Great that we still have a functioning government, we have almost everything under our control. This is so special because we can use limited resources we have to rejuvenate national stability we enjoyed before.
Violence, riots and insecurity have fallen in our country for a reason we never know about. Maybe you and I remember when Kenyan troops invaded Somalia to end the reign of insurgents -alShabaab, the spokes man said his people would wage war within the country, make Nairobi chaotic and cause peace instability. Do you believe the insurgents are winning the battle against Kenya? Well, you might say ‘yes!’, but that is a wrong answer. We are to blame for everything that is happening here, and we have a solution for our problems.
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Nowadays our dimming happiness is driving the country into an abyss. We have made our minds to focus on non important things, in that we value ethnicity so much to see the reality for the good of our country.
For the country enjoying her young democracy, we must be careful how we use it, everything good has its bitter side, and misuse of political power could lead into a permanent damage that we should try to avoid at all cost.
We do not want Kenya to be a minisomalia, but we are not immune from becoming one. It all started by tribalism, as every tribe wanted leadership, then political assassinations that later turned into warlord-ism. They have payed a price for it and our intervention is bearing fruits in this war ravaged country.
Its is time, not tomorrow, not a day later! That we find a true meaning of a song we know off head, the national anthem. As you say this poem, take a time to think of its words, you will realize the prophecy behind each verse, and it is only you and I who can stop the madness of tribalism, ethnicity and all evil that hound us.
I hate evil!
There is this thing we call ‘old tunes and dances’. Better we fall short of words, be we should not if we think of it more carefully. We do like going by the beats of new generations, however, we are falling into the snare of doubt whether who is who, who is the best dancer -singer, vocalist etc. Should we be so eager to dance that we forget to note, and node to the lyrics? Believe me, if you dance to the beats without listening to the lyrics of the song then you are doomed.
Put music aside, in old days or just before our generation, our fore fathers were good in everything and they acquired wisdom from the surrounding. My it be from little insects that crawl foraging for food, may it be a small child learning to talk, and in most cases they learnt from mistakes made by others. Now, something to ask you, what do you have that is so unique that could make the older generation admire your unique ability? Do not say your generation is so advanced Technologically that you can do almost everything by the touch of a button, remember, in those days people had their own Technology that satisfied their needs to the maximum. We have failed to use what we have for the better, selfishness has taken prudence over love and insecurity is on the rise not only in Kenya but worldwide.
It is time to go back in old days to learn their ways of life, dance to their tunes and listen to their lyrics. Maybe we may catch up with a phrase denoted by an image above -PEACE. It is high time that we reverse our minds, think like Kenyans not as a tribal beings, preaching UNITY and shaming forces of evil that are trying to tare our beloved Kenya apart.
I hate evil!
Once peace was our bride, we used to say ‘A peaceful house surrounded by wild thorny bushes’. It seems that we forgot to uproot shrubs that extended excessively onto the door closing us in for good. Now that we have realized the menace that we are already so deeply into, I hope we have to rethink our strategies in dealing with these thorny shrubs.
It is not good to keep waiting for a situation to get out of hand before we take the initiative, we should strike when the iron is still hot! No violence can create peace, stone throwing and other forms of riots only causes more problems than that much needed solution. The most important thing is to have a lasting solution for insecurity. How? Well, we know how it all started, and we have to remember what went wrong – Post Election Violence (PEV) in 2007-2008. This was the first time citizens in Kenya disobeyed a direct order, disrespected the law enforcement government forces as a resulted violence claimed over 1000 people.
This kind of disobedience has a lifetime negative impact on peace loving Kenyans. Even though we may blame criminal elements among the people as the cause of insecurity, lack of fear to the police force is the main reason people infringe the laws resulting in crimes. Some says that the government is reluctant to enforce law and order within the country, others say that poorly payed police force is not effective enough in dealing with crimes. The bottom line is misbehaving Kenyans are becoming difficult to be dealt with!
Oh, do you really think foreigners -Somalia insurgents al-Shabaab- are behind insecurity in Kenya? They might, but we must remember the infamous thorny shrubs. Our porous borderline, corrupt law enforcement forces, corruption in high ranking offices made everything possible for small arms to penetrate into the country. If security measures were put in place, non of this would could happen. I hate evil!