“Hata si si vijana wa ghetto tako.” We slum youths are also a force to reckon with.
They are hoisting young Tirus shoulder highon the streets of Korogocho. Tirus IranguMaina has dreams of studying law, whynot shake off the dust of these streets, throughstudies even take a shot at politics. Today the newshe tested highest among students in primary schoolsall over Kenya. He is beaming, sharing his viewthat politicians take his people for a ride, gyppedthe slum dwellers of Nairobi, so he’s out to improvethe livelihoods of his people. Today, on the liftof this celebration, he’s cadging well-wishers for sparechange, the shillings needed to continue studies. Ifthis chosen one can shoulder it, his investors may requirea reckoning one day, exact their ration of his power.
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