It becomes a case of classic conditioning when we remain unaware of inbred bigotries buried deep in our psyches. We have learned to associate elections with uncertainty. Young people, inherit the anxieties of their parents and regard competitive elective politics as a space of fear and violence.
Kimathi’s personal tragic end reveals that courage does not necessarily end in triumph. Rebels rarely succeed in their quests in their lifetimes. But for their integrity, they live on in the hearts and minds of those who admired their convictions long after they are gone.
A book belonging to Anya, my sister and has been in the library at home (my mother bookshelf) for a couple of years. I saw it one day, never knew about it or about the author. “The Alchemist, such an interesting title”, I decided to give it a read…your gold is always buried beneath your feet…agh boy.