NEVER AGAIN, EVER


Fellow Kenyan,
Didn’t we all sing
Change is in the air
As the wise ones
Stirred the magic pot:
Divining, praying and prophesying in search
of the way forward?

Fellow Kenyan,
We all sang
And yearned for change,
The third liberation
Appeared to have been on course:
We hoped it would be
The liberation from tribalism;
We hoped it would be
The liberation from corruption;
We hoped it would be
The liberation from sycophancy;
We hoped it would be
The liberation from the politics
Of kickbacks and rewards.

Fellow Kenyan,
All that would not be,
Even as the people had willed
Change at the ballot-box
Because an evil cabal of oligoks
Would subvert the people’s will,
Yet again;
And turn you against me,
And I against you,
And wife against husband,
And doctor against patient,
And turn our ballots
Into weapons of mutual death.

Fellow Kenyan,
Wake up, my brother
Wake up, my sister
Do not be cheated into bearing
Arms ONE AGAINST ANOTHER.

Fellow Kenyan,
Wake up, my brother;
Wake up, my sister
Never again ever
Shall we allow ourselves
To be played ONE AGAINST ANOTHER
By a manipulative, powerful
Cabal of evil elites.

Fellow Kenyan,
Wake up, my brother;
Wake up, my sister,
Lest we again become
Mere expendable pawns
In this war of a manipulative cabal
of voracious, evil-and-powerful elites.

Fellow Kenyan,
Wake up, my brother;
Wake up, my sister,
Never, never again should we
Allow our ballots to be turned
Into child-killing
weapons of death.

Fellow Kenyan,
Wake up my brother;
Wake up my sister,
There is only one mother
between us, and that mother
is our Dear Kenya;
And we must not allow her
To go to these manipulative
Crows of Nairobi.

Source: RATENG’ AND BRIDE (a poem)
by Joseph R. Alila, June

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3 thoughts on “NEVER AGAIN, EVER

  1. That spirit that provokes you into insultin Ian becoz of this truth….is that spirit that killed our fellow country men during the PEV. Now: its likely to happen again because you are allowing it to dominate…if you lost ua brother…you will knw the pain…woe to you…. ian u r wrong!until proven guilty they r inocent!dont u know the 2 who caused PEV r cmftbly sitted in that hse?!.even if U n R will b proven guilty even God knows the other 2 were also involvd.umenibore sana if thats ur views,this is not tpf!we r following our constitution! Based on the comments I c here it seems very clear to me that most of us will never change and even after PEV we have not learnt our lesson. I cry everyday remembering what most people went through, many innocent souls perished Yet we are still tribal. My tribe has never helped me in any way,it only makes me ashamed bcoz some people still judge me on tribal ground no matter the truth I say, I did not choose where to be born, God chose it for me so stop this tribal nonsense once and for all. I do not care where you come from and I will not stand and watch if anyone attack you. You are my brothers and my sisters from every part of this country. For your info it is only the poor who waste time fighting their brothers while the rich make more riches, wake up guyz and fight for what is right for Kenya. The devil is a lier so all of us must speak the truth and only the truth will save our country. Mr Ian, u have shared my sentiments right there, those who want to bite, let them get a good grip before they bite! Mr Ian, u have shared my sentiments right there, those who want to bite, let them get a good grip before they bite!

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