By Kura Kipkura
In the recent past, methinks before civilization crept in, there are some things that people from my speech community (Marakweta) never believed in.
People from Marakwet had never imagined themselves doing odd jobs and casual labour but today, they are giving the mijengo men a run for their ‘money’.
People from my community had never known business beyond retail kiosks and village poshomills, but today, I’ve seen Marakwet women selling roasted and boiled maize deep in the Ghettos.
My people today own charcoal buying stalls in backstreets.
My people today own human weighing scales along the pavement of the city
My people today are hawking in bus stages and selling boiled eggs and mutura outside night clubs.
My people today are long/short distant truck and bus drivers
While Kenyans from other communities passed where we are trailing now, these right here are people slowly breaking from their yolks.
The Kalenjin nation at large is awakening to a new economic, political and social dispensation.
We are competing with the rest in beautifying the skyline of the leading towns.. And cities.
Rev. Jackson Kosgey, the father to the magical Naija bound Emmy Kosgey in one of his past addresses told us ‘ o Kass’. That we should listen to everything happening around us.
We are slowly rising.