Most teenagers and youth in Kenya are rocked with an identity crisis when it comes to Celebrity. The Celebrity culture negatively or positively impacts on their general Lifestyles. Some youth are attracted and motivated by the financial package that comes with the Celebrity status while others admire the recognition and fame.
In the popular youth culture in Kenya, a Celebrity is normally referred to as a Celeb, Celebo or to some Sonko.It is a common trend by youth to refer to each other as Sonko or Celeb usually when one appears on media occasionally or when one of their own acquires some instant or gradual level of financial stability and extend some generosity to his hood.
‘Sonko’ is a term that popularly originated from the urban youth to mean that one has bales of money. Many young people from slam areas in urban settings spontaneously discovered their musical talents and exploited them to rise to Celebrity status.
Naturally a Celebrity in Kenya would have a prominent profile with the media and can be easily identified or recognized. A Kenyan Celebrity would sometimes be identified with all the wrong things but among the Kenya youth this only uplifts their popularity.
It is a moment of sadness as the world loses Prof. Wangari Maathai. Prof. Wangari Maathai is a National icon, an environmentalist and Africa’s first female Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. In death as in life, she will still be honored as a simple lady who eschewed political maiming and hypocrisy and chose the path of caring for mother universe.
Criminal Minds in Kenya indeed! Excuse me, if you imagine for one lousy second am writing about “criminal minds” the movie, you are dead wrong. I am writing about the 21st century human madness. Did you ask what this madness of Criminal Minds in Kenya is?
Occasionally I get irritated with the naivety of the innuendos of words that only seem to aggravate the already polluted environment. ‘My God you don’t have to go anywhere, just pass by the city of Nairobi and let me know of your experience’ with Criminal Minds in Kenya
The Mystery of Criminal Minds in Kenya
Criminal Minds in Kenya has more to do with our abilities to commit crime at every excuse irrespective of which side of the law we are standing.
You might want to put me to task because of my pronouncement, off course it’s allowed, but remember my noble intention is not to insinuate or allege anything sinister. I am only going to state some factual evidence to support my claims of Criminal Minds in Kenya.
How many of you have an opportunity to stroll in the busy streets of Nairobi? Or let me rephrase the question; which one of you by any chance doesn’t know about the city council by laws? Or have you ever been affected, perfected or infected by this ‘Kanjo’? What I am trying to find out is whether you have been either a prey or a victim.
It’s a pity that I have to use this term; Criminal Minds in Kenya, yet we have to intensively interrogate or have a conversation with ourselves just to see the degree of our involvement.
Criminal Minds in Kenya and the madness of the ‘city Kanjo’ (city council reinforcement officers)
Last evening I was proudly having the last of my final laps before boding my favorite Nissan, in the comfort of my ability when some disturbance caught up with me. Not so fast! A sudden hilarious and thunderous noise punctuated by confused helter-skelter movements almost made me to fly with my two knees. Someone knocked me almost making me bespectacled.