Why Kenyans think they have a stake in American politics
Since President Obama became the 44th US President, most Kenyans think they have a stake in whatever happens in America. Some are so passionate about the just-concluded presidential elections they are whining about Hillary Clinton’s loss. First, our queer habit of poking our nose into people’s affairs is very unbecoming. We have relatives sojourning there illegally and our fear is that they will be joining us home very soon. Second, protests in some states emboldened the notion that Donald Trump was not the favourite candidate. They cite his fondness for unprintable epithets on women and Blacks in public. Third, since Obama has some Kenyan roots, Kenyans assume that whomever he endorses will automatically win. The mock elections in Kogello were held to rubber stamp this rhetoric.
KAMICHORE MUTINDIRA Nairobi