THOSE WHO LIVE IN DESPOTIC REGIMES SUFFER A LOT OF INJUSTICE. MAKING YOUR ARGUMENT ON THE BETRAYAL IN THE CITY, DISCUSS HOW THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE.
Despotic regimes are dictatorial and tyrannical. For hundreds of years tyrants have ruled people in the world, from Julius Ceasar to Napoleon, from Hitler to Idd Amin Dada. These leaders, instill fear ruled with absolute powers that made them gods over their subjects.
In the play Betrayal in the city, we come across such leaders. The aging Boss, the leader of Kafira is rarely seen in the public, however his ruthlessness is felt by all. To begin with, in the interest of peace, Nina and Doga are forcefully advised to not carry the hair shaving ceremony. When they go ahead with the ceremony, the couple is found dead in their house.
Secondly, Adika, the outspoken university student is isolated from the crowd of rioting students and killed in cold blood. The people grow fear against protesting such atrocity. Doga says that four bullets were fired on the day of the protest, and all of them were found in Adika’s body. This was aimed at instilling fear in the people.
Thirdly, when Mosese speaks against the brutality of the government, he is detained on the grounds that he was a drug peddler. Furthermore, Jere who decides to rebel against unreasonable laws is thrown in the dungeon for neglect of duty.
Regina, on the other hand, struggles by all means necessary to secure the release of his brother Mosese. Tumbo, a government official organizes for meeting with Boss. Being above the law, Boss tries to have his way with her. Regina is wounded yet she has no one to turn to.
In the above illustrations it is clear as the Swahili say, the weak have no justice. Those who orchestrate vices against humanity go scot free as they celebrate their spoils. Mulili feels nothing as he talks about the incident that happened to the old couple, Nina and Doga. He furthermore is ready to do the same to Kabito. Kabito also suffers from the same injuries administered by the authority. It is clear in the eyes of Tumbo and Nicodemo that, fear rules where rebellion and cry for justice would have prevailed.