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Keep politics away from MRC issue

29 May 2012, 14:03 Onyango Alfred

Our dear country is under threat from insurgents and Al shabaab militants, yet those in leadership positions who should marshal its forces to combat these groups threatening our security are busy criss-crossing the country blowing their own trumpets.

It is only recently when six people were injured in terrorist attacks in Wajir and IFO two and on Monday more causalities in Nairobi. Innocent Kenyans are now living with uncertainties as they wonder where next on the attack series.

Even the Al shabaab never started as a large group we now know but just as a small group which wanted to retaliate to authority and currently they control a portion of our war torned neighboring country Somalia.

Is this how we want our country to be? I was perplexed to hear the Prime minister saying MRC is speaking his language. If he is not a Kenyan then how comes he wants to be president of a foreign country because MRC's language is that they are not Kenyans.

MRC is a national security issue and should to treated as such.

Our leaders should keep of the issue from political arena but handle it with professionalism because those suffering are common mwananchi at the grass roots. 

The issue raised by MRC are genuine but not enough to call for secession. As if adding salt to injury it is the same politics and politicians that has led them to all these atrocities they are now facing. How long have they been in parliament? Where have they gotten the insight which they never had in the past decade?  The motions they are now taking to parliament are just ways of luring the coastal people in order to have their votes in their baskets then ditch them after election. Or who does not our politicians?

During the 2007 election aftermath it is this terror groups which were used to kill Kenyans the case which is still pending at the ICC. We are still recovering from these wounds and it is saddening to see those salivating for top most office in the country, those who will be in charge of our country's security are supporting groups such MRC and reports now have it that mungiki is resurging.

It is undebatable that most part of our has been alienated from development due to ethnicity where one only thinks of his/her ethnic group. Some Kenyans are treated like third rate non-citizens who are only important during elections.

If this issues are not addresses adequately then perhaps next time it will be Turkana people speaking in PM's language who knows.

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