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My life with a criminal by, , Spear Books edition, in English. "A sequel to John Kiriamiti's best selling novel, 'My life in crime'.". My Life with a Criminal is a novel by Kenyan author John Kiriamiti. Kiriamiti, under the alias Jack Zollo, met and fell in love with Miriam "Milly" Nyambui. My Life in Crime is a novel by Kenyan author John Kiriamiti. John Kiriamiti was a real-life criminal in Kenya during the s and s.
My Life in Crime was written and published while Kiriamiti was in jail. He was released in , five months after the novel's publication. He does not stay for long though, eventually making his way back to Nairobi, where he becomes a pickpocket under the alias Jack Zollo. Jack walks away with six grand, but not without feeling guilty for his actions.
While out to clear his head, Jack runs into his sister Connie, whom he has not seen since running away to Nairobi years ago.
Connie invites Jack to her and her husband's house, where they watch the news and hear a report of the robbery in which Jack was involved. Jack becomes paranoid and leaves Connie's house.
john kiriamiti's my life in crime and my life in prison
One day when visiting his sister's home, their mother comes over, and she is overjoyed to see her son. She insists that he return with her for a visit home and that he share with the family part of the money he has been earning. He is broke, though, and resorts to another robbery so as to not disappoint his family. He makes away with 10, dollars and goes home with his mother. While out one day after returning to Nairobi, Jack picks up a lost student ID and becomes enamored with the girl pictured, Miriam Nyambui.
Jack decides to visit the girls' school to return her ID. Jack spots Miriam and calls her over to give her the ID, then asks her to lunch. Miriam accepts the offer, and the two begin spending a lot of time together. The two spend a couple of days planning the heist and Jack becomes nervous because he knows he will have to use his gun for the first time. The robbery is successful but ends in a gun fight.
Although Jack never talks about the job with anyone, word spreads and he becomes one of Nairobi's most wanted criminals. Jack stays around his apartment as much as possible, pulls a few small jobs here and there, and falls even more in love with Milly. He spends a few days in jail and plots to escape.
Jack eventually makes bail under a false name and flees just as the police are realizing his escape. He returns home, where Milly asks that they finally marry, but Jack refuses, saying that he must instead flee the country for no less than six months.
Milly agrees to the plan. On his way out of town, Jack runs into his old friends Ndung'u and Njoroge, who join Jack on his trip out of the country. While on the road, police pull the men over for questioning, and the three are taken to the police.
Jack, knowing that his fingerprints will incriminate him, decides to take a razor to his hands and peels off the skin. Jack is released and resumes his fleeing from Kenya and drives to Uganda , stopping for a few days every now and then.
Fiction set in 2004
His final destination is Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he stays for two months. He becomes close with the family and even entertains the idea of staying in Congo the rest of his life instead of returning to Kenya  In Congo, Jack finds himself in the middle of a love triangle and resolves to leave the country.
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Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. My Life with a Criminal by John Kiriamiti ,. Atieno Odhiambo. John Kiriamiti's best-selling novel My Life in Crime has become a classic. Here Milly, his girlfriend, tells the poignant story of her life with the bank robber. They were in love, and he was gentle, kind and considerate. But after she moved in with him, she discovered his double life. She remained devoted, but the stress of his life bore its toll, and finally they parted.
This sequel novel is also a bestseller in Kenya. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about My Life with a Criminal , please sign up.
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Showing Rating details. Sort order. Mar 19, Tatuu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read it when I was View 1 comment. Jul 18, Martha Kavata rated it liked it. A very educative book on the dating scene.
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May 03, Adetti rated it really liked it. The book feels rushed in some chapters. Just enough to give you the impression its a work of fiction. Nevertheless, Milly seems to have really loved this man.
Jan 23, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has to be one of the best books i read while growing up. A single read just didn't cut it.
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Heck, we even fought over who was next in line as the administration would, [in retrospect] , allow as few copies as possible to "sneak" through. Oh, banned books, that's how you get kids to read, ban good literature! Oct 01, Sammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nice book. Feb 21, Igash Wamuru rated it it was amazing.
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Get A Copy. Milly pleads with Jack to leave his life as a criminal and threatens to end their relationship if he does not. Having had interacted with most of the brains thought to be behind the Mwakenya movement like Onyango Oloo, Prof.