A rapid pregnancy test kit that shows positive results.

You know, when I was growing up, teenage pregnancies and early marriages were completely abstract ideas. At one point, it became real when a head girl in our high school got pregnant. …


My name is Jackie Mungai. They say I was born in the early 1990s at a nursing home in Huruma, Nairobi. However, I am based in Malindi, Kilifi County. I am a teacher by profession. By default, I am a grammar cop much to the annoyance of many people. More…


At a high-class brasserie in the coastal city of Mombasa, I walk in drained. My head is full, my trapezius muscles hurt, my stomach is demanding, my hamstrings are so sore and my heels have such a stabbing pain. It has been one day full of activities in town for…


Minutes after 1:00pm, I arrive at the farm over a thousand miles from town (seemingly). We are meeting there this afternoon — At Leo’s. This information was given to me days prior. The zeal in the young boys is one I honestly cannot fathom.

I try to open the gate…


When I met Bob over three weeks ago, he could not speak in English. Bob could tell that the language being spoken was foreign. He could make this guess of course from the accent and the words in use. I’m thinking he was left out the same way I get…


It has been a while since I last wrote. You know how they talk of the rain and it pouring? Well, literally, it has been pouring in this coastal town of Malindi and in different parts of the country — if anything my scattered friends tell me is to go…


In my previous article, I gave details on my meeting with Bob. We cordially agreed to be meeting in the afternoon for two-hour sessions. It was the ideal time for him as there was not much to do in the garden during those hours.

I get on this big machine…


The thing is, I am new at blogging. In the course of trying to blog, I started with my first article that was inspired by my friend, Al Kags, who has shown me that it is passionate to share my thoughts.

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. …


I see by a clipping I saved that this rainy day was the 21st of June 2021. I am out and about when I receive an important call. Time has come for me to meet Bob (not his real name), a young guy aged 21 years who is interested in…

Jackie Mungai

I am passionate about Adult Literacy and Learning.

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