• We are serial complainers but dare not wish for the coups rocking West Africa
Increased fuel prices. That is the only thing Kenyans are discussing at the moment. And why not, after fuel prices shot up by more than Sh20, crossing the highest threshold of Sh200 per litre!
For one, I'm still shocked at how kerosene was increased by Sh33 a litre, when most people who use kerosene in Kenya as a source of fuel can hardly afford Sh33.
However, as we all know, Kenyans are good at complaining and making topics trend. Yet at the end of the day, we swallow our opinions and make the regular treks in traffic to our jobs. Fuel prices and bus fares shot up overnight, but Kenya will never be short of traffic jams.
Meanwhile, as the country is slowly descending into chaos, our President and Vice President were busy gallivanting in North and South America. Cabinet Secretaries were out in full force, acting like the head teacher on duty. Others were scolding us for being the idiots who voted for all this in the first place.
I do not agree with anyone's sentiments as these are my own. I have seen Kenyans vouch for thieves, kingpins, philanderers or illiterate fools during election times so much so that my jaw would drop.
We all know the secret lives of most political figures in our country, yet we dismissively call them baseless rumours and vote for them. A year later, we start crying about being 'hoodwinked' or 'taken in' by false promises and falling for the charms of the guy. Spend the next four years complaining some more before doing it all over at the next ballot box.
We are like the women who date serial bad guys then complain about how the men are not good to them and how there are no good men out there.
But let us not worry because we are in good company. The Canadians are done with Justin Trudeau so much so they are pleading for him to step down. The housing crisis in Canada has reached its peak and Canadians and immigrants are finding themselves facing harsh economic realities. Meanwhile, JT's buddy Macron is not having a great time either. The French people barely recognise him as their leader as they eagerly await his D-Day (Departure Day).
Elsewhere, Americans are trying hard to hide the fact the country is possibly run by a senile 80-year-old man. The opposition cares more about analysing Biden's speech to prove his senility than the affairs of state. It's all about what he said rather than what he's doing.
Our brothers in West Africa have taken matters into their own hands and toppled stagnant authoritarian regimes. The comment section is always filled with those guys who keep wishing their country is next. Do we really know what it means to overthrow a sitting government?
Our brothers in Uganda and Rwanda know very well what life is like on the other side of war. Perhaps that is why you will never hear them carelessly calling for coups.
Much like our East African compatriots, deep down we know nothing good ever comes from coups and demonstrating. Which is why we will remain the serial complainers we have always been.
We are watching out the window as our plane is in free fall. Make no mistake, we are headed for a massive crash as a country, but we would rather tweet about it.