Sorry sorry sanna
Oh gosh! I have been away so long. Life has been hectic but readers have continued to amaze me with their interest and support. Asante sanna, "thank you too much", just as our home worker used to say when overwhelmed by my family's simple generosity. The reason of the gratitude? An odd shillingi here for washing the car or a pat on the back for killing the mouse at the back of the kitchen cupboard.
Wahindis have been appalled by the behaviour of an old Sikh woman from the Panjab who has been jailed for having her daughter-in-law, Surjit killed and then thrown into the River Ravi. Surjit drowned and was never seen again but the old demonic sassu ji ( mother-in-law) will have to learn to swim in the river of truth and justice as she prepares for a lonely existence in jail. Lonely? Not really, the old mama ya matata may have drug peddlers, murderers and prostitues for company. When in Rome, be like the Romans they say but the old bigot will have to swim her way out of self imposed moral malaria. The mosquito of justice has just bitten where it hurts - her conscience.
How many Surjits are still suffering while their mother-in-laws, husbands and new families that are acquired after marriage are stabbing them daily with the knife of mental cruelty? Was this also a problem in the old homeland of the wahindi? What do you think? Of course it was! There were probably no murders and no conveniently located rivers to throw the daughter-in-law into the river of hate but there were many women who were exchanged into the life of mental demise on a daily basis. The notion of exchange comes from acquiring a good for nothing husband who never learned to stand up to his dominant parents but expected the wife to calmly surrender to his lust when the old mama was apparently sleeping.
The wahindi ya zamani has to become the wahindi ya kesho. Lets look forward to morally reclaimed tomorrows when the old morally corrupt acid in the mama is released before they can harm any more daughters in laws.
Wahindi ya kesho