News reaching this blog indicate that a huge part of Nyanza is on stand still awaiting the results from the American presidential election. Word ont he street is that thwere could be chaos in either situation.
- if Barack obama wins – youths in kogelo and kisumu are likely to start burning buildings and tires to celebrate
- if Barrack Obama loses – youths in kogelo and kisumu are likely to start burning building and tires to vent out ther anger and protest the stolen election
I think police are on high alert because either of these situations would be un-acceptable for the well being of the coutry – me thinks its for the well being of the world! i’d love and hate to be Obama right now. The ploice are also on high alert against a terror attack at this very prime moment.
Imagine a whole village thousands of miles away celebrating your expected victory. Then ther is the other part of knowing that the whole world will be on your case for the rest of your life and that there are people who will go to great lengths to show their displeasure of you. Very great lengths.
Some think that an Obama win is just what Africa needs to get out of poverty, war and disease. May be. I have a wait and see attitude on that.
Back to Kogelo village where school children were yesterday making presentations for he Obama family that were seated as guests of honour. you can imagine it – school kids in uniform dancing – singing – choral verses for the obama family relatives. Then there was the crowd that was standing some distance away. Watching. Wishing thy had been born in the right clan.
The joke was the mud hut behind the Obama relatives. All those years, all that education and a mud hut. Something wrong somewhere.
Seriously, cant you at least build yourselves a house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Illinois senator has to get you up from the very bottom. Its ok. Guess that is the price he has to pay.
Which bring me to the quote of the day:
“there is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” Booker T Washington (c. 1911)