Last evening I got frantic calls and WhatsApp messages from erstwhile primary schoolmates and friends, over a dude who was arraigned in court for a shameful act. He was among the guys netted by the newly established anti-stripping squad. He is a guy from my neighbouring village back at home. Mishack Mburu is his name, has no sisters but two elder brothers, basically he is from a family of rogue and miscreant bad boys. One of his brothers was my classmate in lower primary classes, and he was involved in numerous theft cases, same case with their first born. Mishack did not grow up with sisters, perhaps the reason he did what he did since he has never related with them anyway! But that’s a naïve excuse and no justification whatsoever. He has a mother, and at one time she was the age of the lady, him and his accomplices molested.
Mishack a below average pupil back then , had an aggrandized physique compared to his peers, witty, mischievous and a bully by birth. His father used to work in the city and occasionally would pay them a visit. They would flaunt to us, gifts their dad brought them. Mishack and his brothers had a larger than life lifestyle, flamboyance was their mantra. They had lots of money and boosted of being relatively “exposed” than us. They were involved in so many criminal scandals until we lost count. They were kleptomanias and notorious delinquents. They were known for all the wrong reasons.
Incidentally, a friend forwarded me the Githurai clip where five to six men, sexually assaulted a lady in the name of ‘indecency dressing.’ I have never been more traumatised, am not kidding or rather sounding vague. I deleted it immediately. I got an instant headache; I could not believe this was happening in my country. For a second I hated all men and being a man too. I was too ashamed to be associated with men. One of these villains had a ring, presumably, he is married, but I think to a she – goat. He can’t be married to a human being and do those barbaric acts. The said guy was ostensibly the driver of the infamous bus, dressed in a navy blue blazer and a sky blue shirt. Shame on him! And his evil friends.
To you who is forwarding these clips, you are not any better, sorry to say. I deleted mine immediately since my conscious felt betrayed. If I stored it somewhere safe for ‘future reference’ would have been an endorsement to these men from hell. Forwarding it would have been a sign of affirmation and jubilation. Imagine your naked photos doing round? Is it not more painful than the initial act? Nobody should watch that video clip courtesy of you, at least make that vow. It will be a step in containing the trauma and making a bold statement. That we are tired and sick of women being projected as sexual tools by half-baked men full of esteem issues.
The poor lady is somebody’s adored daughter, cherished sister, winsome girlfriend, endearing niece and treasured friend. The hard reality is, her life will never be the same again. Do not be surprised if from now henceforth, she will hate all men. She feels rebuffed and her irreplaceable innocence taken away. Nobody prepared her for this, neither did she contemplate such an atrocious act would ever happen to her. This is a person who can easily commit suicide if she doesn’t get the counseling she badly needs. Somebody asked who takes care of the sexually assaulted women? I now believe the world is coming to an end, please repent your sins; somebody shout preach! Yes I feel like preaching already.
November is my birthday month and this is such a dissenting one. If it’s not nanny from hell, physically abusing the employer’s kid, its rogue pedophile uncles defiling their niece. On behalf of civilised men in Kenya, I take this opportunity to apologise to all women. Am well aware you sometimes wonder what goes through a man’s mind. Let me put the record straight, we have men who revere the female gender and will risk all we have to protect you. To you scoundrel men, you’ll pay your sins dearly here on earth or worse still, in hell. A woman is a beautiful gift to man and should be upheld, cherished and taken care of. I hope December will bring propitious news. Have a safe week.