The East African political climate is such that nobody, especially the minorities, dare voice their concerns and fears. They suffer and endure in silence and always wait for better times to come. Those who tried to speak out have never seen the light of day again. The author has lived most of his life in East Africa and he has been exposed to pre- and post-independence survivors who had a lot to say but no one to listen to them. They found a lending ear and the author was a patient listener.
Yearning for closure to unfinished, unanswered questions and events that brought untold suffering to countless people in East Africa made him a patient and silent listener. As time went by, he found that a lot of people did not have a voice, they did not have a say in how their personal lives were affected by the actions of unsympathetic others. He decided he was going to fill that void, however controversial it may turn out to be, and recapture history in its reality. Maybe even correct the misconceptions of history that were created to adjust the balance of popularity and loyalty to powers or races in positions of authority.