People have been shouting about gay relations for a long time, it’s getting really old. One would think it’s an effort to enact a Paul Kafeero song; y’know, one of his sad chronicles of the troubles of life in Uganda.
The late singer was known for his creativity when it came to social commentary. No one has come close to being the super bard of Uganda as Kafeero did.
Had he been alive today, you bet he would have come up with a number of songs about this whole gay thing but in keeping with his proven powers of analysis, one can safely say he wouldn’t have been another gay basher in the image of David Bahati.
Paul Kafeero would probably have a clever track asking what this whole issue was about anyway; he’d probably ask, tongue-in-cheek if being gay was all that alien after all. It has been said that the lifestyle has been practiced in our communities without incident in the past.
What would bring the singer at a critical point between commercialism and clear sense would be what his listeners want to hear. Kafeero’s fans always lapped up whatever he served, mainly because they felt it was all sense. It was his ability to turn an everyday subject into serious thought provoking music that earned him his accolades.
Because, truth be told, the way people are foaming at the mouth over how Ugandan MPs go about their business, one would get confused, just as Kafeero’s audience would be. I mean how many times do you see the New York Times going local over an issue in a country on the other side of the world?
Of course the Bahati Bill will not go through, not with all these gun barrels we have been forced to stare down. But I bet Kafeero would milk this one, coming up immediately after its thrown out, with one about bullies in the mist of donor aid.