Did you know that politics and tribalism begins right in your houses?
Our children are influenced by our discussions and have become very political. They are in touch with the happenings of the political arena. They are also turning tribal because the political shape of this country seems to be tribal. This is a worrying trend.
When new political parties are formed, they know it is for which tribe. It was just the other day I heard very young boys saying:
“We ni wa ODM si wewe ni mjaluo (You are an ODM member, you are a Luo)” nasty comments. I know you have heard of such segregating comments even from our politicians.
When I heard these I asked myself what nation we are preparing for these children. Are we preparing them to fight on tribal lines in future? But the fundamental question is where do these children take sides from? Are we parents part of this? Do you teach your child to be discriminative and biased?
My kids also discuss politics and what is on the day’s news. When I get home after the news has passed they will brief me on what was in the news mainly on political issues. You would think politics is one of the subjects they do in school.
This is a very worrying trend, the bad lessons are being learned right in our family houses? Who is to blame? Am sure you all know the answer to that.
Stop this wrong subject in your homes for a better Kenya tomorrow!