Since its independence Kenya has gone through a lot of changes and challenges, the population has grown tremendously hence there has been a lot of changes in the country, politically, socially, physically and psychologically. Before independence the greatest worry Kenyans had was the White man and how to get him out of the Country, finally the White man’s government left us to govern ourselves. The celebrations were vibrant marking freedom from the White man’s government and people thought everything will be wonderful.
50 years later there is no more jubilation, its tribulations people crying about poverty, corruption, tribalism, nepotism etc…. nothing getting better only things getting worse. However these were not the problems Kenya had before independence so we should go back to the drawing line and ask ourselves where did the rain start beating? What is the root cause of our problems, can we ever have a leader who is willing to go back to history and retrace our steps to heal this Country.
The buck will always stop with the leadership, if the shepherd stops in the middle of the road all the sheep stop there and we all get hit, if the shepherd decides to lead the sheep to a ditch we all go there. So if the leadership goes the tribal way we all become tribal, if the leadership takes the corrupt root we all follow suit, if nepotism is the way then we all follow.
We are over 40 children trying to eat from one plate in this house that God placed us in but some are satisfied other are complaining they are not getting enough. The more we fight the more we hate each other and our leaders are not even making it any better. This has become the greatest evil that has refused to go away, it has become like some everlasting problem that needs some supernatural intervention.
I wish a leader could stand out in Kenya and proclaim that Tribalism is a national disaster that needs to be dealt with austerely. Then start strategies and programs to stop this great vice and if possible even ban the speaking of vernacular in all public places unless for the very old who never learnt any other language. Appoint a ministry to deal with this vice and get rid of it completely, legal action to be taken on anyone found abusing a fellow Kenyan on tribal lines. Such a leader can get an international recognition and an award.
If my dream ever comes true, then Kenya can be healed of the greatest evil facing us.