"I hear voices in my head.
It's like a multiple personality disorder...where there is nothing but confusion; mixed sounds...all these many, many, many different voices...
Mixed up voices.....
All confused. In my head......
Just like those of our Grand Coalition, who's muddled noise has become a sickness, whose voices disturbs the nation's heart.
I'm a pastoralist, not a terrorist,
Optimist, never pessimist
Creative and innovative, camel and cows my provision,
I'm now in a disorganised house like the tower of Babel, multiple personality, another sad story
I hear desperate multiple voices, I know not why
Abdi! Kenya is burning
Abdi! Nakumatt is burning
Abdi! extra judicial killings
Abdi! I'm starving
I slept, still multiple voices insist!
Reading this, I can hear that "pin-drop silence" that Gidoomal refers to after the audience heard Abdi's first line.