When I heard the story concerning the Kenyan young man wanting to give away farm animals in exchange for the United States president’s daughter’s hand in marriage I laughed my butt off. The story is more complicated than the simple articles found around the internet let us believe. What the young man is doing does not mean he’s exchanging animals for a human but simply using the animals as a way to say to Malia’s father (Obama); “I am serious and I am more than capable of taking care of your daughter so when the time comes think of me first”. Of course he never said this in any way other than indirectly imply this in a video he released not long ago.
In a sense it’s as if he does not realize that people with African origin living in America have little to no link with Africa to the point it’s rude and insulting to most Americans of African origin. Maybe he’s mistaking his situation, being from Kenya but living in the United Kingdom while he studies, maybe he feels that other Africans living outside Africa still have links to Africa as he does. Who knows, at the end, I wish him luck in his endeavours. For us, let us enjoy this mash-up image to remember this event. :)