A Kenyan woman has shared details on how a Mzungu inspired her to move back to Kenya after living abroad for 14 years.
Through a Facebook post on Friday, Trizear Nguti says she used to talk ill things about Kenya until a white man opened her eyes to see the good side of her motherland.
“I spent a total of 14 years in diaspora and the person who made me relocate to Kenya is a white man. He asked me why I was in Europe and as the norm I ripped Kenya apart saying all the negative I could, blaming the Government etc,” she wrote.
She adds: “After hearing me speak for a long time he told me I was stupid. I was angry but he explained why. Firstly, he said was he could swap my rural land in Kenya he would give me his 4-bedroom house in Yorkshire. A direct swap. I thought that was stupid. But he explained.”
“The two most important forms of capital are land and human capital. He said you are lucky to have free rural land inherited from ancestors. In the UK just 50m2 you pay through the nose. Why not utilize that land. What’s stopping you. Use every inch of it. Farm on it, keep animals, do rural tourism, open a factory. Just do something. Forget about the land taken from whites.”
Trizear says this opened her eyes to realize the opportunity she left home, adding that Kenyans need to change their mindset.
“I will give you a simple example. A village in Kenya will have about 30 families. Each family with 10 cows. If those madhalas came together and registered a consortium those cows put together are 300. That’s a ranch right there. This entity will make them create generational wealth,” Trizear says.
“They can challenge Colcom, Koala, Surrey etc. In a few years, they can have abattoirs, electrify their homes, sink boreholes and resuscitate their roads.”
“Our challenge is we focus on the wrong things. We talk about I don’t have capital. I don’t think so. In Kenya you get the husband driving a USD 15 000 car and the wife a USD 6 000 car, Tvs worth 1000s, fridges worth 1000s. Yet these will tell you we don’t have the capital to start a business or farm. Yet they have all that dead capital lying around. The cost of landing a Toyota Harrier is enough to start a serious project on your rural home. A project that will employ the community and help build the economy,” she adds.
Trizear concludes: “Forget about the Government and politics. We are on our own. No one is coming back for us. It either we build a raft and sail off the island or die there sulking.”