Blood Splash

This poem is a representation of what Kenya has been going through since the time she sent her troops to Somalia to fight the AL SHAAB AB terrorist group..The attacks have been numerous and, “The Garisa University College Attack”  tops the list with the highest number of victims who were wiped out like flies by these bandits. If only me and you could stand together against terrorism, then we can make the world great and a safe place to live in. Together we can completely exterminate terrorism from the face of the earth.


Blood Splash

our land has bled

since we took our troops

to the state of puntland*

to fight the enemy

from its own territory


our land is bleeding

the enemy lives among us

blood is everywhere

blood in barracks

blood in colleges

blood in malls

our land is drowning


our land is bleeding

fallen heroes are brought home

and laid to rest with their ancestors

the grave keeps on swallowing them

and never gets satisfied

it cries for more bodies

to drench our land with blood



our land is bleeding

monks have offered prayers

to the hunchback* in heaven

to stop the blood splash

but the enemy keeps on attacking

blood is drowning our land



our land is bleeding

kiuks* seers and elders

should meet under the mugumo*

and sacrifice a black sheep

to the gods of our ancestors

and stop this blood splash

drowning us and our land!


———Stephen M. Mutuku———


Meaning of the words in blue

  1. puntland*  –  another name for Somalia.
  2. hunchback* – the name of God as used in Okot P’ Bitek’s, “Song of Lawino.”
  3. kiuks* – another name for the Kikuyu Tribe.
  4. mugumo* – a natural tree which Kikuyu’s consider as a holy traditional place of worship.





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