See, it is another century, that we adorn, explore,lost in fantasy we marvel, them move one- as many only scorn, with whispers, ‘That’s life, we ain’t the first or last…’. For youth, as a core haven’t yet realised our worth, the power and plight we hold.
Relating to incidents going on with in East African countries; am referring to incidents of brutality, torture.The world has seen as youth still fall victims to Rape, defilement, molestations, assassination, drug abuse, prostitution…Yet closely looking deep into it, it is their mental enslavement which has persisted- and while others sing and roar of those being opportunities for a better tomorrow, which they dream of, death pits yarn in hunger…
I recently noticed how brutality and ignorance manifests itself first in Burundi, its youth being butchered- mostly for reasons they think are well versed with. Same has happened in Uganda, a neighbor too- with the pre-election violence which has spilled some blood. In Kenya,not far, it happened too, as again bodies were piled up and burnt.Congo has for long hosted unending scuffles which in Rwanda, over time till 1994, a blood-filed dark cloud manifested, and streets were littered with bodies(which Burundi shares currently), the world moved on.
See,its all been a puzzle of ‘POLITRICKS’ as preferred. Youth, whose bodies have and still piled up, yet there blood spills are the target at most. Deeply analyzing how a bloodshed is scheduled, a greedy politician lures young minds into an act, which they fall prey too-deceived how they are holding the ‘SPIRIT OF NATIONALISM’, youth are further convinced that beasts are unleashed from them.
Politicians are aware of what the youth are and their capabilities- they are the power, the foundation, they hold a voice, yet they are the mases. Pity is how youth have never discovered their worth, that they have and are being enslaved by some greed ignited by ‘Politricks’. “Listen son, they just use you and dispose you off- give me names of youth who have been honored for their bravery who still live,” whispered an old man.
Funny is how youth have been used against each other- in cold blood they lynch, rape, defile and torture each other. So, its a Game they all are lured into- youth, who are the ‘power’ have by politicians been twisted to turn against one another!
Who are the ‘Youth’?… I still ponder in agony.
Andrew Israel Kazibwe is an African Rwandan-based freelance Journalist , a learner, Arts enthusiast and advocate. Passionate about what goes on within lives, he shares whats within, around and closer to you. Its an Insight!!!