Kenya is very noisy at the moment. Not good noise. Many people are allowing themselves to get dragged into the murky waters. One thing I have learnt in this journey called life is that my exterior expression is simply a reflection of what is happening internally. I have also learnt that I am the only one who can control what is going on internally. Many times we become passive consumers of information, which is very dangerous. Just because I am mindlessly listening to the radio, or watching television in the background without giving it 100% attention, doesn’t mean that it is not affecting me. I have also learnt that media is all about the sensational story. We know that, ‘Dog bites man’ is not a story, however ‘Man bites dog’ now THAT’S a story. A story that will get the attention of people en mass and may even start a hashtag trend on twitter.
Where am I going with this narrative? Kenya is currently very toxic due to the current political situation, but as always I choose to remain optimistic about our lot. It’s not so much what is going on, but what can I do about the situation.
Kenya is an amazing country. Beautiful all around-from the hills, mountains, valleys, lakes, dams and the seaside- we truly are blessed as a nation. Add to that, the spirit of a people that refuses to say die. We have been to the precipice of disaster and yet we bounced back. I choose to remind and influence those in my inner circle about the beauty that is Kenya. We cannot allow ourselves to be blind to the incredible gift that is Kenya. To remember that we are the custodians of this incredible gift. In order to remind myself how blessed we are as a country, I continue to travel, I continue to climb mountains, I continue to slay.
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