Edgar Obare has been arrested and interrogated by officers from the DCI which has served to remind me of a poem by Martin Neimöller which I feel is something bloggers and indeed, journalists need to be educated on or reminded of: Tea Master Edgar Obare Arrested (Photo) First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionist Then they came for the Jews And I did not speak out Because
I was not a Jew Then they came for me And there was no one left To speak out for me Edgar Obare has been the recipient of the state’s famous hospitality on several other episodes and for some reason, this has not made bloggers wisen up and realize that there is strength in numbers. What influencers should learn from Yummy Mummy’s beef with Edgar Obare I get it,
theirs is a competitive craft and it is made even less amiable by the fact that there are alot of egos involved (I have a mentor who set up Mpasho and he told me this) but my word, at some point, every blogger needs to suspend their ego inorder to survive.
You see, it is clear to see that our politicians and the people in power have an axe to grind with Edgar Obare in particular but this extends to every other blogger in Kenya. That is why Aden Duale is trying to pass a Draconian and straight-up stupid pornography bill that would essentially give anyone in possession of sextapes, nudes and sexts stiffer punishments…
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