I wanted my 2013 to start of with something memorable, and interesting. Be careful what you wish for as my new year eve was unforgettable. Robbed in Nairobi by four gunmen. No, I did not try to find out if the gun was real. Stripped of almost everything I own, only to be rescued by corrupt Kenyan police officers that extorted more from me than the arm robbers. Apart from that, it was a good trip, infuse with delicious passion fruits, memorable artwork, bad cheesecake, smiling sympathizers, fantastic friend/host and her family…I will definitely return.
To my Taxi-Jackers...
I do not hate you for what you have done to me, but I hope one day your leaders, and mine can realize how their lack of sensitivity for those at the bottom effect us daily. President Mwai Kibaki term is over though he is love by many, he must go. I hope whoever wins the next election realize the plight of the Youth. Do not think I feel your actions were justify, but I understand the direct decisions made by those in position of power that led to the unjust environment you have to survive in. Once again I do not commend your actions, as there are millions just like you, who have consciously chosen not to take the path you have. However……
Thanks for answering my questions as you squeeze me between two hours of stench I will never forget.
Thanks for sparing my life as it is why I can say these words today.
Thanks for sparing me the pain of going through bureaucratic procedures of renewing my identity.
Thanks for increasing my adrenaline to explore our continent!
Thanks for understanding the importance of my wildflower.
Most of All I repeat….….GOD bless YOU, I forgive you.