Welcome to the Land of Impunity.
Well, yes, this is the land of impunity, this our beloved country. From the politicians who steal with impunity to the police who kill with impunity, and the citizens who watch with impunity, as we kill our boys and young men, as we rape our country and our young women, as we starve our mothers and grandfathers. What shame!
When she is beaten by the police for calling out to their plight, we shake our heads, and when she walks barefoot to protest injustice, we look away. Then tomorrow one more young man will die and we will cry with rage. How bizarre!
Shoot that baboon! Well, it is the title of a bizarre short story. Perhaps not quite bizarre if you translate it into the impunity we face in this our land. Denis Kabi is determined to make us see it in his eyes.
Mwangi Mwanjumbi is using plain language to chastise us all in A Thieving Nation.
Of land and resources, Muthoni Garland says her bit in Uwezo.
Of habits and hypocrisy, Juliet Maruru says While we live, let us live.
Talk of bizarre, Rodgers Nyabola and Steve Mwangi share bizarre stories of strangely familiar scenes in Crossroads and Redemption.
Finally, we end this week’s bizarreness by reading the Story of the Week authored by Daudi Mark and titled The Letter:
The letter was delivered by this beautiful girl. Achieng, I had noticed and even lusted after. The envelope was simply marked as ‘Deliver it direct to Mr. ……I guess I was supposed to fill in the blank. The letter was written on a pink writing pad full of beautiful designs and drafted in a bold, flowing, feminine handwriting. It went something like… Read more here