Lucy Murumba is a thirty year old lady from Eldoret Kenya. She is an English teacher, a wife and a mother. She is tall, chocolate and has black hair. The Komorebi Post interviewed Lucy about her favorite entertainment in 2018. Her favorite drama in 2018 was the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) series, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” a T.V. drama created, written and directed by Tyler Perry that is in for it’s seventh season in 2019. It revolves around a wealthy family (the haves), and the poor class (the have nots).
Q: What is The Haves and the Have Nots?
A: The poor class work for the wealthy and experience challenges during their interaction with them. Amanda is one of the poor characters who dates a professor in order to seek revenge but in the end, the revenge doesn’t benefit her.
It left me thinking about real life experiences. Every time I watch it, I can see what happens around my society in Kenya. It’s almost the same thing I see happening around me though it comes with great teachings.
Q: How does this show relate to life in Kenya?
A: In my society, the disparity between the rich and the poor has caused most poor college and university ladies date old rich men in order to get material support. In such relationships, the rich men misuse the poor girls.
Some of them have ended up losing their lives when things didn’t go well like the case of the late Sharon Otieno. Not only did she lose her life but also that of her unborn baby when she tried to expose the man she was dating. This disparity is also the cause of corruption in my country. People bribe others to get jobs and others give jobs to their family members and friends.
Q: Is there a good memory about this movie you would like to share?
A: I remember after watching it, I became stronger in spirit than before. I can control my emotions because I don’t want to get revenge no matter what someone did to me.
I remember there is a time that I was looking for a job. A close person to me offered to help but asked me for some cash. I didn’t have all the money he requested but gave him what I could. He took it and directed me to where the job was.
He told me that he had arranged everything and that I only needed to attend an interview and I would be given an employment letter.
The place was quite far and it took me 12 hours to travel. After reaching there, I wasn’t given the job because I didn’t have the money. I was only interviewed but told someone else had higher qualifications. I later learned that the person who got the job paid the people in charge a lot more money than what I had given out.
The person who directed me didn’t pick my calls or reply my texts messages. I felt betrayed and wanted revenge but calmed down when I remembered this movie.