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Sunday, 7 January 2018

road carnage:what about it

During the holiday season death wanders all over the country.This is more than a fact.It is factual.It is the naked truth. It seems death has a big nose that is very sensitive to the numerous locomotion of the ever moving being.It is saddening news that every holiday season many innocent and guilty people loose their lives to the grim reaper.Here, breadwinners are lost,loving parents,guardians,relatives, neighbours,...the list is endless.
It is very saddening that such preventable deaths occur.Man is to err but we can not always make the same mistakes every now and then.somebody said that is insanity,isn't it.
The major causes of all this  is well known to us but we seem not to care.Is the Kenyan too tired to hear the same things year in year out.It is not fare.It is inhuman and outright lunacy The problems are these:the never ending corruption perpetrated by the cunning traffic police,greed for  money among drivers who want to make a kill by doing as many trips as they can to quench their thirst for money. 
The normal Kenyan mentality is going to cost us greatly and in a negative way.We have a a transport ministry given the mandate to enhance Kenya's transport sector positively  but that  just remains  empty political rhetoric.Nothing happens.The minister  responsible takes home a fat salary for doing nothing tangible as hundreds of Kenyans perish everyday on our roads.We always hear of black spots/hot spots where accidents always occur but the responsibility always ends there. 
We then hear of checkpoints where vehicles are inspected but those are the places where corruption thrives abundantly.It is so shaming that adults who are given the responsibility of ensuing safety on our roads engage in such acts.It is just a normal routine whereby police officers take bribes in broad daylight and nothing happens to them.This leaves the passengers in the hands of many rogue drivers who give a little sum of money to get away without being inspected or being penalised. This has been with us for  decades, we know about it but we do not care.The minister in charge of transport knows about it but nothing happens.ANYWAY, WHO HAS BEWITCHED US.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Dear brother

Ooh!! you are  still afraid.You can not believe it. Matiangi has done his job. You are pondering on the next move but you do not  know what to do.You believe Matiangi is a scaring beast and a bulldozer who leaves no stone un-turned.Stop it brother.It is not yet over.There is still life after Matiangi's mass massacre of the good grades.Stop licking your wounds.So you now believe Matiangi did the  boy child injustice.You are  now even thinking that Matiangi has a little girlfriend from whom he gets orders from.Don't believe your crazy mind boy.
You believe the boy child has been denied his birthright because the girls have taken over the mantle that always belongs to the male.You and your cohorts have been dislodged by the weaker sex.Not even once but twice.Take it easy brother.Keep in mind that the African head always thinks that the man is the head.Take comfort in that as you await your next move which seems like it won't favour you.
Did you not see it in the papers that 90% of you fellow candidates  won't make it to university?. Am not happy about it.It is not fair.I believe we are headed in the wrong direction.And then today i opened the newspapers.What i read is sheer lunacy of some crazy wannabe examiner. Ati they are saying most questions required long answers but students gave lousy,sketchy and wrong ones.Brother do you believe it?Don't these people recognise the many answers you gave?
And then brother,there is this little thing i want you to ascertain whether it is right or wrong.They are saying that 60% of the students fraternity got between D and E.I know you know that it is not interesting news.Let me ask you an innocent question.Does Matiang'i respect the teachers? I bet he doesn't. These are shameful news.He means that our teachers did nothing worthy recognisable. He  has rendered them redundant.

Dear brother the sisters have taken over our territory.STOP licking your already swollen wounds.I know you are silently praying for Matiangi's exit. Do not do so brother. Matiangi is there to stay.Wait and you shall see. The very bad people you hate always outlive their haters.If you have failed to demolish Matiangi's beastly exams i bet you have teeth to demolish your fathers beasts with your razor sharp.young and hard teeth this Christmas.You can win a medal on that one. Go for it. Hope  it is  a fantastic idea..Real men do not cry over split milk.  They wake up, tidy themselves and conquer the world.You will win brother.  Do  not lose hope.Keep in mind you have about five decades to  traverse this unwelcoming world. It is not yet over brother. Merry Christmas do not forget to pray for yours truly.
                                                      Yours truly,
                                                      sami dzombo
                                                      The African Legend.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

