Political developments in the last week have left Kenyan tongues manufacturing many conspiracy theories. Rising political temperatures has seen vigilant Kenyans swearing and condemning politicians for unwittingly mocking peace. All the emotions go along way to show that Kenyans are determined to reclaim and reshape their country to what they want it to be a prosperous African nation.
But trust Kenyan politicians to belittle their electorate in their quest to serve sectarian interests. And they co-opt many of us in these evil schemes. We shamelessly invent many wild theories clothed in bravado and brinkmanship to advance these cheap brickbats. Sometimes one is tempted to dismiss this as our fidelity to the tag of being overtly political hyper.
By simultaneously blowing hot and cold in equal measure, our leaders have refused to lead from the front and by example. Inconsistency even during crisis remains their forte. We may gloat all the much we wish in support or rebuke but the bottom line remains we are a nation painfully lacking in proactive and productive leadership.
Dining and whining
To our top politicians dinning and winning one day and whining loudest using the most vile and contemptuous language is fair game. It is incumbent upon every Kenyan to resist the temptation to sanitize rot under the banner of real politics. We have a country to share and rebuilt and we must not waste this golden opportunity snatched from the jaws of Lucifer to put Kenya on the pedestal to prosperity premised on equity and justice for all.
We don’t demand honesty and integrity by denying the same. Selective application of logic is our bane as a people. Those warning us of the dangers of partisanship in the civil service best epitomize fossilized cronyism themselves. To say Kenya will NEVER be the same again is not being an alarmist. Our hope to rebuilt Kenya needs a full dose injection of reality. Otherwise we are just being smart escapists living in collective denial.
We must only support the present constitutional order and amendments as a stop-gap to a constitutional overhaul that will produce sustainable institutions. Only then will we have our collective interests objectively covered and never to be subverted by individuals bent on feathering their nests at out collective expense.