If Nairobi were to burn
Just for a week
Razed to the ground
Uninhabitable,
Just for a week

Kiambu men would go crazy
Beating drums and waving twigs
Men in Narok would jump for joy
Machakos would be party central
And men would celebrate

Each village would have its beautiful women back

If Nairobi were to burn
Just for a week
Razed to the ground
Uninhabitable,
Just for a week

Kiambu women would hold keshas
Kamba land would be full of ullulating cucus
Mothers would be happy
Grandmothers at peace

Every village would have its young men back

dirty ploughs
Picked Coffee
And tilled land
Every village would have its children back

© edwin baru (His Blog, His Twitter)

***Image courtesy of Mutua Matheka