TO HELL AND BACK
I’ve agonised over many things this year,i’ve agonised over the title of this post,agonised over whether to make my way to work knowing that i may not make it back to my humble abode, but what has gnawed away at my soul the most( and one i’m yet to logically comprehend) is how brother can rise against brother.
I was in Eldoret when all hell broke loose, the town that the BBC keeps referring to “the western town of E-L-D-O-R-E-T’. If the hosting of Hell is on a rotational basis then i guess Eldoret won the rights to the post election period. In the movie “the usual suspects” verbal klint(Kevin Spacey) makes mention of one “keyser soze“,the devil, i can assure you that many in Eldoret saw “keyser soze” and not many lived to tell it.
Its said that “dead men tell no tales” and its true, that i’m telling this story is a testament to the fact that some good is still left in the world. I must admit that i was in a relatively calm suburb on the outskirts of town, and its also clear that the name i bear on my ID certainly did me no favours in that part of the country.
<><><><>How bad were things?
Well i think what can be said is that you cannot legislate for some of the events that took place. I mean from where i was to the town centre was a distance of 10km and yet about 15 roadblocks were erected, the scene that comes to mind is that from the movie City of God with lil ‘Ze running the show with his group of hoodlums!
I’d like to think of myself as an enlightened young man, i voted on issues and not tribe, i was with ODM till when i heard the Majimbo issue, that’s when i changed to PNU, I love this country so much that i was willing to back a party that had the support of the former president. We were not ready for Majimbo and the post-election violence has just served to reinforce my suspicions. So to get hounded out of town coz of my perceived political leanings was not so interesting.
The phrase “Internally displaced person” didnt seem to make much sense till it started hitting close home, i mean i had to FLY out of a town in my own country, where we’ve owned property for eons.
I feel better that i got that off my chest. More to come soon.