EQUINOX IN NAIROBI

Maybe we are looking at this wrong… We’ve been partying, enjoying Easter, enjoying each other’s company and forgetting the lonely ones…

The sun. Poor lady. Up there, looking down at us with that sad look of utter rejection, like a powerful queen who has never been shown love or the extremely gorgeous girl in the room whom no dude will talk to assuming that she’s already taken… The sun knew Easter is coming but just like last and the previous one, she had no one to share it with.

The only Easter that was significant to her was the 1st one, when Jesus died and the sun was blacked out. That was her only opportunity to shine…. or rather to not-shine…. As we know, a black hole is the life-after-death of a star. Their opportunity, for the first time, to not-shine but still be powerful enough to suck everything including light.

For 2000 years we have ignored the sun. She watched how we went on and on celebrating Easter without even acknowledging her one bit. How we went swimming, road trips, ice-cream eating plots, afternoon nyamchom hapo back yard. We never acknowledged how she ensured it never rained on Easter, we just ignored her and without fail cursed her the following day for being too hot when doing field work ya kuuza insurance in town.

The sun is a lady. She will wait to be approached. But she has waited too long and in any case this is the 21st century. This time she decided to approach us. She came a bit closer, signifying she’s interested. She even went on to hint to us how in heat she was…I’m on fire for you baby. Unfortunately she approached the wrong country. Kenya. ‪#‎KOT #‎SomeoneTellTheSun ‪ #‎smh Kwanza Nairobi…

Instead of inviting her over, we are all running away from her. It’s probably because she came on too strong.

I’m not an exception. Cursing the sun after Easter, hoping Nairobi would not be as hot when we get back. As we were driving from Nyahururu, from the beautiful cool weather heading back to Nairobi I was spotted this really, really dark guy… Really, really black… In fact he was kaodo navy blue. Now I know what a Sudanese with a tan would look like. As I thought of the Nairobi heat I thought maybe we can give this guy a lift. He will attract heat and help reduce localised temperature in the car by like 3 degrees. And probably take turns hiring him to walk next to us whenever we need to walk around town.

Hapo ndio Nairobi heat imetufikisha…