My land is Kenya.

I’ve been feeling more like a fugitive these days and as Merle Haggard put it, ‘ a fugitive must be a rolling stone. I must either outrun the law or spend my life in jail’
Ever since I found out that I’ve been carrying a contraband item, I’ve been constantly looking right and left, not to cross the road but to make sure no brigadier suspects me. You see I’m yet to learn the full lyrics of Alpha Blondy’s, ‘Brigadier Sabare.’ So the brigadier might just happen to cuff me. Don’t look at me funny, I’ts only my huduma number. You see it’s only in Kenya where one arm of the government, ‘the executive’ in this case decides to launch a massive reregistration of it’s people by giving them service numbers while the other arm that is ‘the judiciary’ decides that the whole huduma thing is illegal. Kenya sihami, indeed I love the song by roger Whittaker, ‘My Land is Kenya.’ But I still think the government should refund our school fees back to our parents, at least for that part of civics where we were taught that the government has 3 arms. I only think it has two: parliament and executive. Then there was this BBI thing. Remind me how long the Judiciary took to stop reggae.
A little while later KRA decides that it will follow our social media accounts and check if our online activities appertain to the taxes we have been paying. Imagine seeing on your social media account, people you might know KRA 1,000 mutual friends. How about finding KRA in your friends requests, would you accept or would you block them?


Published by Nyar Kaheti

Born and raised on the picturesque slopes of Mt Kenya, Nyar Kaheti is your girl next door vibe kind of girl. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and listening to country music among other things.

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