There was another horrifying surprise during the last Mashujaa (Heroes) Day celebrations on October 20, 2016. And again we ask ” What is the current Heroes (Mashujaa) Day in Kenya meant for, if not to remember and to honor those who champion important courses for the Kenyan People? Or do we have to honor those who are politically correct and who do what those in authority desire, in order for us to buy favors?
It was disgraceful and very sad to note that out of the several celebrations in Kenya and outside Kenya, no where the name of the vibrant patriotic Kenyan, Boniface Mwangi was mentioned, not even by the youth groups from which generation he belongs. None of them came up with the name “Boniface”. What a shame? What did Boniface Mwangi miss to qualify for Honor during the past Heroes (Mashujaa) day? The Kenyan youth should feel ashamed for not honoring Boniface Mwangi during the past Mashujaa (Heroes Day) celebrations.
Kenyans are always very proud when they boast of their vast knowledge in their academic achievements, especially in the areas of the histories of individuals and events from foreign Nations.  It has been common to hear Kenyans boast of how much they know and understand about  the French Revolution, the Maji Maji Rebellion, the Roman Empire, the Greek Empire, Mahatma Ghandhi, George Washington, Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and others, and they forget their wonderful and great History of the Mau Mau Rebellion, Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi Waciuri and many other Kenyans who did wonders for our Nation.
Instead of the Kenya Governance making sure that the history of our land of Kenya is read in our schools, it enforces the reading of the history of other foreign Nations and the foreigners whose history dominate in Kenya  schools. This is total colonization. Why are Kenyans not proud of themselves? Why do they abandon their own history in the admiration of foreign histories? Why do they abandon their own wonderful Heroes in admiration of foreign Heroes?
When will Kenyans be mentally decolonized? When will Kenyans stop seeing themselves as inferior to foreigners? It is high time Kenyans start to recognize their own true Heroes in order for their governing systems can enforce the study of our own history in our schools in place of the foreign histories. It is time Kenyans replace the histories of Vasco Dagama, Columbus, Julius Ceaser and others, and replace their history with the history of our own people. Until we do this, we will remain slaves of the foreigners indirectly.
Isaac Newton Kinity.

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