COLONIAL ATTITUDE

Thika road blockade: It's not Kenyans who are disobedient, it's the state

We do not exist to obey the government. It exists to serve us.

In Summary

• Our Constitution recognises that regardless of how people act, the state is still bound to respond in a lawful manner that respects and upholds their dignity and humanity

• The blocking of Thika road was an atrociously inhumane thing to do and echoed the extreme brutality meted out to Kenyans at the Coast last year under a similar pretext. 

Like other colonial states, the Kenyan version is wont to blame its victims for the pain it visits on them.

When its officials rob and steal from Kenyans, it says that the fault lies with us ...

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