Freedom of speech in Kenya is arguably the second best thing that ever happened to Kenyans after sliced bread. Fortunately or unfortunately, many people are misusing their freedom of speech, or so I believe. This has been made worse by technological advancements where Kenyans have access to all manner of online social platforms where they can rant and rave for hours on end.
More often than not, they always spew out content that is either true, false, almost true, or far from the truth. Celebrities are the worst hit when it comes to far-from the truth content. Whether it is because many Kenyans are admiring them secretly or they are talking the truth, no one will ever know for sure. Where I am I going with this?
One of the most celebrated, or is it hated TV icons is Julie Gichuru. As a matter of fact, Kenyans love and hate her in equal measures. She is particularly loved by the middle-aged, liberated, working class woman who dreams of dressing like her and being an eye candy as her… by whatever means possible. Could this be the reason why she started out the mimi.co.ke website? Well, that’s a story for another day.
One thing that is agreed by both friends and foes alike is the fact that she is quite sassy and a real eye candy. It is no wonder she has been an easy attraction for gossip blogs and idlers who can’t seem to say anything good about anyone. One age old rumour is that Julie Gichuru has been a victim of wife battery.
This has been going on for such a long time. Apparently, Julie kept mum all along, until she couldn’t take it anymore. She sought to put an end to the rumour once and for all, hoping it will settle down forever. This she did the best way she knows how, through a beautiful poem entitled “talk Is Cheap”. Here is the poem, read it in full and make whatever it is that you can make out of it.
First they said,
“She is married to a very old man,