After working a few odd jobs, Amin was recruited into the King’s African Rifles (KAR) of the British Colonial Army in 1946 as an assistant cook.
His meteoric rise in the colonial army got to his head with the giddy feeling of power, resulting in Amin leading a movement among the native soldiers pressing for higher pay.
Amin ruled by decree and now that he had absolute power, proceeded to massacre his perceived enemies, predominantly from the Acholi and Lang’o ethnic groups, including religious leaders, journalists, artists, lawyers, judges, students, and foreign nationals.
Returning to the George Floyd case, I argue that racism is about having the power and influence to deny another class of people their human rights, be it in the realm of social, economic, health, education, or religion.
And in case you forgot, all those who involved in corruption, tribalism, human rights abuses, and economic mismanagement are guilty of using their power and influence to deny Kenyans of their constitutional and human rights.