And your friends, tell me about them, what are they like?
I don’t have friends in Kenya.
How do you mean?
(Laughs) I don’t have any friends. I have many surface-level acquaintanceships.
There are people who I talk to, who I can meet for tea or lunch, but I don’t have people who I can actually say are my friends in the truest sense of that word.
Do you wish you had friends?
I mean, the few friends I have are in Europe. Some serve as my mentors. I’m very grateful for them. I can text them “SOS” and they’ll know it’s urgent.
They’ll do everything to get on Skype or phone as fast as they can. And these are very busy people. Those, are friends. A few others are in Uganda.
Do you want friends in Kenya?
I do, and I’ve tried. I’ve really tried to make friends, but it’s hard. I mean, I don’t want to hear about how Sofapaka is doing, I can read about Sofapaka.
Don’t tell me about how you have this party you really must attend and you need a new pair of shoes, yet your closet already has 10 pairs. I can’t deal with that.
Let’s have a discussion about how we are going to build this country. Or let’s discuss how we can be a plus to the youth in Kibera. That, I will enjoy.
However, there’s a part of me that really likes people.
If I could get at least three decent, non-dramatic, clean, friendships, I would be very happy. I would be elated.
What are you hoping to accomplish by the time you turn 40?
Jeez! Could we just turn 39 first? (Laughs amid sips of coffee)
Okay, what are you hoping to accomplish at 39?
I want to go continental with my work. I have a few ways and plans on how I’m going to do that, I’m working on it.