A Little Something About Corruption

Most of the stuff I would like to write about I think about them in the shower. Yes, the shower!

Corruption in Kenya is a topic I and many a Kenyan can go on and on and on about. I just thought I’d throw in a word or two of what I feel about the issue.

To me, corruption is not of the leaders or heads of departments or workers in government only, it is a thing that all of us suffer from.

We usually say “Oh that politician is so corrupt…” bla bla bla, then when we go to City Council we tell the person serving us, “Aki I can’t wait a whole three months for this to go through, si you take this 5k and sort me out eh?” *wink-wink*.

To add insult to injury, the city council guy just takes it and uses it to bribe more guys huko ndani so that it can pass.

I think its a high time we as Kenyans say no to corruption, and mean it! We say it but we never mean it. We always want the easy way out, the lighter load. But we need to make this a country that we are proud of. We need to shun bribery and shame those who condone it. It is us who can make this a better place for ourselves.

It is said that impunity is “Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action”. It is us who propagate impunity, and worse, we do it on a daily basis! Yea, we don’t realise it, but…

When you throw a banana peel on the streets instead of into a rubbish bin, that’s impunity.

When you run a red light, impunity.

When you sit hapo kwa conductor and you’re four instead of three, impunity.

I could go on, but you get my point. I’m also not saying I don’t do some of these things, but I endeavour daily to eliminate impunity from my life. It is a rot that needs to be dealt with. Some may say that some of these things are nothing and they wouldn’t hurt, but if you look at the bigger picture, there is more to them than meets the eye.

Lets make Kenya a place we truly want to live in. Lets eliminate the number of times we complain daily. Remember what I always say,

Its up to you!

Kenyans for Kenya (photo: linked)*Over & Out*


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I am writing again! And I have no clue what to tell ya’ll. Point is, I have been busy. Oh so busy. Its raining outside and I chose to stick around in the office as I let the time pass by and the rain and traffic subside. We all know what Nairobi rain makes our drivers do!! Eesh!

Anywho, there is something that has been on my mind for a while now. I am sick and tired of watching news nowadays. Yeah, I know, I’m not the only one. But don’t we have a say as to what is newsworthy? Nowadays even tv stations have the audacity to show us something then pose the question”was that newsworthy?” NKT!! Malenge wao!

Mara its Ocampo this, mara its the Hague six that… I AM TIRED!! Then I hear they want to sijui defer the ruling or whatever. Are they freaking serious? People have been languishing in IDP camps for upto 5 years now and this is what they come up with? All this back and forth and hurling of insults at one another…


I swear if I had the machinery I would beat up every freaking kenyan and tell them to grow the eff up. I am so so pissed off at ourselves. We continue making the same stupid ay hole mistakes over and over again like a bunch of nitwits and then come round and ngwe ngwe “naomba serikali”. Puh! Bagaz!

All ye reading, it is on YOU to go out there and make a difference. Enough talk. Enough blogging. Unless we speak of it, and do it, we shall never see it come to pass. We can make a difference. Why do we always say we want change yet we do nothing about it? Its upon us to make the change we want to see.


Kenya Ni Yetu

Photo courtesy of: @Truthslinger

*Over & Out*

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