the construct called the republic of kenya espouses democracy. citizens get to choose between competing dynasties and wannabe nobility.
that sense of belonging in policy arguments and the definition of politics in kenya to ethnic supremacy battles. the question of declaration of support to an English Premier League club. Our team beat your team. language you would imagine best suited to Roman Abrahamovic.. chelsea fc – MY team! and with the betting craze they put their money where their hearts are.
defend the kingship – (whose?) – our kin(g)ship.
cut down a he-goat
stab it severely
burn it whole
curse s.k . macharia.
curse his business
curse his generation
for betraying his community
maybe an equivalent of excommunication or exile from the tribe would make the curse more potent. and maybe another tribe would welcome him with song and dance and a he-goat slaughtering to bless out the curses uttered. i know a few communities whose collective average wealth would shoot up substantially.
i wish david ndii, boniface mwangi, john githongo, maina kiai were billionaires… (don’t look a gift horse in the mouth) at least i don’t have to defend our kingship’s mishaps and missteps along with all my kin as vociferously as i otherwise would be forced to.
the republic of kenya’s citizens are subjects that never learn their lessons.
bless their ignorance
bless their poverty
for we are together
defending the kin(g)ship
vote for me
Hand holding a reluctant hers crossing a bridge over a river of muck.
In the dark.
All that mattered then to him was the moment leading up to the moment.
Into her eyes
“You are shy..”
“You are looking into my soul.”
“Tell me …. inappropriate or not”
“You want to kiss me”
“So, what of it?”
“I like the thought of it
it’s the he act of it …”
“coz I don’t know if it will be a hello or a goodbye”
“Which would you prefer?”
“I’d like that too,
and then after?”
“…. Is this it?”
“Let’s be friends”
Why is this Adele song … a sad song …
All this time playing on this dusty road
The worst thing they ever did was meet he thought.
Some dreams must never come to life. To ruin the fantasy.
My beautiful dark twisted fantasy.
She had time and space
For affairs of the heart;
…. Could you be loved?
rao is power hungry.
i say, rao is hungry.
hunger is power.
why can’t he quit? he’s too old. why can’y he anoint someone a successor, he’s good at that – x tosha! he’s a good kingmaker but he’ll never be king. he’s lost so many presidential ‘contests’ – he’s a loser. frankly, i would vote for rao but these (—- ) are mad!
am still on the ‘luo president’ note. he’s been told before not once not twice, behind closed doors. a luo is unelectable to the office of the presidency though his/her support is welcome. what then can be said to an ogiek lady of her prospects – does she even count .. does she warrant attention .. is she worthy of being considered even and be informed of her ineligibility or of her prospects? .. what of my arjuran clan relatives… does my nephew matter in the plan… could he make it into the question of being fit for such an office?
this would all go away and the path would b cleared if the declaration would determine a qualifying statement,” there wil be presidents – but never a luo as president2. then i would rejoice for them… free, free… thank god .. free at last to be. .
in this way rao’s pretence to the throne ‘the people’s president ‘ is not so grating .. provided he’s not the republic of kenya’s president’ hehe. nicely done. his claim ceases to be interpreted as the voice of the hungry – the poor – the underdog. rao is no peasant. granted. and for this ignominy he becomes ‘lord of poverty’. yah?
hunger is power.
no, the hungry…
its irony is
what propels this power
becomes their powerlessness.
may be all this ire is pure envy – what’s with selfies in mud huts but only one smiling humble shining face?
may be its all genuine interest for the people – come all ye who are hungry, taste and see that i am good. i shall be your sponsor and you shall be my votes..
to give a man fish
to teach a man to fish
that is the question…
which by your estimation would invite the hungry??
let it be here known that the choice so made is
‘fair, independent and… development’
the people want
to work with the government
what then happens
to the government working for them?
do you have any votes
yes sir no sir
one from luo nyanza
one for the coast
another for the little western
that’s gone to jubilee.
first law of thermodynamics/ law of conservation of energy.
energy can neither be created nor destroyed ; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another
in kenya, as former vice president kijana wamalwa stated ; there are two political camps i) raila phobia ii) raila mania. the political groupings in kenya orbit around the son of the first vice-president of kenya… and founding father of kenya’s post independence opposition.
now that his time is done and maybe his political obituary and/or glowing eulogies ;
“my name is Ozymandias, king of kings
look on my works, ye mighty, and despair”
last week two days apart, two ladies, on two separate occassions out of the blue say to me passionately, “Raila will never be president!…” (and more i won’t elaborate on). the ladies share a mother tongue with the president and deputy president of kenya respectively. the thing that got to me was that i would rather it were males. i would prefer … it were a man passed out drunk in a ditch, incoherently slurring wearing a top caked by dried vomit, a fresh patch of urine on their trousers and one shoe missing. that’s just me. i didn’t know whether to apologise for whatever sin the evil man raila did to them or dink into my repertoire of raila/
luo bashing. i’m sure he deserves it… he can handle it
i doubt any other (wo)man inspires as much emotion in kenya. the question then is where will
Kenyans (citizens/residents of the country kenya) take all this energy or to whom will it be transferred or how. now that raila is on self destruct mode a la 2 pac ‘me against the world’ , ‘f* friends’ . it always however translates to… a luo something or another.
a change is gon come. maybe it’s time another person gets to be a scape goat… baba’s a black sheep… and old. but if you are really an underdog champion… here’s your chance. ha ha
batman vs the joker