This goes to all those Kenyans who, like me, are tired sick of politics, violence, education, cholera and other weighty issues and would want, for once, to talk about something, anything, that takes their minds away from the pain and contestations of the moment. Which is okay because when your nose is buried in spec sheets and manuals and reviews, you forget the unpaid rent and the hordes of assassins looking to promote you to glory. That is what a hobby is for.
The only way he would agree to resign, I fear, is not if the military and the crocodiles held a gun to his head. It would be if they did so to his wife. The childish political antics that have been going on in Zimbabwe in recent years, the endless playing with fire, could not have been the issue of a formidable mind such as Mr Mugabe’s, at least not the Mugabe Africa knew in the 1980s and 1990s.
There was a lot of violence and child labour involved in the raising of a family, though I am not sure whether this is what contributed to keeping them strong and straight. Looking back, it is perhaps easy to see why a firm hand, a propensity for the rope and the switch would be natural for a woman trying to raise a brood of boisterous African children, including boys, with a husband who was often away.
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