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An encounter with racism

An encounter with racism

Racism is real. Ask me, I saw it in action yesterday. I was in a matatu, heading somewhere, and I was seated next to the driver with a friend. As the driver was driving, he encountered two middle-aged Indian men, kalasingas, as we call them, riding on motorbikes at the speed of like 5 kilometres per hour, chatting, and hence, blocking the road on that lane that we were on. The driver went ballistic. It was ugly. He started insulting the men, the men insulted him back. It was some seriously foul insults that I… Continue reading →

Outcry of a Kenyan

Outcry of a Kenyan

If I could find justice, then I would scream at the top of my voice. Speak I can, converse I do, give speeches, I have…yet still I am unable to scream for help. I long for a helping hand, I crave justice, my heart pleads for mercy… but scream? I cannot. If I could, I would, but since I can’t, then I won’t. Pen in hand, paper underneath, let these words scream for me. The Kenyan I am every man walking on the streets, each named after a great man; I am every woman rising… Continue reading →

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