Kenya the Beloved

A Message to My People

by J.M. Ombati Simon


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 8/27/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781436337410
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781436337427

About the Book

BOOK DESCRIPTION Kenya the Beloved is a book written with love. The book is about one man’s love for his country, Kenya.It is about his vision and desire to see justice, peace and freedom in his country. In this book, the author, (Job Ombati) tries to remind his fellow countrymen where they have come from. He tries to tell a story of their conquest of injustice and their development and progress that they made since independence. As he takes you from the ‘The Day Before’, he shows you how peaceful the country was before the arrival of the colonialist. The book describes well how Kenyan people fought the colonialist and won their freedom. It tells who was who and how they participated in the struggle. Kenya The Beloved tells how white men came to Kenya as missionaries (Visitor) and turned to be colonialists. It tells how hospitable Kenyans were to have welcomed the Visitors, without knowing their hidden agenda. After realizing that the Visitors were for no good, the Africans united against him and started a revolt. These revolt did not take one face, as many might think. It took different people with different approaches to dismantle colonialism completely from Kenya. This is an important point that the book raises because many other books have been written pointing to only one movement called Maumau as being the only revolt that was used to oust colonialist. Kenya The Beloved says that that is not entirely true. The book also tells what was at stake and why the Africans of Kenya had to fight. In wildlife, the book tells that animals in Kenya were plenty and beautiful before and after the colonialist. He then tells how even these animals fought for freedom like every other Kenyans. The book illustrates how well and peaceful the country was before December 27, 2007 when it says ‘things fell apart’. Job does not leave you there stranded as to what to do next, he gives you hope. Job tells how things can be turned around for the better of all the people. He says that even though things have gone terribly wrong, people can still rise and mend fences for the future generation. Above all else, it is an historical account, of some events and freedom struggle for the people of Kenya. This is a book of hope. It is a book that tells vividly the way some people think and the practical way of solving our many problems in the world. Reading this books raises ones hope and inspires action for the common good of all humanity. Job Ombati believes that if all men can think positive, if all men can start acting with love of one another, the world will be a better place for all to live. It is with such kind of thinking that he wrote this small book, Kenya The Beloved.


About the Author

Job M. Ombati was born in Bobassi, Gucha District in Kenya. He attended various schools including Rianyachuba, Nyoera and finally Boitangare Secondary school. Soon after, he got married and started raising a family. In 2001, Job came to the United States of America and enrolled at Hesser College where he got his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Late, in 2007, he joined Atlantic Union College where graduated from with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science. Job has worked for many years as a wildlife conservationist and tour guide. He has traveled in many countries including Britain and Israel. Job is the founder and former president of Crying Jilian, anon-profit Organization that speaks for abused people worldwide. He is also the chairman of 3 Stars Security Services which operates in Kenya. In America, he serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children. Job was the founder and Chairman of Boitangare Youth Organization popularly known as BOY. He is a man of faith and does not shy from saying so. Job believes that all men are created equal and for a purpose.