Brace for impact
Sometime you are left to wonder how the motor mouth of politicians never runs out of gas and you wish you can address them with laser-tongue speech to awake them from slumber but they have put Beethoven on the turn table and turned up full volume, opened their ears to total muteness. To say your words will fall on deaf ears is an understatement.
Africa has not lagged behind for lack of resources but for the misuse and inability to harness them. With the money meant for development and infrastructure gone to scandals and counter commissions, Africa can only tortoise pace.
Kenya, a country so polarized along tribal lines where many Kenyans have remained constantly attentive to their tribal chief, as sunflowers always turns and stay focused on the sun. As wax before the fire so are some of these tribal chiefs, without substance.
Politics is one subject that seems to crowd many Kenyans with heated debates, accusation and counter being wielded by either side. Anger and temperatures has soared making Greece economic temperature childs play. Many are left to ember, seething and reeling and the political global warming is melting glaciers of our core as human beings.
When you look at what happened during PEV and how ostracized some communities are you are left to wonder what to expect when Kenya go to the poll with our memory so volatile and considering the many blackouts Kenya experience our RAM will require alternative power backups.
Kenya is at the crossroads and the choices she will take determine her prospects. If Kenya will ever free itself, Kenyans have to emancipate themselves from thinking along tribal lines. When we think this way many potentially abled Kenyans are denied chance to add to the baking of the national cake.
Is justice then to be considered merely a word? When we embrace a perpetrator of injustice merely because we are allied to them by tribe is not only an obstruction of justice but also portray that we would rather have our Barabbas than justice to be served.
It is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
When Kenyans will see one another as a fellow Kenyans and not as jaluo, jakuyu, mkamba or the other but see them as fellow human being we will have crossed one hurdle to change. The reason we are going for each others neck is because they belong to a different affiliation tribe rather than agree to disagree on issues of national interest rather.
Kenyan leaders have excelled in crying witch hunt whenever a name reflecting their tribe is brought to account of injustice, corruption or other vices forgetting that the parties are individual and not community.
For those who fly frequently you may have heard the pilot advice travellers that they are experiencing turbulence and they should follow certain safety procedures. This is euphemism for those who have flying phobia or prone to heart attack.
As outlined above the issues affecting Kenya will not be solved by tribe but by justice, security, infrastructure and curbing corruption among others. We need to fight poverty by creating jobs; we need better schools, hospitals, roads and this can only be achieved by a national leader and not a regional chieftain.
As a human being you have responsibilities and in-alienable rights that give you your intrinsic worth. All humans are equal before God and we should all carry this always; violence destroy life and thus taking away peoples in-alienable rights.
It is beyond doubts that if Kenyans will not address all this issues before the elections I can only say brace yourself for impact as the writing is on the wall. Since our politicians have excelled as mer-chants of Freudian theology. As the pilot warns of turbulence I will say that Kenya is experiencing turbulence but dont get me wrong this is euphemism.