Kenya: Nairobi bomb explosion: God blinked

“If there is a god then the speck of dust on his eye that is Nairobi must have gotten too big. This morning he blinked.
A product of the nineties, my fondest memories of my childhood include sneaking out of home to watch Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude van Damme movies at the neighbors. We were enchanted by violence.
Today, as news of this morning's bombing in the central business district unravels, though alarmingly inaccurate, I find I no longer have a stomach for violence. I feel like I’ve been trying to drink the sea. It is simply too much,” KenyaImagine writing about yesterday's bomb explosion in Nairobi.


  • Carole

    Amazingly, in a few words, you have explained to me why action and horror films don’t affacinate me any more. There’s no need to watch a movie to have adreline (negative) running through our vains. We see too much of it everyday . . and it’s such a pity. I miss Kenya, I miss Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi, I miss my mouther land in Gem but the more I read this kind of news, the more I’m convinced I will never have the courage to come back home. Not that it’s alot better here in Europe but at least personal security is considered a serious issue. Good luck mama Kenya, you deserve a lot better, you and you children.

  • I don’t consider Bruce Lee movies violent. ‘Game of Death’, ‘Way of the Dragon’, ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘Fist of Fury’ are pure martial arts movies, in ‘Big Boss’ there are some knife scenes that can be seen as violent, but that’s all. Bruce Lee didn’t want to promote violence of any kind, he showed the level of physical and mental perfectness a human being can achieve through rigorous and systematic work.

    ‘Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation’ (Bruce Lee)

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.