I like it that I was born in Kenya, taught to be a patriot and urged to love everyone who comes in my way. In fact, the journey through all the pillars of love was not easy. My mum beat me up, teachers had a quality time on my butt, and lastly the society was so harsh on anyone who went contrary to what it expected from their youngsters. That way, I was given a pass into the world that knows no one. What I Came To Learn What I never knew was that almost everyone was passing through the same….
I long for presidency! This was a statement I made to my lady. She looked at me and said, “Could you deliver if given the chance?” Rather stupid question, but come to think about it. The worst blow came just after that, “You are not aggressive enough for politics in Kenya”.
Later learned that to be the president in Kenya, you need to be ‘dare-devil’ kind of person, with no or less sense of humanity to your competitors. Also have people who are reliable in eliminating threats –even if when it means killing the threat for you to gain entry into power. It happens, but I don’t have a heart to do this, I respect life and challenges… Always ready to concede to defeat!
Well, the lesson I learnt from this simple conversation elevated my spirit towards real politics in Kenya. I believe that power should be sought in a clean way rather than leaving a trail of dirt, hard to cover-up. In this case, this system should change.
Then I have this fear, what if I become a target for those who follow the dirty system? There is no worst death than dying a loser (I mean dying before accomplishing a goal). Though people –supporters- may think you tried and see a hero in you, in reality, your target did move and you missed. That is not a good legacy to leave behind.
By the way, how do ‘soft-hustlers’ emerge top in Kenyan’s politics? Any ideas how? How I wish there was one person alive fit to take this position! Unfortunately, the crooked system eliminated the minority who tried the clean route to power.
I haven’t given up yet. My ambition is still growing, with each day taking me close the d-day. I believe change will start with a soft hustler up there, and if there wouldn’t be one in the near future, then I have to try.
Keep this spirit people; we need a soft-hustler as the president.
Most of us are determined to succeed no matter what situations we are going through. This is a good spirit for new Kenya, new administration and a jubilee year for our country.
Happiest moments in Kenya’s history- the Independence Day and the second liberation that marked the end of Nyanyoism- tells us more of our closeness: working together for a common goal or just hanging around and chanting the way forward for our sovereign country.
Unity has transformed us into mutual intercommunity coexistence that has so far played a mighty role in national building. No community can prosper on it’s on, we are Kenyans for a reason, and that is what makes us mighty in international world.
If our leaders who divided us politically have started working together, who are we to stay rooted at tribal line? Politics is here to stay, but we as voters are privileged with one thing, we are always winners no matter the outcome of an election. Though, one group emerges sad and another party in celebrations.
Hustlers have a saying: Leadership is there to create an opportunity, but a hustler must keep trying to have that opportunity. We live in a diverse society that is enriched with opportunities. We cannot expect the sitting administration to provide assistance to everyone, but it helps one to see an opportunity that could elevate one’s life.
Boycotting services from people from a certain community will derail our course of national building. Those calling for this action are not thinking straight. Could this be implemented in our current economy, we are bound to see negative impact that would be too late to rectify in time.
We should not shy away from thinking of our country’s future. Life is all about leaving a legacy! What have you invented, created, or built that reflects your positive attitude to the society you’re living in? Do you spread an olive-branch for everyone or just for some selected few? People’s unity is what brings change or else elite minority will always take charge of our country.
I lack a single word to define ‘Needs of a Kenyan‘. Imagine a situation where you are trying to bring together a group of people that seems so organized, of course you would not have much headache. Then out of nowhere, a tiny unfortunate event occurs and -once united group- is divided along hardcore greed, unshakable standings, and unreasonable hard-linings. What would you do to bring peace and harmony in such like group?
Understanding them in different situations is easy, but dealing with them in such situations is like an obstacle that cannot be moved. At particular time, Kenyans are so united and talking on one voice. Give them another minute and you will be surprised how divided they can be, to an extend of cursing or doing evil to one another.
I believe that Kenyans are united in fighting closed-door evils in public offices. Social media has been their best choice for voicing their grievances and it had worked well. The President has done a great job, listening for the voice of the majority and has so far done us proud by rejecting controversial bills that could have seen greedy leaders looting from hard working Kenyans.
On reading people’s voices on Twitter and Facebook about insecurity in Kenya, I was impressed by their unity. A true spirit of ‘Kenyanism’ that we lack when handling important matters concerning Kenya as a country.
Another situation that do bring Kenyans together is a call for humanitarian assistance. Never have I seen Luhyas, Luos, Kambas, Kikuyus, Maasais, Nandis and other tribes taking part, have you? My opinion is ethnic tribes do not exist, but people do. The fact is, people have chosen fairy-tale kind of life over actual human life, forgetting that one lifestyle has a future and another is doomed to mislead but is short lived.
Politics has been in fore front in dividing Kenyans, the main reason why it is not easy to understand what a Kenyan want. This is the area that has drawn boundaries: put Kenyans into regional bundles and sealed their reasoning power-bargain for freedom.
It is not a surprise, bad leaders will have their way as good ones rest for their say in this coming general election (March 4th), because of regionally favored parties. For some, they would rather vote for a corrupt person for public office other than to elect a good leader running on a regionally despised political party. How unfortunate for a seemingly united Kenya?
I just wonder, what is this thing that Kenyans truly want?
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Today the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will open up a voter register to allows registered voters to verify their particulars before the most anticipated first general election under the new constitution.
Unlike in previous voter verification exercises, Kenyans have only 14 days to clear with IEBC. This took into effect when the parliament amended a law allowing IEBC to open the voter register for two weeks instead of a month as indicated by Elections Act.
The IEBC CEO James Oswago yesterday confirmed that his team had finished compiling and verifying the register which had 14 million registered voters enrolled by December 19.
- IEBC: 14.3 Million Kenyans Registered To Vote (waflay.wordpress.com)
As I sit back and watch the titans battle for top seats in government. I can’t help but wonder why they are so daring, no remorse as if the past don’t matter. The question is, do they care for the people they want to represent?
It is evident that, the country has not fully recovered from 2007 horror scenes. However, our dear leaders have forgotten that, in fact they moved on and opened another page in their political career, expecting us -the affected- to follow suit without questions.
These people have never been there for Kenya, the country they want to lead don’t know them either. In fragile peace like one we are leading, I expected them to talk of unity, peace and harmony among Kenyans. So bad that only words like ‘I will.., they can’t.., vote out old generation.., elect digital.., shun analogue… etc‘ are being fired from one group to another.
It seems greed has blinded our political aspirants that they can not see the reality. For a reminder, we still have displaced persons in camps. The government’s move to resettle them was marred by politics, and by now they still wait in vain as promises and challenges are exchanged over them by political elites.This is insane! Politicizing everything good that could help common Kenyans emerge from their predicaments.
I only hope for a day Kenyans will say ‘NO!’ to this kind of treatment and retaliate by voting them out. There is need for new people, and people have a voice. Only by shunning ethnicity and employing people in terms of integrity that we shall win. Otherwise, we are bound in this dirty game forever.
I hate Evil!