Someone said Kenyans are merely a collection of tribes whose wrath is best tested when elections loom .I thought we promised ourselves that the 2007/08 mayhem will never occur again but going with what happened in Tanariver, am apprehensive that this time round it will be worse. When an organised and heavily armed group decide to invade and mercilessly kill and torture innocent people in the name of revenge its really shocking.Very young children have been psychologically affected, a buzzling village has been reduced to isolated stigmatised lonely people. When a survivor narrated how his 11 children and wife were killed and animals cut into pieces, it really touched my heart.How do you cope when your entire family is inhumanely murdered? Where do you start? Whats the reason of living? We’re a generation myopic of God’s love, who’ve compromised peace and hypocritically expect a seemless life.We’ve welcomed the evil spirits in our societies and this can be depicted by the extents we go to ‘protect our people’.Am ashamed of this generation,I fear for the yet to be born.I sympathise with the bereaved.I wonder what angers God most than shedding of blood, we’ve rattled the forbidden and consequently our deeds will be judged harshly. A people with a very selfish attitude, a generation that is inviting a curse from above.
England is no longer suffering from olympics hangover, the Barclays Premier League has heralded its presence and stakes are high .Rumours of RVP transfer was a sweet fodder for the media but an emotional feeling for all the die-hard gooners I included. If there are football fans who have endured painful moments, criticism, desperation and ridicule, they should be from Arsenal.Our allegiance to the team has been tested over the years.When Fabregas and Nasri left people scorned us and thought we would cramble but contrary, we rose to the occassion and proved them wrong. RVP’s leverage cant be understated and him going will leave a big vacuum.We may console ourselves with newcomers Giround, Podolski and Carzola but arguably they cant fit in RVP’s shoes..Song, one of the most outstanding midfielders is also leaving at a time when we are facing our biggest test..Is RVP a traitor,well fans chanted ‘RIP RVP’ when Arsenal toured China..People forget that he is a human being who also has ambitions and wants growth and laurels like any other player. Our chances of ending our trophy-drought have been put in serious doubt even before the season takes its course…its our defining moment.
It started with America’s presidential contender Mitt Romney questioning and critising the level of preparation of the city of London, but in a sharp contrast president Obama congratulated UK’s prime minister David Cameron for the beautiful and seamless tournament. London has proved that its culture is an enigma especially when you consider the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies, of course it cant be compared to that of China. London is one of the busiest cities and there was an arguement that due to the city’s fast lane life the olympics would be a hindrace.Contrary to that, the stadiums were marked with enthusiasm, ‘TEAMGB’ (the host) was undoubtedly the most popular.Apparently this is one of their best performances..It will also go down in history as the first olmpic where every country had atleast a female participant.By that I mean countries like Saudi Arab and Qatar made a milestone since they have always imposed draconian laws to the women. Speaking of Kenya, it was a below average performance, am only shying from using the word dismal.If it was in the developed countries, someone would have resigned.How we fielded an athlete with an injury should be a laughable joke.How one Guyo who participated in javelin didnt have a couch is not only shameful but unacceptable.Hard questions will be asked about internal wrangling between the relevant bodies, corruption,incompetence, arrogance etc but the big question is, who will take responsibility? Winning should never be taken for granted,it has never been a walk in the park, its sheer hardwork..Focus now is Brazil 2016 where I hope will compete in walking,high jump,tennis and virtually every sport
During the times of our grandparents myths were very popular and they were narrated to the young ones as they warmed while engulfing the bonfire to pass the night.Tales of ogres eating people were among the common ones.The long and short of this is that, cannibalism is no longer a myth atleast in Kenya.We watched in the news a man being charged for not only killing but consuming parts of a human body.Still recently a man was caught red handed on broad daylight slaughtering cats to be sold to unsuspecting customers.Every man for himself and God for us all, that seems to be the mantra.The last time I checked, they were selling us donkey and dogs meat..As you ponder that, I recently stumbled on a blog lamenting on the rapidly evolving culture of England. Many of the indigenious churches are closing down and being converted to more ‘lucrative’ businesses like strip clubs or other entertainment joints .The congregation has been shrinking by the day and so do the offering.Consequently the churches have been unable to meet their daily expenses..Closer home the number of churches is contrary to what is happening in the west.It outnumbers its people, but the correlation is rather interesting, the more the churches the more moral decay worsens. And speaking of matters concerning the church, am sure the name Esther Mwende sounds familiar.She alleged she had a deal with a pastor to fake testimonies in his sermons.Everyone went uproar for about two weeks and we buried the story.Let me dare to say that we missed the point.While we accused ‘a man of god’ for blasphemy, we didnt care that Mwende was smoking openly and even admitting she’s a prostitute…because we’re a hypocritical generation of double standards!…I keep lamenting how our shock absorbers have been overstretched, we were all shocked when it emerged that a student in USIU had been kidnapped by fellow students.Where are we headed? We have every reason to pray and repent without ceasing since DOOMSDAY IS BECKONING.
