There was a Jewish man named Yankel, who had a bakery, in a town, Crown Heights, Germany. He always said, “You know why I’m alive today?”
He said “I was a kid, just a teenager at the time in Germany.
Nazis were killing Jews with no mercy.
We were on the train being taken to Auschwitz by Nazis. Night came and it was deathly cold in that compartment.
The Germans left us on the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days, without any food. There were no blankets to keep us warm. Snow was falling everywhere. Cold winds were hitting our cheeks, every second. We were hundreds of people in that terribly cold night. No food. No water. No shelter. No blankets “.
“The blood in our bodies started freezing. It was becoming ice.
Beside me, there was a beloved elderly Jewish man from my hometown. He was shivering from head to toe, and lookedterrible. So I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up.
I hugged him tightly to give him some heat. I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, his neck. I begged him to try to be alive.I encouraged him.
All night long, I kept this man warm this way.
I was tired, and freezing cold myself. My fingers were numb, but I didn’t stop rubbing heat into that old man’s body.
Post-election massacre master minds in Kenya were celebrated like NAZI Hitler in Germany
Hours and hours went by. Finally, morning came and the sun beganto shine. I looked around to see the other people.
To my horror, all I could see were frozen bodies. All I could hear was deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin were alive. That freezing night killed them all. They died from the cold. Only two people survived: the old man and me.
The old man survived because I kept him warm… and I survived because I was warming him.
May I tell you the secret to survival in this world?
When you warm other people’s hearts, you will remain warm yourself.
My friends, That is the secret to a happy life.”
Very few Kenyans who survived the 2008-2009 post election genocide can remember fellow Kenyans extending such kindness as the young Jew did. Instead they recall being uprooted from land they called home since they were born and being robbed of the little money their government set aside for the internally displaced persons (IDPS).
The architects of 2008-2009 merciless massacre sit on political pedestals exuding pungent arrogance because, unlike the NAZIs they were not hunted down, but rewarded with seats from which they continue to plunder national coffers. They are the later day NAZIs in character and behaviour.
Today Kenyans are witnessing fellow Kenyans dying in drones from COVID-19 as tales of corruption dominate Coronavirus procurements and kits distribution. Kenyans live in a country where the life-saving blood they donate for their hospitals is stolen and sold to war-torn Somalia.
A country in which the Governors they elected to promote fellow citizens living standards are stealing money to install Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds and equipments worth upwards of Ksh 100 million in palatial homes they have build with stolen public funds.
The same people are looking forward to be elected in 2022 to continue with their plunder. Kenya is indeed a man-eat-man society – thanks to Corruption..
Few Kenyans appreciate the fact that when you support, encourage and inspire others, then you will discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.
When you are good to others you are good to yourself. When you make people happy, people will make you happy.
Bear one another’s burdens with a clean honest heart and so fulfil the law of God. It’s the Law of Nature – to live in harmony with nature.
Kenya, our Motherland, is big enough for all of us and has enough resources for all of us but not enough for all of us who are GREEDY to take everything for themselves.
We DO NOT take BRIBES