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Posted by African Press International on February 19, 2011

By Joseph Lister Nyaringo, New Jersey, USA

Those aspiring to lead a nation of 40 Million “must” be people with a clean track record. We’re tired of the politics of dynasty. We’re tired of the politics of big man syndrome. We are tired of ” big” names in Kenya’…s political realm. This time round, we need a “David” to save our nation from the morass of PROPAGANDA SYCOPHANCY, TRIBALISM, GREED, and GRAFT & INEQUALITY. We want a leader who will narrow the gap between the haves and the don’t haves.

There is no reason why one family owns almost 35% of the nation’s wealth of course acquired illegally when many of our people are living in squalor hand to mouth. In fact, as I write this piece, people in Turkana, Ukambani and Maasai land are eating herbs like antelopes. Others are living in the cold as IDPs, whose genesis was Kibaki’s clamour to retain the status quo. Others cannot even afford a graveyard or a garden to plant sukuma wiki. Is this the country we want to bequeath to our children and the children of our children?

It sad indeed and this time round, we cannot sit and wait. We are going to rise up in tens, hundreds, thousands and millions to say enough is enough to greed, impunity, sycophancy and tribalism. Kenya’s Statehouse belongs to any man or woman with values to fight for the Kenyan people and not himself, family or community. I end my opinion here with this Verse in the Holy Bible, Titus 1-7-8: For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.


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