OUR LEGISLATORS NEED TO INCULCATE A CULTURE OF SERVING THE MASSES

Most of Our Mp's are a greedy lot of compromising politicians with no fantastic future awaiting the ordinary citizens. Time and again we hear of disturbing cases of graft and immorality among the so called Honourable.The tittle of one being an Honourable is not an easy feat.Such tittles are not just dished out to anybody,they are earned and those recognised need to live to the expectations of the citizenry.
It is not admirable when we hear of our legislators being bribed to benefit a few people.Legislators are elected and chosen for getting majority votes.It is disheartening when we hear of Mp's accepting bribes to front motions,withdraw their hard stance on some matters or ask questions in parliament  for the benefit of a few individuals. 
 Am of the belief that elected leaders are supposed to serve their constituents and not  their mutual masters in the form of fellow politicians and business magnates. We   were recently treated to some drama by our parliamentarians as they fought over slots for the various committees in the parliament.We heard of disagreements here and there.Sometimes i believe our Mp's are too childish.We then heard of the scenario where our Mp's were bribed in order to vote for some individuals to head the committees.We then heard of the unnecessary lobbying by some politicians who wanted their candidates to be selected for the East Africa Legislative Assembly.
Am of the opinion that most of our Mp's are still immature.We can not have politicians who have no good principals to show that they are leaders of  quality.Leaders who give their nod to the highest bidder.Anyway this is just  a justification of the greater society where corruption is the order of the day.
Joe Khamisi captures it well in his book the Politics of betrayal where he talks of corruption in the corridors of parliament.In section two of the table of contents, the book  captures two subheadings;questions for cash and greedy legislators where he  candidly explains of the brazen corruption our legislators engage in. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

THE PARADOX OF MR X :THE AFRICAN POLITICIAN

Mr X is a father,a husband,politician(holder of a public office),keeps a mistress,a sponsor(blesser) and is corrupt.Mr X is a typical African politician at helm of political power.He is a respected politician.He is a respected man in the ruling party where he is involved in making major decisions.Many a junior politicians listen when he barks.He has accumulated a lot of wealth at the expense of the ordinary citizens.He has served in various offices in the political world.He knows where to get this and that.He gets whatever he wants by any means.He never cares because some human beings are more important than others.
When it comes to material wealth, Mr X owns all an African politician can have.He owns sleek cars, rental apartments  on the outskirt's of the city,bungalow's in some rural part of the nation,some parcels of land in different parts of the country,several beach plots at the coast,a mining company and a company that deals in the transporting sector.
Mr  X  knows that power is all one needs to get stardom in this world.He knows power is all what many men crave for and that with power one is untouchable.He knows that with power one can do both anything  evil and good and nothing will happen to him.He knows he can walk Scot-free even if he commits heinous crimes that which can even amount to treason.He already knows that if  it were not for power he would be  in trouble.He plays safe politics with his fellow political players but treats those who oppose him with a lot of brutality.
Mr X stole millions of shillings  from the previous docket he was heading.He was not alone.Playing such dirty games alone sometimes  amounts to self-induced suicide.He does not like such types of suicide.He always want to be on the safe side.He always surrounds himself with like-minded fellas keeping in mind that birds of the same feathers flock together.
He knows so many looters of  public coffers.He knows about many scandals that have rocked the nation in the past and those which are about to be executed by the cabal.He knows many other little dirty secrets.
Mr X knows the power corruption can do to those who have sacks and sacks of money.He knows that  it can enable one to buy degrees without attending any university.He knows that one can evade paying tax for years because of oiling some body's hand.He truly knows that  corruption makes the have's not to suffer at the  hands of the have's.
Mr X knows that not all politicians seek public offices because they want to benefit the citizens.Most just want to enrich themselves,be above the law and do whatever they want in their life without somebody questioning.
Mr X knows that the monthly salary is too huge for the taxpayer but he does not want to budge.He knows that it is overburdening the taxpayer and ballooning the public wage bill.He knows that they do not deserve such fat salaries but still he does not care.
Mr X has a beautiful mistress.He has rented an apartment for her in a suburb somewhere far away from the eyes of her submissive wife.She spends a huge sum of money on  her.She even takes her on holiday annually.She tells her she loves her whenever they are together.She even has a little kid with her but they have no plan of marrying.The child was not planned for, but it just came to the world without knocking.Mr X thought that it was so unfortunate at first when the mistress told him about the  little thing forming in the uterus. They decided to keep the pregnancy and are now married. Though it is an un-official  one.They call each other sweetheart.
Mr X keeps a little lass who is about twenty years.It is a no-strings attached union where  mutual love co-exist.They  both benefit.One sexually and the other monetary wise.The young lady is a campus lass.Mr X wanted a young thing to improve his sexual diet.Mr X always tells the young lady that she loves her.I think they are in love.
Mr X  tells his wife  that she is the only she loves in this world.His submissive is always there for him.They have been together through thick and thin,They have fought lie battles together.There businesses have flourished in their hands.Whenever Mr X  goes home his little kids run to him and he tells them that he loves them.
This is the paradox of Mr X the normal African politician.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

