By Gah Kuu
â€œHe has betrayed my innocence, now it is my time to teach them a lesson, all of them.â€
Living away from home is like a reverie to most fresh college students especially females. College, for them, offers a comfort zone with a breeze that pleases the heart away from the hawk-eyed parents.
For instance, my friend Jane* (not her real name) a firstborn in a family of five is the first one from the family to join college. Her siblings are still young and are looking up to her as a role model.
Her young parents on the other side are having first time real experience on how to handle a young adult. In their efforts to nature and spruce Jane to an aggressive, independent and straight woman, they have even placed a curfew on her on how she should carry herself around. They determine when she should be at home.
She is virtually living in a cage. No freedom to socialize with friends. To her parents, friends will teach their daughter bad habits.
The caging however ends when she finally joined university. On campus, students have unlimited freedom with nobody to watch over them. Here nobody cares what you do with your time. You can choose to read or party as many times as you can.
So, my friend Jane for the first time has all the freedom. No parents to check on what she is doing, how late she should stay out and stuff.
Uhm! It is amazing how it feels huh. And as predicted she joins bad girlsâ€™ group â€“ bad in the sense of the general perception of good. Their gang leader is Kate* from Nairobi. Kate unlike Jane has been enjoying freedom throughout her life. Her parents are always busy attending to businesses abroad. Her life is all about clubbing, touring and more fun. Kate having joined modelling dresses skimpily to the extent of exposing parts of her flesh she should cover.
Never mind that Jane would be so reluctant to do what the gang members do. However with time things change and what she would say abnormal becomes very normal. After all a woman would always remain a woman.
They do not miss any opportunity to meet working class lads in town Friday nights.
The lass is however very cautious to fall prey for the guys obvious seduction tricks.
Her friends are also very cautious. They leave the bar as a team. This is however after downing several bottles of liquor on the menâ€™s bill.
It is a routine for the group. On a certain Friday, Jane went out with Kate and Grace (another friend whose boyfriend they were going to hang out with). They meet with the guy who introduces them to two other guys. What the girls donâ€™t know about this peculiar night is that the lads have a plan that no matter what they must lay the ladies. And to ensure the plan works, they put in place strategy that shall see the girlsâ€™ drinks drugged.
Poor Jane tells us of her anguish and strategy to avenge her most painful night. She is on a mission to let it happen, this time she doesnâ€™t mind buying the drinks just to make sure that she gets laid. Her story touched and broke us too. Imagine waking up to stranger next to you with no clothes on. No knowledge of how and why it happened. To make it worse this man wouldnâ€™t have matched any of her qualities of idealism and relationship yardstick.
Furthermore she claims that this ugly son of a bitch also deliberately infected her with dreaded stuff she has always tried to run away from. To avenge her â€˜innocenceâ€™ and teach every jerk who wants to sleep with and slip something into every lady he meets a lesson.
She has already done ten in two weeks and counting, and you know what, most of them love it served raw, moreover they claim to love the sight of their iced â€˜billbousâ€™. This makes her work easier.
To conclude her story Jane is certain that her mission is valid and no amount of persuasion shall impede her charge as it stands for all the ladies innocently abused by the â€˜menâ€™.
This story was published by theNairobi Times