The main Agenda is why ours is Kenya; our mother land. Kenyans at the center stage surrounded by ant agonies in their daily hustles hoping for the best while expecting the worst. Politics is the order of the day yet ours is a struggling democracy and its the high season; Elections period. The time when Mr MP comes back to bond with “mwananchi” offering a delicacy of promises on an empty plate. This time around we don’t want history to repeat itself. We want positive change. Its the reason we are eagerly waiting… Not so sure if as a Nation, we shall be “Corded”, “Jubilliated”, “udified in peace” or just like “Eagles soared above the storms”. Our fate lies with your excellency Mr and Mrs Voter. Let peace be our guiding path as IEBC directs the destiny of change.
Just the other day in an outskirt suburb of Nairobi a young girl was pushed out of a moving bus by a Tout for failing to raise extra ten shillings for bus fare. Oops! she tragically succumbed to death. The bus in question was set a blaze by the angry-fury filled citizens. As i watched the late evening bulletin, the lady caster concluded…”what a sad and grieving end to this young girls life!?” “…and to the whole saga too” i added downheartedly. Nobody took follow up!
Then it took me back to history. History has it that some years back a Gama Pinto was murdered during the Kenyattas regime. A while later a J.M Kariuki was mysteriously sent to hell. Again Tom Mboya, the highly accoladed Kenyan was assassinated. Some Robert Ouko too lost his life in the assassination games. I may not be as good in History to pick up all the cases but the list is longer than this. Just recently, barely a year is gone, Internal Security Minister perished in a helicopter accident alongside his deputy, body guards and pilots at a time when the war against Alshaabab attack was high. The cause of their untimely death wasn’t known though we still wish to know despite the fact that it raises no life.
Because ours is Kenya , a commission of inquiry was hurriedly constituted to look into the matter. The results were to be made public and they are yet to be. Who is fooling who? It had been the same with the above cases alongside Anglo-leasing scandals, public parastatal grabbing, the maize scandal, Cemetery saga, some “kazi kwa vijana” funds, Drug lords, a treasury-linked Laico regency, corruption-fueled Swiss accounts, some posh computer typing error but we are not meant to exhaust the list. Some mysterious commissions of inquiry never got the answers or do we say never did the inquiries?. I thought its time we inquired the commissions. Its news when Jim bites the dog not when the dog bites Jim!
The main Agenda is that the change we are about to crown should make peace with the past for it not to shadow the present nor shield our future. Someone please take responsibility, Ours is a ship that lost the steward!