We sometimes read or hear that some regions are strongholds of their tribal chiefs. This is not right. Yesterday, Musalia Mudavadi flew into Nandi County, which many will take to be a stronghold of Dp Ruto. But the massive crowds that listened to him peacefully proved otherwise.
All of Kenya belongs to all Kenyan people. All of us are free to traverse, work and reside in any party of Kenya.
Kenya really does belongs to we, the people. Regions are not owned by the political elite. They are owned by we, the people.
Central belongs to we, the people. RV belongs to we, the people. Coast belongs to we, the people. Western belongs to we, the people.
The political class should avoid to excluding anyone from entering any region. The political class should also stop avoid excluding any political conversation. For this is what breeds political intolerance.
Rather than engage in the politics of exclusion, division and ethnicity, the political class should embrace national unity. As they tour the country, they should also focus on selling their agenda – whatever that agenda may be.
As they sell their agenda, they ought to be mindful about the current challenges facing we, the people. Hard times have visited us in a most profound and deleterious manner. A sluggish economy and the pandemic have combined to produce these unprecedented hard times we are experiencing.
Acknowledging the above, what the people really want to hear about is their own empowerment & their own enterprise. What the people could do well without is any conversation that mimics our tragic past, I.e. a conversation about kingpins, high tables & elite feasting.
The people are in dire straits. The conversation, going forward, must acknowledge where the people are today – and not just where we planned to take them. This salient point must not be lost on any.