Atoti Koko laying on a cotton sac, the ones they use for potatoes with those Makongo strings( what is Makongo in English?..i don’t know so i will settle for the word), under a tree shortly after eating his fried Githeri, and what he reads shocks him, its an article about how Ekot was sent to the dogs, so lets peruse through and get a hint of how it was;
Public Baraza Amendment Motion approval ( the heading reads)
….skipping somethings, the who in what position and the normal procedures, its all in there, the attendance..no wait, lets just agree, the meeting met the quorum, the chief was there and all the elite villagers who make decisions, the traders and such type.
The approval, is what we should focus on Atoti Koko also focused on it and by the way he is sited now ready to shit fuming in anger and confusion..so i will skip the filler material and get to the point.
The motion to allow certification of public funds looting has been passed, the elite and the chief being in attendance agreed that;
1. Any applicant who intends in anyway to loot or steal from the public must apply for a certificate of allowance from the relevant ministerial department.
1, b. It had been suggested that there be a ministry of public looting and thievery but this was later seen to be a so hasted opinion better suits future after the pilot programme reports success, in this case the elite member who raised this was guaranteed that this would be looked at but in future and was given a loud applause for his wisdom which was seen to be ahead of its time.
2. In order to create clarity on who qualifys and who can approve this progressive request, all members suggest to have the incumbent chief declared a chief for life-in this case like a monarchy, in order to see this milestone venture to it entirety, so no more democracy just to spell it out loud for those public morons who cannot understand complex decisions.
3. All members who were present-the elite and the chief, will be issued with this certificate by default, this way by maintain their permanent membership in the system, they can steal and loot as much as they can un till they’ve had enough. and it adds, a decision that received a unanimous support.
……………………………………………………………………….At this point he could not read it anymore, he perused through the next page of the weekly newspaper Ekot Times in dismay…they had published pictures on the signing of this motion and half the page on the bottom was a picture of women dancing in approval-he shook his head, this women had been dancing in another simultaneous occasion where a water project had been commenced by the assistant chief who was of course not at the meeting at the time…
Atoti Koko ended up puking as he tore the damn weekly times in anger,
And thats how Ekot passed a new law, the law that gave birth to current sayings popular with young loves, like one i over heard somewhere,
A young man proposing to a lady..and he said, My love for you is like corruption and looting in Ekot, it will never end,
she replied ..And may it never end,the Ekot version of i do