Once upon a time, someone had a dream. A dream of an American synonym state in Africa, a state with an awesome transport network, great communication, equal payment schemes, average equity and above all, a state responsible of its members…………………..later, the people who bought this dream named it VISION 2030.
Somewhere, within the cupboard housing His Excellency Mwai Kibaki’s legacy is the implementation of the first quarter of VISION 2030, with its major highlight being the Thika Road Highway. The question is, will the other quarters be implemented after his retirement?
This depends on the elections scheduled for March 4th and on whether Kenyan “leaders” have learnt from our past mistakes or not and whether Kenyans have gained the ability to not be political puppets and tribal slaves basing on our past experiences—from the recently held nominations, I think we haven’t….
If the political clique have learned at least a 10% of the lessons to be learnt from 2007/2008 political violence then they have gained enough sense to understand that accepting defeat does not mean weakness or failure but rather that some other person was better than you.
And if Kenyans have learnt at least 5% of the 2008 P.E.V that Kenyan leaders have their own interests at heart and never, in actuality, care about what happens to Kenya or Kenyans………..and of course, they will award themselves a state burial with all diplomatic references after pocketing all the whole gross revenue collected by KRA without caring a cent about you or those who matter to you.
The bottom line is, am tired of this political-tribal mishaps that keep plugging this country after every five years. Tired of how we make great steps towards a more economically empowered state only to crash it in a day due to unfulfilled dreams of an extreme few….I just hope am not alone in this.
So, whether Konza and Tatu city are going to materialize depends on the law makers we elect, the people we choose as our Senate Reps, the personalities we employ as our governors and the integrity we and our leaders choose to uphold during this election period….and during the campaign duration.
To all Kenyans:
Until when are we going to elect people because they are “our tribal people”, “they have money enough to sub-divide with the population so that each of us gets a single fifty bob”? Can a single fifty bob alone buy you breakfast? And if it does, what happens to lunch and supper?
After they get to their elected posts, don’t you think that their number one agenda won’t be to build you a better road or school but to refund their bank accounts the much they had borrowed with interests? In that case, whom do you think is the loser?…. I think I will answer that.
It is the Kenyan common “mwananchi” (doesn’t matter how many times they call you “mwenye nchi”, until we learn to make the right choices, we remain “wenye nchi”). Those who made the right and those who made the wrong choices enter the same boat at the end of the day: the boat of the party in governance presumed to be the choice of the majority. That is why we should all unite to make an informed right choice since we all suffer the same consequences irrespective of the choices we made. United, to use the words of #KOT, let’s send our current leaders to the graves they were demanding…and give them a better deal, a compulsory state burial.