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. 

5 Comments to "KENYA IS HERE TO STAY" add comment
Donald Thomas
March 31, 2016 at 8:17 am

Peter Kenneth,
Kenya needs your leadership capabilities and potential, but you need to be seen and heard more widely throughout the nation. There is a very important role for you to play!
Best wishes,
Donald

Vincent Ogero
March 31, 2016 at 10:09 am

True Kenya is a great Nation and everyone has a rightful role to play in making it even more great ad taking it to even greater heights .It is sad that some of those charged with the responsibility of steering this Country have failed us miserably by condoning and abetting major theft of our scarce natural and public resources to enrich but a few at the expense of the majority .Grand corruption schemes like the NYS scandal .,Youth Fund ,Goldenberg ,anglo -leasing and others have siphoned funds that could have been used in Nation Building and those responsible have not been brought to book and some are still seating comfortably in the various boards as if nothing has happened or funds lost .

Ben
March 31, 2016 at 8:58 am

Excellent argument. However, with all your brilliance, I expected you to address some of the issues Dr. Ndii raised rather that starting with belittling the role of education.
First, the role of tribalism in current and past government need to be addressed. A cabinet and state appointment that reflect the face of a nation. Had you won the presidency, will you have gone with the equivalent of the current cabinet?
Secondly, corruption needs to be dealt with. Without fear or favor.
Finally, respect for constitutionalism must be upheld at all times.

Fatih Akdogan
March 31, 2016 at 10:51 am

We need Peter Kenneth to come back into the politics
I firmly believe that You are the leader to unite Kenya

Dan Kim
May 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Peter, I had high expectations about your campaign to lift the poor and marginalized, and had hoped that you would stay long enough in the limelight for all to see and know more about you, because your presentation indicated and resonated a lot with the so called “common mwananchi”.

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