If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
Somerset Maugham – Somerset Maugham


Rugby Player Infatuation; Football is Real Deal

Over a long period of time, I have tried to understand women and rugby. Why would women be said to be very crazy about rugby players, 7s, and yet most did not even make it to Masaku 7s venue? If the men are the bait, why then fail to turn up and see the physiques. When it came to Safaricom 7s, many were present just to party. Is it just a myth about how women love the muscle? I tend to think so. I may think Thiery Henry would have most women endure more than 6 hours of scorching sun just to get a glimpse of him if he were to visit Kenya. Same would happen to David Bekham , Cristiano Ronaldo or Aaron Ramsey .
In trying to understand this, I dug in some facts about women sexuality. Unlike men who by seeing 5 minutes of arousing action can have a lasting impact, women are quite different. 90 minutes of action enables a woman spot subject of interest, analyze and even google. Unlike 7s rugby whose intense 14 minute action leaves women high and dry. Yes there is more muscle, more testosterone, tension, sweat, abs, cubes, sleek roughness but NO time to drink in all that in one go. This might well resonate with Kevin-Prince Boateng . His *small* accident that showed his endowment was on the lips of many for more than one week. The female version of Team Mafisi could hide their desire as they publicly awed at the massive package Boateng has been blessed with. Maybe why so? Simple. The more time he had on the pitch, the more time it took women to appreciate his blessings. And to many they finally realized that the Ghanaian had made good use of the gym.
HakaHaka has over time sent many of the women of the edge (the reason I wish they perform at my wedding). That’s some Gods finest pieces of art. The all blacks fans don’t see that when the tries are scored, just the same way I never see Biko Ademas’ beauty when its try time .Rugby does not give a player chance to take off the shirt in merriment. Maybe a little hasty jig is abundant. Football on the other hand, shirt is removed, emotional hugs given, tears shed; just emotions let loose. Bait for most women. Tears of joy or pain can be a good pick up line for women. Nothing draws a woman quickly to you than the knowledge that you need her help, but of course not financially. The fact that she can rub your hand in your XJ model of Jaguar and you feel better is a turn on. Football gives just that. It no wonders that WAGS (more so locally) are people who have been in the spotlight. They have time to plot on the best prey, or are available for the hunter to prey on. Do you even know what Injera’s wife does? Yes , one and only Injera, the Kenyan all-time top try scorerer for the IRB series .
Watching Hit the floor before our (Chelsea) weekend clash with Manchester united opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities. I have never taken time to look at football players but this time I did. Unlike the ballers in the series , footballers have a little less muscle , with few Hulk and Puyol like exceptions , but the 90 minutes gives a chance to recognize a hint of dimple on Hazard , or the babyish Thibout face or the cheeky De Gea grin . Let’s face it , women have illusion of the 8 pack, chiseled abs and firm thigh muscles but more often than not we never end up with our dream male bodies .

My #MCM & #WCW Chronicles

 I think since I learnt about all this #MCM (Man Crush Monday) and #WCW (woman Crush Wednesday) craze on Instagram , I have tried to evaluate the men and women I have *real* crush on . Maybe I would say the men and women I have had *crush* on for the longest time. (I have to highlight the word CRUSH because I won’t have time to explain my sexuality. All the people on my list at least have been on my crush list for over five years. If any of them (on the list) comes across this, just know that these are my views and they are honest views of you by me. It’s one of the few pieces that I wrote with this sheepish grin plastered all over my face.

  1. Larry Madowo

Yea! That one very stubborn chap who hosts the trend and makes trips to Europe countries like the way some ladies do to Gikomba.Joan and Bhoke should be like , “We knew that, right ?” Larry is some interesting being. I was an avid fan of his *street journalism* on PM live. I love any man who appreciates numbers, especially monetary affiliated. Though he aint an accountant (I am not sure though), someone who understands the NSE and can speak 70+ words on it in a minute is some piece.I am not a gadget person but nothing makes me bulge like a man who owns an IPhone 6 and knows a little too much about the operating system though he is not a sales person or a worker with the manufacturing company.Innovative – who doesn’t know that a times we get glued to the trend just to see, “ni nini mpya Larry atafanya leo ?”

