Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Imbuga was born in in Vihiga county in Western Kenya. He wrote a number of books including: During this period, Africans end up disappointed when the African leaders they had hoped to bring change become perpetrators of corruption, dictatorship, nepotism and assassinations.
The country is experiencing political upheavals that are a Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction of an oppressive dictatorial government. Social evils such as corruption, nepotism, arbitrary arrests and assassinations have become common in Kafira. This leads to the death of a student, Adika, who is shot by a police officer — Chagaga. Confronted by the situation, Jere decides to allow Nina and Doga to continue with the ceremony but Mulili firmly disagrees.
Mosese and Jere are therefore approached and requested to take part in the play.
Boss "Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction" to set free prisoners if the project is successful. He promises Jusper good payment in return. Jusper agrees to write a play which is later acted by Jere and Mosese. A prisoner falls ill before the rehearsals and therefore Boss offers to step in.
Using the guns, the actors challenge Boss and his cronies in a cleverly crafted coup. Jusper shoots Mulili in revenge. The grave appears to have been burnt and there is a bowl of coins on it.
This has made his parents suspect that he is mad. He asks his parents whether he should go and confess the murder. Thinking that he is raving, they Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction him to put on a clean shirt and go confess.
Two soldiers, Jere and Mulili, arrive to ensure that no ceremony is held in memory of Adika. They inform Nina and Doga that Jusper is currently in custody. After confessing to have murdered Chagaga an angry mob almost lynched him. He was saved by the police and locked up. Mulili and Jere argue over whether to allow the ceremony to go on. Jere being from that village understands the importance of a shaving ceremony as a traditional ritual and therefore he wants to let the old couple proceed with it.
Mulili differs with him because he has been promised a large chunk of land by Boss in return for his loyalty. Jere shoots at Mulili. Scene II The scene is set in a prison cell. Jere is a prisoner; apparently he was arrested after his fight with Mulili. Like Jere, Mosese is a political prisoner persecuted for criticizing the government. The scene reveals how Mosese ended up in prison: Askari brings Mosese a cup of tea citing that belongs to his tribe.
This highlights the wide spread nepotism and corruption in the state. He points out that the political leadership of Kafira has destroyed all the hopes that the citizens had of a better independent Kafira. He, like all university students, is in a red gown to show that they are protesting against the government. He has been released from custody after his parents were murdered.
Jusper and Regina argue about the best course of action in Kafira. Obviously an idealist, Jusper favours protests and head-on collision with the dictatorial government. In opposition, Regina argues that people should be concerned about survival instead of trying to fight a ruthless regime that is ready to kill.
Tumbo comes to visit. Tumbo is also a high ranking government official. He confirms about the impending visit by a foreign head of state and that the prisoners are to stage a play in his entertainment. When Regina tells Tumbo that Jusper like writing plays, he asks him to write one for the occasion. ACT 2 Scene I The scene is set in a Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction room where the entertainment committee is set to meet.
Kabito, the first member of the committee to arrive, is sleeping. Nicodemus —the one who set up Mosese -is the second one to arrive. They are later joined by Tumbo and the meeting begins. The meeting lacks seriousness as much time is spent discussing payment of the committee members instead of discussing business of the day.
Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction arrives late for the meeting. They continue to raise ridiculous suggestions as to how the visitor should be entertained. These suggestions give a picture of a nation that is desperate to fool the foreign head of state that its citizens are happy and content with the government.
Mulili and Kabito quarrel in the course of the meeting. They committee members then take a break to return later. Boss is pulling out grey hairs —an indicator that he may be the kind of leader who wants to rule for life.
Mulili has visited him after the quarrel with Kabito. Infuriated, Boss orders Mulili to kill Kabito and make it look like an accident. Thus, Mulili gets his revenge against Kabito.
Scene III It takes place in the same room the committee had met in earlier. Jusper has come to inform Tumbo that he is no longer interested in writing the play for the event. The conversation reveals that Boss locked up his wife for complaining about the incident.
Mulili comes back after the break for meeting. Tumbo and Nicodemo pretend they did not know anything about the death. He tells them that Kabito was drunk and had been killed in a hit and run accident. He also reports that Boss is so sad and has ordered a road be named Kabito Road. Tumbo and Jusper are making final preparations.
It is revealed that university students have fired Jusper for writing the play for the government. Boss arrives and asks Jusper to stage the play. In his talk with Jusper, Boss says that students have no right to protest against anything in Kafira. He boasts that their demonstration against expatriate personnel resulted to nothing but the death of a student and the imprisonment of a senior lecturer.
He says that after the demonstration he deliberately ordered for three hundred more expatriate workers in defiance to their protests. Then they learn that one prisoner who was to be actor in the play fell ill and can therefore not take part in the rehearsal. Boss offers to step in for him and he orders the police to surrender their guns to be used as props when they discover that some props were not ready yet.
As part of the play, Jere and Mosese get hold of the guns "Prof francis imbuga wife sexual dysfunction" challenge Boss and his henchmen. Boss is angered by this act of betrayal so he asks Jere to kill him. However Jere tells him they have no reason to kill him because Kafira needs everybody including Boss.
Jusper takes the gun and kills Mulili.
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When the university students protest he deliberately sends in an order for three hundred more expatriate personnel. Under his rule, sycophancy, cronyism, corruption, nepotism, and persecution of perceived opponents have become the order of the day.
He orders the killing of Kabito. For instance, Mulili is rewarded with acres of land and grade cattle. Another incident of betrayal is when Kabito, a fellow member of the entertainment committee is betrayed to Boss by Mulili. Mulili comes up with fictitious reasons for getting rid of Kabito.
The allegations are outrageous to say the least. He says that Kabito has complained that Boss has robbed him of the milk tender, he has ruined the economy, he hides millions in foreign countries, and that he tried to get Regina by force. By having Kabito killed, he betrays both men.
Boss betrays the trust Regina has for him. Regina honours her meeting with Boss since she believes he is the only one who can secure the release of her brother Mosese.