I have just read this article on tribal paranoia, and how ethnic polarisation is taking hold.
It took me back to something that I had read years ago, Black rage by Grier and Cobbs.
Since the announcement of the election results I am very aware of my tribe. I am wary of being in certain parts of Kenya now, given what has transpired. The comfort or ease that I had before, has disappeared for the moment. I grew up, have friends and went to school with Kenyans from every tribe. There is a lot of intermarriage in my family across tribal lines.
I was aware of the tensions, but not in the way that I am now. I feel that there is a parallel between what Grier and Cobbs are saying and the situation in Kenya today. For some people who are feeling paranoid, I see their response as adaptive, and not unhealthy in the current climate.
We are all Kenyans but I feel that it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the differences between us.
Update related article :Tribal clashes are politicians fault.
Raila To Be Sworn In Before 2017 Ends: Why The NASA Change Of Heart? - NASA's dramatic about-turn on Raila's swearing in. Why? Kumekucha
3 hours ago