How Mukoma wa Ngugi can honor his mother without cursing his father

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
7 min readMar 26, 2024

Though a prophet warned him, Oedipus ended up killing his father and marrying his mother. Mukoma wa Ngugi is in a similar situation. He is making every effort to avoid a similar fate. If you read news headlines of these trying days, you will hear Mukoma say things like, “I weep for mother, but I do not love my father any less.” What Mukoma wa Ngugi must avoid in trying to…

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Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is the author of "This American Life Sef." He is also the host of Dr. Damages Show, 90MinutesAfrica & HaveYourSay247. He teaches at the SVA.