This is not something to smile about and this aint a Joke. Kenya is holding a explosion ready to pull the pin anytime and we need to act quickly.You don’t need magician to tell you that the tribalism gap is growing so wide as we approach 2017 polls.We have not had the healing Kenyans need ahead of next year elections. Here are my fears
- The level of hatred has been so high- it has reached a level where a person is judged by the tribe you come from and not the deeds. Just look at the hatred especially between the on of the largest tribes in Kenya the Luo and Kikuyu, Just go through the social media and surely its a point of concern.The leaders instead of perpetuating unity keep widening it.
2. Killing of CORD demonstrators against IEBC doesn’t solve the issues but only makes urge for political vengeance . The police using excessive force against CORD supporters old returns us to old dark KANU days.Look at the reactions from CORD supporters and Jubilee supporters in social media its alarming. Despite killing CORD is not giving up and such tension is not supposed to be in country that has experiences Violence before. Instead of Government calling for dialogues , president Uhuru has given cold should over the same. And surely its not joke, if this is not solved we headed to another bloodshed if this doesn’t stop.
3. Constitution of IEBC- Am not supporting CORD but Jubilee must come up with strategy of accommodating CORD ideas.I am afraid that, should the current Electoral Commission be compromised in the same way as its predecessor that CORD is accusing rigged 2013 presidential elections.its 2017 for Raila odinga or never and if loses again he will lay blame on IEBC . A new composition of IEBC doesn’t not guarantee Raila a win and everybody knows that. My idea is Jubilee accommodating only reasonable proposals by CORD over IEBC composition
4. the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening. Unemployment is escalating among the urban poor, while a small clique of wealthy people keeps getting richer – with the benefit of kinmanship, no doubt.This is why there s no violence among rich people residential areas like Karen but slams like Kibera experience the same. The government should look on how to cut down the number of idle youths who could can be easily manipulated to cause violence.
5. As Kenya gears up for presidential elections next year, new research by Safer world finds that many Kenyans feel that the root causes of the political violence that erupted around the 2007 elections have still not been addressed.This is the healing Kenya needs. and has not taken place. Following revelations of voting irregularities during the presidential elections in December 2007, Kenya experienced waves of serious inter-ethnic violence which left 1,300 people dead and half a million displaced. The violence shocked the international community, as Kenya had long been seen as a country of relative calm and peace in a region otherwise engulfed by conflict. But in retrospect, the post-election violence was a result of social tensions that had built up over many years.
On conclusion, Only God can save us from this. Tribalism cant end but we should not be fanatics of tribalism. Lets try to accommodate each other as we head in 2017 elections