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Choosing ethnic leaders is not tribalism

14 December 2012, 12:03 Tony Karomo

In a recent research, two in every three Kenyans contritely said that whenever they mention their preferred candidates to their friends, three in every four friends tagged them tribal.

Though every Kenyan’s vote is their secret, birds of the same feathers flock together; we somehow know who will vote for whom, and who will not even ere election date.

Recently when Kenya was rocked by political marriages, complaints arose that some of the coalitions were tribal-based

However, a comprehensive and substantial evidence was not provided by the accuser.

That is wrong for a country that is recovering from a recent tribal clash.

Being tagged as tribal scares away Kenyans from exercising their democratic right of choosing whoever they want.

If you support a candidate from your own tribe, that is your a democratic right.

If you support a candidate from another tribe, it is still your democratic right.

When conducting a "Sisi ni Amani - Kenya" workshop in Uasin Gishu region, one of the volunteers reported that a Kenyan told him, “Just like a chimney where smoke is seen, fire is four meters away.”

From innuendo to ordinary meaning, politics are just a venting location; the tribalism issue remains planted far from it.

Have you registered as a voter?

Or you fear the fingerprints will be used to track you in future?

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