By Chris Maina
I have been following a ludicrous fallout in the writers community in Kenya afterÂ Shailja Patel accused Tony Mochama of attempted rape and, together with her gang of privileged empathisers, have taken to twitter – the bourgeois media – to prosecute Mochama.
I can’t say much about the character of Mochama. I have read him.
I can’t say much on the character ofÂ Shailja Patel, I have never read any works from her. Of course, I am not widely read. I am not a poet, not even a writer, in the elite sense of the word.
But I have the mind to disagree with this:
“I will not engage in farcical dehumanising bureaucratic exercises which only legitimise a fascist police apparatus that extorts, rapes, abducts and kills poor and marginalised Kenyans at will; a police force that has just conducted the ethnic cleansing we witnessed as #kasaraniconcentrationcamp. I will not pretend that a overwhelmed and compromised judicial machinery which has denied justice to Liz, to Kwekwe Mwandaza, to Somali women and girls, to PEV survivors, can be of any use in this situation. I am the woman Mr Mochama assaulted. I was assaulted in the home of my friend and sister, Professor Wambui Mwangi, a home she has worked tirelessly to make safe, welcoming and restorative for women.”Â
I was around when Liz happened and how middle class feminists bungled the whole process of seeking justice for her. I remember how, after a Twitter duel with one of these feminists, which I lost badly, how Liz disappeared in the media, her case left for the same police officers whomÂ Shailja Patel dismisses with a tinge of moral righteousness as ‘fascist police apparatus’.
The tragedy with Ms Patel and her feminist groupies, is the cheaping of rape – that orgy of human beasts which dismembers women’s private organs and forever Â leaves an endless sorrow, beyond restoration, beyond any corrective measure, on the victim.
Rape is not the poetic word that these fuckfaces should be playing with in a professor’s home.
Rape should be reported to the police, and an OB number entered, not just to protect Ms Patel, but to alert the public that Tony Mochama may be a rapist.
How can a poet lack the basic sense of fair play? No, nay, Ms Patel was not raped. If she was, of if there was an attempt, by now, she would be taking care of her disfigured punany at Nairobi Women’s hospital.
Ms Patel was not raped. Had she been raped, she would not be sitting behind her laptop, typing fake poetic lines while sipping coffee, seeking cheap attention and sympathies from friends, colleagues and groupies, and, dismissing the work of the police and the courts in resolving the kind of crime she imputes on the person of Mochama.
The problem with homosexuals is their belief in some sort of Â ‘special rights’ which are only distinctive and inalienable to them. One of such rights is the right to be ‘special’. Why, for Christ sake, would Shailja Patel pretend that Tony attempted to rape her yet eyewitnesses reveal he only attempted to hug Shailhja and after she refused he walked away.
What then is rape to feminists and homosexuals? Also, when homosexuals are raped, what is so special about them that stops them from recording a statement with the police?