The problem with people is understanding. Not communities or families they come from.

For humans irrespective of their age or background have one weakness and this is pride. Whether in person or group. Something that prevents them from unleashing their potential. Despite of their denial.

One has to look at the speed by which they dismiss things even without giving them a try to understand what I am talking about. From ideas to discoveries.

It is as if they are afraid of thinking and which is the cornerstone of development.

However society cannot be sustained on rumors. Rather initiative that inspires hope for a better world free of hunger and discrimination..

This includes , sealing loopholes in the legal system that derails justice.

But also involvement of women in decision making that traditionally has been a preserve of men.

The problem with people is understanding. Not communities  or families  they come from.

For humans irrespective of their age or background have one weakness and this is pride. Whether in person or group. Something that prevents them from unleashing their potential. Despite of their denial.

One has to look at the speed by which they dismiss things even without giving them a try to understand what I am talking about. From ideas to discoveries.

It is as if they are afraid of thinking and which is the cornerstone of development.

However society cannot  be sustained on rumors. Rather initiative that inspires hope for a better world free of hunger and discrimination.

This includes, sealing loopholes in the legal system that derails justice.

But also involving women in decision-making that traditionally has been a preserve of men.

Truth,men and ideas is all we need in life. The first for security,the second for education and the third for inspiration.

This whether we are christianor atheists.

But more so truth. For ideas expire and men die or change with time.

Though in politics ideas are more celebrated than truth partly due to misconceptions

Unlike in science where both are celebrated and which is also the force behind digital revolution;internet,mobile phones and the web.

That to some extent has changed the way we view others,especially those with different aspirations from ours.Individuals and masses alike.

This can be seen in our actions.But also longings.

For instance a young lady would date men thrice her age and still be celebrated in social circles.

Same with a young man. He would bed prostitutes age of his mother and still be welcomed in family gatherings.

Something which would be abhorred in the days  of our ancestors or so. If not punished. Both by parents and community.

It’s however important to understand the root cause of this things. Rather blaming it on technology which is a ‘recent thing’ as opposed to society that has been in existence for more than a thousand years. For even though she has given men a variety of options to choose from in life. Both work and play. It is not her duty to see that they utilize that opportunity for good of themselves and others. Hers is to connect them to the world. Period.

And which I think she has done marvelous job. From computers to mobile phones. That life is no longer a mystery rather a possibility is an achievement only a fool can dismiss.

For barriers have been lifted and freedoms expanded. Something which was a dream a few years ago.

But in spite of her good , technology has a bad too and which cannot be overlooked. One of them being insecurity with institutions,public and community being the most affected. Both in spirit and thought. Due perhaps of their vulnerability.

Bearing in mind they represent interest groups, with different values and aspirations.

But this cannot be compared to the good she has contributed to the development of man. From industries to research. With new discoveries made,problems solved and lives improved among others.

That’s why she ought to be investigated thoroughly by both scholars and masses before being rejected or embraced. Whether in part or whole. Especially with the creation of counties, which are extension of our dreams;conquest and rediscovery. As well as fears;disintegration and war

I say investigated for there are many myths about technology that needs to be debunked i.e it’s white in origin and masculine in nature.

 

 

 

I have been told several times by my friends who happened to have read my works that if I don’t change my ways I would end up in exile like Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Whose convictions landed him in trouble with the government of the time forcing him to flee the country together with his family and who has remained in exile until today. Despite of his stature and learning.

Or in prison like the former Prime minister Raila Odinga . Whose patriotism and love for his country has made made him arrested and jailed several times by state and which is still begrudging him till today. Despite of his genuineness and passion.

Or even the revolutionary Dedan Kimathi. Whose care for his people and their welfare led to his execution by the British imperialists and whose grave is still to be identified  unto date. Despite of his courage and vision.

The irony of it all is that none of them is paying attention to what I am writing. Rather what may befall me if it reaches the public. Whatever that means.

For I am no slave of anyone and neither are they. Rather a victim of circumstances and which at no time would cloud my vision for the world;prosperity for all with potential. Beginning with myself the source.

Though I appreciate their concerns and I promise to take care in future.

But to what extent?Kenyans are probably the most informed people on the continent. If not the world when it comes to our rights. Both civic and political.

Meaning we should be leading, not following others. Who are less-informed. Both in thought and spirit.

But it is the opposite or so it looks. That even a bastard like Mugabe could see our nakedness and laugh it off in media.

I am not always mindful with what people say about us. Whether good or bad. For we are not perfect.

Though I hate it when we are reminded our duties.

Moreover by strangers with no understanding of our language.

When we have brains and numbers.

That’s brains to think and numbers to negotiate.

My journey as a writer has never been that easy as I had perhaps expected. Considering that I have had to write as many scripts as possible and destroying them before I got it right.

But that was because I wanted something close to perfection.

Though I am yet to master the art. The fact that I can fill a page with words that not so long were difficult to create. Leave alone to share. For writing is about exchanging thoughts with your audience is an achievement I cannot dismiss. As it shows I am growing and not so long I would be in bookshops and libraries.

But on whose expense and why?

Such are questions every artist worthy his or her salt should ask him  or herself before he or she sits down to pen anything. Whether a book or article.

Unfortunately our young writers like Adichie and Baingana may not be celebrated for long perhaps, Due  to their choice of themes that are less-critical and more entertaining.

But also interests that conflicts with their audiences,s desires, especially African audience.

That’s freedom , especially artistic freedom.

This as compared perhaps to their predecessors like Achebe and Gordimer. I bet who took upon themselves the responsibility of educating their people. Despite of intimidation.

 

In a few years to come we may see a totally different generation that’s better placed perhaps to handle global challenges than the present. That seems confused if innovation would be encouraged and supported at all levels.

For instance, you don’t need to worry anymore about family and kids nowadays. If you’re a lady working far away from home. Or about bills and taxes. If you’re a young man dreaming of owning a business. What you need is information, computer knowledge and access to internet. Which can be anywhere on your phone,tablet or laptop provided is connected with wifi.

Where you can monitor your husband and kids’s progress.Without necessarily being around. Where you can watch your dream become a reality and life change. Without incurring much expenses. All from your comfort of your office and bedroom.

Though this comes with its own risks and challenges.Just like in the old days before the advent of technology.

For you cannot be sure whether you’ll achieve your goals or end up with regrets.

For instance, if your husband and kids finds out that you have been spying on them. Without their consent it may erode their confidence in you. Despite of having been done with good intentions. Mind you they are human beings with feelings.

Same you may land in trouble with authorities if you fail to manage your time well . Despite of having been blessed with brains.. Mind you none is above the law.

But this is what makes technology even more exciting and worthy investing in. Both individuals and state. As it removes the need of hiring professionals in quotes to manage our lives. Who may not be sharing our dreams and the need of competing with the public over resources in quotes. Which may result to conflicts by opening doors of opportunities.