King Kaka

Kennedy Ombima alias King Kaka is no stranger to popular conscious music nor to the world of spoken word. Thus, when he dropped ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’, his piece echoed the anxieties that a majority of Kenyan youth is experiencing. A channel for political expression, Wajinga Nyinyi worked the corruption scandals of the current regime into sizeable and memorable text.

Early this week, I happened to have a discussion about Agatha Christie’s infamous novel Ten Little Niggers; later reprinted as And Then There Were None. I won’t delve into the details of our discussion, but it helped me shape what I am going to address today. You see, history has turned somersaults to get to where […]