Kenyan politicians appear to have discovered the nation’s pulse. The fidelity of their actions and speeches with the national expectation only leave one wondering and imagining the missed leaps in the face of sectarian politics so far.
You listen to Kibaki talking and for once you see the human side of the MP for Othaya. In Having all MPs read from the same OBJECTIVE script stirs up the imagination of the collective strength we have as a people. My prayer is they don’t lose the momentum and let no Lucifer crawl from the dark wood works to spoil the national broth.
Uniformity of thought can make a single step look like a milestone. Politics is an ugly animal we cannot do without as human beings. Those haranguing Kenyans to stop politicking don’t have a clue of what foundation governance provides for any shade of prosperity and development. No amount of personal wealth can provide an inch of infrastructure that networks every corner of a country. Only sound planning implemented by honest and good leadership can provide that link.
Decoys and trophies
Demanding better from our leader must not be mistaken for nagging or laziness. Leadership is a contract and we must demand that our politicians keep their side of the bargain lest they defraud us by sleeping on the job. It is cheap and uncritical to admonish Kenyans for demanding the very best of their leaders.
The new-found unity of purpose must not be left to melt once the political deal is sealed. We must continue putting more pressure on our politicians to earn their hefty pay cheque. And while at it we must remain vigilant to calculative politicians who may be scheming to dupe us with decoys while intending to run away with the trophy.
We Collectively have a unique opportunity to put Kenya on the right pedestal to sustainable development anchored on unity in diversity. Do you part and let us join the party and make it last.