THE week went by with various things happening all at once for me. Between balancing work and family affairs, I tuned out politics. Life took over and I had to listen very carefully to everything it was saying.
I simply did not have time or the energy to extend to the men and women leading this fine nation into places only they know. That said, I know I am not the only one who can’t take politics, with all it has to offer, everyday of every week without at some point tuning out just to get a break from the rhetoric.
I whizzed by anything that had any hint of politic on all my social media and made sure to avoid all known political serial blablas. Because really, they are only just that; take to social media to speak a whole of nothing then go about their daily lives without actually making any difference to the common ‘mwananchi.’
These are the people who hate on everybody, playing out their conspiracy theories to anyone who is dumb enough to pay attention. ‘Mheshimiwa’ so and so is this. ‘Mheshimiwa’ so and so is that. Sometimes it is entertaining but it gets to a point when it is just plain out, exhausting.
Yes – there are people who will loot and kill for power and yes they didn’t get to where they are now by playing nice. Yesthere are people who had to stop short of selling their own mothers to get power. Yes there are people who do not have any morals in this world. And then? How do you dedicate a tweet or 10 on this issue change anything?
While you are here tweeting about them, they are gaining more power and will still make you sit in traffic waiting for them to pass. So while the powers that be play game of thrones, life for the rest of us has to continue. This was the week that life took over completely and I missed something.
However, to my defense, it seems I am not the only one who missed it as not many people know this. I really had to ask around and check all the newspapers in detail as it seems, ‘maisha’ took over for all Tanzanians this week. Very little information is out there regarding that MPs have received a 200 per cent plus gratuity increase passed quietly, leaving so many questions.
Questions that I’m sure we would sooner receive answers from the Holy Ghost himself rather than from the government. We, the people and more so the youth, could very well oppose this but we won’t. We, the people will go about ‘maisha’ as if this is OK. Never one to miss on opportunities, I have formally decided that I want to run for MP.
I will go to my father’s village and make my late Mzee (may he rest in peace) proud by first improving my Kinyakyusa. Even if I make it to one term, even half a term; I know I will be set real good when I get fired for whatever reason including underperformance. All I got to do it get elected and I’m set and I’m protected by the fact that no one will say anything.