The coming of independece did not come with uhuru (freedom) for every citizen.
Some have mastered the art of grabbing.
Others were forced to hone the art of surviving.
Uptill this very day the results are visible in the landscape and in the slums and in the country clubs.
Mwenda Mbatiah (a Swahili scholar) wrote a short story about it. The story was translated by N.S. Koenings.