Growing up in the 90’s: A Political Memoir

“Childhood is always looked upon as the happiest time of life. Is that always true? No, only a few have a happy childhood”. This is the opening line of Leon Trotsky’s biographical book ‘My Life’. Reading this line led me to reflect on my childhood and a recent conversation I had with a man in his fifties. He thought that my generation took a lot for granted, politically. He went on about how his generation fought against a dictatorial regime, delivering to Kenyans what is now considered one of the most progressive constitutions in Africa. He recounted how he and … Continue reading Growing up in the 90’s: A Political Memoir