The Kenyan Artivist

OrangeThis is an open letter to pre-2010 politicians from Siaya County (to those who actually will read or give a damn, that is). If you are a pre-August 2010 politician from Siaya County, this letter is addressed to you. If you are reading this and thinking it doesn’t/can’t apply to you, think again: it does.

I do not pretend these words represent more than my own, negligible angry voice. But they might. That is why I will risk using the “I” instead of the “we”. So here it goes.

I’m fed up with you. All of you! Whether you’re a second liberation hero or a pre-independence hog or something else in between… Whether you are secretly corrupt or openly robbing us… Whether you are doing nothing or pretending to actually work… Whether you are the son of someone or the son-in-law of another… Whether you are a woman or a…

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The Kenyan Artivist


One thing I love about this guy, Uhuru Kenyatta is that he forgets that he is supposed to be a president whenever he sees a crowd and /or the press inform of him.

Don’t blame him, it’s a condition that is synonymous with all spoilt kids… coupled with the belief that he is young and “hippy”, UK is one master attention seeker.

I listened to him address that crowd in Eldoret yesterday, that declaration of “Jubilee will RULE, for 20 years” left me wondering…

  1. RULE or Govern? The two might share a similar context but have very different meanings— To RULE is to EXERCISE ULTIMATE POWER OR AUTHORITY OVER AN AREA & ITS PEOPLE while to GOVERN is to CONDUCT THE POLICY ACTION & AFFAIRS OD A STATE OR PEOPLE.

It shocked me that Uhuru Kenyatta and his GOVERNMENT have settled down to RULE this country. So, here we go…

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