Kexx Sanneh: Latest Foroyaa gooble-de-gook!
Foroyaa’s “April Fool’s Day” Editorial.
Reading the Foroyaa editorial (below) made me think it is an April Fool’s Day joke! But assuming it was not an April Fools Day joke, here I go with the courage of Lawyer Essa Faalcross-examining Lawyer Lamin K. Mboge!
Firstly, the Kexx Sanneh Drama cannot be described as “mundane”! “Mundane” means “dull”, “boring”, “unexciting”. How on earth can Foroyaa call Kexx Sanneh’s FAKE “Abduction”, which caused much worry and concern in The Gambia and across the Gambian Diaspora “mundane”?! It was a “fake” crime that Kexx Sanneh reported to the police – with maximum publicity. Calling it “mundane” sounds exactly like Lamin K. Mboge refusing to accept that he committed a crime when he filed a fraudulent affidavit – and, oh God, it was so painful watching Lawyer Faal finally force him to accept “responsibility”! Foroyaa to is in denial mode as far as the crime of their man Kexx Sanneh is concerned. (By the way, that savage cross-examination of Lawyer Mboge is why Halifa Sallah refuses to appear before the TRRC – Halifa always fears cross-examination by forensic intellectuals, be it Essa Faal or Dida Halake!)
Secondly, saying that “Gambia is a country in a state of change politically, economically, socially, culturally and behaviourally” is a ridiculous excuse for what Kexx Sanneh did”! Change or no change, we all know what the law and the correct behaviour is. More so if you are an intelligent and educated “influencer” like Kexx Sanneh.
Thirdly, Foroyaa makes this outrageous statement: “What is right or wrong in terms of belief is yet to be established!!”. Gambians don’t know “what is right or wrong”??? Kexx Sanneh, educated PDOIS apparatchik does not know “what is right or wrong”?
Fourthly, Foroyaa says “If one does not have one’s head on one’s shoulders, one will become a very confused person”. Does that mean Kexx Sanneh is claiming insanity as a defence? We have to leave that to Campana doctors to help the police/court with!
Fifthly, “The youth of the country are at the mercy of circumstances”, says Foroyaa, absolutely correctly. But what has that got to do with Kexx Sanneh faking a “kidnap” story?
Sixth, Foroya compares Kexx Sanneh to the early criminal life of Malcom X! Two points on this: firstly, Malcolm X’s crimes were appalling and not “mundane”– so much so that some called him a “devil”.Kexx Sanneh has absolutely no excuse to be as wayward and anti-social as Malcolm X was. If Foroyaa’s point is that Kexx should be forgiven and rehabilitated, that is a good point but just say so directly without going into the Malcolm X blah blah.
Seventh, Foroyaa is right to say that “The arms of the law aim to gather evidence to bring a person to justice … both justice and mercy rehabilitate people”. Correct.
Let Kexx Sanneh and Foroyaa simply accept that what he did was outrageously wrong, apologise and beg for forgiveness… in simple English, simple Mandinka, simple Wollof, or even in simple Swahili!No Foroyaa Confusion Blah Blah Blah!
Asante Sana, Hakuna Matata!
(Still on Brighton Beach Pa. Beautiful place)
Foroyaa EditorialApril 1, 2021
Foroyaa will continue to monitor the development of this story. Many lessons are to be drawn at the right time for the benefit of all those involved in the matter and the nation at large. Gambia is a country in a state of change politically, economically, socially, culturally and behaviourally. What is right or wrong in terms of belief is yet to be established. If one does not have one’s head on one’s shoulders, one will become a very confused person not knowing what values to embrace and what way of life to adopt. The youth of the country are at the mercy of circumstances
They need to be protected and guided towards an enlightened and meaningful destiny no matter the weaknesses they display or the challenges they face to be a better person one aspires to be.
There are times in the life of a human being that matters occur that would allow a person to rethink his/her associates in order to take a step forward. Adversity does not always spell doom. It can serve as the mother of regeneration.
One could reflect on the life of Malcolm X in his youthful days when he suffered jail sentence for mundane reasons. Eventually he overturned his adversity despite his difficulty and became a revered human being. A wrong or right life style is not necessarily permanent if one is willing to listen to wise counsel. The arms of the law aim to gather evidence to bring a person to justice.
Once that is done, the life of the person must hinge on the scales of proof beyond doubt which provides the balance of mercy and justice. A society which negates justice and mercy is doomed; one that promotes justice but negates mercy is imbalance; and one that promotes both justice and mercy rehabilitate people.
Let us work to build such a society; then every development will be put in the right perspective and will harm no one.