Friday, June 1, 2012

Kenya is now 49 years

Today’s Madaraka Day Kenya marks 49 years after independence. When we look back at Kenya’s history from that time and now, what achievements are we proud of? Are our lives any better since the British left and handed independence to Kenyans? Would we have been better-off with the British still colonizing us than being led by our fellow Kenyans?

To say the truth, there has been some improvement in all sectors i.e., improved infrastructure, education, health etc…. But generally many Kenyans can confess that living conditions are getting worse and worse as time goes by. Democratically we are yet to see a completely free and fair election, because it is a pity that there has been no democracy in all elections since independence.

It would be a joy to see statistics of the poor, the sick, homeless and unemployed getting lower. We are now being told of Vision 2030 but remember in the 90s we also had a vision of the year 2000 which passed by with no achievements whatsoever. Not to forget the demon of corruption that has refused to go away.

This is the usual story of disappointments and frustrations that many have gotten used to and actually there is nothing much to celebrate.

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