We have seen men rise from obscurity by skillfully applying buffoonery or florid verbosity to become serious political contenders. Men who were once considered comedic punchlines are cleaning out fields of seasoned contenders.
We should know better but lust is a powerful creature. St Augustine of Hippo’s said, lust indulged became habit, and habit unrestricted became necessity. Kenyans sleep around out of necessity. Marriage vows are a burden worn very lightly.
The big pink elephant in the room is impotency and its importance in framing masculinity. The revelation of male infertility leads to deep shame, guilt, feelings of emasculation and anger that if not managed can deteriorate to a visceral violent act.