Maybe you do or maybe you do not understand the story behind the story of Moses and the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land—Canaan. Whether this journey really took place or not, it should not be our main concern, what we should value the most is the ultimate lesson or the vital part of literature in that story is the lesson that we have to live with. Okay, that is only applicable for people who are ready to make changes here are there in their lives, just to create a space for further knowledge. But for some, it is just an old Biblical story for religious purposes.
The one day, a former land owner in Nairobi’s populous suburb had to vacate the property after the new land owner forced him out from the property. At first, the family thought that it was an issue related to land grabbing, but later documents confirmed that the disputed land was sold by one family member who could not be reached over the cell phone.
According to the new land management, the 32 year old spoiled guy approached them with the sweetest deal and they grabbed it without thinking twice because land in Nairobi is like Canaan in those days— the land that flow milk and honey. Of course they knew what they were stepping into, but in Kenya those with big cash always emerges the winners. That is why they came accompanied by the police officers and threw out the man who worked so hard for that property.
The hotter the soil, regrets and hopelessness reminded the family of where they had come from. Leaving that property was like going back to square zero (Egypt), but what else could they have done? The fool drove his family into poverty and into thin air, he got lost.