Today’s early morning conversation was a fascinating one where Maina and King’ang’i spoke about a variety of issues. The most interesting one was about Raila’s comments yesterday in Kibra while campaigning for Imran Okoth.
The former premier as is his nature, had the crowd in stitches when he spoke about how the Kamba community are honest in their support.
He said in Swahili, ‘Wakamba ni waaminifu, ni kama wamama, wakisema watakupatia, watakupatia! (The Kamba community is trustworthy, they are like women who when they say they are giving you, they do!’
The audience was visibly amused but there are those who complained bitterly online. Maina was at a loss for words as to why the statement by Raila was taken so badly?
One of his listeners called in trying to explain why his comment elicited reaction. He told Maina,’ The statement was fine until he threw the term mama. It’s like he disrespected the Kamba community by using the term women. Baba will always be baba. It’s never that serious,’ he finished by saying.
The host also had some poignant words for Fred Obachi Machoka, the veteran radio presenter who has been a ficture on the airwaves from the mid-’70s.
Maina celebrated the relationship Fred has with his wife, Sophie Machoka, saying that the way he loves his wife has also infected his own son who shares that same love for his wife.
‘Fred Obachi Machoka. You have been a mainstay in our lives. The way you love your wife is so much that it has even sipped to your son, who also loves his wife that much. You are the true doctor of love.’