THE RETURN

  By Kemboi Victor, Eldoret, Kenya When Benjamin Mugeni woke up, he was perturbed. For so many hours he had been sleeping and he could not reckon where he was. He thought he was going through his normal hangovers but one blink of an eye told him he was not in his usual bed. And […]

TEARS OF REGRET

By Victor Kemboi, Eldoret, Kenya I saw her alighting from a Mercedes C200 and I concluded she was one of those town lawyers. She was smartly dressed in a blue skirt suit and she covered her head with a shawl. I did not even identify her because she was also in some sunglasses that covered […]

Confessions

By Kemboi Victor, Eldoret, Kenya   The rain stopped and coldness braced the atmosphere with discomfort. Kiruhi, the watchman on duty, entered the gatehouse, picked his raincoat from the hanger on the wall, wore it, and leaned against the door as he observed Mr. Osoro, the teacher on duty, commanding students Golden Hearts High School […]

The Grave Mistake

BY VICTOR KEMBOI Brenda Sang yawned and wiped her eyes as she observed the town growing busy that morning. She had been there for long seated behind the steering wheel of her Toyota Vitzand boredom had started eating up her mind. A fleet of vehicles roaredsoftly in front of herand she switched off the engine […]

The Highway Monitor

By Kemboi Victor Our matatu jerked to a halt at Ngoini market bus terminus few minutes past 6pm. One after the other, we alighted and took different directions. I was late so I hurriedly found a means of transport to drop me home, before it was completely dark. Motorbikes and cabs were common here so […]