Sharon's Notebook

Baby Steps

Within the crazy Nairobi rush hour I had a chat with Karis (alias) a matatu tout on the Parklands-Town route. He wakes up at 3.00am to begin his shift and gets off at around 8.00pm when most people are back home from the daily hustle. He used to work for ...


Chocolate, Caramel or Cream?

A friend of mine recently pointed out how when walking past Java -Westlands early in the morning, you’d notice that most of the clients are of Caucasian origin or foreigners, unlike in the evenings when there would be a good number of Africans or locals. It ended up being an ...


Magical Maldives

Maldives is ranked among the top ten best islands to visit in the world and from what I hear, it’s picture perfect. The views are spectacular, the people are warm and friendly and even the fish swim with a smile. A lovely lady called Mosh, who is a great family ...


My Olive Branch

If I said the past week was a roller-coaster of emotions for Kenyans, it would be an understatement. Apart from those who work in media, most people took a break from work to prepare for the national elections which were held last Tuesday. Then came Tuesday. People turned out in ...