So a few weeks ago my pal Githengi called me asking me how he should prepare some liver he had (BTW I have a bachelors corner coming up just for you and my brother) . As we were talking I dunno how I ended up telling him that I live in one room, I don’t know whether to call it a studio or a bedsitter, I think it’s something in between. So Githengi was shocked, he was like “WHAT!!, you cook all that in such a small space?” I was like yes, I’ve posted it on my About page but guess I was not specif on what my living situation is like.


Now this room of mine, many a person have made fun of it, my brother Kiboi has called it a shoe box, Mr MF calls it my 2*2 (2 feet by 2 feet) because I can say I am in bed then I can VERY easily reach out for a drink in my fridge and in two secs after that Il be in my “kitchen” . We have a colleague who actually says she lives in a kitchen (she is an adorable lady, I laugh every time she says it)

But I have come to love my little room. In 2010 when i had just come back home from college I REALLY wanted to move out of home. I felt so crowded and my parents leave FAR. But I was an unemployed graduate and people kept telling me that I could afford to leave in a studio and I would always say “NO WAY how will i fit?” but when I moved to Kakuma I had to fit.

If I can say so my self we (we being me and my colleagues who sued to live in another compound that did not belong to UNHCR) have come a long way. at first i lived in a very small place what Mr MF would call a 1*1 it was sort of ok at the beginning but it had no AC and the power rationing was crazy; no lights during weekday lunch times plus no power on Saturday mornings from i think 8-1pm and on Sunday afternoons. It was CRAZY hot. Then I moved to a prefabricated room, with my kitchen that was even more cramped and now I’m where I am and I love it. I especially love the color. I have an accent deep purple wall then the rest are in a soft soft purple. I LOVE IT. so here are photos ๐Ÿ™‚

my whole room minus the “kitchen” thats the little guy who keeps me company :-)


the view from the bathroom door

my “kitchen”


my microwave/ grill/ oven ๐Ÿ™‚ had a pizza baking!

photos of my family minus my little bro Charles ๐Ÿ™ I still love u I keep saying Il look for your photo and I will

my favorite fridge magnet “if you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen” and the pretty baby??? that’s me :-)

my stash of GoodFood magazines

my cookbooks

Well that’s it. hopefully soon i’ll be posting more pics of my desert life

Written by Wangeci Wandere cici
  • GN

    Hahaha…I see I inspired a post.

    • Wangeci Wandere

      yes you did, you see how much of an inspiration you are in my life.

  • Lizzy

    Hmmm….So this is why you cleaned up? :-). and here I was thinking that I influenced you ๐Ÿ™‚ * double smile*

    • Wangeci Wandere

      hehehehhe of course you influenced me, but at that point i was just feeling crowded so I had to remove that chair. It looks nice tho doesnt even look like my kahouse ๐Ÿ™‚