Happy Madaraka Day, Kenya!

Happy Madaraka Day, Kenya!

Today is a commemoration of the day when Kenya attained self – rule. Even with the Corona Virus crisis, the nation is still meeting at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Kisumu city… And we will be politicking ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

Talking of Madaraka, Kisumu is the main opposition base in Kenya. The president, Uhuru Kenyatta has recently been working on uniting the nation by joining hands with the opposition leader, Raila Odinga in what is known as “The Handshake.”

I honestly don’t know what to think because we only know after the elections ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚, but, we are hoping that they will kill the stereotypes that have powered tribalism in the country for so long.

When I was young, this was among the few days of the year when we would cook meat and chapati (the meal is a holiday tradition). Sodas (that’s what we call the likes of Coca-Cola and were also hard to come by ๐Ÿ˜‚) were also taken on this day and other holidays like Christmas. I am happy that these days, I’ve become tired of both the meal and the soft drink.

25 responses to “Happy Madaraka Day, Kenya!”

  1. Happy Madaraka
    Day Dear Mariana
    In Kenya Oh

    Lord Defeating
    Stereotypes of
    Tribalism Indeed

    Obamaโ€™s Country
    Of Origin Is Attempting

    To Rise Out Of Tribalism
    And The Wealthiest Country

    oF All Is Falling To Base



    Of Tribalism

    Yes Reptile Crawling

    On Belly Snakes Above USโ€ฆ

    Praying For Coups In The Name

    Of God The Reptile Father Orange



    โ€œHisโ€ Return

    Meh.. Love Rises Above
    Below โ€œOld Angry White



    Womenโ€ Sameโ€ฆ
    Warm Blooded Rises Now๐Ÿ


  2. My impressions of tribalism on past visits to Kenya have been kind of humorous to me. It seems funny that one would declare their allegiance to a certain tribe when I have no experience with what that actually means in my urban American culture.

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