Bwana asifiwe I said into the microphone, bwana yesu asifiwe, this time I said it a bit louder, Bwana yesu asifiwe microphone testing 1 2 3 mic testing can you hear me, inua mkono yako juu kaa waniskia, aaaaaah, asanteni, asanteni sana, my eyes made a quick sweep of the crowd below me and rested on the girl of my dreams, the girl who had stolen my heart, the girl who had finally tamed wild Meria by making him get saved after confessing his sins and being born again. I then handed over the mic to the pastor and as I got down from the dais and I reflected on how I had come to be known as Bro Meria.
Thinking of it now, The journey to being born again had begun a few months earlier on the day i met The most beautiful girl in githurai, lets call her Marion, Marion alikua ameumbwa akaumbika, yellow yellow, average height, flesh in all the right places, nyuele ya makamasi, very beautiful kind eyes with thick eyebrows …… you name it, the first time I saw her my jaw dropped kaa ya “the mask”
na akaiba roho yangu hapo hapo, huyu dame alikua sawa, she was in form 4 in a girls secondary school in isich.
Tulipatana kwa Ngara tukichota maji, there was only one borehole in all of githurai 45 na hapo ndipo kila mtu alikua yuachota maji na kwahivo palikua happy hunting ground ya mafisi as you call them now, we used to hung out there and assist the beautiful girls with their jerricans and wheelbarrows, talking of wheelbarrows we were expert “drivers”, we used to place the jerricans in such a way that it required very little effort to push, infact you could control it with on hand when loaded, pushing the barrow to your girls home provided the best opportunity ya kuomba slices and we got lucky most of the time.
Hapo hapo kwa borehole tulikua nalugha yetu ya ufisi, girls were classified in four categories
1- Now showing
2- Next attraction
3- Coming soon
4- Brought back by great public demand
Now showing was the girl in her prime, mostly untouched or you can say brand new as sanasana package ilikua haijawaifunguliwa, Yule ambapo saa hio ndio ameiva kabisa na mboys wote walikua wanamtamani.
Next attraction was kale kaschana kalikua kamebakisha mvua kaa mbili kaive, tumatiti hua tuko tudogo lakini ukikagua vizuri unaona potential ya future beauty queen. Hawa pia tulikua hatusamehei, mtu alikua anabook kitambo ili by the time afike now showing fisi wenzako wanajua ni wako.
Coming soon ni tule tutoto tudogo aged 11 to 7, looking at them with a fisi eye you could tell huyo mtoto atakua kitu sure in the next kindu 7 to 10 rainy seasons lakini tulikua hatuweki mark, we were much too busy with the now showing and next attractions for that.
Brought back by public demand alikua Yule dame amechapa, Yule ashagawia kila mtu slices but was still good to eat saa zile hakuna slices zingine, (simba akikosa nyama hula nini?) infact we were doing them a favor, hawa ndio tulikua twapiga combi tukiwa wasee wane au watano.
Marion was in the number 1 category, Now showing, they were newly arrived in githurai pale babake alikua amenuua plot na kujenga 4 rooms, she had a small 4 yr old brother. And, Marion was different from any girl I had been with, she was born again, after kuzoeana kwa muda mfupi nilipo itisha slices nilipewa verse ya bible alafu nafunguliwa nisome, hakua anakosa bible, we used to argue back and forth about Christianity and being saved the whole day and she would win because i had a soft spot for her, she was wife material. Aliniambia that kama nataka awe girlfriend yangu lazima niokoke na kaa vile mnajua wahenga walisema about mtaka cha mvunguni, sikua na budi ili kuinama.
[SIZE=1](gojeeni kwanza nijicompose, hua naskia kulia nikumbuka Marion wangu)[/SIZE]