Sometimes i get really sick of Kenyan politics. All these movements of old guys with big bellies, who have been around for almost 20 years and are now blaming the current government for tribalism, not being able to fight crime, in-security or whatever. Where were you when the once riving economy nose-dived into the Rift Valley? This country is full of selfish bastards, who play their own population in a way that shows total disrespect. None of the so called new movements (and old political parties) have something like a program. A written document that says: this is what the country needs, and this is how we are going to solve it. They like to play Kenyan politics ‘old style’, where favouring an ethnic group, and your alpha-male aspirations for ‘real leadership’ is more important than being there to serve your people. Politics in Kenya is business. Not the question What do THEY get out of it, but what do I get out of it, is most important. The debate is about the heads, like in a lot of places in the (political) world. But the things is: I don’t know any African country that even can AFFORD to discuss about minor issues if the majority of your population is suffering. Opposition in Kenya like playing a blame game. It does not look very smart from a distance. Most countries on this continent live in a permanent state of emergency and therefore ask for a united effort to solve the problems in the interest of the most vulnerable people in there societies, children, women and the un-employed, the illiterate. The people who manage to survive day in day out. They are my heroes. Political debates where blaming is more important than coming with solutions for real problems your country is facing, is something for later. Opposition in Kenya is only for destroying and establishing their own interest, filling the bellies if you want. Come with a program. We are living in Kenya 2007 guys, not in the old days anymore! Have a dream for your people, a lot of them lost it! Comments are welcome.
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