As a society we have to move from this narrow idea of only demanding justice when it directly benefits us. Sexual violence is not a woman’s problem. It is a societal problem and demands the active participation of men as conscious allies in the struggle for a just society for all.
What next after 2:01:39 in Berlin? Is it time for retirement like Usain Bolt? Those who know Eliud intimately like coach Sang and Augustine Choge state without the slightest hesitation that we are yet to see the best of him.
They are no trees to hug in Mathare. However, following in the footsteps of Wangari Maathai, the young people of Mathare will one day pass down trees of peace that stand for their right to security and protection from a state that terrorises its own citizens.