It's sad that, in this country, big money thieves are adored and revered to an extent that they're considered heroes in their backyards, instead of being shunned and treated as pariahs. Those who have been mentioned in mega scandals, involving millions or billions of taxpayers money, are even more feared and respected here. We even defend them as "mwizi wetu!" In countries like China, they are hanged or shot in a public arena, while in Japan they commit suicide due to the immense shame that will hang over their families, like an ominous cloud, for generations.
We allow egotistic and irreparably corrupt idiots to lead us right from the political front to our hallowed corridors of the academia, but still hope that all shall be well. Why do we keep doing the same thing, the same way, over and over, but expect different results?
The new narrative that everyone is corrupt is complete hogwash aimed at spreading the guilt of a blatantly gluttonous ruling elite, who steal a whopping one third of the country's budget annually! The gargantuan gap between the rich and the poor is an appalling ignominy that calling it immoral will be a perfect understatement.
If we were serious about cancelling exams because of cheating, then the entire last year's KCSE exams should have been cancelled ASAP. Punishing a few among many thieves is not a solution. What we are teaching those who stole the exams and got away with it is that, it is ok to steal so long as you don't get caught! That the end justifies corrupt means!
Love is about staying with this guy who, apart from snoring like a tractor at night, also owns a gargantuan forehead that makes him look like a charging rhino, and you still manage a genuine smile and say, "baby I love you" when you know well that, his can never qualify to be a baby forehead.
The brother Ocholla bashing going on Kenyan social media fueled by #KOT, has something to do with a country full of "holier than thou paragons of morality" lurking in the streets of social media, waiting to pounce on anybody who attracts their wrath and make minced meat out of him. These idle army of mercenaries are gossip-hungry and never dwell on one issue for too long. However, they know how to inflict the greatest damage with their hash tags (or is it harsh-tags?) within a very short time, before they move on to their next unlucky victim or hot topic of gossip.
So I recently sneak into the country unnoticed, just in time to witness the epic#ObamaHomecoming and work on some projects too. Destination? The home of world champions, Eldoret. Who would want to miss the historic return of this famous son of the very soil of this land called kenya? After a long weekend filled with a... Continue Reading →
As some of us recover from the Obama hangover while others nurse a POTUS withdrawal syndrome, I have been imagining of the enduring lessons that we can draw from his visit as a country, even as some idiots back in America feel like jumping into the Atlantic, driven by the unwarranted hatred that they feel... Continue Reading →
How far are human beings willing to go in order to "bask" in the limelight and fame? Above are photos of the same man, or is it "wo-man"? Before and after plastic surgery. This must be the pinnacle of man's vanity! Bruce Jenner, the 1970s Olympian athlete and step dad of the... Continue Reading →