The kind of work needed to turn things around in this beautiful country of ours, is huge and overwhelming when you think about it. But with a group of people with the same believe and mind set who are ready to tirelessly work towards that end, its something that can be done quicker than you think. They say we require just a few good men to turn things around … let always keep that in mind.
With corruption becoming invisible as its been executed and only visible when its already too late … others considering themselves more Kenyan than others … others selling the country bit by bit to outsiders in the name of attracting investors … and with the wolves wearing sheep clothing just to be in the position they hold longer to continue ‘eating’ … etc etc etc its becoming harder and harder to just sit and watch.
We are at a point where we are in deep need of political leaders who will be in politics out of passion to lead Kenya to better grounds. In the last 4 decades we have done nothing but to make everything to be about politics and thus we have to use politics to turn things around.
Many get into politics to get rich quick and others stay in politics to protect what they have collected- by questionable means of coz. Thus one the solution to keep off money hungry individuals out of parliament is to make sure that been an MP is not about getting a fat salary or accumulating wealth. If we reduce their salaries many will not run for office … those who will, will be there coz they care for their fellow Kenyans. That way they will spearhead a process of developing systems that work for us which will eliminate evils like corruption, greed and arrogance in public offices.
This kind of a solution is the easiest and most direct. However putting into consideration that most of the powers to reduce the MPs salary lie with them and they refused their almost 7 figure salaries to be taxed, it sounds impossible. And it takes me back to Moi times when he refused to have multiparty politics introduced … and only bulged after much pressure. Since then it has increasingly become clear that for the demands of Kenyans to be met … it can only be through pressure. Thus we must keep the pressure on at all times (and at the same time making sure they don’t get immune to the pressure). The MPs must be made to reduce their salaries … that will be a big nice step forward. We have to pressurize the MPs till they do what we Kenyans want them to do … we must, at least for now.
Next we need to get those that are ready to take things forward for the sake of the nation ready. 100,000 (and may be less) honest and sober Kenyans is all we need to get things going. Many new faces will join politics 2012 and we have to really look to who they are … and not getting them to parliament then they turn out to be the Ababu’s of this world. They have to be people that we will be able to morally tear down and see no traces of evil (or have proven they are a changed lot) … since becoming a thief does not start overnight.
People we have to start working towards that.
One love one people one Kenya.