I once lived in the 90’s, a quiet and peaceful era where values were not just a personal desire, but a requirement. Morality, whatever it meant then (and it meant a lot) were upheld by everyone in the society.
You didn’t get to hear taboo topics, and even if you got a whiff of it, it was spoken in undertones. Back then, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ was the only most X-rated sitcom aired on national television at 10pm, and all children were asleep at that time.
Fast forward to the post new millennium age, and you wake up to a new Kenya with an assortment of all bawdy lechers you can think of.
All of a sudden, all self-restraint was thrown out of the window, and people were free to engage in what pleased their body and minds without a care in the world.
Western concepts were fast and surely assimilated through libertine Hollywood, music and the internet.
Homosexuality and drug abuse found its way in to households, and those who indulged no longer recoiled to the farthest corner to partake in their favourite unchaste behaviours. Moral code was obscured, as people only had to consult their minds on what was right for them. The slogan changed to; if it pleases you, do it.
And they came out in droves to crusade for what they considered their right. The government may not have formally legitimised LGBTs but what every Kenyan knows, and others fear, is that the place is teeming everywhere with them.
What our forefathers strove to preserve through many generations remain to be an anachronism, an anti-diluvion idea that remains in the past. A new form of neo-colonialism is cropping up. No blockbuster movies end without highlighting a gay theme.
Maybe it’s time we accepted the harsh reality that we have to live with it. And it’s not just about homosexuality, but we may have to bear with other brainwaves like nudist camps and glory holes. We’ve certainly come of age, and people are more tolerant of such brazen concepts. Maybe!
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