An anecdote is told of the then three presidents of East Africa taking a leak at one urinal. H.E Obote of Uganda was in a conivial spirit with H.E Moi of Kenya. It was all peace and love. Then H.E Nyerere enters and the chaps shift and coyness begins to manifest it self. Said Nyerere, ” Come on guys we can be free with ourselves…we are all big men.” Replied Obote, ” That may be so but you
have a tendency of nationalizing big things.”
Sadly, Nyerere and Obote are no longer with us to validate this epistle. I was reminded of its lessons when I saw an entourage of Caucasian males doing injustice to what is arguably Africa’s biggest hit on the Youtube social media. Sitya loss, as I sip this gin, has garnered 12.7 views and over 57k likes and still counting. Shortly this will be almost double the total chaps who voted for the president in the last elections.
Methinks, this Masaka boy has not fully understood his viability in the now flat world. He is supposed to ride this crest to greater things but does he know there is a crest to rise. As was once said, ” there is a tide in the affairs of man which when taken at its peak leads to fortune…”
Unfortunately, social media is more
complex than the proverbial elephant the 5 blind men tried to demystify. And ever wo often a new one comes along. Trying to understand all its facets is like trying to simultaneously pay obeyance to African traditional Gods, Christian God, Budha and all other deities in one grand flash.