Childhood Memories that put a smile on your Face.......

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Ka-Buda

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I was about 10 or 11 years old and even though i came from a very humble family where things like Soda and "queen cake" were considered treats,we lived in a very up and coming estate in the West of Nairobi (thanks mostly to my Father`s foresight in the property trends)...
Most of my new neighbors were rich kids with Choppers and BMX bikes that i could only get on by "kuomba ride" and one day one of the boys from the Esto was having a Birthday Party of which i luckily got invited to.
I could not believe how posh in their house looked - they even had a microwave and although me and my other Riff Raff boys from the neighborhood didn`t have a clue as to what it was,we gleefully watched as "our friend" turned it on and we stood there watching it like it was a telly.
Anyway; the Party kicked off when his mom opened the Dining room and made us sing `happy birthday` as she unleashed unto us a room full of all nicities that a 10 year old could only have fantacized about....
There was chapos,pilau, stew biscuits,KSL sweets,Kashata, Queen cakes, House of Manji Biscuits....... that room looked like it was the Ginger Bread House come true!
And the beauty of it all was that for the first time EVER!, there was nobody telling you how much of anything you were allowed to eat!
Mama Kenno said that it was Kenno`s Birthday and that we could eat and drink as much as we wanted!..

I don`t remember much after that but i know that the room went silent as we indulged in the mlo; I opened at least 3 sodas (just to own them) and then i ate everything that i could get my hands on;starting with the chapos,then the biscuits,sweets,cakes,and all these time stuffing my pockets full of anything else i thought i couldn`t munch fast enough.
Long story minimised 30 minutes later i was so full i struggled to stand up and it wasn`t just me in this predicament!
Most of us boys were so full that we thought the best thing was to go to the toilet and try and squeeze out what we had just stuffed into our faces!... Now kina Kenno had a toilet in the house but they also had an outside pit latrine and this is where i found myself after a long walk from the main house.
I was so full i thought the buttons on my shirt were going to pop so when i went to take the "position" on the pit latrine,i couldn`t balance and i remember holding my weight against the toilet floor and trying to pu pu but nothing would come out!...
After many knocks on the door and about 20 minutes later i decied "faq this" i am just going to go back to the dinning room,carry as many treats as i can and head home to have a lie down on my bed.
Kesho yake i had to be taken to hospital with a serious case of Constipation!

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I was in Primary school class 6 and we used to play a game called "Chobo"
There was 2 types of chobo; if the ball (normally a tennis ball) was kicked between you legs or you accidentally touched it with your hands you could get "chobo ngoto"- everyone chapas you ngoto OR; If you were playing "chobo mob" everyone was allowed to chapa you kama mwizi.
I was wise enough to stay away on this particular day juu it was just the big boys from Class 8 playing that day but as i walked past,the stupid tennis ball was kicked in my directions and in my attempt to kick it back int the pitch,i missed and it went through my legs!!!!.... CHOBO!!!
The next thing i know all the players are chasing after me and so is the rest of the school (including some girls) and i knew that there was no point trying to explain to them that i was actually a by-stander so nikatoka chut heade for the school gate hoping that if went out of the gate they would stop chasing me lakini wapi"?
It looked like the whole school was after me and when i saw the "first body" chasing me out of the school gates nikajua hawa watu wataniuwa and lucky for me right outsiide my school gates kulikuwa na bus stop and at that particular time there was a Kenya Bus getting ready to depart nikaenda kama nimeingia Chubwi!....
And all the kids chasing me wakabaki na alama ya mshangao as the bus drove off.
The only problem was getting home bila bag and too early juu it was lunch time.
I alighted a few stops from home nikajipa shughuli mpaka when the other kids came from school and then went home.
 
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Chobo: I was in a school where the store for cabbages was a charcoal cooler. Tukicheza CHOBO UA (what you guys called chobo mob) ilikua lazima upande hio charcoal cooler na uketi juu, na saa hizo shirt ni za white. Mwanaume unakimbizwa ukienda kushika wire za hio wall ya cooler fala inakuvuta, ukiwa ata karibu kufika juu, kasia ingine inakuvuta unarudi chini. Boss unakanyagwa vita siku mbili uko mgonjwa. Kila mtu anakuwinda shule yote kama mob justice.
 

weed

Village Elder
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going to river mwania na kibuyu to swim siku ya kufunga chuo ....problem is i didn't know how and been a rainy season i nearly drowned except for a friend that rescued me......
kucheza cricket na can ya ice cream kwa corridor...scoring was u had to put the ball in behind grill ya mlango
brikisho na unaenda kujificha industrial area ...500m away etc
 

Freestyle

Village Elder
#15
That chobo Ua was burned in the school when a student suffered a broken arm. watu walikuwa wanatorokea kwa fence ya kaiyaba. Then at break time we used to have a combination of mandazi&samosa sandwich but the problem was ukinunua tu watu kama wanne wametegea uwakatie until guys said enough is enough hakuna kudandia and the shock was everyone could afford it .watu walikuwa wanaogopa kununua juu ya kudandiwa.
 

m245

Village Elder
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i grew up ikiitwa chobo ua...kulikua na rusha ua where u had to throw a tenis past a certain level on a wall ukikosa kufikisha utajiju na sa hio kuepuka u had to guza a girls ass unakimbizwa na dame mwenye unafuata pia yeye anakutoroka

then there was the mother of them all "sticky" unadungilia kijiti kwa a heap of soil then kila mtu anatoa portion yake na kidole kakianguka na uko hapo surrounded na watu wanakungojea utaitana
 

Purr_27

Village Elder
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Bringing up a boy like @Ka-Buda is hell on earth. Trouble or mischief is his shadow.
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That chobo Ua was burned in the school when a student suffered a broken arm. watu walikuwa wanatorokea kwa fence ya kaiyaba. Then at break time we used to have a combination of mandazi&samosa sandwich but the problem was ukinunua tu watu kama wanne wametegea uwakatie until guys said enough is enough hakuna kudandia and the shock was everyone could afford it .watu walikuwa wanaogopa kununua juu ya kudandiwa.
Hamkuwa mnafanya no beggings
 

kiLo-

Village Elder
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Tulikua standard 8 ma first term hivi. Bendings was the game. All day nilikua napata wasee. After lunch natembea from cafeteria kwenda ulatho. Niliona kitu gleaming in the short grass. Kobole!! Went to pick it up. Kumbe kuna msee mwenye machungu alikua hapo kilee. Hapo ndo msee alinikuta na bata prefect. Tailbone ilirudi ndani centimeters kadhaa. Mi hata sikueza cheki nyuma nione ni nani ameniwahi. Nilikua naficha machozi pia. Walked it off ka robo cop hadi kwa desk yangu and sit on my harmstrings
 

TopCat

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Tulikua standard 8 ma first term hivi. Bendings was the game. All day nilikua napata wasee. After lunch natembea from cafeteria kwenda ulatho. Niliona kitu gleaming in the short grass. Kobole!! Went to pick it up. Kumbe kuna msee mwenye machungu alikua hapo kilee. Hapo ndo msee alinikuta na bata prefect. Tailbone ilirudi ndani centimeters kadhaa. Mi hata sikueza cheki nyuma nione ni nani ameniwahi. Nilikua naficha machozi pia. Walked it off ka robo cop hadi kwa desk yangu and sit on my harmstrings
Bendings was a very dangerous game come to think of it, especially if it landed on your testicles or that place very painful.
 
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