I go nuts when people keep complaining about bad governance year in year out.We miss the point by not rising to the occassion and realising we have the power within us.Why we have a soft spot on selfish greedy ‘leaders’ is what makes me sick.But more worrying is how the politicians manipulate the unemployed youths with cheap liqour.The cycle continues after every 5years, when will we ever learn?…How many times do we board a matatu already full to capacity? Why do we allow drivers to drive carelessly without raising a voice? We let them play around with our precious lives. No sooner the accident happens than the hue and cry commences. We’ve lost so many lives…Corruption is now more rampant and worse than it was afew years ago. But what comes to mind when graft is mentioned is the police. But they dont bribe themselves, we’re part and parcel of the problem. We are never true to ourselves, we’re just ‘actors’…Did we mourn the death of Wangari Mathai? No, we were just hypocritical..we dump waste virtually everywhere, we cut down trees anyhow, our drainage system is a mess.Then how do we expect our environment to be seamless.. We deserve what we have
Its uncharasteristic of me to peruse through the obituaries but today (daily nation 7th August) I happened to spot photos of two very young kids barely 4 years who were robbed their precious lives by a grueling road accident. With the olympic fever spreading far and wide and just like everybody else, my interest was the sport pages.But the beautiful adorable and of course innocent faces could not be ignored.They met their deaths in their school bus and apparently the driver was not careful when joining the main highway.A small careless mistake caused the unfortunate deaths.How will their family and friends cope with the predicament? Well, thats an agony many families are grappling with as a result of the ever rising number of reckless drivers.For how long will we wait to put our house in order? Will we continue being reactive than proactive? We are losing world-icons and legends to-be, bread-winners and consequently inviting more poverty…Registering my disturbance
Its uncharasteristic of me to peruse through the obituaries but today (daily nation 7th August) I happened to spot photos of two very young kids barely 4 years who were robbed their precious lives by a grueling road accident. With the olympic fever spreading far and wide and just like everybody else, my interest was the sport pages.But the beautiful adorable and of course innocent faces could not be ignored.They met their deaths in their school bus and when apparently the driver of the bus was’nt careful when joining the main highway. Within fractions of seconds they were no more.The damage had already happened. A small careless mistake caused the unfortunate deaths.How will their family and friends cope with the predicament? Well, thats an agony many families are grappling with as a result of the ever rising number of reckless drivers.For how long will we wait to put our house in order? Will we continue being reactive than proactive? We are losing world-icons n legends to-be, bread-winners and consequently inviting more poverty…Registering my disturbance
Sectarianism is basically conflict or even violence brought about by ideologies from different religions, political movements, social classes and many other forms..Imam Al Sadr a famous Shia muslim leader in Lebanon was an anti sectarianism.Actually at one time he visited a church and conducted a sermon emphasizing the need for social justice and tolerance among religions.Imagine a muslim preaching in a church!..In 1978 on a visit to Libya,an arguement ensued between him and Gaddafi in a meeting, he was never to return home.Many believe he was executed,…In our current world sectarianism is spreading far and wide..A recent poll in America revealed that many people stil perceive Obama to be a muslim.They are still sceptical about his religion..If it is indeed confirmed he is a muslim it will negatively affect his chance of remaining in White House…US secretary of State H.Clinton had her convoy smashed by tomatoes in a visit to Egypt recently, some muslim nations still discern US as a common ‘enemy’…In Nigeria Boko Haram is busy bombing churches and killin christians..Closer home, in Garissa church attacks the motive was to create a rift between muslims and christians..Sectarianism is a curse,its retrogressive.Think of apartheid in South Africa or racism in the West.And speaking of racism, social media was abuzz the other day when a Greek tripple jumper in London Olympics tweeted “with so many Africans in Greece, atleast the West Nile mosquitoes will be eating food from their home.” She was actually denied participating in the tourmanent.