Jaymo Ule Msee receives certificate of registration after Team Mafisi officially got registered as a foundation. /THE STAR

In his book The War of Art, Steven Pressfield notes that; “The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”

A week ago, the renowned Jaymo Ule Msee (Wilson Muirani) successfully registered Mafisi Sacco as a foundation.

Mafisi is a Swahili word for hyena. It is a word that was coined mid last year and caught traction among many fora. It’s associated with the habit of having multiple sexual partners and the associates are always satisfied with the recognition.

In a nutshell, most of mafisi are actually proud and happy with the gospel of getting laid. Sadly, this does not just apply to males only, it’s a two way traffic thingy. Females are referred to as mafisilet.

Nuff with the breakdown.

According to NGOs coordination board chairman Fazul Muhamed, mafisi sacco will be dealing with social empowerment programs such as the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Mafisi SACCO logo./ COURTESY
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How ironic?

It’s worth to note that this ‘hyenaism’ has been the bedrock of the spread of HIV, STIs and other sexually related diseases. You can read more on HIV prevalence rate here.

I have expressed my dissatisfactions with the registration of the sacco in a number of events and I’m here to cement my argument.

As a budding economy, it’s unfortunate that we’ve got our priorities chained up wrongly. There are so many passionate Kenyans on issues of gender violence who have been struggling to register their foundations but till now they haven’t been able due to the irksome protocols and processes in the board.

From boy child issues, technology related associations, food security, health matters to youth governance a majority (if not none) has expressed positive progress with their intentions to register. It’s always a nightmare to inventors of these societies thus making it difficult to nature the otherwise good an much needed intents in our nation.

Instead, the board has deregistered organisations that considerably played major roles in changing lives of Kenyans. Fazul is a man out to expose us to wonders.

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“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions”~ Dallin H. Oaks

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I won’t be surprised if Slay Queen Foundation is next on line with the vision of “empowering the girl child to fight for what she believes in and build self-esteem amongst other niceties.”

Scale off your eyes

Allow me to tell you upfront that we are headed in the wrong direction. We’ve seen our church leaders coming out strongly to recommend formation of more executive positions in the government but they were mum when the country needed them the most. Our MPs have continued to skyrocket their salaries and allowances when nurses were still on strikes and that couldn’t boil their blood. Why? Because they are aware that this is a man eat society. Everyone for himself but God for us all.

We need to start a different conversation to set things right or we embrace silence and watch our nation die gradually.