My heart is troubled… Very very sad… Over what has come of our African men. The once proud fathers and breadwinners of every single household. The protectors of the families. The embodiment of discipline and role model to the growing toddlers. All these and much more… The fall and Fall of the African male?
When God created man and woman, he created sex for procreation. And mark my words… Man and woman. Not man and man or man and chicken or a goat or cow! Nope! Not at all! Man and woman. A human being and another human being.
What our media reports nowadays is way too insane to even imagine! Maybe am being too Western. Back to Africa, my Religious Studies class tells me that Africans practiced traditional religion. Marriage was a clan affair. Man and woman. The only time animals were involved was in the form of bride wealth or as others prefer to call it, bride price. Never, and definitely nowhere in the culture of African communities was there ever a matrimony between man and a beast. This renders the African Traditional Religion ‘innocent’ of blame.
The current trend of sexual deviance is therefore disturbing as well as alarming! To even imagine such a wayward act with a poor creature unable to rise in comprehensible defense is much more beastly than the beast itself! Where has African socialization faltered to this grave extent? What is happening to our dear ‘notoriously religious’ race? Have the Pastor Pius Muirus’, Bishop Margaret Wanjirus, Apostle Owuors and the Imams and other traditional priests /priestesses changed tact in their teaching towards approaching the profane?
What happened to the fathers and mothers of back then who wielded discipline in their breath and meant it to the letter? What has our dot com generation left behind in the rush to migrate to digitalization?
When a child reports a father for ‘sleeping’ with his favorite ‘kuku’, then, who is the family disciplinarian? Who stands for the ethical values necessary for both the family and the society at large? To worsen the situation, the culprit without shame claiming to having the right to ‘do anything’ he deems fit on the chicken that’s his property…
Or maybe I am biased… Maybe it’s the women who have turned against the male folk… Denying them of their carnal pleasures…No!It holds no weight! I’d rather he sold the chicken to hire a hooker! Otherwise such a man does not deserve of their manhood. Being a man is too hard a responsibility for them to bear!
What is the root cause of this increased deviance? The media? Drunkenness? Drug and Substance abuse? Or the sheer hopelessness in life as is evident in most parts of Kenya?
This debate would rather continue. The society is ailing. Our society is sick. It’s prudent we treat it while it is still early enough.
Ookoscope, the way it is!