It's difficult to understand the need for these rights and freedoms if you are in power or have a high position.
Only when you become an ordinary person will you realize you should have done better for your country and for the ordinary people.
To those who have suffered the same fate as mine I refer you to the Bible.
"The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again."
These were the words of Jesus when he was rejected by the very people he wanted to save from destruction.
They did not know what they were doing.
Sounds very similar to Mbuya Nehanda's remarks when she said, "Mapfupa angu achamuka" (my bones will rise up).
Jesus asked for them to be forgiven.
It's hard to have power and good ideas at the same time and in the same place.
This makes it important for those with power to seek advice from the weak and to tolerate dissent.
And Jesus said unto him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head".
Verily l say to you, every important person will be out of the system by the time we reach 2019.