In African countries, and to be a little bit more specific, Kenya. ladies will put on waist-size skirts and dresses, commonly referred to as mini-skirt, or micro-mini, depending on how much flesh you can see, and spend the whole day adjusting them leaving you to wonder why they put them on in the first place.
Now before i face protests dubbed ‘my dress my choice’ over my remarks on that piece of cloth which, unlike the mps salaries, keep getting smaller and smaller with every release of African Club hit songs. let me make it clear that this post has nothing against the adjustable mini-skirts and mini dresses, or even the weave which keeps growing bigger and have to be regularly re-adjusted back to it’s size.
This post is more on other adjustable and re-adjustable issues like adjusting the constitution to favor the current situation, or persons. When, a few weeks ago, we heard that mps allied to a certain political divide wanted to re-adjust the constitution. most of us didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or do both at the same time. considering that we didn’t even know what the targeted constitution clauses said in the first place until we heard that they were to be re-adjusted in parliament.
Perhaps I also need to add that it’s not only Kenya, but the spirit of east Africa seems to have caught up with our adjusting spirit and all of a sudden our neighboring countries are also adjusting clauses in their respective constitutions, Including Uganda where Mini-Skirt adjustment cannot take place since the piece of cloth was banned a few years ago, A step that was so much discussed and anallized by experts in Kenyan television shows more than the Ugandan ones with little consideration to the fact that it happened in Uganda and not Kenya.
Back to the constitution, our leaders seem to have just woken up from a sleep and formed ‘Dream Teams’ to spearhead the adjustment of constitutional gaps that they didn’t know existed until a few weeks ago.
In Uganda, it is alleged that the opposing sides literally fought, over constitutional adjustment to scrap the Presidency age-limit. a move that was seen to favor the current head of state who is among the longest serving head of states in our seemingly democratic-Africa.
While their Kenyan counterparts suddenly have realized that Court Petitions can actually nullify a Presidential Election, a move that they is seen to suffocate the ‘will of the people’ hence the adjustments so that we don’t come to another situation where ‘the majority rules against the minority in a court of law’, I’m tempted at this point to define the word ‘Democracy’ but am not gonna do that, not for now.
Everyone in Kenya, and African so to speak, have suddenly read their respective constitutions and either taken to the streets to protest, or taken it to parliament for re-adjustment and physical confrontation (if need be) then either headed to a television talk show to annalyze the situation or to a favorite joint to drink it all away and we wait for the ‘outcome’.