Open Letter to Kenya’s Political Class
Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen,
I won’t beat about the bush about this. Get your heads out of your a**es and see what is happening to our beloved country. We, the citizens of this great land, are living in slavery – our master is the fear that like a volcano our country will erupt into violence and we have nowhere to hide.
The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (NLV) The war of words between both ends of the political spectrum has left us hanging on the balance – unsure of what tomorrow will bring.
The ghosts of 2007 have not yet rested and some of you, for your own personal interests, fail to see this truth. Leadership is a responsibility and not a privilege and it is about time you were accountable to those who elected you.
I just finished by pursuit for an undergraduate degree and I am looking forward to building this country and taking it to the next level. I have a long way to go and have seen the struggle it is to get gainful employment for the people of my generation. When you claim that the youth are idle, what are you doing about it?
We have more troubles than a ship in high water and the last thing we want to worry about is what you think about each other. It is time to tackle the hard issues of national interest like unemployment, INSECURITY and many more.
The war against terrorism is a burden we must bear as Kenyans and not an opportunity to point fingers. Dear Mr. President, I have the highest regards for you but you have failed us when it comes to security. Be the leader I know you are and take hold of the situation. It is about time those high in the security council are held accountable.
To our beloved Former Prime Minister, we know that the government of the day has failed in some things and it is your right to point this out but making threats only puts the rest of the country on edge. I would love if instead of going to a public rally, where only your followers will value your sentiments, you held a press conference and spoke to the whole country. Tell us the mistakes the government has made – not that we don’t know them- and give us constructive solutions. You will in turn earn the respect of all those across the political divide.
I will close this letter by sending my condolences to those who lost their loved ones in Mpeketoni. Forget what the politicians are saying, Kenyans across the country are praying for you irrespective of where they come from or who they believe in.
We will stand together as a country. As brothers and sisters, as friends and lovers, as colleagues and business partners. Our unity is our strength.
Thank you for reading this.
A concerned citizen.