Peace: The Future for Kenya.
23 March 2012, 11:10
At a time like this, most of us have lots of question with non-satisfying answers. The biggest debate being political stands, challenges our political leaders are going through and what ifs that seems rhetorical for most of us. We as Kenyans know where we have come from, but I am afraid to say we do not have any idea where we are heading; some of us are stuck in the middle of political warfare looking for the best way not to get involved, but something comes in as a reminder to exercise our duty as voters.
By looking at how events are unfolding, we should ask ourselves, who are we? The National Anthem has this answer; unfortunately, we fail to notice this. As a result, we have allowed our leaders to turn our minds off patriotism for Kenya; at the end, we are brainwashed and left with hatred towards each other, forgetting our reputation- the peaceful country in Africa, turning our backs on working together to build a happy nation and the reality of words we love to sing on high voices.
We are humans, people who can think and decide on a particular issue. Sometimes we may be angry on something, forcing us to think of destruction as revenge or to pass a message to the governing authority. In Kenya, we have freedom of expression unlike those days when people agitated on something in silence. Having this as a tool to voice our issues, why choose violence as the only way the governing authority can listen to our grievances? We need to think about this!
Politics is there to test the views of people, to give power to certain deserving leaders and deny others a chance in leadership. Political scene take a different shape in every electioneering period, as popularity of some political candidates going up or going down, overall the voter is the only standard measuring unit acceptable in the country, and no one has a right to forge for a new unacceptable way to power.
Hoping that we learned a lesson in 2007 and we are ready for change, we have a challenge from the international community- either to remainas a dilemma country or to jump into being a mature nation. Actually, it is upon us to decide the fate of our beloved Kenya, if we go for the dreams of our forefathers and mothers of this nation; then prosperity awaits us, but choosing tribal politics will bring doom in our country- something we should avoid by all means. Remember, peace starts with you and me.
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