Even if as Kenyans, our leaders need us to be voted in with very attractive manifestos promising to come in with a boom in making Kenya great and even being better than the outgoing regime. But out of experience, the manifesto just turns out to be a piece of paper in writing since even honoring at last one of its elements is a problem. The speech of zero tolerance to corruption is yet to take effect since it’s on record that Kenya is the third most corrupt country. Sometimes I think it’s just very sober and right for the holder of the highest to may be accept that he is not able to do this or that and eventually failing Kenyans.
Then we have the opposition which out of desperation we may think can after all be our alternative and in this case the very commendable government. I remember a few days ago, the leader of the opposition claimed to punish all corrupt individuals if we give him a chance by voting him in to power. But I don’t think his government will really be corrupt free or more so democratic. Even if these allegations have not been confirmed we have heard leaders allied to the opposition being adversely mentioned as having participated in corrupt deals. So I think we cannot just assume everything because at times any word going rounds surely raises a red flag that something is amiss.
Then we have seen quite a number of political manipulations to the corridors of justice and sad that the highest court in Kenya that is the Supreme Court has not been spared either. One of the judges was supposedly bribed to rule in favor of a candidate who was taken to court in an election petition. This situation has seen the opposition raise eyebrows that may be the same might have happened to the presidential election petition.
Now we are already in the campaign mood even if the next general election is about a year away and what’s more the same players in the opposition and those in government are already out in a bid to woo more and more voters. It seems like it’s no longer what our leaders will do to make a better country but personal interests first.
So Kenyans it’s the high time that you make sane decision to vote leaders who mean more than being at the top there. Go for leaders who are gonna make a real change.