The Obama Effect


This is nothing personal

But we will make it our Business,

In the west, Obama hails from Kenya,

In Kenya, Kogalo is his home,

Jateros are his people(that’s what they claim)

Trying to stop one from seeing him is a century’s fight,

Forget about Mayweather and the other guy.

The most powerful man in the world will be landing,

Grass in Nairobi is coaxed to grow in hours, yet he won’t even notice it

All main roads and highways that Obama will ride over will be

Out of bounds for the common us

Even those close relatives from the lakeside will join us

As we stare on our screens eager to receive what he got us.

Lets not forget our ambitious brothers offering dowry

To the powerful daughters

Did we anticipate this? No way…

In my dreams, I saw the beast, the decoy beasts

Stuck in a jam, hapo Mombasa road,

That guy with a packet of sweets n the one with bananas

Fighting for that one window to get the dhow

Then I woke up to reality, the closest the common us;

Jateros and the rest of us will get close to him

Will be those much advertised set top boxes and our t.v

Karibu Kenya.

Author: Nyaemo Moses.




It all started some time back

When love was a bliss

He knew he had met her, he knew she was the one

Each moment he spent with her was worth his time

Each dime he spent on her was an investment

Little did he know she was different..

Different from the tricks his mind played.

Love meant the world then,

Love made the world go round just before the truth dawned.

Come to the present bitter reality

She was never in love

She was there because she was trying something new,

She knew all along, it was just for fun, but in him it was everything.

Then she left.



She loved him from whence she saw him

He looked like a really nice guy,

He made her laugh

He earned her trust

Then stole her innocence

Then like the dark knight

The truth rose… he was leaving

She tried her best; she really tried to show him

What she would give to try

One more time

But he had made up his mind

He left.