A certain village in Kenya is still in shock after a long time married couple called it quits. Rumors has it that the trouble started when the 80-year-old granny receive her freedom fighters dues this month. Allegedly, she refused to share some money with her 82-year-old husband and instead she chased him out o the house.
When young people are in love there are those who opt to follow the right procedures before settling down with the lover. And this is where a young man and his family sit down and talk with his future in-laws concerning his intentions to settle down with their daughter who is his lover.
It came to me one day when I was walking on the streets of Nairobi. I was in accompany of a friend of mine, smartly dressed and a show of high status in our society. The guy was bragging about his life and how his success in business which elevated him into the life he always dreamt of.
I grew up in the village of mature adults, and had my first communal education through respect, understanding and discipline. I’m glad I went through such process to become the person –who I am.
It sometimes worries me, which world are our children growing in? What will they become after the age of maturity? How will they survive if they don’t have role models now and forever? What happened to our society that has let ignorance to dominate our lives?
With all these questions, I’m still clueless on how to play my part to save the society that is sinking so fast. Some adult people nowadays behave as if they are still teenagers. They value nothing! They have good age to lead as an example, but they choose not to. I just wonder why they do this.
In those days, children belonged to the community –that was when stranger could punish you for wrong doing and your parents would just ignore your cries for help, or worse get a good beating in addition to the first caning –pinch, spank, slap…
The fun part of it was, there were minimal foul activities in our society. Fear and respect used to work hand in hand and created a serine environment fit for both the strong and the weak. Contrary to what we have now, where the strong –physical strength, abusing language and class rules the world.
If a five year old boy or girl uses an adult language and his or her mother or father smiles about it, then there is a problem. But it is happening very often, the society is now like a toothless bull-dog that barks so loudly but shies away when an opportunity arises for a bite.
Imagine a mother or father using abusing language in presence of his or her small boy or girl. Children do pick up verbal words quickly and they can use the same against anyone who crosses their path-way. What is really happening in our society, do we have to blame it on ignorance?
Maturity –physical and mental.
We live in a society whereby the age is the determinant factor in defining maturity. How wrong this is? They say, “Age is just a number.” I agree with this simple statement. But have a look at this sentence carefully; was this person mature in mind before saying such? In my view, whoever said this was just justifying his/her age morality to some extent…
Some think that having attained 18th age mark promotes them into maturity. However, it depends on one’s mental capability to decipher the true meaning of this age
mark. One has to remember that physical maturity is not that important in life, and that one needs to balance between mental and physical maturity for better living in this complicated world.
Children needs mature mind to control them. They need someone who can have all answers for their questions, someone who can lead them to their dreams, mature minds to outline levels children can’t cross, and someone who is their whenever they need an assistance. Not heroes, but role-models.
Whether these are speculations or not, the word is being spread like wild fire in a dry season. Arresting Kenyan youths on unknown grounds is something a good government should think twice before acting.
In this week only, about seventeen activists were arrested and charged with illegal public gathering -what the hell is this? Whatever that means, this group has been holding their meetings regularly over the past years with no problems.
Why now? I have never known that a group with malicious aims can have meeting in public when the police force is watching! Unless the government comes clear about this new rule, I’m not happy at all.
The trend of arresting youths is continuing. A group that went to complain about land grabbing in a certain Nairobi suburb was lured into a police drag net and impounded for no reason. Eye witnesses said some members of the group were assaulted by the government police…
I have a reason to believe that the government is fearing something. With reports that majority of Kenyans are not happy with the new government, I think the people in power are doing everything to create fear amongst the citizens.
It is like Kenyan leadership is trying out some ‘dictatorship’ theories in fear that Kenyans would revolt against the government.
This is a wrong move, and whoever advised the president to implement such measures did not consider the negative side of it.
I don’t wanna start calling out for peace again… The wise has a say, but the time has a way.