A perimeter fence is the last sign one sees when such a piece of land is to be developed! The next thing would be a huge construction that rises with the speed of smoke for some of these buildings are also channels for money laundering.
The children were well prepared to confront an evil that ails Kenya.
Greed. Insatiable hunger for land by politicians mainly and the rich, so shameless cruel that it has spread its tentacles to public spaces, including police stations, i was to learn. Yet the police...
|Lucy Njeri fell unconscious from gas fumes. Has recovered now|
but health problems remain. This man safely took her for treatment
and disappeared much to the joy of Lucy's mother. Daily Nation Newspaper
|Photograph Sam Nzima. 1976, Soweto, S. Afrika. From Wikipedia|
Recoil in the prospect of a repeat of a Hector Piertersen as I sit in a western capital still counting my days in exile. As I remembered how I we overcame teargas in our days and never imagined that unjustly as it is used most of the time, it will never be directed at children but it was. Kenyans in different parts of the globe followed the story live and it was in the world news channels and awash on Social Media.
There is no doubt that anybody should expect to herd voiceless minors as it was when Victorian times expected women like
I remain with the children.
― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Tali
|"I am Malala" She returns to school after shooting and treatment and goes strong|
― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I am not sure that most African top politicians are doing much good in a world where communication has evened us in terms of access to Social Media your Tweet being as possible as my status on Fb for instance, a world where progress is IT and critical thinking if they keep on holding children and adults down to worrying about school playgrounds and they in power!
|Faith of the vigilant, awake and living beyond death|
Indeed some activists are now working to recover a piece of land she tried to defend in vain in Nairobi. This time they were rebutted by a gang with crude weapons. Kenya needs to step back from the brink. Wangari taught one should do their little thing, hum if all that is one could do and these children have heard her and should hear her again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMW6YWjMxw
Kenyan adults, especially the rich and middle class need to learn. Some students carried posters that questioned their parents:
"Mum and Dad, what do you do to bring about change?" This is not an elite school which nobody would grab anyway. So the children are asking for our voices, dare we say no?