Chicken is a rare delicacy on the slopes of the mountain. You may not believe it but this dish is mostly served when they are visitors. The locals thrive through chicken products.
Truth be told, chicken rearing has never been easy. There are three main nightmares for the chicken farmer. And talking about nightmares, do you know that night nurse song used to sound to me like my nightmares? Which song did you mishear while growing up? I bet you have a whole playlist.
So back to the chicken nightmares.
Nightmare number one is waking up and finding your flock all wiped out by Newcastle disease (Kīhuruto.)
Nightmare number two is when you find that when your night nurse was working her charm on you, Kamūcoroge aka Kanu, (and I don’t mean tikisa gitole cha GANU) was working her way through your flock one neck at a time. You may need to see a therapist for mental wellness and all after such an experience.
Nightmare number three is when the tūrīa nine decide that since their hustle has not been going well then your flock belongs in their sacks. You see there is this chemical they use to spray on the chicken and they all collapse on the floor and then they heave then in sacks and sell them at the nearest Chicken deli.
Growing up on the slopes of the mountain sometimes these eaters of the farmed would get overzealous and night after night they’d haunt several homesteads. Once upon a time the village youths decided to form a vigilante group. They’d gather together at night and walk their night away keeping the tūrīa nīme at bay and then in the wee hours of the night they’d hide and lie in wait for the tūrīa nīme.) What they didn’t know is that several snitches/ moles were also in their midst and when the thieves were about to reach their hideout, one would cough pretend or sneeze pretend and the thieves would be alerted of the lurking danger and voila, they’d be gone, kapish ‘oo kaihū na kwao.’
I guess I’m heading home now too, tuonane majaliwa. Keep composing Allan Walker. Your music is alive.


Published by Nyar Kaheti

Born and raised on the picturesque slopes of Mt Kenya, Nyar Kaheti is your girl next door vibe kind of girl. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and listening to country music among other things.

3 thoughts on “Snitched

  1. Hahaha , people from slops are needed by uda and azimio jitayalishe kuwapikia wakikuja 😄😄

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