*** the Mido class

D_Minor

Village Elder
#1
C&P
The greatest enemy of Kenya, and to a larger extent the continent of Africa; greater than disease, illiteracy, drought and witchcraft; is not Terrorism.
It’s not Politicians. It’s not Moses Kuria. It’s not Johnston Muthama.
It’s not Mugabe neither is it Museveni. It is not the constitution and no, it’s not the Executive.
The greatest enemy choking Africa just the way single-use plastic is choking our oceans is… Drum rolls please……
THE MIDDLE CLASS CITIZEN.
Who is the middle class?
That pretentious, snobbish, cowardly and leeching fellow who only rides on opportunities created by the rich class and the blood and sweat of the poor class
That fellow who only wants to show off his Subaru or BMW on Saturdays during ‘choma and drinks’ with the boys and fake ‘happy’ smiles hangovered from here to Nineveh the very next day in Church.
That fellow who imagines scrambling for iPhone X is far much more important than knowing the consequences of strained societal relations and a tribal system engraved in our DNA.
That fellow Njoki Chege obsesses about in her musings, only concerned at how lit Koroga Festival was and why Betty Kyalo should have at least kept the Porsche gifted by Sultan Bad boy.
The middle class is me and you. Yes, I belong in this good for nothing category because, I too leech on the struggles of other patriots and pretend to own part of our democratic story.
Every time our political leaders call out for civil disobedience and protests, it’s only the poor who actually do turn up and the rich don’t really ever give a rat’s ass on how it pans out. But the middle-class… Yes us all. We find it inconvenient, perturbing, tiresome and unnecessary. We get tired when the Supreme Court calls for a new election. Because it shall ‘inconvenience’ us.
When Raila says we can postpone exams since a democratic process meant to install the country’s leadership must at all times supersede any other national event, the middle class find it disruptive. For their businesses, their holiday plans and their mundane existence.
The middle class wonder how comes a grown man would brave scorching sunshine and raging rains to attended political rallies in the middle of the week. It’s because this arrogant fellow doesn’t realize that to that Industrial Area causal laborer and that farm hand, politics directly affect them. The national budget directly affect them. Treasury keeps oscillating gas pump prices for the last decade. However much the middle class whine over Twitter, he still pulls up at a Shell station and will say “Weka 2000 na uangalie mbele” and won’t even bother to interrogate the fuel price at the pump. However, to that Kongowea guy, a rise in the price of a matchbox directly influence whether he boards a train to town or not.
The middle class love to argue how paying a house help 12000 is bothersome since they provide house and food. Well to that house help that is school fees, medical cover for her family of five, food for her children in ushago and savings. We the middle class sods sometimes spend 12000 on one bottle of whisky in one sitting. Yet we still have loans to pay. Not that we are rich, we are just posers in someone else’s success story. Baby Pendo’s story. Matiba’s story. Kenyans who die for our dispensation, their story, our success.
The middle class love to say “Raila should tell his kids to riot, not us”. Yet, no middle class ever protests anything beyond Zuku prices, the EPL and traffic jam at Nyayo stadium round about.
They are so ignorant to realize, Raila was a political detainee in his thirties and forties. That William Ruto was Kanu’s Babu Owino, being in YK92 in his twenties. That Musalia inherited his father’s seat at 27 and Kalonzo was in Parliament in his twenties as well. That university students of the 80’s and 90’s gave us democracy and civil rights. Today’s half-baked university kids just want to cameo in Nairobi Diaries and to attend 6AM beach parties.
Our twenty something year old middle class spawns are obsessed with Tekno Miles, Vera Sidika’s derrière and Donald Kipkorir’s Range Rover.
If the middle class stopped looking at politics like it were a nuisance to their drab living, yet they are the ones to complain about filming taxes in Kenya that has chased Hollywood to Tanzania and South Africa, yet they are the first ones to complain about net neutrality and the cost of living, if they would just leave their iPads at home for once and join Kenyans in shaping Kenya, if they knew that right now in Europe and America every class of citizen is actively involved in shaping their nation. If our Kenyan middle class was to call out the excesses of government and the bad manners of the opposition in equal measure, then indeed Kenya would go very far.
There’s a joke, a morbid joke that, elections can be stolen, the poor protestors can protest for a week then hunger shall return them to work. You see, it’s not the poor man that is weak, it’s the middle class who can’t wait to return to work because they have loans to repay and clients to serve. If only they knew that once Kenya is gone to the dogs, all that they struggle for will be to naught.
African middle class citizens need to start demanding for accountability, for justice, for equitable distribution of public resources and for the betterment of our collective existence.
Otherwise, our politicians are entirely votes for by the poor slum dwellers and controlled by the wealthy Kitusuru and Karen dwellers. (Not the fake Karen behind Catholic university by the way, that’s ratchet middle class pretentious living as well)
Interrogate your lives. Who owns Kenyan politics?
Kibera slums, Mathare slums, Muthaiga suburbs and Runda surbubs. The rest of us are just noisy passengers in bewtween. (Kyrgit blogs)
 

