These are ‘hard times’ for Kenyans. Yep! (to use Chris’ pet word) and rightly so. What with all the walls around us reverberating with the echoes of the ‘political’ voices of presidential and parliamentary hopefuls!
Cheap political and campaign gimmicks have been brought to play in the hope of swindling us to succumbing to the pressure of the moment. Our votes are a gold mine for these seekers of the country’s high offices! (Our interests do not feature in the vocabulary of most of these guys).
Brethren, in the face of all this pressure, let us keep our heads clear and think straight. The fate of our country is at stake. Not just for us but for our children and generations to come. As we vote next month let our heads, and not our hearts, do the deciding. Our hearts are wont to wax sentimental and emotional. The fate of our country rests in the hands of the decisive members of this wonderful country.
This reminds me of some quotations I read sometime ago about Government:
• That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
• Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
• The government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
• Man well governed should seek after no other liberty, for there can be no greater liberty than a good government.
• The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
• For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Whether it is Kibaki, Raila, Kalonzo or Muiru at the helm of this country come early next year, I believe Kenyans will be proud of their democratic choice.
VOTE WITH YOUR HEADS NOT YOUR HEARTS!!!!