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Beyond Zero

After surrendering 30% of my salary to the Government of Kenya every month; after I surrender thousands of shillings every month in indirect taxes that have pushed the cost of living to the skies; after billions of shillings are acquired every year as loans in my name by that same government; after it has come to light that billions of shillings are wasted by people in that government and that several other billions are looted in one of the most corrupt governments in the world...the noblest thing I am expected to do is not to condemn this regime of filthy and shameless thieves and fight for justice; no. My noblest duty in these circumstances is to support private philanthropic ventures - like the First Lady's Half Marathon - to provide healthcare to Kenya's poor mothers. Are Kenyans really this stupid?