A.G.

Village Elder
#4
Kenya midro class also thinks If you don't live in Nairofi you are not living. They are the people tulikuwa tunapeleka maziwa nao huko Gishagi tukiwa wadogo but now they are too urban to speak their mother tongue wakija holidays. Yes the mortals who hire vehicles so as to create a perfect image that they made it. They ones who brag how they pay"uzito tuu" as rent instead building a home. The Henpecked lads whose wives can't cook for them cus they working an eight to five job,but are not too tired too tuuuurn up after work and show it in IG.
 
#6
ehemm h
Kenya midro class also thinks If you don't live in Nairofi you are not living. They are the people tulikuwa tunapeleka maziwa nao huko Gishagi tukiwa wadogo but now they are too urban to speak their mother tongue wakija holidays. Yes the mortals who hire vehicles so as to create a perfect image that they made it. They ones who brag how they pay"uzito tuu" as rent instead building a home. The Henpecked lads whose wives can't cook for them cus they working an eight to five job,but are not too tired too tuuuurn up after work and show it in IG.
apo kwa kupeleka maziwa tukiwa gishagi nakubaliana nawe,,,i have met a few snobbish types in nyairofi akinyonya beer moja two hours,,nikamshow story ya maziwa akanilenga...anywho the facade he was trying to make me believe was as fake as they come.
 
#8
In summary, the blogger is complaining that the middleclass doesnt attend babuon's rallies or street protests nor care much to vote. Sioni shida yoyote hapo. If i buy a whisky bottle worth 12k na pesa ya loan shida iko wapi? Si ni mimi nitalipa! The interest i pay to the bank will enable some other guy get credit too. The blogger makes it appear it's criminal being from the middleclass. Upuss blog
 
#9
The rich loot what the poor generate. The middle class watches the rich loot hoping to get into that position one day. As skilled workers, they are also professional enablers for the rich who keep the system running. They are allowed to exist because of their neutrality in watching the destruction of the poor as they salivate for that rich man's position. Its the rich man only who understands that the world is not fair and it doesn't have to be. The majority poor think the world should be fair and it will one day be when we are developed enough(This is stupid thinking).
 

Meria Mata

Elder Statesman
#10
The rich loot what the poor generate. The middle class watches the rich loot hoping to get into that position one day. As skilled workers, they are also professional enablers for the rich who keep the system running. They are allowed to exist because of their neutrality in watching the destruction of the poor as they salivate for that rich man's position. Its the rich man only who understands that the world is not fair and it doesn't have to be. The majority poor think the world should be fair and it will one day be when we are developed enough(This is stupid thinking).
well said
 
#11
Kenya midro class also thinks If you don't live in Nairofi you are not living. They are the people tulikuwa tunapeleka maziwa nao huko Gishagi tukiwa wadogo but now they are too urban to speak their mother tongue wakija holidays. Yes the mortals who hire vehicles so as to create a perfect image that they made it. They ones who brag how they pay"uzito tuu" as rent instead building a home. The Henpecked lads whose wives can't cook for them cus they working an eight to five job,but are not too tired too tuuuurn up after work and show it in IG.
I totally agree!
 

Alchemist

Village Sponsor
#12
Ask the idiot who is middle class and they ran to bureau of statistics. Strictly speaking the true middle is a small number. If the rich are 1-8% of population, then middle class make less than 30% of it. The rest are what I call working class(dreams unrealized - where I belong) and the poor.
 

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