Do you choose Happiness or Freedom?

Narissa Allibhai Backpacker Diaries Leave a Comment

To be slightly more politically correct, I will refer in this post to a mystery Country X (which could be one of many oppressive countries), in comparison to my home country Kenya (which I am comfortable enough to praise and criticize openly). The citizens of Country X are, without a doubt, happier than Kenyans. They are also “actively nicer” (to …

My Country is More Important than Yours

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We Kenyans need to stop scapegoating Somali refugees. You know the phrase “blaming the victim”? It’s often used when rape victims are blamed for wearing “revealing” clothes, being out late at night, meeting the wrong people, partaking in alcohol, etc. Here’s another. Somali refugees fled the terrorist group Al-Shabaab and sought refuge in our country. We immediately started accusing them …