Liberate your minds! Boniface Mwangi lectures Kenya’s middle class
Civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi on Wednesday called out Kenya’s middle class as he lectured them on their life style.
The award-winning photographer, who never shies away from telling people the uncomfortable truth, wondered why at 5:30am there was traffic along Mombasa Road.
“Slaves heading to work! It’s 5:30am and there is traffic on Mlolongo heading to Nairobi city. Kenya lacks a reliable public transport system so every slave who gets a job applies for a car loan. The slaves also elect idiots from their tribe to lead them. Liberate your minds slaves,” Mwangi tweeted.
Slaves heading to work! It’s 5:30am and there is traffic on Mlolongo heading to Nairobi city.Kenya lacks a reliable public transport system so every slave who gets a job applies for a car loan.The slaves also elect idiots from their tribe to lead them. Liberate your minds slaves. pic.twitter.com/xtgEtf5Ga2
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) August 8, 2018
He blamed the early morning traffic on lack of proper and reliable public transport system which forces people to wake up early to beat the traffic.
“If there was reliable public transport system you would sleep longer, better and still be in your office on time. You have to wake up so early to beat the traffic,” he added.
While some agreed with his sentiments others were not happy to be lectured and called slaves.
Those who did not agree with Mr Mwangi.
this one i don’t support you. 1st, i’m already at MY office, at this time, so i might have been on the road at that time. 2nd most of those guys have built their homes those sides. 3rd, some one has a screen shot of this, ready to use it during your next political campaigns. hehe
— victor ademba (@veekiy) August 8, 2018
Now it’s time to call us slaves right when you were campaigning I donated towards it, woke up early and voted you. Asante Ya Punda ni matek kweli.
— mconyweda (@mconyweda) August 8, 2018
I’m a big supporter of yours @bonifacemwangi but if you want to become irrelevant on the Kenyan scene like your friend @MigunaMiguna just continue with such demeaning language. If i choose to be on the road even at 4am how is that your biz? It is MY CHOICE. I AM NOBODY’S SLAVE!
— Pauline Mugure (@pjmugure) August 8, 2018
This people you call slaves are the people making kenya a working Nation , people pushing our economy forward and also people trying to earn their money legitimately by working hard and creating a better future for their families and children .
— steve (@StephenMigwi3) August 8, 2018
I take great exception to this tweet and demand unequivocal apology because I feel that it is targeted at me; my name is Punda Amechoka ( slave) and happened to be driving on Mlolongo at that hrs ?
— Punda Amechoka (@AmechokaPunda) August 8, 2018
Those who supported his sentiments.
Have we not been insulted enough by our leaders who loots huge sums of money and cannot be held accountable? I choose bonnie way of head on approach
— wanjohi kamau (@kamau_wanjohi) August 8, 2018
Painfully true….And the slaves get the services that they deserve: dry taps, dark streets, insecurity ( while those they voted drive and walk around with a battalion),poor roads or no roads etc
— Peter MK (@PeterPMK) August 8, 2018
We still have a long way to go if we cannot admit that we are slaves yet. First stage of healing is acceptance
— benson muriithi (@benmurii) August 8, 2018
The fact is those Kenyans are slaves. That’s the point.
— lloyd m (@Sirlloyd2) August 8, 2018
Why are Kenyans bitter on this? It’s true we’re slaves to our tribes and stomachs. The two never allow us vote visionary and devt minded leaders. Otherwise our transport would be smooth and reliable.0.8M voters in Nrb vote a functionally illiterate gvner!! Self inflicted pain.
— Wansaku Nashon (@WansakuC) August 8, 2018