Linus Kaikai drops a kicker on King Kaka’s Wajinga Nyinyi


It took a near insult for Kenyans to appreciate some basic but hard truths about the country.

I call it a near insult because many Kenyans, at least those who gave their views in the social media, did not have a problem with the description of Kenyans as Wajinga Nyinyi or ‘you fools’ by rapper Kennedy Ombima whose stage name is King Kaka.

The hard-hitting, spoken word largely stated what every conscious Kenyan knows: from the poor state of the economy to corruption, and divisive politics to false election promises.

What was knew is, the rapper called out Kenyans for being so blind about their situation and for being so forgetful: amnesia he called it.

I followed conversations online and realized many Kenyans, millions, actually agree with King Kaka. But I say, that is not enough.

It is not enough to just agree and to lament: Lamentations do nothing beyond perhaps drawing a tiny speck of sympathy from your tormentors.

Kenyans must not just lament, they must do something: they must draw the proverbial line in the sand and reject what in the rappers’ words, the systematic destruction of their country.

I have had conversations with many young men and women, the youth of this country and many of their views reflect King Kaka’s words.

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