Why don’t we do it in the road?

Of course you know I’m talking about planting banana trees, right?  Kenyan boda boda drivers, tired of empty promises by politicians to repair a road, have come up with an ingenious way of protesting.  They are planting banana plants in the road, arguing that if the government cannot bother to keep it up, they might as well turn it into farmland.

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h/t to @kenyapundit, who tweeted the photo with the question: “Why are we struggling with such basics?”

Ken Opalo (@kopalo) wins the internet this morning with a reply that is both correct and poignant:  “Because we are all about shiny things. Leapfrogging our way back to 1600.”