I swear if i am found here ill be in so much trouble!!! I had to lie to come see you!! Here is some bread, i thought you would be hungry waiting for me here in the cold for hours!!! i am sorry i cant stay long today!! I HAVE A LOT OF WORK!!
i am hearing footsteps!! WHO IS THAT DORIS!!! SHHH! GET DOWN!!!!
THAT WAS CLOSE…..
I was at the office till about 9pm yesterday!! Ive been working murd overtime these past 3 weeks!! I was tired and worn out…. i was hungry!! A beggar touched my trouser as i walked past him!!
"Sijakula chochote leo!!" he said. "Tafadhali nisaidie!"
Dont get it twisted, i see beggars everyday of my life!! The man on a wheel chair at the Chiromo junction, the woman holding her daughter at the entrance to Barclays Westlands, the thin man at the Spring Valley patrol station, the band consisting of 6 blind beggars that plays music near Ngara, the crippled man at the Posta stage, the woman in a bui bui at Odeon!!! I see all the beggars on this list everyday!! When i have money i give them… When i dont have, i dont even look their direction! Saddens me half to death!!!
I had money yesterday!!
i gave the man 1000 shillings…
He held my trouser and said in utter confusion and disbelief!!
"umenipea 1000!" he said!!
"najua!!" i said and walked away!!
I stole a glimpse of his face!! I have never seen such a smile that wide!!!
"Mungu akubariki!!" he shouted!! i smiled!!!
Doris, that was all the money i had!! I didnt have money to get home!!
I got into a matatu anyway!! I was going to talk my way through it!! A random woman paid my transport!!
"i saw what you did back there!!" she said!!
DORIS I HAVE TO GO!!!!