Two days ago a young girl of about 18 confronted me during our market visit in Dar es Salaam and asked me why we Kenyans kill each other. She could not understand why 'mandugu wanaweza kugeukiana na kuuana' (that brothers could turn against each other and kill one another. She went on to say that in Tz, the worst their leaders did was to squander and steal but that they would never do such a thing as kill another Tzdian. She continued to say that for that we Kenyans 'wamechukiwa kweli humu Tanzania...' (we are despised and loathed!) The young girl was not letting me answer or get away, she told me that if she were born Kenyan she would never let anyone know she was a Kenyan. She would die of shame and self pity! And she could be right, we were shocked to discover that to visit any tourist site, the locals insisted on treating us like absolute foreigners while we could see clearly that other nationalities like Congolese and even Rwandese were being treated as locals. So we would pay like the Europeans or Asians e in the tours. Quite a lesson for me there.
anyway let me share with you this consoling video posted by my fb pal Ogongo after such a depressing talking to!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Remember my post sometime ago about bright girls from challenged back ground? well the first such girl who we sponsored cleared her KCSE last year at Moi Girls Eldoret and the maiden scored a fantastic A plain! Am more than excited and this girl has given to us the best 'thank you' anyone can ever give in these circumstances. A plain was a great achievement. And now the next thing we are looking for opportunities for sponsorship in top universities both at home and abroad. Would you like to be part of this success and assist us in getting her admission to these Ivy league universities?