Politics of Kenya Going Beyond Its Borders

Whether it is all about mature politics or not, we have seen what Kenya is doing to influence major political decisions in Africa, especially in East Africa.

Kenyan politics is what people in East Africa understand much better, and we have already noticed that some politicians in this country are crossing the border to join other leaders in neighboring countries as they blow the horn for an elective post.

Kenya runs parallel governments, the one that heads the country as whole and the one that people trust the most. The fact that the opposition is equally stronger as the ruling government makes Kenya a mature state in democratic world.

When one politician wants to exercise his or her muscles, he crosses over to a neighboring country to spearhead the campaigns for a certain candidate… this usually results into the government doing counter measures for a rival candidate in the same country.

With politics taking the center stage in Kenya, one wonders what kind of ideologies are being relayed in these East African states. Nevertheless, as long as citizens in these nations are happy with choices, Kenya remains a happy nation for a job well done.

The fact that Kenya’s political influence is being felt beyond its borders, the unity of Africa remains attainable.  This is great for the continent that is usually divided during conflict times.

Kenya has been a big brother for the surrounding east African countries. And the call on Kenyan president, his Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, to have a say in Burundian politics shows that people in East Africa Community EAC) region knows where to turn to when faced with a threat in life.

By now, Kenya has a very good position to head the formation of one political body in Africa. Create one country out of many, or another formation of United African States.

AU Blindly Touches on Burundi Conflicts, Goes For ICC Instead

Burundians are the forgotten people in Africa. Apparently, African heads of states and governments have nothing else to do but to wait for the man ruling the east African state to have his way.

In the recently ended Africa Union summit in Ethiopia, the heads of states made it clear that they would not send in peace keeping troops in Burundi, but instead they will send in a delegation to chat the way forward for the people of Burundi.

The sad reality on the ground is that, the civilians— especially women and children– are suffering. Men with guns running around killing people because no one is ready to stand up and say enough is enough. It is as if, African presidents do not see these killings as an issue… or maybe they have already seen worse, expecting more before acting.

According to Africa, ICC is an issue that almost every head of state had a say about. This confirms to common citizens that something is not right with their leaders and that they only fear ICC because they have think secrets that only ICC can call them to justice.

ICC with should be a personal issue has been made into a continental threat.  And the more they are willing to match out, the pain they will cause to the innocent people who would live regretting what their leaders did.

Burundi by now needs African people to unite against oppression. The president of Burundi, also a future candidate to ICC, is a happy man because his cronies are fighting hard to have him and other leaders planning to do the same shielded from crimes against humanity.

The ban of AU peace keeping forces in Burundi is a clear indication that he wants no one else to see how his security forces are murdering unarmed men and women on the streets. But because no one among the African presidents could see this, then this silence is a confirmation that Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza is doing right.

I hate Evil.

 

Political changes In Africa, The Sunset In PEOPLE’S Life

Being in an African country, we also experience an almost similar situation in terms of leadership like other African counties where the political climate may not be the best.

By looking at Burundi as an African country falling down into pieces and even as a solution lies into their leader, he would rather force his leadership to stay in place. He is watching people suffering due to his selfish decision but he would rather stay put in the self forcing government.

Let me say most countries have tried to bring about political changes and even as some have succeeded, for others dictatorial leaders won’t allow this. I remember a time in my country pushed in for a new constitution which is in existence to date. This was just a positive milestone and we hope to usher in more changes for the good of all citizens.

Then I always appreciate the kind of work being done by the opposition as it puts the government on check to ensure all is well in terms of its governing. But in Kenya for example, the political arena has had a number of the same people in the few regimes that have been in place. As Kenyans its true we have been yearning for changes and that’s why vote the leaders that we think are best.

Kenya is sailing in the same boat as most African countries and even as Burundi is burning, it’s true we can close one eye to claim being better off. Post Election Violence (PEV) is a monster that no Kenyan would wish to have a repeat of the same, something that left many Kenyans wounded, some physically and others emotionally.

So we need change as a country and by the look of things, the current government has more subtractions than additions. So who will make us get great changes, is it the opposition? Nobody knows though I believe by 2017, we will have the best changer in terms of leadership.

Was The EAC Community Formed For Business Only?

English: Map of African Countries of EAC Deuts...

 Map of African Countries of EAC  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The long wait… at the end, one more country goes down in Africa; I pity the East Africa Community because it is like a toothless bulldog. So many businesses minded plans, a good future for business ideas but nothing defensive when it comes to solving problem among the member states.

The presidents heading EAC member states are just greedy for power or maybe they do not care about live s of people in the area they have united… Damn! EAC region is just a name on papers but in reality every country is on its own.

I hate to say that citizens of these countries are already united. They work together because of love and humanity they feel about one another. This is why they always demand for other countries to intervene to save the political misunderstanding that has swindled peace and prosperity in Burundi.

The wish of the people of EAC community is to make this region a better place so that other African countries can follow-up into formation of a true African Union. The AU we have is a problem to itself… another organization that African countries needs to review if future is the main aim.

Every working organization should aim to guard the people from all forms misery. Whose interest does EAC serve?  Was it to make this region a play field for power thirsty leaders? By now I do think that the idea of coming up with EAC was to make sure that bad leaders have someone to lean on when things go ugly in their backyards.

I really do not like it how head of states in EAC countries are quiet when citizens of Burundi (a member state country) needs them.  Citizens in this region are calling for their leaders to act but nothing yet because I guess it was meant to be like this. It is like we are on our own… if it burns no one will come for us.

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