The day is December 21st 2012. Many Kenyans have travelled upcountry to celebrate Christmas with friends and families. Comrades too, are back home. Jingle bells are the tunes in every house.
Besides this special occasion, Kenyans are preparing themselves to vote in a new president- that is if election dates will be pushed forward to December and not August next year. The clock is ticking fast, two minutes to 21st December 2012, families have gathered themselves to feast, and make merry, bulls’ and chickens’ lives not spared. Despite the economic crisis every Kenyan is celebrating.
Everything seems normal until the unexpected happens; a loud bang hits the planet, earthquake, followed by a tsunami, volcanoes and strange eruptions- it’s the apocalypse.
Everybody is running to different directions fearing for their lives. The few talented Bolts of our generation rush to the sacred places to be laid hands by the clergy. To their rude shock, they find the clergy deep into a moment of meditation too saying their last prayer and they don’t want any interruption because they fear dying as sinners.
Unknown to many, it’s the Mayan people’s calendar- from the Native Americans in Southern and Northern Mexico. It had stated that the world will come to an end sometimes in 2012: and there were predictions that this will be 21st December. The Egyptians too believe the same. Roland Emmerich even acted a movie about a disaster that brings an end to the world – 2012 We Were Warned.
Although there has been many theories and prophesies predicting the end of the world, never has there been a day so compelling to such large number of culture, religion and scientists. In an era dominated by falsehood and misconceptions, it takes wisdom to convince the majority overshadowed by sin.
To date all doomsday prophesies and predictions have failed. Who will forget Harold Camping’s prediction about the final judgment in May 21 2011? The world waited for his doomed intuitions with ridicule. This octogenarian preacher did not wait to be the laughing stock around the globe, he further warned of a possible occurrence in October 21 this year. Will the world end in December 21st 2012? Let’s wait and see but remember, we were warned!