By Guest writer
I’m glad to see from your blog how involved Kenyans have become in their country’s affairs…we have come a long way.
But let us not get lost in the detail for too long; who rigged, how, when and where. Let us rise above discussing people and events that have taken place, and begin to discuss issues and propose ideas on how we can move this country forward
And on that note, here are my proposals:
There can and there must be BOTH justice (fairness, integrity) and peace (harmony, reconciliation, freedom from strife) in our country… not one or the other. Certainly, we should not let this matter go without justice being done, for obvious reasons. But at the same time we cannot allow that process to be enforced through violence.
The older generation is largely tribalistic…and unfortunately they’re the majority in leadership positions in government and business in this country. I look forward to the day when we can elect fresh leaders who’ve never participated in previous governments; people who’ve intermarried with other tribes (like I’m planning to do J ), and who therefore will not share the same animosity that our parents’ generation seems to be harbouring. Intermarriage is one way we can rid this country of that disease forever.
The other thing that will move this country forward is civic education. We’ve got to teach our people to discuss issues and value ideas as opposed to personalities. We can set very specific standards by which our leaders can be judged, and then aggressively educate our people in the grass roots on those standards and insight them to demand that the standards be met! Do people even know what MPs are supposed to do in parliament? Information is power!
We ought to run this country like a business; there must be working systems in place that enable government institutions to run efficiently no matter who’s in power…if one does not perform, they just get fired! No one should be able to hold this country at ransom…whether they’re in opposition or the government.
Long live Kenya !