The last few days have been very tense throughout the country. We suffered a well orchestrated jail break of three inmates within the city’s capital.
With clear inside help, they got away only to crash near the city’s general hospital and a shoot out ensued with police leaving one escapee dead and two on the run. As of last night one escapee on the run was shot dead (not from police- reprisal killing? Vigilante killing?) leaving one on the loose still.
This was coupled with a number of men finally being charged on the same evening of the jail break for the assassination of a senior council lawyer last year. Yet there is no motive/ true “leader” charged for orchestrating this hit only the men who supposedly carried it out.
Ours is a beautiful country that is suffering a steady decay from its government down to its people. Rife with corruption within the police service, prison service and general government agencies, there is a clear lack of control and/or will to regain it.
Since I live within the capital all of this took place walking distance really from my house. So the last few days we have just been staying close to home.
At first I was engrossed with the news as was everyone else but as time went on and no real answers given by Prime Minister, police commissioner or prison guards I shut off. I’m fed up of the lies. This on top of an oncoming election with no party to vote for.
With the shame of us even making it to CNN news, I just wanted to escape. With no place to escape to I ended up just looking at beauty blogs on YouTube. Something I never do. But I just wanted to do / see something that was totally opposite to what was flooding our news.
I realized if I really thought about what was taking place I would be depressed about what we had become a prejudiced, divisive, hostile, selfish people, easily diverted from real issues.
There was a well-known local song once called “bring back the old time days“. But we can’t go back, only forward, yet unless there is change within each citizen and true accountability we may not have a future to move forward to.