Man Tears

Born and bred in Kirinyaga county, Julia is a pretty and intelligent woman, also she drinks man tears. It’s true, you know why? She no longer believes in true love, well she did at first but not anymore, now, she just bangs and goes, more of hit hit and run typa thing,more of twa twaing and going,,,,,you get?

Like most women from this region she is tough and a no-nonsense, I have known her since childhood and she is those type of kids you couldn’t mess around with, she could fight even the big boys that came to steal our kati ball. Trust me she is the same until now.

She went to Kerugoya girls, well of course,if you were born in Kirinyaga you know we couldn’t go to schools very far away from home, our mothers could not allow it. After four years she passed and did her Economics Degree at St Pauls University. While in campus she met Liam, he was from the coast side and his accent was her favorite sound. He became the king of her heart, the mountain where she ran to and the fountain she drank from. They fell crazily in love and were walking through the campus corridors holding hands like two lovebirds.

He was her true love, well according to her, back then. It was real. Liam’s heart was meant to love Julia. They both fought for each other and cared for each other. And then suddenly, you meet that one person that makes you forget about yesterday, and dream about tomorrow. When two souls fall in love, there is nothing else but the yearning to be close to the other. The presence is felt through a held hand, a voice heard and the sight of a smile. Even through a simple touch. Souls do not have calendars or clocks, nor do they understand the notion of time or distance. They only know it feels right to be with one another. This is the reason why you miss someone so much when they are not around. Your soul feels their absence-it doesn’t realize the separation is temporary.

They both graduated from campus, and Liam traveled to Mombasa, it was quite a hard time for both of them since it was the first time they were away from each other for more than a week. Liam stayed with his mother and his two younger sisters. After a year Julia got a job in a nearby bank, it didn’t pay her well but she managed. She told Liam of the good news and he was so happy for her. The end of the month came by and she received her first payslip, she was very happy and got her own digz too.

Liam started borrowing money from her, she could send him money to buy food or even sometimes she could send him airtime. He used to visit her in her digz and spend even a month depending 100% on her. She kept on trusting that Liam will eventually get a job and they could live happily ever after. But he, on the other hand, was a parasite. He became reluctant in looking for a job and Julia was taking care of him as a child, She could do everything in the house and for him. She even gave him money to buy alcohol people!!!!!

This went on for a while, and she decided that enough was enough. She felt like he was draining her, she was earning but she couldn’t do anything worthwhile with her money since she was taking care of a man-baby.She decides to kick him out, although she was scared that this could be the end of their relationship, she did it anyway. Liam packed and went back to his home town. Julia was right, that was the end of their romance. She later heard the news that Liam got a job in Qatar. Good for him right??? What kind of a man stays in a lady’s house for more than a month without even contributing anything. So stupid!!!

Julia decided to focus on her life, she started saving and buying house appliances. She even started sending money home. In terms of her love life, she decides she is not ready to commit to any man. So she hooks up with this guy she met in a restaurant and later with others who she met wherever she could meet them. She haves them one at a time and that is her life, up to date. She says a relationship is for two people, but she doesn’t know how to count.


She has no plans of getting married nor getting any kids.

She drinks man’s tears.

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