The curious case of Omosh and why handouts don’t work

This entire fiasco involving Omosh, whose real names are Joseph Kinuthia, has reminded me of a saying, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.

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That sentiment can be applied to his circumstances because he came out afew months back and sensationally admitted to having sunk into the abyss of alcoholism and suffering from the resultant poverty that usually deepens when one hits the bottle.

Omosh has come out once again asking for help

Kenyans came through in droves and showed him support by donating what they could to various charities set up in Omosh’s name and out of that he got a home and some small land and we all thought our job was done as now he could fend for himself and his two wives and the children by them.

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But as time has unveiled, that was not the case. He has now come out to reveal that he is still struggling as the money that was donated to him was not enough for much after he was done clearing his debts and Kenyans are livid that they are being asked to potentially donate again.

Omosh’s parents whom he has to support

Actually, on this one, Omosh could be telling the truth and the magnitude of his debt was much deeper than earlier estimated. I would wager that indeed, he is telling the truth that after his debtors had come to collect their pound of flesh, he was left with a pittance and he found himself back in the same hole he was in previously.

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Now Bwana Joseph Kinuthia needs to figure out how to make more money and he has come out to ask for tools of his trade but this part was missed by Kenyans. He wasn’t asking for money but for cameras, microphones and afew lights so he can begin to produce what he knows how to; shows. Kenyans instead have been led by their emotions and have reacted to this badly.

The next time a celebrity comes out and like Omosh, they ask for a handout, what we should instead do is ensure their mental welfare first. If they are struggling with substance addiction, then we need to get them professional help. From there, we need to stop fixing their immediate problems. We need a more holistic approach to helping people (and indeed, even in the political landscape.

Omosh needs to learn that not everyone helping him is doing so out of altruism

What Omosh shows us is that when we merely focus on digging someone out of their most pressing fixes and leave them to their own designs, they are left helpless and they subsequently return back to the default factory settings we found them in.

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Why Ms Morgan and other single mothers deserve no sympathy

Ms Morgan, for those of you who do not know, was an actress on popular Citizen TV show Tahidi high which really set the Kenyan entertainment scene ablaze and gave us alot of the celebrities we currently have in the TV landscape.

Former Tahidi high principal Ms Morgan opens up about daughter’s deadbeat dad

She recently came out to roundly berate the father of her child wom she alleges is a deadbeat father and from where I am sitting, this is yet another single mother siply shopping around for sympathy and she really doesn’t deserve any.

Former Tahidi High Actress, Ms Morgan

Ms Morgan, whose real names are Angel Waruinge, said,

I am a single mother na sina bwana physical. Itakuwa aje nikiwa so selfish niache huyu mtoto peke yake? That is not the kind of family set-up I was brought up in.
Achana na baby daddy. Sitamwongelea vibaya but he is not there and he is not in the picture. I avoid talking ill about him since his blood runs in the blood of my daughter
I have a brother, a dad and so a man figure doesn’t have to be a dad. Those are enough people who can stand with my daughter and I can struggle with my daughter. Ntamfikisha mahali atafika. She is the biggest inspiration after my mum.”

And I am here to say we do not have to give her any sympathy. Why you ask? Because Ms Morgan chose her circumstances. And I am about to tell you how and why.

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For starters, we have to acknowledge the fact that she chose to be involved with a married man as his clande. And yeah, you read that right. She knew she was involved with a married man and chose to carry on. And perhaps she was unaware at the beginning but by the time the child was coming, she was well aware.

And yet, with that knowledge, she chose to ignore the reality of her situation, got pregnant and now is blaming a family man for not abandoning his family for her. But wait, there’s more.

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Apparently, the father of her daughter gave her the option of him raising the child together. I get it, there is a cultural split here. Ms Morgan is from the Kikuyu people who are matriarchal and the children belong to their mother but she has revealed her baby daddy is from Western Kenya and is that side of Kenya has people who are patriarchal and the children are the father’s.

However, she was told by the father of her child that he wanted to live with her and raise his child within his household as one of his children and give her the advantages his children enjoy. She refused. Yet she is here casting aspersions on the man involved.

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For starters, Ms Morgan never gave any thought to the differences in culture but some how, all the responsibility for how things turned out are her partner’s fault?
Issa firm no from me dawg!

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