Kenya is a perfect example of John Orwell’s Animal Farm. Kenya has animals but some animals are “more animals than others.” Kenya is a land made up of funny characters; those who matter and those who don’t.
Kenya is a man-eat-man society. Kenya ina wenyewe is a common phrase but which will never leave meaning as long as this country called Kenya exists. Kenya is run by vicious and merciless cartels. Trying to stand on their way will send one either into the grave or into exile.
The majority of Kenyans are sons and daughters of a lesser god. They are like those green flies in the toilet that add no value to anything. They are like cockroaches that can be stepped on at any time and nobody will care. Kenya has those who eat to sweat daily and those who sweat to eat with nothing available to eat after sweating. This is Kenya for you.
There are clear incidences in this country that indicate that indeed we are not the same and will never be the same. Even the gods seem to have resigned to fate and agreed with this fact. We are the children of a lesser god. People rarely talk about them and maybe those doing them think it is their right.
By the time retired President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was breathing his last, Kenya had lost 14 pupils at a stampede that happened at Kakamega Primary School in Kakamega county. As soon as the news of Mzee Moi broke out, all the cameras were turned off in Kakamega and shifted to Kabarak, Kabarnet Gardens, Parliament Buildings, and Lee Funeral Home. The children of a lesser god were left on their own.
When President Uhuru Kenyatta landed from the United States of America (USA), he did not and has not talked about the now 15 children of a lesser god who died. He has kept mum since, mourning a statesman. It is said that he “sent a statement”, a statement that was written by his team.
Do you remember the Solai Dam tragedy? The tragedy killed 47 people in 2018. A total of 9 people were arrested as a result. The court set the 9 free because those who died were children of a lesser god. The gods needed to be back to building the nation and court cases were “wasting their precious time.”
Do you still remember the Garissa University tragedy? More than 140 students were massacred by Al-Shabaab. A helicopter that was to ferry a response team was in Mombasa doing rounds for a police boss. After all, those being massacred were children of a lesser god.
During the week, CS and Secretary-General for the Jubilee Party was involved in an accident. His vehicle hit a Matatu that was full of passengers. Tuju was given prominence, airlifted to Nairobi as children of a lesser god were left to fend for themselves.
The super-rich individuals in Kenya never pay taxes but children of a lesser god. In this country, you are either at the dinner table with the mighty or you are the menu. As Swaleh Mdoe says, tafakari hayo.