Accents aren’t fake; they are a product of one’s environment

What you need to know:

  • The village idiot, who doesn’t necessarily live in the village, has a very small intellectual canvas with which to work.

  • Sadly, many village idiots live in the biggest metropoles in the world, including Nairobi.

  • Conversely, cosmopolitans – those with the largest and most discerning brains – live anywhere.

Some Kenyan nitwits keep telling me I speak with a fake American accent. Well, I’ve had it with them.


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