Tale of Samoei and the land of Den Haag

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Once upon a time, in the far away village called Den Haag, there lived a mighty beast.

The fearful creature stretched all of seven metres, and its long, flattened killing weapon – the tail – moved from side to side as it swam through water.

Now, behold, in another far away county of Wareng, there lived a gallant soldier.

His enemies abhorred him, while his people revered him. Samoei The Warrior had the blood of his community’s greatest ruler – the one and only Koitalel – flowing thick and fast through his large, visible veins.

Now, Samoei The Warrior feared no man, woman or beast. Those that had waged war against him had been vanquished, and their skeletons erected on Samoei’s compound as proof of his prowess.

Bullfighters, fishermen, ironsmith women from the land of Gichugu…..all are nothing but skeletons on Samoei’s compound now.

This warrior could eat an entire field of maize, straight from the farm, consuming everything.

And so, one day, Warrior Samoei decided to tackle the beast of Den Haag. He went to the river and summoned it. The prehistoric creature waded its tail in water and eyeballed Samoei The Warrior at the edge of the river.

“Open your mouth!” ordered Samoei.

Confused but excited at the prospects of such an easy way to have a meal, the beast stretched its huge jaw muscles and opened its mouth to display its 200 million years old 72 very, very, sharp teeth.

Samoei The Warrior looked at the menacing display of might, but he was unmoved.

He knelt down.

Crawling slowly on his knees and hands, keeping straight eye contact with the beast, Samoei the Warrior moved closer to the open mouth.

Then, slowly, he put his head in the beast’s terrifying mouth.

“Now, bite me. I dare you to bite me!” he bellowed.

What did the beast do?

Did it bite?

Well, this is a story for another day, my children.

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  • msema kweli

    I agree Laura, Kenyans should start acting. It begins with you(and me). Lets act by stopping to give bribes, to speak out against ills.

  • Lawrence Njenga- Limuru

    Laura…nice feature on your website. Anyway my point is simple. Kenyans are looking at Ruto now as a Hero. Like Artur is a BAD GUY but who wouldn’t want his autograph? Kenyan voters are everything their politicians are.

  • Githinji

    The Kenya we want is one without corruption but i don’t see and end it. We have tried to be united against it, remember 2002 when Kibaki become President,but it fought back hard and won. Guys as young as 20 are now seriously discussing ways to get to parliament and government so as to get involved in highly corruption ie Trition after all once we defraud billions all we need to do is by some MPs and get an expensive lawyer.It’s a small sacrifice for the billions.

  • Shikuku – USA

    How i wish more and more Kenyans got themselves engaged in the affairs of our great nation. Rally one another against relentless impunity by our leaders.
    Our leaders have lost the sense of being responsible to their employers thus continue to act recklessly in parliament (censure motion), they taint the image of our nations integrity. I dread reading news from Kenya everyday because they scream “something is not right again” and the worst is yet to come. Kenyans lets get involved in pragmatic political decisions of our nation right from our dinner tables. Lets resolve to build a better Nation on the principles of democracy. It can be done. WE CAN DO IT! I believe.

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  • very interesting satire and I was entertained. Your imagery is very clever. You need to write more..

  • The pain of others is fun but the pain in your court is real pain! No wonder Miguna has “fled!” The guy is coming back on August 18,2012 to continue spreading real pain! May be I should yell Miguna “Tosha!”

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