KENYA IS HERE TO STAY
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 7:17AM
David Ndii wrote an interesting article last weekend arguing that we should split up this country into tribe based regions.
Thanks but no thanks.
No one gets to determine or suggest that the Kenya idea or project has failed-no matter their level of education. Yes our elections are chaotic, angry and even violent on occasion but Kenya is bigger than politics and elections. The Kenyan idea is alive in our hopes and aspirations for a better and more prosperous tomorrow for us and our children. We want good education for our children, jobs when they finish school and reliable healthcare for when sickness hits. Dividing Kenya into tribes won’t make us get these things faster or easier-it will make them even harder to get.
Patriotism is not dead. Garissa University, Westgate-every dark moment reminds us that we truly are one. It may sound like something people just say online but is a genuine feeling. The tribes have not swallowed the country; its the politics of tribe that has swallowed the country but we can always choose another way to run this country.
There is a narrative of fear brewing about the coming elections but the truth is we have nothing to be afraid about-if we make the best choice for Kenya. If anything we are afraid that we have seen the truth, that we now know that there are lots of rhetoric’s coming from our leaders and we need to do something about it and fast..
Kenya is not a marriage-it is a union of diverse people who simply want to live in peace and prosperity. Divorce is not an option. We cannot run away from the job of making this country great and passing that on to our children. The only thing we should divorce is empty politics and being used to advance an agenda of greed.
Kenya is never going to split; what we will do and what we have to do is leave ethnicity about out of the war on poverty and disease as well as the provision of services.