trying To Blog…


We’ve been spending the last few hours talking about blogging and then I am here asking myself kwani what happened to me?🤔🤔

When did my mojo disappear?🙆

I am going to try and post as often as I can now that I have this app.💁

So keep checking and this blog for more randomness 🤗


#StyleByBarbzy! All these looks could go well with a pair of awesome kicks, yeah?!

Try them out!


Hello lovelies!! Today is Friday and you know what that means??? It’s all things Fashion. I personally had a long week and quite frankly I am glad the weekend is here- time for some R & R, you know what I mean? Yes so let’s get on to it!

Today I want to talk to the guys, yes men- you need to be catered for as well and I am sure today’s read will be an eye opener for you to look extra great! So the broken suit. What is it? Why wear it? You may ask these questions.

The suit was widely embraced in the 19th Century but it’s origin are traced back to the 17th Century where King Charles II was the custodian of this invention. Yes, kings and queens are the people who founded and catapulted designs of fashion before the Industrial revolution. You can read widely…

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hello lovelies!!!! I hope your day is coming along well, despite the cold and your week was good. TGIF!!! I have a friend whose favorite day of the week is Friday!!! Not saying its you Joy (Eye emoji). SO today I would like to talk about the man purse also known…



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