Bro, City Life! #1


Dear Bro,

I hope you are well kept of the Lord. Did i just  forget even how to write?  Anyway i used to jot down before in my two blogs; “The Diary of a Christian Youth” and “LABAN’S TAKE”. This is long before I came to the city in search of a gratifying job. Life here move fast, ain’t sure of what propels the clocks here. Just the other day we welcomed New Year 2017 now as I write to you it’s about to be the end of January. For us here, that means the landlord is almost knocking on the door. Bro, don’t also look at the clock, do what it’s doing, keep moving as well.

Nairobi Night life – Image courtesy of @The_Mentalyst
Nairobi Night life – Image courtesy of @The_Mentalyst

Life in the city is such crazy. Dusty roads in our hood, loud music from these matatus; by the way I heard there are called “javs” I am still learning the city language. The loud music they play; it’s just an enigma. I just wonder why simple reasoning is never utilized, the loud music is noise. Yes noise not music as they suggest. Anyway away from the matatus, a times they get into my nerves.  Bro what I am trying to tell you is that I feel so disrupted with the new life here, however I am still learning the principles of excellence.

Bro I know you will be here someday. I would wish to share with you what keeps me on the move, with courage, vivacity, not to forget the humor and charm. It’s the Living word of God. I meditate it every day and night. I claim what’s written and speak life in my life. Here is a verse;

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.- Joshua 1:8

That verse has kept me moving. Ever since we used to read using the small kerosene lamp our dad had bought us, which burnt you a few times while moving it or putting it off. Anyway thus far it is God. Bro, I know you have learnt to trust God over the years for He knows you by name. Never be afraid to trust a known God for an unknown future.

I have to go now. I can’t imagine I have to jostle down the streets again, queue for a matatu home with loud music obnoxious to my ears. Anyway nilikam Nai. (I came to Nairobi) , the city under the sun.

Pass my regards to family.

Yours in love,

Labanish Kenya.

Laban is a Cloud Solutions Engineer at Oracle. He has a Master of Science Degree in Mobile Telecommunications & Innovation and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He has previously worked as a software developer. He takes photography as a hobby but also earns from it...and he considers himself a nomad. His favorite Bible verse is "Romans 12:12"