In 1979 a British prisoner and thriller writer,Jeffrey Archer penned a best seller called :Kane and Abel.
In the novel fashioned after the biblical Cane and Abel, two wealthy men,William Kane and Abel Rosnovski take their hatred- of each other, to the grave.The Kikuyus and Luos of Kenya are Cane and Abel .But who’s Cane and Who’s Abel ?
The day I knew how deep was the hate .[Twitter]
V for vendetta
The first time I noticed the level of this hatred was pre 2008 before Obama was elected.I was shocked to see some Kikuyus hatred for him because they thought he was Luo;they actually wanted him to lose .I observed quietly and that scared me because I knew Kenya was fucked ….
The hate is blind and innate ..No matter how many BBI’s and handshake that hatred is never going away…
6 Reasons why Kikuyus hate Luos
Here’re the reasons why Kikuyus hate Luos and Luos hate Kikuyus :
1.The Kikuyus think Luos are foolish and Luos think the Kikuyus are greedy …
Values:Blind hate .
If you visit a 30 year old Luo living in Dornholm you will meet pillows on the floor and the house will always have a relative living in.
A 30 year old Merian or Kikuyu living in Roysa will be in a two bedroom alone ..who is a better person?
None.The difference is Luos are Nilotes and Kikuyus are Bantus .Nilotes have more communal lifestyle .
Kikuyus are more humble and prefer to be understated :A 50 year old Kikuyu with decent cash will drive an old Toyota and great every other Kikuyu as an equal and talk Kikuyu .Kikuyus are not flashy .
Luos on the other hand are flashy and love to live loud.You will meet a Luo at expensive joints in Kilimani,speaking English, ignoring the unwashed and shooting the dj if he refuses to play Ohangla ..And for that contradiction a kikuyu will think a Luo is an idiot and hold him in contempt and a Luo will think a kikuyu is a money loving Miser.
But who is better ?None. it’s personality .
.4.A Luo will declare he will support Raila infront of everyone..A Kikuyu will keep his options secret.
In the Jeffrey novel, Kane and Abel go to all levels to prove who’s better.This includes losing millions of dollars so the other person cannot win .The law is :I don’t have to win as long as you lose .That is the condition with Kikuyus and Luos of Kenya.Nothing else matters ;Kikuyus don’t bother with making the right choice as long as a Luo does not win.
In the 2018 book :”forgiveness: give up hope of a better past “I mentioned that grudges can be communal.This is still true .The hatred of Kikuyus and Luos goes back to pre independence .Here’s the screenshotDo Kikuyus hate Luos?Kenyans React on Twitter
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