I have a folder in my email account which I have labelled huduma ya kudumu, meaning, lifetime ministry. Neither do I take for granted the people who seek my counsel. They are all valued assets who have made me who I am. In this folder, the hardest job is that of matchmaking. Take Leah, for instance. Having avidly followed my column, she thought she would write to find out whether I can help her to get a man. It would not have been difficult to get her prospective matches, but her yardstick was tough.
He must be rich; earning not less than k per month. He must own a house in the burbs. He should be able to put up for me a business of two million shillings or above.
I thought this was interesting. I was once stumped by a young man who wrote me a lengthy email. He explained that for a long time, he had struggled with an irresistible same-sex attraction. Afterwards, I reckoned it would be better to come up with a Facebook page under the name Asunta Positive Club: Since this is the social media generation, I thought it would help people to link up.
Plus, I would not have to deal with some deeply personal details. It helped — a little — and in no time, I had more than people in the club, with different needs.
But I was surprised that Kenyans in the diaspora also wanted to be hooked up. That is when someone advised me to come up with a website. I could also have live chats with those who wished to talk to me, people could post their profiles, and also view those of prospective partners.
Before, due to the many cases I dealt with, I did not have time to do background checks, which would have told me who was coming for a second or third helping. On this site, people will also have the privilege of asking health-related questions: By doing this, I believe that I can use technology to reach more people, more effectively.
It is about going with the flow. If you wrote or sent me a message requesting me to hook you up, visit www.