Have Kenyans Brains?
By Albert Nyakundi Amenya aka The Banana Peddler
There is a popularly saying that Nemo dat quod non habet meaning: “You cannot give what you do not have. See, on my daily trips here at the streets of Facebook and Twitter, I have said time without number that some of members of the Luo communities are hypocrites. They live fake lives for wanting to appear as if they have already made it in life.
If you are a Luo and take exception or are upset by my statement, it will do you well to pipe down and listen to my reasons before you hurl those oral stones at me. To begin with, I want to make it clear that I respect the Luo community and I bear no grudge whatsoever. Undoubtedly, my mind is imbued with grace and goodwill. My primary business is to make them zip up in their moral financial deficiencies.
Before I proceed, I want to admit that Kenyans have been toughened by hard times. Luos are not an exception. Agreed that members of other communities in Kenya have their achilles’ heels. But my only problem with Luos is one, they only think about today and forget about tomorrow. The most intriguing nuance about them is that, a they can earn a jumbo salary but spend it all in a day entertaining girl’friends. I have always proffered these great Kenyans with some of the relevant old lessons that are helpful especially in their later life but they wouldn’t listen. I have advanced cogent practical steps to Luos can help them eradicate poverty at life after retirement but they wouldn’t heed.
My attention has been arrested by preposterous reports doing rounds on social media that former Rangwe Member of Parliament professor Ouma Muga has been abandoned at the hospital for lack of medical fees.
To begin with, I am reliably informed that professor Ouma was the top student nationwide from St. Mary’s Yala. Prof Ouma was an Assistant Minister for environment, top morphologist and an Ozone layer lead researcher – whatever it means – and the leading speech writer for the then President Moi. In short, he was a man of means. He commanded the stars. He drove big cars. But he is now a pauper, thanks to his stupidity and mismanagement of own life. He is just a fool and I reserve no mercy for him. I …read more
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