GAYS ARE HUMAN TOO

We Africans have this mindset that homosexuality is un-African. I tend  not to believe so.I accept to disagree with the majority.Am not gay.Neither am i embracing homosexuality. No.Am just trying to be sincere with our beliefs.Homosexuals have been persecuted all over Africa.Anyway we always do this with the main escape-goat being religion.We Africans are hypocrites when it comes to religion especially we East Africans.If truly we valued religion then we wouldn't be a warring people.
Our leaders are at the forefront  in fighting homosexuality as if it is a terminal thing.It isn't. World leaders like former POTUS Barrack Obama are at the forefront in ensuring gays are given a fairer chance in society.People don't fight for gays because they themselves are gays.No. people do so because homosexuals are our brothers and sisters.They are not terrorists who will harm our society by radicalising the youth or teaching people about a wrong Jihad.
Let's use Uganda as an example. Yoweri  Musevani,the old geezer who has been at the helm of Uganda's presidency for long and who seems will not purge out of power very soon is very harsh towards gays.I don't believe if his urge is driven by conscience or just mere flimsy grounds embedded on religion.
Am a christian and i know of the occurrence  of Sodom  and Gomorrah where the people's immorality was severely punished by God.That was God's anger and not human anger.So we cannot just come up with laws that will discriminate a minority group that means no harm to the society.Gays mean no harm.They just want to be enjoined in the greater society and be part of it.They want to be loved and  not to be judged by their sexuality that renders them to be regarded as social misfits or outcasts.
 Some say gay-ism is sodomy.I Cannot agree or disagree with that because we human beings see things from different perspectives.To them(homosexuals)it is away of expressing their sexuality.To those who say homosexuality is sodomy,that is you opinion  that counts and let no one force you to  discard you belief.
A case in point is that of Ugandan artiste Keko who had to flee Uganda to escape the harsh Ugandan laws that would have made him rot in jail. Keko sought asylum in Canada.Canada is neither an inferior country nor a  third world country like Uganda that is led by a vengeful dictator who believes  he was born to lead forever.
Another example is that of my fellow country man the literary bigwig Binyavanga Wainaina. I admire Binyavanga's literary mileage and his admirable courage.His works are appear in prestigious publications in the world.His coming out as gay does not render him as a lesser human being.He is just as human as me and you.He is not a special human being.He has red blood like me and you.The only differences between  him and majority of us is just our preferences.
 Let us spare gays the trauma of being treated like outcasts but let us love them because they are our brothers and sisters who deserve our love.Even Jesus accepted the woman who was accused of adultery and when he asked those who had brought her to cast a stone if none had sinned they all walked away.My fellow human beings who are we to judge others because of their sexual orientation?