Terrorists who killed people in the Dusit attack lived a normal life in Ruaka.
No one knew he was on a deadly suicide mission.
News that one of the killers of the Riverside suspected terror attack lived in Ruaka, has shocked many.
Neighbors say he was even in the whatsapp group, and did not talk much. The only person he spoke to was the watchman.
For the longest time the government has spoken about nyumba kumi.
Maina Kageni in the morning conversation challenged listeners to name five of their neighbors and their careers. Not many could do this.
Mwalimu Kingangi knows one of his neighbors as ‘that guy aliyeniibia vest’. He says we know our neighbors by the things they do eg, the guy with the noisy subaru, or the one with many children etc.
kuna moja wacha nikuambie. aliniibia vest, na nitakuja kumwabia ebu toa shirti nione vest.
How does he know the neighbor stole?
‘unaona vile zinamfinya. vest anakuachia zile zimetoboka,
Do you know you could be living next to the biggest killer in Africa, Maina posed this question.
Do you know your neighbors full names? You cannot know someone by the name Baba sweetie. Do you realise the importance of knowing your neighbor?
One female caller echoed Kingangi’s thoughts saying
Actually I only know my neighbors by their children’s names. I know mama Kate, but I don’t know her full name. I know my landlords name because we pay through the bank account.
Ata mimi najua Wambua anaitwa Wmbua baba ngonyo jina lingine sijui, na yeye hufanya hii petrol station. Najua mwingine anaitwa Kariuki, lakini si jina kamili.
Maina is challenging Kenyans to do the know your neighbor challenge, and report back.