After news broke out that Anerlisa Muigai has lost her sister Tecra Muigai in a tragic accident, investigations began.
One thing that is a concern for many is the man the late was dating before her demise. According to social media in-laws, he is not of her standards. Tecra came from a very wealthy family and she was still very young, younger than Anerlisa.
So as is society’s expectations, she was to be with a man of equal standards. But from the pictures of his house that leaked, he is nowhere close. The question in many people’s heads is how did this happen?
Cebbie Koks, sister to Kenyan artiste Akothee has asked people to respect the man Tecra Muigai chose to be with despite his lack of opulence.
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Taking to her social media platform, Cebbie wrote,
TECRA MUIGAI WAS STILL VERY YOUNG. SHE DIDN’T DESERVE TO DIE. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE, MAY THEY FIND STRENGTH. RUMOUR HAS IT THAT THE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. I WILL THEREFORE NOT DELVE INTO ISSUES ABOUT HOW SHE MIGHT HAVE DIED. HOWEVER, A DEBATE IS RAGING ABOUT HOW SHE, OF A HIGH SOCIAL CLASS WENT OUT WITH A MAN WHO MANY PEOPLE HAVE LABELLED A BEACH BOY ( SHAROBARO).
‘IN NAIROBI, HE WOULD BE CALLED A CHOKORAA. OTHERS HAVE WONDERED HOW A YOUNG WOMAN WENT OUT WITH A MUCH UNKEMPT OLDER GUY. I WILL TELL YOU, IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR A WOMAN OF PRIVILEGE TO DATE A MAN CONSIDERED TO BE MUCH INFERIOR. NEITHER IS IT UNIQUE FOR A YOUNG WOMAN TO GO OUT WITH AN OCTOGENARIAN. PERNILLE IPSEN, PROFESSOR OF GENDER IN HIS ‘DAUGHTERS OF THE TRADE MEMOIR, VIVIDLY STATED THAT ALTHOUGH INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE WAS PROHIBITED IN EUROPEAN COLONIES THROUGHOUT THE ATLANTIC WORLD, IN GOLD COAST SLAVE-TRADING TOWNS IT BECAME A RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED CUSTOM.
Cebbie added that people should learn to respect other people’s choices.
WHAT I’M AM I IMPLYING? THAT WE SHOULD RESPECT PEOPLES CHOICEs AND THE CONTRADICTION IT COMES WITH. ADMITTEDLY, THE LATE TECRA’S IS NOT EVEN THE MOST COMPELLING LOVE STORY. THERE ARE MANY MORE; LOVE HAS TAUGHT US AND SHOWN US SO MANY CONTRADICTIONS: SOUGHT TO DEFY LOGIC. I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY. I ONLY KNOW WHAT KEEPS ME GLUED IN SOMEONE. WHEN INTERRACIAL LIAISONS WERE UNHEARD OF; WHITE MEN STILL SNEAKED OUT OF THEIR WIVES BEDROOMS TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH SLAVES LIVING IN SQUALOR. A STORY OF AN INDIAN GIRL WHO ELOPED WITH A BUNGOMA BODA BODA RIDER; JOSEPH OF THE BIBLE WAS SOLD BY HIS JEALOUS BROTHERS, SOME WOMAN OF PRIVILEGE FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND THEREIN BEGUN AN EXTRAORDINARY ODYSSEY! MOST RECENT; IS ESTHER ARUNGA’S STORY. WE ALL KNOW ABOUT IT. I DON’T NEED TO REMIND YOU. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH SO MANY PRIVILEGES.
She then concluded that love is blind and only the two know what attracted them to each other and why they were in love.
‘LET’S STOP TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF LOVE AND EMOTIONS. WE ARE TICKLED DIFFERENTLY, love IS BLIND TO AGE, LOOKS, STATE OF GROOMING, STATE OF THE POCKET, SOCIAL STATUS AND ALL FORMS OF STATUSES. IT IS ENOUGH THAT WE LEARN ABOUT AT THIS TIME.
SHE CHOSE A LIFE.
We are still waiting on the postmortem results from the police to confirm what killed Tecra. May her soul rest in peace.