Our comedians are lame. And by lame, I mean that although their jokes may crack up a few of ‘plastic’ Nairobi ladies, everything else about them is just nothing. Our jokes are about how that Kale, Luo or Gikuyu guy speaks or looks at life.
Just imagine this guy performing in a stage in Zibabwe and starting off this way:
“Stupit”! ” In Eltoret……”
I have come to note that we as a people have become too much of jokers that even these jobless youth have come to think that any utterance that mimics the Luo language is funny. Stereotypes have been created of the big five and anything that uplifts the status quo in comedy circles is as hilarious.
We complain too much. Nothing is ever acceptable in our eyes. What kind of people complain of how hard life is and when free things start to be given they won’t give them a second look. To us, free things are either substandard, laced with an unknown dangerous substance or they’re just for the ‘poor’.
Someone said that the only warning we take seriously is ‘Battery Low’! How serious can we get?
Take the Security Amendments Bill for example that has since caused so much uproar that you can’t hear yourself scream. How can you start making noise after decisions are already made? What can you achieve then? The CIC had some issues with some amendments, and they went ahead and asked for them to be revisited. Our CORD brothers had a chance to amend some of the clauses before the day of final debate and passing of the Bill but they opted to make noise off Parliament only to cause a scary scene inside the House during the material day.
What kind of people can we be if our leaders believe that the only way to solve issues is through chaos and violence? What kind of citizens can we be if we only solve altercations by the fist? Undresing others in public?
No wonder no one wants us in their country. We are either too ambitious or just con men (and women too).
All in all, I am proud that a Luo guy sits in White House. I am humbled by the fact that we have a special place in the world of athletics. I love the fact that our lame jokes make us appear lame while we have so much wisdom boiling within us. Our KENYAN rugby team continues to fly the Kenyan flag. I rejoice to the fact that we have an opposition that thinks it runs this country. I am also amazed that the solution to every challenge we face is a #tag. My heart coils and recoils when the world can’t just get enough of Kenyan drama.