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The greatest enemy of Kenya are middle class Citizens - Read thought provoking article that has gone viral! ‘Ukweli mtupu

by 16/09/2017 17:55:00 0 comments 1 Views
The greatest enemy of Kenya, and to a larger extent the continent of Africa; greater than disease, illiteracy, drought and witchcraft; is not Terrorism.

It’s not Politicians. It’s not Moses Kuria. It’s not Johnston Muthama.

It’s not Mugabe neither is it Museveni. It is not the constitution and no, it’s not the Executive.

The greatest enemy choking Africa just the way single-use plastic is choking our oceans is… Drum rolls please……

THE MIDDLE CLASS CITIZEN.

Who is the middle class?

That pretentious, snobbish, cowardly and leeching fellow who only rides on opportunities created by the rich class and the blood and sweat of the poor class

That fellow who only wants to show off his Subaru or BMW on Saturdays during ‘choma and drinks’ with the boys and fake ‘happy’ smiles hangovered from here to Nineveh the very next day in Church.

That fellow who imagines scrambling for iPhone X is far much more important than knowing the consequences of strained societal relations and a tribal system engraved in our DNA.

That fellow Njoki Chege obsesses about in her musings, only concerned at how lit Koroga Festival was and why Betty Kyalo should have at least kept the Porsche gifted by Sultan Bad boy.

The middle class is me and you. Yes, I belong in this good for nothing category because, I too leech on the struggles of other patriots and pretend to own part of our democratic story.

Every time our political leaders call out for civil disobedience and protests, it’s only the poor who actually do turn up and the rich don’t really ever give a rat’s ass on how it pans out. But the middle-class… Yes us all. We find it inconvenient, perturbing, tiresome and unnecessary. 

We get tired when the Supreme Court calls for a new election. Because it shall ‘inconvenience’ us.

When Raila says we can postpone exams since a democratic process meant to install the country’s leadership must at all times supersede any other national event, the middle class find it disruptive. For their businesses, their holiday plans and their mundane existence.

The middle class wonder how comes a grown man would brave scorching sunshine and raging rains to attended political rallies in the middle of the week. It’s because this arrogant fellow doesn’t realize that to that Industrial Area causal laborer and that farm hand, politics directly affect them. The national budget directly affect them. Treasury keeps oscillating gas pump prices for the…

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