If a Kikuyu, Luo,
Kalenjin and Luhya were all to be employed on the same day at the same
organization say Kenya Ports Authority, Mombasa and you visited them after 10
years, this is what you would find:
-Living in his own house in Mombasa; family
living in Mombasa; happily settled at coast
-Has rental houses, matatu in Mombasa
-Owns a small car 1300cc EFI
-Meets a friend at a local cheap bar
for nyama choma and one or two beers discussing business
-Living in a big expensive rented house.
-Has a big car 4000cc petrol on loan.
-Family living in Mombasa
-No investments; Thinks of investing back home
but fears being bewitched
-Leader of KPA trade Union;
Always complaining, agitating for
fairness/equitable distribution of resources
-Believes Kikuyu’s are thieves
-Meets ten friends in a pub with loud music
each person has six beers waiting to be drunk and politicking.
-Family living in Kericho while he works in
Mombasa; wishes there was a Port in Kericho so that he could be nearer home
-Has small car 1300cc which is in Kericho
-Has bought a small farm in Kericho
-Drinks beer/choma alone or with fellow
clansmen and usually less discussions
-Has 2 wives; one in Bungoma, other in Mombasa
-Hopes to get a Luhya MD to give him promotion
to ease burden of 2 families
-No investments. Beer/Choma, Lingala music and
a sweet sixteen girls are his favorite.