Awesome post, and it reminds me a bit of one I read about the whole Charlie Hebdo situation. Random Caucasian people or Christians aren’t expected to apologize every time a White guy or Christian commits a massacre, atrocity, or notable crime, yet Muslims – – and in your situation, Kenyans of Indian descent – – are expected to hurriedly apologize and distance themselves from what happened…and even that isn’t necessarily considered enough.
What is the sound of thousands of Indians rolling their eyes?
This evening sitting in traffic, suffocated by a furious heat, I listened to the news on the radio. There is something odd about being alone in the bubble of your car, right next to someone else in their bubble, both of you listening to the same thing at the same moment. A shared experience expressed privately. As I learned of the identity of the alleged private developers who grabbed the playground of Langata Primary School, I joined thousands of other brown people in Nairobi snorting in their own air conditioned bubbles.
This was my inner monologue.
Seriously? Come on guys. Do they really have to be Indian!? Great. As if suffering through Brother Paul/Pattni wasn’t enough. Why do you need to go out and add another nail to the coffin that is ‘Indians are thieves and stealing this country.’ That’s like a Luhya going…
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