When you are arrested and minutes away to be booked in jail to spend a lonely night in a cold room, you are given a chance to make only one telephone call.
Who will you call?
Many people just assume that they have close friends but when you get into problems, the very same friends abandon you in times of urgent need.
They scorn you and talk bad while rejoicing your downfall. They will sarcastically narrate your predicament to the community but will not even attempt to come to your rescue.
That is the moment you will hold your breadth and start asking yourself, do i call my pastor?
Do I call my sister or brother? or that person you occasionally share a drink with together.
You will be surprised that 70% of those calls are received by people that will simply tell you stories…you called when I don’t even have money for rent. You called when I just gave my daughter fare to go home. You called, bra bra…it will be endless….All that time the cop will be looking at his watch to alter the hurting sentence “Sir or Mum your time is over”!
You will that time be led to a dark room to spend the rest of the evening in a lonely room. The lonely room will not be conducive to even be able to close your eyes and you will all the time be asking yourself, ….Will my friend make plans to bail me out on bond?
Help however may not come as fast as you may think and many in jail after remembering that given chance to make one last call, simply regret with some altering the impossible….I WISH GOD HAD A CELLPHONE I WOULD HAVE MADE MY ONE CALL TO HIM.
My fellow Kenyans, do not loose hope as that last call will not be made to your friends, your Pastor, and certainly not to God but to C.O.D.U. if only you take this moment and join this organization that is purely for your welfare.
It does not end there, when time comes to leave this earth, there will be no calls to make, but as a C.O.D.U. member, we will contact the next of kin and immediately release a certain fixed amount specifically for burial expenses.
The reality is that many groups don’t talk about death, but in C.O.D.U. we are bold enough to spell it out.
We however will not address other immediate problems concerning family members as C.O.D.U. is purely for members benefits of utmost urgency.
IT’S LIKE A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY OF MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS BY MEMBERS.
With time this is the organization that will open the very first SACCO operating in America without the Kenyan Government interference.
WE ARE OUR BROTHERS KEEPERS,…. that is the boldness to HOPE which is all C.O.D.U. is advocating for.
CENTRAL ORGANIZATION FOR DIASPORA UNITY.(C.O.D.U.)