“MAY WE SUCCEED IN LENDING A HAND TO THOSE WHO IN OUR DEAR
NATIVE LAND ARE CALLED UPON TO SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY ON THESE
MATTERS, THAT WE MAY BE THEIR GUIDE INTO THIS FIELD OF INQUIRY,
AND EXCITE THEM TO MAKE A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE SUBJECT.”
Kenya’s supposed representative democracy appears on the brink of redundancy. It has long been known that councilors are more or less in the same category as upcoming big shots in the underworld with very few exceptions among them, parliament as a rule has been considered well above petty crime, but a haven for big time wheeler dealing, both legal and illegal. Majority of the people have been duped to believe that parliament is the bastion of providing the perpetual check to the imperial executive. The truth is that parliament has turned itself into a members club where member’s matters take precedence and prominence at the cost of the mission of the house. It is a cold and hard fact. The famed August house is devoid of serious and focused people with few exceptions who have been Romanized by virtue of their habitation in Rome.
There is a deficit of basic moral and ethical authority in the current crop of leaders to be termed leaders, they are killing the dreams of the present and future generations at the cradle without batting an eye through lack of accountability in governance. They are passing bills whose contents they do not comprehend. They have forsaken the people at the hour of their need, the government does not even now bother to publish and publicise the unemployment rate because it has assumed an air of normality, from skyrocketing inflation, high interest bills, high taxation and non accountability, they have remained mum because their bread is buttered, and they do not care because they live in absolute financial and social security, of course at our cost.
It a time as this that we need bold and courageous leaders who are ready and willing to stand up to the system, to systematically dismantle the failed system and replace it with a viable and sustainable system. A people focused and driven system, which will protect and defend the decency, aspirations, rights and freedoms of all and sundry irrespective of their economic or social background. We need a leadership that will restore what was taken from the people by the man eating interlopers. What is rightly and justly for the people has to be given unto them without any much further ado. It should be made clear that failure to adhere to the demands of the people will result in the people taking hold of the same by all means necessary.
It should be manifestly clear that the yoke upon the shoulders of Kenyans does not discriminate against Bajunis or Njemps, poverty, disease and lack of access to national resources afflict all the poor and marginalized irrespective of their ethnicity. We should therefore stand up, walk arm in arm as a united people in pursuit for equity. We owe the promise of a healthy and prosperous future to ourselves. We should unite and vote out the scum of the elected office as a people in pursuit of what we deem common goals and aspirations, to see our children enjoy the same rights and privileges as the current “selected” few, to see justice done to each and everyone irrespective of his/her economic position or lineage. Character and intellect are needed in Kenya now than ever to save Kenya from this Titanic leadership.
P.S. I just wish each and everyone refused to pay their taxes, like the very unhonourable members of parliament. In my case, the only reason I pay taxes is because I do not know how to evade KRA!