Thugs in Suits Mark Maish

A few days ago my mother pointed out that I have become calculative and ruthless. I couldn’t agree more, this city has changed me. There are lots of men & women in this city who prey on young and desperate people.

They shamelessly take advantage of naive, hardworking and highly talented people, exploit them for selfish gains then discard them like trash. I call them thugs in suits. They are everywhere, from government institutions, private sector to learning institutions hunting for their next victim.


Beautiful African woman in a black hijab
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You are standing next to the bed with a tray in your hands. Breakfast in bed. Only phenomenal lovers get such treatment. For a moment you hesitate on waking her up. She is lying on her stomach, topless, with the duvet, pulled to an inch above the small of her back. Irresistible.

Lofta Resort Diani

Lofta Resort Diani Apartment block

The very first thing you notice about Lofta Resort is the white imposing apartment block with a parking the size of a football field. The Apartment architectural design is a combination of Swahili, Arabic and European design giving it an elegant finishing, which is similar to the perimeter wall and stylish wooden gates.

Shimba Hills Lodge

shimba Hills Lodge Mark Maish

Shimba Hills National Reserve hosts one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa, after Arabuko-Sokoke forest. It is located 33 Kilometers South of Mombasa. Shimba Hills Lodge seats in the middle of this dense forest, which is rich in flora, fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephants in the country.

20 Traits of Truly Brilliant Presenters

For a very long time, I watched my favorite public personalities including US President Barrack Obama speak before thousands of people with so much confidence and ease. I always wondered whether I would ever be able to do the same considering how scared I was to even speak before a small crowd of strangers. After several months of learning and practicing, I would say that I’m now a good speaker judging from the round of applause and compliments I get every time I speak in public or make a presentation.

The Power of Written Goals

Mark Maish

Six months ago I went to this store in town looking for an item that I needed to take my blogging a notch higher. I was flat out broke, so I simply admired the said item, noting down the features, accessories plus costs in my red notebook.

On discovering that I wasn’t going to make a purchase that day, the shop owner got so pissed that he took it back asking me not to waste his precious time. He asked me to only go back when I had enough money to buy it.


pretty black woman

You step into the apartment. The music stops. Two dozen heads turn to face you. The ladies instinctively check you out from head to toe. You’ve never understood how ladies who are not exactly fashionistas still judge a man by how he dresses, especially his shoes. Woe unto you if you have cheap shoes. Good thing, looking good is your second nature.

15 Secrets To Becoming a Successful Blogger

Mark Maina Kenyan Lifestyle Blogger

It doesn’t matter what career path you choose to take, for you to stand out amongst thousands if not millions of other professionals with similar qualifications is by having an online platform where you can comment on various trends in your industry and showcase your portfolio. The easiest and most convenient way of creating an alluring brand is through blogging. Blogging not only positions you as an authority in your respective field but also helps you get more clients.

The untold Ghetto Story

Kibera residents putting out a fire. Picture Courtesy of Storitellah
Kibera residents putting out a fire. Picture Courtesy of Storitellah

The very first time I went to Kibera I thought I would never live to see another day. Before we ventured into the slum, my guide who claimed to know every inch of Kibera shared with me three rules that I ought to follow otherwise I would end up on a cold slab in the city mortuary.