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Fallen hero


This poem was created by one of Kenya's fallen hero, Bantu Mwaura, a great artist, a poet, a human rights activist. It is sad that he has vanished in unclear circumstances, typical of most Kenya's human rights activists. He joins other fallen vocal heros Oscar Kamau and John Oulu, whom the government promised to look in to the matter as to who shot them.
Rest in Peace my heros.

The Politician

This donkey is a politician
It don't care
It kicks it owner
Who voted for it!
Toils hard to get kickbacks
From every deal
At the expense of its owner
The voter
This politician is a donkey
It don't care



JaniceW's picture

Thank you

With all the positive posts about Kenya, it is easy to forget that much work is still needed to provide the most basic human rights to everyone in Kenya. So much is being done every day by amazing women and men whose names we may never know, and I thank you for giving a face to some of them. We will keep your countrymen and women in our thoughts until the day they are not Luos, Kikuyus, Luhyas, Merus, Kalenjins, Kambas or Kisiis; not rich or poor; not urban or rural... but Kenyans, bound together by a love for their country and their fellow citizens.

Pascaline's picture

another one...

you know Bantu was so real its hard to believe his death is mysterious.i join you in saying rest in peace and that |Kenya needs the Lord..and more

I believe in every woman's heart and soul.

Jocelynbrazil's picture

Poets leave a powerful mark

Thank you for sharing this. I am always inspired to find new heros who have written for spoken or created in the name of a cause they believed strongly in. It interests me even more as it relates to Kenya and where you are from.
Thank you,

Joannes's picture

He was murdered

Jocelyn, Thanks a lot. The only sad thing is that Kenya, frontline soldiers who fight for a good course for the people of Kenya often end up dying mysteriously. They never last long enough to complete their good intentions, especially human rights activists. But the good thing is that because of their deeds, they still live among us even though they are dead.


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