Poetry by Sanya Noel
If Americans lived in America
And the British lived in Britain
Kenyans would’ve lived in Kenya
And Australians down under
But you take white rice and mix it with red meat
Not enough taste so you add to it a pinch of salt
Not good enough please mix it with some curry
We like it hot put in some pepper please
Add to it just a little of the lakeside pride
Then mix it with the easy natured coastal turf
We love it strong, can we have some Western please?
And where is the grace of the Eastern girls?
Entrepreneurial? Mix it with Central now!
We run this town, not with a Rift, but in a Valley
But we are the urban ones, we were born in this town!
Sir, I serve you Nairobi on a plate.