Oyunga Pala : Sunday Salon

Oyunga Pala

Oyunga Pala is probably best known for his controversial column, “Man Talk,” in the Saturday Nation Magazine. He is an avid writer whose work ranges from social commentary to fiction as well as travel writing. His other regular column is the “Motorcycle Diaries” in Kenya ’s Drum Magazine. His work has also been published in issue 6 of The Reading Room on http://www.readingroomjournal.com/ – this is published by http://www.greatmarshpress.com.

His mellow voice is remembered by many who enjoyed his radio program, “Sex Talk,” but his identity remains a well-kept secret, hence the lack of an accompanying photograph. He has, however, been known to surface at kwani? Readings (under the strict adage that no pictures or footage may be recorded) and credit goes to him for transforming the readings into the now popular kwani? Poetry Open Mic by encouraging writers to share their work. It is only fitting to have him take to the stage and read his work at the Sunday Salon Nairobi.


  1. grace on February 10th, 2009 6:13 am

    well, i think oyunga pala is a good read…provoking, entertaining and informative…
    looking forward to having him as one of the mentors in the recently launched mentor-ship program called PEN-TALK in kenyatta university!!

  2. PAUL LETIWA on April 21st, 2009 11:27 am

    I love Oyunga Pala’s articles. He shapes my thinking. I never misses his column in the Sartuday Magazine. I started reading him since 2002. He is well read and very controversial writer. When I meet him one day I will ask him one question; Mr Pala who will take the column after you? surely I do’nt see anyone with such provoking ideologies. Thanks so much Brother and keep up the good work, you have taught me what I did’n know.
    Paul Letiwa, Nairobi, 21st Aprill 2009

  3. Josiah on May 19th, 2009 8:42 am

    Just A hint.

    They have a picture of Oyunga Pala at the ADAM Magazine www.

    Here IT is.


  4. sheila on April 22nd, 2010 2:50 am

    where is oyunga pala nowdays?i sow awheered name in his colum!!!?keep it up men,we love you big time.cheers…

  5. jeff kamau on June 27th, 2011 5:52 am

    This guy has something to say.A writer by nature and everybody wants to be him or to argue with him.