I hear the male youth are paid as little as 50 bob — this is enough to buy their lives. High on alcohol and bhang, you will hear them chanting in unison just before unleashing terror on those of different ideologies.
It was unheard of to kill a police officer. We had one Mr Shaw, who was the most-feared policeman. He would warn criminals to stop their ways, but if you persisted, he would kill you and dump your body at your mother’s doorstep.
“We played mkebe, brikicho, bladder, three sticks, kalongo, baano, gwash, shake, ludo, roundas, kamare and futa. We ate mapera, mabuyu, sukari nguru, kashata, ice za bob, Goody Goody, koo, chipo mwitu na pasua — not to forgetting mutura lol! We often played barefoot! We went hunting with feyaa and chuvyu, we weren’t afraid of anything
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