I’ve been skimming through today’s dailies hoping to see at least one Op-Ed with that title up there. Sadly, none of the country’s opinion writers had the guts to beat you black and blue with the truth. But that’s what blogs are for. So I’ll spell it out for you loud and clear. YOU WILL DIE.
And no, I won’t kill you. Not even Bonny’s prophecies will. See while all of you went HAM when Bonny was making death wishes on vultures, your relatives, brothers and sisters, had formed a sizeable crowd right outside Assanand’s trying to catch a glimpse of .., I don’t know what.
Is it that we like the sight of blood? Do we enjoy seeing dead people? Or have we never seen fire before? Why crowd in an area that has all the signs of a terrorist attack? Didn’t we learn from the US Embassy/ Co-op bombing in 1998? What if the perpetrators had planned to detonate a car bomb lodged in one of the vehicles packed along Moi Avenue, what then? How many causalities would we be talking about? How many curious on-lookers would have orphaned their own children?
I don’t know how we will cure this I-must-see madness. Perhaps our local TV stations aren’t giving us enough Naija movies to quench our thirst for drama. I’m interested to see how the concerned authorities will teach Kenyans how to “move along now,” the same Kenyans who don’t want to be shown how to use a condom.
If I had it my way, I’d shoot at the crowd seeing that said Kenyans have already placed themselves in a risky situation. If the police won’t, the terrorists will, some day. And ya’ll will die. So keep looking out for that. You’ve proved you’re good at it.