they say what you choose to name your little one reveals more about the parent’s personality and that of the child. Child naming is a very big decision since the child will carry the name for the rest of his/her life. I wish my name reflected more of me or said more about my personality but it’s sad to say that ain’t the case since am always haunted by the ghosts of BIWOTT. If that’s how best I can explain it.
Born in a family of a Kenyan father and mother and my dad being from the kalenjin community, it was his duty to give me the name that I was going to bare for the rest of my life. I was given the name BIWOTT because of the season around which I was born. This was during the rainy season.
I know my dad had no intention of giving me a name that would rather raise questions whenever I mentioned my name. A name that would require alot of courage to carry around. A name that on the mention of it, brings up the image of someone else rather than reflecting more of me.
Sadly, I was given a name that weighs more than what I could carry, a name that to some reflected success, hard work and prosperity but to some it reflected evil. Am really not sure where the name BIWOTT puts me though.
Nicholas Kipyator Kiprono Arap BIWOTT, was a very famous business man, politician and a philanthropist. That can tell you much about the mention of the name BIWOTT around the Kenyan streets. Well, the mention of my name out there reflects more of him than of me. For me I can’t tell much about BIWOTT than what the internet can tell me. That’s the much access I have to the person that gives my life troubles that I know nothing about, the ghosts that keeps haunting me for no reason, the person who makes me have no peace bearing the name BIWOTT.
So I entered a bank in Kilifi county in Kenya to open account and on the mention of the name BIWOTT, believe you me, getting out of the bank was not just with the newly opened bank account but also with a tone of insults and baseless accusations. “So you people think that you own this country and can parade anywhere in this country? The attendant stated.
Well at first I thought it wasn’t me. I mean no one in my family is into politics anyway. “BIWOTT huh! You people grabbed my family’s land years back and you’re here walking freely everywhere in the country filling your bank accounts with people’s money? ” what the Fuck?? I mean, yeah I’m biwott but how does that relate me to BIWOTT famously known as the “total man”??
To be continued….