By Jon Pen de Ngong
THREE LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN EAST AFRICA
Three languages spoken in Rwanda
Three languages spoken in Tanzania
Three languages spoken in Kenya
Three Languages spoken in Uganda
Three languages spoken in Burundi
Three languages spoken in South Sudan
Three languages to be spoken in East Africa
THE EASED AFRICA I WANT
They exercise evil
And exorcize virtue.
They canonize the killer
And demonize the healer.
They keep the dogs urban
And treat their pups urbane
Where thieves elect pretty chiefs
For chiefs to lynch petty thieves,
Dine with tourists,
For it’s East Africa.
It’s no eased Africa,
Is less than tribalism.
The leaders polish their cars human
But treat their drivers not so humane.
They kill all 9-year-olds;
They heal 90-year-olds.
They oppose slave trade
And impose slave tirade.
They demote anti-corruption commission
And promote anti-commission corruption.
What I demand is not this Africa in the east,
I want the whole of our Africa that is eased.