@dnjaga1 Kiambu is not Gíkúyú-land.
Gíkúyú are the only community in Kenya that is supposed to feel guilty for being itself. The Maasai are celebrated for sticking to themselves.
The Luo are openly chauvinistic and they are praised for it.
But for the Gíkúyú, try being yourself.
@dnjaga1 This is not new. It is a colonial heritage. From Elspheth Huxley to Robert Ruark.
The Gíkúyú were marked out as the most progressive and therefore the most dangerous to the colonial project.
The stereotypes that grew therefrom:treacherous, greedy, disloyal, are perpetuated today
Aug 10, 2021 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Came by this in my comings and goings.
Men get abused a lot.
Emotionally - under the guise of "listening" to their women but not provide a solution and get sucked in emotionally into issues they will never resolve
2. or know whether they were resolved and thereby get release...when women say they want to just rant and you listen and not say anything or provide a solution... Run.
Apr 22, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
It must be understood that MauMau was a movement of an entire people with a fighting unit in the forest.
But many confuse the fighting unit as the entire MauMau.
Oathing was a way of excluding those among the people that did not identify with the cause.
MauMau Oath-taking has been twisted by colonial and the collaborator spin-masters as a savage and barbaric ritual.
But any body that involves an element of secrecy and a measure of loyalty have oath-taking as a core ritual of membership in such an organization.
Mar 8, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Racism is a child of capitalism.
The need for dehumanization of peoples based on their physical characteristics is brought about by capitalistic competition. Racism is a child of capitalism.
Capitalism is based on the drive for personal gain at the expense of the many. Profit is the net gain from labour and physical resources. To make a profit, one must acquire resources cheaply and underpay labour.