When people try to practice their rights under an intolerable government, they land in trouble. With reference to characters in the Betrayal in the City by Francis Imbuga, illustrate the statement.
Issues of basic human rights such as freedom of expression, justice and others are at times not a priority in many African countries, therefore those who push for the same end up being in problems with the government as seen in Francis Imbuga’s Betrayal in the City.
When individuals like Jusper push for what he feels was a right,he together with other characters find themselves in trouble with the government which lands him in prison.
NB.The introduction can be specific or general.
Ri. Adika who was a university student leader, leads students to participate in a strike to protest the employment of expatriates at the expense of qualified Kafira citizens which they felt was a violated right . This gets him killed.
Rii. Jusper,Adika’s brother decides to fight for justice for his brother’s brutal death by killing the alleged brother’s killer Chagaga, the sub-chief’s brother. This leads to him being arrested and imprisoned.
Riii. Mosese, a university lecturer,tries to exercise his freedom of expression during Adika’s funeral, against the directive of the state. A drug is planted in his car to enable his arrest which eventually leads to his imprisonment.
Riv.Regina, Mosese’s sister in her quest to have her brother freed from prison,goes to plead his case to Boss at Tumbo’s advice. She is almost raped by Boss and is forced to to jump out of a ten-foot high window.
Rv.Doga and Nina,Jusper’s parent insist on carrying out their son’s Adika’s shaving ceremony which they had been asked not to. With the aid of Jere, they go ahead and carry it out. They are later murdered in cold blood.
Expect any four(4) well explained points.Award 3:3:3:3
It is true that when people practice their rights, they end up being in trouble with the government.
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