Wilson Maiyo, Ph.D. is currently the Chairman of the Uasin Gishu County Land Control Board which caters for over 2.5 million people. Before this stint, he also worked in other capacities with the National government. He met a lot people and he says that he loves them all. He has written several ebooks touching on diverse subjects that relate to society. The books extensively cover human social and economic practices and this is so because expertise in one field in Africa can become a drudgery according to his practical view.
His perception is that if you were born in Africa and the continent is your aboriginal home, you are likely to have English as your second language (ESL). Sometimes it could even be a third language. For him he says that he had to learn his mother tongue then learn both English and Swahili simultaneously. Maiyo went to his pre-primary bare foot, later he joined the local primary school 5 Km away and had to trek barefoot again not because his parents could not buy him shoes but because cobblers were a rare find. That journey was a daily toil of 10 Km, 5 days in a week or ~270 days yearly for 7 years. With a smirk he says that when You achieve a PhD in Africa, then You have done Plenty of hard Digging (PhD) or you have a Permanent head Damage (PhD).
"Why did the English colonize Africa"? To keep the African languages in Czech (check), and he says that one must forgive the pun. But besides the pun, English has broken both social and economic barriers of the dark continent whose forefathers slaved the white farms and firms to lace the pockets of their Lords.
A PhD holder in Africa will still practice other 'trades' though they maybe 'very' learned because poverty is shameless, one has to draw bounds through plenty of smart work.
He published a book in 1992, but the publisher coned him , he took her to court and the case aged in judicial corridors for 12 years. He then made a decision to abandon the matter and to forget about writing books. However, Self publishing made him to change that decision.
In retrospect, he remembers a Dr. Alfred, a friend of his from North America who was also a dean of studies in a local university exposing his white ass in the university's auditorium to catch attention. The noise ceased as students and lecturers turned to look at the grown-up man on the podium doing the abominable. He says that the good Dr in anthropology then simply pulled up his trousers. and said, "Thank You, now I have your attention..."
Well, Maiyo simply says he is a writer in the global village market . For this, he Salutes all his readers. In a word of caution he says that men and women alike must bear. In reference, he says that there is an Ibo saying that every market place has it's mad people who will attempt to Mar the business of the seemingly sane people. On the other hand, the English say everyone is mad, it's only the degree that is at variance.