Friends, I have waited for this moment for a very long time (sounds rather cliched eh?) Ok let me rephrase it; I’ve always longed to be a published writer and the dream is almost coming to fruition. My very first book a biography/autobiography – someone tell me what to call it as it is written in the first person – of the celebrated blind athlete Henry Wanyoike ,Victory Despite Blindness (Sasa Sema/Longhorn), should be out today – that is what the publishers told me – and I can’t wait to lay my hands on my copy, er, copies.


They however sent me an image of the book cover, which I am sharing with you. If all goes according to plan, the book should be on sale during the Nairobi International Marathon on Sunday – remember Wanyoike is an ambassador for the race – I will also try my hand at running the 10 kilometer race, purely for selfish reasons.

You can grab yourself a copy from next week at leading bookstores and online on

Now the Swahili have a saying to the effect that Kinyozi hajinyoi – loosely translated to mean that the barber cannot shave himself – I can’t review my own book. I am looking for someone to review it for me to be published here. Any offers?

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  1. Hey!

    Isn’t that every writer’s dream?! Congratulations! Can’t wait to grab a copy. The cover looks fantastic & very alluring.
    Keep the literary fire burning.

  2. Hey Cousin,
    Really proud of your achievement man, well done for the good job. Keep it up and send me a hard copy to Australia.

    Steve Sitienei
    Alias Ureso

  3. Good stuff. Congratulations. I am disappointed I didn’t make it through to Nairobi to get a copy personally of the book – and a picture of you running! I’ll be in Dar es Salaam. If you have a runner going that far, you could send me one – Drewza.

  4. Congratulations on getting published. Long overdue. Hope there are more where that came from. We’re open for business so do come our way with what you have.

  5. I only knew Ngunjiri as a book reviewer. He is my mentor. I have learnt alot from him. I never thought he will write a book! I must get a copy, read and review it. Bravo man and keep up the good work!

  6. Finally, u get to be reviewed too ! Congrats. Yes the book will be available during the Stanchart Marathon- Seeing is Believing Stand [Wanyoike Foundation] The book retails for Kes 250/- Distribution to key bookshops countrywide started should be complete shortly.


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