Hungry Enough to Eat Rats...And snakes!!!
Kenya has for a long time been a fertile land, producing maize for local consumption and a surplus for sale. Bu things have not been the same since 2007. In writing this I mean no offense to countries and cultures that have delicacies of rats and snakes; but this is what we have been reduced to.
In recent days, the media has taken the government to task by highlighting stories of ordinary Kenyans resorting to stomach-churning delicacies in the name of hunger. One man in Kisumu captured my attention as well as my gut as he was shown on tv gobbling down slices of snake meat! When asked why he resorted to that, all he could say was " There is too mush hunger, when u find something to eat do not leave it."
Elsewhere in the Northern parts of Kenya a village sits down for dinner; well barbecued rat meat! They salivate as the little rats go round and round over the fire... they probably were imagining a piece of chicken. And that's how they survive. The women are least concerned about what they will eat. Its more important for their children to find something little that would get their minds off food for the day; A worthwile sacrifice for future generations. That's a woman for you!
But how log should Kenyan women continue to starve and feign satisfaction so as to appear strong for their children; how long before they cut their own arms to feed their children?