A friend tells the story of chiding his firstborn as a young girl saying, “Why are you so contrary?” the question was answered with an obstinate reply, “I’m not contrary!” This struck us as quite humorous.
I don’t always catch the humor in irony. Maybe because it’s not always funny. Regardless, Kenya is a land full of great examples of irony. More times than not, when I go to pay my monthly bill at the Kenya Power and Lighting office at a nearby shopping center, they can’t enter my payment into the computer system because the electricity is out.