Probably the best statement I absorbed from the BAKE Digital Camp. I have never set my eyes on Caroline Mutoko (This is a registered brand BTW. Caroline, please don’t sue me) but my ears have. I thought of her to be a the woman who loves to look down on others and say whatever she likes. But this camp proved all that wrong.
It was lunch time, the perfect time to grab that roasted chicken and pasta. I was with two pals looking for somewhere to sit. Caroline was sitting on this table with Liz, a lawyer who made my heart skip a beat as everytime she talked about Intellectual Property. We kindly requested if we could join them and Caroline was like, “Come on, why not.” I was like, no, this is not the Caroline I hear on radio. I really expected this division between them and us but to my amazement, she interacted with us by asking who we are and what we do.
I had to Google Caroline Mutoko just to be sure that this is really her. I loved how she talked. She was a woman with intense knowledge and wisdom. I loved how she inspired us with this ‘commandful’ voice that sounded angelic. We talked of current issues and then to Creme’s video in which she said she hadn’t watched it yet. My eyes popped. My thoughts ran, “She is in the freaking media and she has not watched the video yet? She runs a powerful Vlog for heaven’s sake! This is content for her and she would really need the facts” It was then that she shut my thoughts down the same way she shut Njoki Chege and Robert Alai. Her words were simple, clear and straight to the point, “I cannot see something I cannot unsee.”
I thought again, “I cannot see something I cannot unsee.” is same as, “I cannot do something I cannot undo?” Caroline is among the bravest women in Kenya. She surely doesn’t do things she cannot undo because if she does/did she could have been irrelevant today. This was evident in the many questions that she was asked during her presentation. Questions like “Do you fear when you say certain things?” “Don’t you have that slightest abnormal heartbeat when you say some things on air, or write your articles?” She narrowed it down to, “There’s nothing to fear about as long you are saying the truth!”
So, do you see something you cannot unsee? Do you do things that you can’t undo?