It has not even been 10 years since we Kenyans behaved like animals in an insecure zoo. We let our animosity towards each other take it’s course, we even didn’t recognize our neighbors, whom we had lived together with for years, in cohesion.
But it’s all nonsense. All about tribalism. Influenced by politics. Politics itself is said to be a dirty game, and we experienced how dirty it can get. It’s so absurd how Kenyans react to political issues, nowadays, not remembering they’ll need each other in one way or the other.
The Post Election Violence, PEV, that the country experienced in 2007/2008 was so unexpected and is a major setback for the country’s relations and economy as well.
But do Kenyans recall this?
Lately, there have been calls for IEBC to be removed as an electoral body in the country. CORD, the opposition group, say party, has been leading demonstrations for this to happen. According to the constitution,
Chapter 4, article 37; it states that Kenyans have a right to:
Assembly, demonstration, picketing and petition
Every person has the right, peaceably and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket, and to present petitions to public authorities.
In my opinion, I don’t see peace in the recent CORD DEMOS. Citizens rioting, they get seriously injured and some get killed. Anti-Riot police are also not lucky; they find themselves getting injured too and making wrong choices towards the rioters.
With this ongoing demos and life calamities, it’s symbolic to the PEV. How do you expect things to change so drastic while tribal and political differences between Kenyans exist?
But I think those taking part in the demos are the ones who are in the wrong. Or in a way, they are using something else other than their brains to think. These politicians who are paying you peanuts to conduct demos and riots don’t live lives the same way you do. They wine and dine like kings while you lead your lives like peasants. No chills about reality though.
You don’t even see or hear about them during those demos you foolishly take part in.
It’s simple; let’s be vigilant about political and tribal differences. We don’t want to see a repeat of 2007-2008 post election violence. Think right, do right and be your brother’s keeper.