Posts by Ruby
Tough Stains Don’t Last! – Keeping Up With Boi
Baba Boi comes home from work feeling a bit grumpy. He sits at his usual spot in the living room and and he is not in the mood to watch Akili Fam! with akina Boi. That’s quite strange. Hadi watoto wameshangaa… There’s an uncomfortable silence which is quickly interupted by a question… “Ni nini mbaya?” Mama Boi asked.…Read More
Fridays and Saturdays Are For….🥁🥁 – Keeping Up With Boi
“Mummmm! Keni anakata kunipea remote!” Boi cried “Keni, ebu peana remote. Sisi tunataka kuwatch Peep and The Big Wide World.” Mama Boi commanded. This is a normal Sunday at Boi’s Home. One of the kids is always crying for the remote and Mama Boi intervenes. “Peep and The Big Wide World ikiisha, si tufanye general cleaning.…Read More
Boi Ni Bully! – Keeping Up With Boi
(It’s 4 pm and the pupils at Roho Safi Primary School are playing in the field.) “Wewe Brayo! Leta hiyo sweater yako ama hutacheza na sisi!” Boi said in a gruff voice. “Boi! Wacha hizo…si last time nilikupea lunch box yangu? Wacha tu nicheze na nyinyi woiye…” Brayo pleaded. “Sisi ni ma-first body! Leta sweater yako kama unataka…Read More
Watafika on time kweli? – Boi’s Family Day Out!
“Leo tunaenda kuona lion!” Sydo ran across the house super excited about their trip to the animal orphanage. His parents had promised to take him and his siblings during the school holiday. “Weweee…unapigia watu kelele!” his dad shouted as he poured tea into the thermos flask. “Ebu kwanza peleka chai kwa meza tukule breakfast. Akina Boi washamaliza…Read More
Sydo! Hujakuwa Ukisave? Keeping Up With Boi
(It’s another ordinary Saturday morning at Boi’s home where Baba Boi kama kawaida, forgot to pass by Center’s supermarket to get breakfast, and now someone has to wake up to go buy…) “Sydo, Keni…” Mama Boi gently woke the kids up. “Eee…mum,” Sydo sleepily responded. “Please amkeni muende mkanunue breakfast haraka haraka nipike,” Mama Boi…Read More
“Flabber…what? Baba Boi Comes To The Rescue – Spelling Bee
“Ngo! Ngo! Ngo!” There’s a knock on the door. “Wacha niende nikafungue mlango, mummy!”, Keni shouted as she ran towards the door hoping that it was Boi. “BOI! Boi amekuja! Wametoka mid-term! Yess!!!”, Keni jumped at Boi and gave him a heartfelt hug. “Kumbe daddy alikuja kukuchukua kutoka shule, nimekumiss!”, Keni said as she held…Read More
Shhh… Leo Ni Siku ya Mum Kupumzika!
Around 6 am, disturbingly audible lamentations of her subconscious could be heard outside the bedroom… “Daddy! Mum is snoring again.”, Boi whispered. They were both standing outside the bedroom trying hard not to laugh. “Mum is tired. She made us thirty chapos last night, you know. And your sister, Keni, was up till late watching…Read More
Ni Yangu! Ni Yangu! Teaching Your Children To Share – Keeping Up With Boi
“Hii ni yangu! Wachana nayo! Wachana nayo! Aki wewe Sydo! Nitakusema kwa mummy!” Keni cried out as she held on tightly to her kiddie tablet. “Ata mimi nataka kucheza nayo,” Sydo insisted. “Nyinyi wawili, kwani hamwezi share toys pamoja? We have to share!”Mama Boi said with a stern face. While this was happening, Baba Boi…Read More
Keeping Up with Boi: How Can Parents Discipline Their Children? Mama Majembe’s Story.
“Mama Boi! Kupotea nayo? Ata kutuma text pale WhatsApp surely!”, Mama Majembe jokingly asked as she sipped a hot cup of chamomile tea. “Aki sikupenda kwangu. Lately, I have been so busy taking care of my family and managing my kiosk. Imekuwa kidogo hectic! Nonetheless, I am grateful for both,” Mama Boi replied with a sigh. Mama Boi and her two friends, Mama Biko and Mama Majembe have been buddies since high school. They all got…Read More
Keeping Up With Boi: Is Akili Kids! TV A Show?
“Wakurugenzi! Tumepatana tena?”, Baba Boi greeted his friends as he pulled a chair and sat next to them. “Leo game ni moto sana!”, one of his friends commented. “I see. Muturi is almost winning the game?”, Baba Boi speculated. “I think it’s something in his tea…what else can explain his lucky streak?”, Jimmy teased. Every…Read More