Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: It's a Dog's World We Are Living In!!

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LISTEN, what goes round always comes round, it is a fact that we should never forget, because it is true, amini usiamini. We live in a very sick society, I am telling you, and the main reason why I am saying this is obvious, people are living as if they will never account for their actions one day, wamekuwa wachafu!

There was a time I highlighted one of the sick habits people have, and it is very unfortunate, because these people continue unabated, as if they don't give a care in the world, hawajali!

There was a time someone told me that men are dogs, and we argued for nearly five straight hours, but in the five hours of argument, she told me the basic reasons for her statement and to some extent, a grain of truth was obvious. Let me tell you people, it is really sick to find a grown man in the company of a young school girl, and it becomes obvious that they have a sexual relationship, upo?

In Africa we always say that, 'mtoto wa mwenzio ni wako', simply meaning that your neighbour's child could as well be your child, so you are supposed to look out for the best interest of the kid. But it is sad to see that in the world we are living in right now, people have turned this saying into something else, and some have even tried to better the saying, and add that 'mke wa mwenzio pia ni wako!'

Anyway, that is another topic for another day, but what I am trying to say here is, it is actually very bad to see these men, bila aibu, having serious love affairs with very young girls, not caring to know that they are destroying the future of these girls.

Hivi kweli, why are you guys so hard headed? I told you once that it is bad behaviour, but you are behaving as if you are doing the right thing, ni sawa hiyo? In some cases, you find the girls are as young as 15 years, but they are in the company of old men, men who are old enough to be their fathers and sometimes grandfathers, comfortably, bila wasiwasi! Nikauliza, will you remain quiet and do nothing when another old fellow corrupts your own daughter?

Will you laugh out loud when you find this old man holding your 15 year old daughter in a very tight embrace, and calling her sweetie, while sitting on a bar stool? I don't think so, kabisa! Unlike the previous years when you actually needed some sort of courage to approach a woman, nowadays all you need is a smooth tongue and some excuse of money, and you are likely to find the right woman, wa umri wako!

But what really makes you, with the respect you might be holding in the society, to go out and seduce a girl who doesn't even know right from wrong? Mtoto wa mwenzio ni wako, that is something which should tell you that the way you would want others to treat your child, so you should treat someone else's child, with the same feeling, of a father.

Sometimes you tend to wonder, all these young girls we see in pubs and clubs in the company of men older than they are, do they really have parents? Do the parents know that their daughters, as young and innocent as they are, are being violated by men?

We need to watch out, because we are raising a future generation that will be living on a very dangerous edge, nasema kweli! That is why I always say that if you need to be in a relationship, then for crying out loud, look for someone your own age, stop robbing the cradle, it will cost us one day, and as I always say, what goes round comes round, malipo ni hapa hapa! What exactly will you be doing with a 14 year old girl in a pub at night?

What exactly do you have in common with an 18 year old? Kama sio kumuharibu ni nini? And what exactly is the society doing to deal with these sick men? Nothing! We sit and watch as a man enters a pub with a girl who is obviously too young to be in such a place, and we do nothing, because after all, sio mtoto wangu! It will cost us, take my word! 0713 807164

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