It came as no surprise when secondary school pupils justified their present destructive streak to learning from politicians by example. Students in Naivasha stunned MPs by claiming that they learnt first hand that in Kenya one is only listened to via violence. It seems learning vices and perfecting them has been elevated to new heights in our moral and national psyche. Call it what you may but the students’ take is nothing but DECEPTION disguised as inference.
We have made deception a defining trait as a nation. The kids are simply taking it a new level in the delusion their sentiments sounds intellectual. If copy-pasting sins was such a virtue, why don’t these smart students burn their homes in protest when their parents deny them what they want. Well, these genius Kenyans may have just read comments from Kumekucha. Buck passing is our middle name.
Long gone are the days when we used to debate in primary school about the merits of being a doctor above an engineer. Such debates must be very primitive I the eyes of present students who have proved no different from their mentors. If these students are genuinely looking for mentors or hungry for positive influence why have don’t they aspire to be space scientists or to emulate ultimate political trophy be ministers or ultimately scandal-free president?
Granted, the escapist sentiments by the secondary school students will be cheaply hailed as representative on national youth psyche oblivious of their predictability given where they were mouthed. Thee truth is these students had been couched on what to say to reflect the feeling of their parents and villages. Pretending otherwise is to engage in a long ego trip. Bottom line is as a nation, we are critically allergic to taking hard decision that won’t bring speedy monetary returns.