Saturday, October 24, 2015
KENYA IS AT CROSSROADS
Kenyans, where do we run to if the Executive is a wreck, the Judiciary a total failure and the Legislature (Parliament) a fraud? Where do we run to when most voters are extremely tribal and gullible during election time, since they can even vote for a dog so long as it barks like the one they see in their villages?
We need to change our thinking that it’s only a good President who can turn things around for Kenya! A president is just an individual; with one mind, heart and soul. A good President with a greed and corrupt legislature and Judiciary and other cartels in government can’t do anything. He is like a prisoner manacled in a cage.
Be reminded that if our legislators were value-driven, Uhuru Kenyatta won’t be behaving or running the country the way he currently doing. A governor won’t buy a mere wheel barrow for a thousand dollars.
With incorruptible Parliament, corrupt individuals like Anne Waiguru, would have been hounded out of office immediately she was mentioned in the NYS scandal because she was vetted and confirmed by the same Parliament.
Remember, Alfred Keter’s vote of no confidence on Waiguru was watered down by the same MPs we entrust with vetting members of the Cabinet. Soon and very soon, don’t be surprised to see them confirming even Kamlesh Patni as a Cabinet Secretary!
We need to remember that, Governors, Senators, MPs, MCAs mean a lot for the success of our Country. Many will argue that the mess starts from the top but I disagree because it’s the pillars which make the house stronger. Even if the main pillar is strong, if it lacks support pillars, it will eventually collapse. If legislators are wicked, Kenya will continue to sink and a President can’t do anything.
Where do we run to when most voters are extremely tribal and gullible during election time, since they will vote for a dog so long as it barks like the one they have in the village? A Kikuyu, Kalenjin, and Luo can die for Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto and Raila Odinga, respectively just because of tribal foolishness and leanings.
When we shall end this mentality, it will be the beginning of a better Kenya. Otherwise, voters continue to be initial purveyors of tribalism because they follow what their big boys and girls in politics tell us.
They don’t care about the public records, backgrounds, character and values of those they vote for. The major consideration is sharing a dialect and handouts (cash) and from here, one is in as an MCA, MP, Senator, Governor or President.