Plus this boy/man/being, whatever suits him, loves God (from my pastor, a man should love God more that he loves you? ) He also loves to stand out, my dad did so, so do I, its just that inexplicable

  1. Chris Adwar

This might be quite abnormal since am not a musicaholic (is there such a disease?). Yes I have been quite a fan of Adwar. There is something about how he handles the keys, of the keyboard or keytar (thanks to Ken for the word). Plus he has these pretty hands, I know what pretty hands are, and rarely smiles. It’s a G clef, Tremolo or maybe pedal signs mystery that may keep someone like me glued just to see him smile , even just once( at least coke studio Africa season 1 gave me that smile ) . He works hard to be good at what he does. Especially being in the Art industry, that’s a plus, plus, plus for me. And I still remember how tongue tied I was when I shook his hand for the first and only time at tree house , credit goes to Joan for making me attend his bands gig.

  1. Redsan (Swabri Mohammed)

Wanipa raha!  huh? Still my fave song of all his hits. I am still looking for a man who adorns a durag (Do-rag) in more than ten years and still looks as hot as ever. He has obviously gone to the gym in the recent past. Need I say more? He has small eyes, please don’t judge, or maybe he makes then small when performing. He was one of the first Kenyan males I saw with some good sneakers that transformed into current air force model. Plus he smells so goooooooood, at least extra ordinarily good before the metrosexual men generation took over the streets

  1. Carles puyol

This is as simple as, I WANNA SEE HIM ANGRY!!! Grrrrrrr!!. I don’t know why every time I see Carles Puyol, just on the screen, I always go back to X-Men reveries. I have seen him loose temper a few times on the pitch and I trust my instinct enough not to behave weirdly when all the beastly him is out. The hair just makes the whole picture of a perfect trophy boyfriend

  1. Nick Wechsler

These men who squint their eyes when angry or turn away to avoid eye contact when hurt!! Ahem! The woman in me tells me he is a good kisser. And just like puyol, I like him with a little bit longer than usual hair (NO DREADLOCKS). He has what looks like a very smooth body (coz it’s limited to my screen, I have no proof)


Of my women,,,,,,,,

  1. Caroline Mutoko

Yes, she tops my list locally. I have always wanted her kind of deep voice and was even reprimanded by my mama trying to speak that deep when in primary school. She is a go getter, speaks her mind, and tackles what matters head on. Might be the reason I always scout for forums she will be speaking at. Her voice reminds me of so much in my own life. Plus her eye lashes, they are fascinating I think so

I am still thinking of the oil and mining course she undertook, really? I think she is crazily result oriented, and that makes her my number one #WCW

  1. Cynthia Nyamai

She is good with numbers. A woman dissecting the NSE and talking sober about money, figures, economy trends, is a whole package for me in my small world. She works hard and smart. She wakes up before the world does to pray. She does not give a darn what the world says but cares all about the purpose of God for her, the business deals she will be sealing and those that add value to her life . Plus this Ma got some serious good skin

  1. Serena Williams

Dominating the courts since 1999 1st grand slam at the US open and still strong !!!Toned body (my 2015 new year resolution )Down to earth. Rich! Every girl want some serious genuine mulla . She gives back to the society. I like this woman, though just no sure about dating your friends ex

  1. Kaone Kario

I still this she stands for the epitome of real African beauty . If I were to have the Vera 50 milli to change me, I would want Kaone’s body (plus that skin color)


  1. Yelena Isinbayeva

Female Paul vault World record holder. Dominating the heights since 1998! I think she has one of the most toned, proportional bodies on the tracks. Hazel eyes and I picked up the habit of self-motivation by speaking loudly to myself from her. It works

I am glad I have met all my Kenyan crush