Monday, November 19, 2012

Failing State?

When the last drop of blood
is spilt on the floor
and the last tear shed
by the bitter widow

When the last innocent child
picks up a machete
It will be too late
to call Kenya our country

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On forgiveness

Forgiveness doesn't show you as weak
But proves that you're strong
It doesn't mean you're "right"
or that they are "wrong"
But that you're bigger
than your big head
And choose to
move on

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Take up your cross

I will not pay
for the sins
Of my father
year in, and out

I will tell my father
to take responsibility
And that's the lesson
I'll pass to my seed

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012


I was
Spread thin
No emotion
Lips dry
Sugar high
Much chocolate
The result
of the
Big bite
of more
than I
could chew

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wamathai March 2012 Shots

A few shots from Wamathai March at Michael Joseph Centre, Westlands
The crowd entranced by Asali

Asali on the mic

"Kahawa" the band

A section of the crowd

MCs..quite a pair

Environment issues

Kenneth B pensive. Still.

© Bonyo Buogha 2012 

Friday, February 24, 2012


Yule kicheche
yuapenda bwerere
Yuapenda checheshwa
na tunda hamna

Dunia ni jangwa
Ndipo ujanja
wa nyani
itaja zimishwa

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Siangalii nyuma
History iko na his story
but not her story
Acha nikuambie hii story ya history
na mastery:

Yaliyopita si ndwele;
naganga yajayo

© Bonyo Buogha 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


She comes undone
with her boyish dress
Boyish talk
and lack of finesse

Yet that is what
draws him most -
The unpolished stone
beauty's raw form

© Bonyo Buogha 2012