Tuesday, 6 November 2012


I honestly see another Obama in Peter Kenneth: the charisma, the youthfulness, the bravery, the genuine concern he has for many of our woes as a nation, and what he has already done for the people of Gatanga. Dear Kenyans, fellow country men, let's rise beyond our love for self and destructive desire for tribe; retrogressive, archaic & unhealthy politicking, just to name but a few and embrace political sobriety and give Peter Kenneth to take us where we ought to be as a country. Its five score years now since our freedom fighters liberated our beloved country from the oppressive, demeaning, inhuman and enslaving hands of the Britons. It was with jubilation, ululations and Hosannas that the new sphere of freedom was ushered in...five score years down the line, we are yet to do away with abject poverty subjected to over thirty nine million Kenyans; we are yet to perfect our health system, our education system and dozens of other public sectors (all courtesy of poor leadership, hypocritical tendencies and enormous love for self). Many years ago, a great orator, a respected human rights activists, a famed civil rights activist (his name is Martin Luther Junior), intoned : "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." Today, I must echo his heartfelt cry. I must alike remind each one of us that it has to be 2013 or never again... Kenya is a nation of ten multimillionaire families and slightly over Thirty Nine Million helpless beggars (Indeed, courtesy of the masses ear-splitting silence and aloofness). It is a country whose systems are enshrined in shrewdness and massive corrupt gestures; a Nation whose respectable leaders lies, kill and torture without a slight blink of an eye. In his speech the other day while launching his presidential bid, Peter Kenneth moved many a Kenyans. He reminded us of respected economies of the world; its architects, its schemers and their manoeuvrings to realize their cherished dreams. For the very first time, I personally felt proud to be a Kenyan. I saw sense in his rhetoric, I believed very word he said and I as well embraced the fact that they were not only achievable, but very realistic! Given a chance, Kenya will see and go places. It will reclaim its tarnished image and behind it, will trail a series of credentials! ©2012 Cheruo Levi Cheptora

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