Hypocrisy defines Kenya’s politics in every aspect. In the government, the leaders are busy preaching water and taking wine because that is the only way they could remain relevant in politics. Now, if you shift to the opposition, the same thing is happening but because almost all Kenyans are busy watching the government, the politicians in the opposition are running away scot-free.
Shaping Kenyan politics needs creating a barrier between hypocrisy and the reality. What defines hypocrisy is the fact that our leaders are not people who seek for means to unite Kenyans, but as long as tribalism is the biggest issue in the country of late, they have to touch upon it just because they think Kenyans are stupid enough to fall for it.
These people have tendency to talk good about unity in Kenya, but while they are outer public, their language changes into tribal point of view. They would rate areas of dominance in terms of ethnic support. For example, the DP William Ruto would talk of Kalenjin vote when he is actually referring to rift valley voting block. When it comes to the opposition, since they have a big problem uniting the Mulembe nation under one voting block, they would go for Waluhya votes but not western region as whole.
In many occasions, we have heard William Ruto talking about ‘Watu wetu (our people).’ This means that Kenya is not that united if the national leader would call a section of people as his close people, the rest are nothing but miscellaneous beings coming as a liability to the government.
In Raila Odinga‘s camp, these people are the notorious individuals who do not have time to evaluate political language into a national carrier, they win by hitting particular tribes and this defines their biggest hypocrisy in terms of running a ‘purported’ democratic party.
In Kenya, tribalism is the main link to make it into power. Let no one lie to you that we have someone who would unite all tribes of Kenya. Politicians use the easiest means to reach their goals; unity in Kenya is one last thing that someone would use to get there.