It is quite refreshing to see realistic conversations happening on social media, on gender based abuse, and emerging societal issues such as date rape.
The truth of the matter is, somewhere along the way, we failed in bringing up our children, moral wise, which is why we are experiencing so many cases of toxic patriarchy/feminism.
As much as girl child empowerment has become a force to reckon with in the past three decades or so, the boy child will always remain a gemstone in the African traditional society, and this has brought about the clash in ideals we are witnessing today.
Because parents consider their boys as their hope for escaping poverty in the future, especially in these tough economic times that we are living in, these children are cuddled too much nowadays, in the kababa spirit, and develop a terrible sense of entitlement.
On the other hand, girls have been taught that they do not owe anyone anything, and that they are the ones who hold power over themselves, as opposed to the days of our forefathers when women were a property to be owned by men.
When these two genders now meet in the dating space, the chaos we are witnessing in the society is inevitable.
The good news is that children are born everyday and we have the power to shape out a better cultured generation for the future, by imparting the relevant morals of respect and boundaries in our young ones.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
How Junior Clerk at Ministry of Education Became Overnight Millionaire by Creating a Fake School
A junior clerk at the Ministry of Education, identified as Joshua Ocharo Momanyi, made millions by creating a fake school which received education funding.
A compiled report by the Public Accounts Committee has shown how Ocharo pocketed a little over 11 million shillings through his fake school.
Mudenku Secondary School, which was on paper located at Kakamega County, received a total of 11,131,305.53 shillings from the Ministry of Education.
Obado in daredevil fight to end Raila stranglehold on Nyanza
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has launched a campaign to dislodge ODM boss Raila Odinga as the foremost Luo political figure.
Obado is an ally of Deputy President William Ruto and has had an on-off political relationship with the former Prime Minister. On Saturday, he accused Raila of silencing dissident in his Nyanza backyard.
The second-term governor said he will be rolling out an aggressive campaign to position himself as the leader of the Luo community.
Fresh BBI split jolts Uhuru, Raila referendum plan
Fresh cracks in the joint BBI parliamentary committee could jeopardise President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s push for a referendum by June.
Details of the sharp divisions in the joint Senate and National Assembly committee emerged as Parliament resumes Tuesday to suspend physical sittings due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.
Senators and MPs on the committee have clashed over thorny issues, including whether or not to make recommendations to amend the BBI Bill.
With the new partial lockdown, do you think the economy will plunge once again as was the case during the 2020 similar lockdown?