Its been a long week of political turmoil happening in Kenya, turmoil because of all the wrong things that are happening while we watch. The government is running Kenya like a personal company of sorts, with some certain politicians at the top management as the inner circle of the president. You go against it and you're dropped off the band wagon. It is really sad to watch what is going on in our country. I always thought that our president was quiet and very good, and that the people around him were the spoilers, but lately i have come to realize that once the head of a fish begins to rot, the whole fish is not good for consumption.
These issues have bothered me, and are bothering many other Kenyans, who are suffering silently because we do not know what to to do. Something is happening in this country that is not good at all and i can't really put a finger on it. The politicians are corrupt, only eating and stealing from the taxpayers, storing up for 2012 and yet thousands of people are going hungry, with only one meal a day, some go without food for days on end. It is so tiring to hear every single day of how people are suffering and yet, every other day there's a huge financial scandal going on, whether known to the public or unknown. It saddens me that Kenyans have gone back to tribalism, this tribe, wanting to team up with the other tribe to beat that tribe.....there's all this stereotyping and bad politics going on. Many people lost their lives at the beginning of 2008 when the elections were stolen by the current president. Many more are suffering to date, from the aftermath. If things do not change, the same thing will happen in 2012. Not that i am a prophet of doom, but the way things are going, it will be better if one was out of the country at that time. BUT! that is not the answer, somehow, the young people must arise and unite, and defend our country, root out all old politicians, bring in a new breed of politicians, who will work not for their stomachs, but for the good of this great nation in Africa!
There's need for a lot of awareness campaigns happening way before 2012, so that the youth will not accept politicians' handouts, they will not to hack to death a fellow citizen in the name of fighting for their tribesmen, instead, they will stand up against any politician who fuels evil and tribal wars. They will reject them. It is my hope and prayer, and i believe the hope of many Kenyans, that the youth will defend their fellow citizens and not allow one man/politician to influence them into doing evil!
What systems do you think we can put in place as a country to establish a sense of responsibility among the youth? Poverty sometimes leads them to do what they do during elections. Many of our youth are jobless, yet most of them are degree holders, what can we do to overcome this? The government has no will power to fight corruption, or to put in place systems that can support these youth, after all, it is them who use the youth for their selfish gains during elections, so they prefer to keep them needy and helpless. What can we do???