Then I told them, i know when a dam is built upstream on a river, it tampers with the flow downstream, and using my illiterate knowledge I realize I am downstream at the lake. When i said to them, that dam is not good for me, they turn around and say "I am Illiterate and my illiteracy levels lead to my misconception of the dam", and my few learned children cheated me!!! Alas, how do my children cheat me?. Now they insult me again?.Now i ask If i said YES like they are used to many of my kind who are illiterate saying, would my illiteracy be a problem?
They denied me an education, medicare and protection from harm. Why do they blame my illiteracy for my resilience. My illiteracy has taught me to adapt to my survival strategies even when the development banks developed other places and left me behind, even when government build the Turkwell dam and my brothers in the South no longer use the Turkwell Delta because it was damaged by the destruction at the time of filling up the dam. Now my southern brothers again ask them for relief and what do they say "Sorry the Economic Crunch affected us so we have to reduce your food rations".
Le me think about this again......... Build Gibe 3, reduce water but hey they claim it is no big deal and GoK wants electricity, now big plans on the way Gibe 4, mmmmhhh, more water reduction and now the GoK is so satisfied they do not need the power? Where am i in all these, sitting in my manyatta? I still do not have education, medicare, protection and now even the fish i could have for a meal all gone and now it is worse, the tribes on the Omo have mved further down, it is a constant war zone. I cant speak anything more than what my illiteracy gave me, and i cannot survive beyond what my illetarcy taught me. Where are the "Development people"? Where is the Development Now?
And now they claim my illiteracy levels lead to my misconceptions of the project?And now the Kenya Government knows what is best for me? No education, No medicare and i still get raided left, right center and you now know what is good for me? That ship already sailed; Gibe III is simply a bad project.