The Unwritten With: NJERI MUCHERU – SURVIVING THE DARKEST DAYS OF HER LIFE

Kenya was waking up to a new dawn, ready to go about its business as usual, but, not so fast. On this new day, Kenyans both at home and abroad learnt of a scintillating, new blog; it was called Highway To Heaven.

The blog was written by a wife who was struggling in her marriage, and who had decided blogging was the outlet she needed to channel her frustrations. For this, she received applause and condemnation in equal measure.

At the time, Njeri Mucheru identified herself with her marital name. Now,  she proudly and comfortably carries herself without a hyphenated identity.

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The Unwritten With: HON. OLAGO ALUOCH – THE ACCIDENT, THE ISLAND & THE MARRIAGE

Hon. John Olago Aluoch and I first met in his office at Continental House, NairobiSeated behind a heavy desk, in a crisp suit, remotes neatly aligned and the TV tuned to the latest news update, was Olago.

Hon. Aluoch, who in his younger days yearned to be a catholic priest or a soldier,  is an advocate by profession and a current Member of Parliament (M.P). Five minutes into the conversation, and Olago intrigues me with details of this island he owns, that I had absolutely no idea about, prior to this meeting.

Maboko Island Resort (Camp Tom), is  located about one hour’s drive from Kisumu, just off an area called Seme. It’s about five acres large.

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The Unwritten With: SASHA MUTAI – TALKING WEALTH, RUGBY & BEING HEART-BROKEN

Sasha Mutai and I agree to meet up. On the day, he shows up earlier than expected. Then at exactly 6pm, he texts to inform me that he is already at Under The Radar, in Valley Arcade. I pick up the phone, ready to call and receive him, only to spot him at the bar.

We exchange pleasantries then sit down for our chat and the meal of the evening; this includes Sasha’s Greek Salad as a starter and Fish Masala with Jeera Rice as mains. No dessert.

“Is the name ‘Sasha’ unisex?” I ask him.

He says it is. And it’s short for Alexander. His full name is Alexander Kiplagat Mutai.

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The Unwritten With: SITAWA WAFULA – SURVIVING RAPE & BEING BIPOLAR

Sitawa Wafula was on her way to church one Sunday when she ended up in a friend’s house. At the house, her drink was spiked that morning and she was raped. When she regained consciousness that afternoon, she was raped again.

Prior to this, Sitawa was epileptic,  and she had now just been raped, twice, in one day, by a supposed friend. She later became depressed, suicidal and bipolar. One woman, dealing with epilepsy, rape, depression, suicide and bipolar.

In a TV interview, Sitawa Wafula shared her story.  She did it in a manner so priceless: with grace and poise and strength. Strength that only a handful of people in the world could ever possess.

As I watched the interview, I shook out of sadness, fear, despair and agony. But also out of hope, faith, optimism and wealth. Wealth that could only be found from a story so strong. The woman being interviewed also had depth. A depth so contagious.

I wanted to interview Sitawa. I wanted her to look me in the eyes and tell me this story. Somehow, I thought, if she just told me the story in person, maybe I would seriously see God with my own eyes, because that, that is a woman whose life God reigns through.

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