Wednesday, November 05, 2008

For Mandela, read Obama

I remember the feeling watching the day Mandela walked out of prison in February 1990 and I feel the same now.

Congratulations to the US for showing Kenyans that colour, tribe, race should never be a judge of ability.

For every black person who has had the direct hurt of racism inflected upon them
For every black person who has had to be twice as good as their white colleagues to overcome his colour.
Today is your day

For me and my family, whatever sort of President Obama will be (and I am sure he'll be a success), today he has done enough.


Ssembonge said...

Maina, words fail me at this historic moment.

MainaT said...

Its called audacity of hope sidio?