I woke up today and the first post news headline on NY phone is of an emaciated human, a Kenyan who deserves life. My mind is captured by the protruding bones, thin legs and hands which are thinner than a rope. Veins are all over the dry loose skin and I wonder what blood the heart is pumping. The person is dying of hunger and is seen sprawling on the ground weak with no sign of life. It’s quite a disturbing picture because the next moment I find myself not holding anymore and hers start to flow on my cheeks.
On the other side of the view I see a series of Kenyan dignitaries in line all healthy with suits and glowing skins without forgetting full stomachs. One of them is addressing the media and what he says puts a question to his humanity. He sounds more of a hater an inhuman. He goes on to say, “This year’s drought situation is better” This statement arouses many questions like, Is the situation better because you had a luxurious bacon, eggs, milk, fruit juice, bread, tea, coffee and sausage for breakfast? Is the drought situation better because you ate this morning and yet another Kenyan like you ate two weeks ago?
That dying man is representing many others who are dying of hunger. He is representing other Kenyans suffering out of the selfishness of their leaders. That dying Kenyan once had energy and when he worked, you ate all his profits grow your bellies and oil your faces. That dying Kenyan and many others once woke up at the crack of dawn to vote you in do that you may change their life. As a leader you gave promises of securing every Kenyan out of hunger and attending to their needs. Today, it’s the other way round. You’re bailing your name out of problems by giving false statements that no Kenyan has died our of hunger but because of sicknesses. You are betraying Kenyans.
Your greed made you to pocket all the tax payers money, all the profits of that working Kenyan that is now dying of hunger and here you are turning your back on them. That time you were building expensive hotels of your own, did you consider the life of the people who gave you that position? Why are you allocating 2 billion Ksh to be used in water tracking and drilling boreholes and buying waterpumps? Save us your care now because you could have done that the next day after you were sworn in to work for Kenyans.
As Kenyans we are sick and tired of fake promises. We work all day and sweat and slave. We do this for others to have all their days celebrating and all the time they are always in abundance as we suffer. We do get our skins peeled off to keep the wealthy fat. They fill our heads with promises. They put on false sincerity. Then, they go and laugh behind our backs.
Money, corruption, greed and selfishness ate killing Kenyans today. Crooked politicians betray us. They pocket all the profits of our sweat then treat us like sheep. We are bitter expressing how much we hurt when we let out our pleas bit they turn their backs on us when we need them most. They make us crawl on the floor as we beg for more but we still get ignored.
We Kenyans are tired of being herded like a mindless flock of sheep. Tired of hearing promised we know they’ll never keep. Every man and woman, we got to stand together. I’m addressing all the youths and the controllers of the next era that we ought to be more careful the next ballot. Let us choose a man who’ll be out savior and who will lead us. Let’s not pay attention to our commonality in language or saying “huyu ni wetu” focus on the humanity of the person.
That day we will choose a leader who will make Kenya a better place will be the last day of the evils on this land. That is when we will be free and will walk head high. We will be living in a new society without class distinction, no slums, no poverty, no hunger bit peace will dominate.
Youths of this nation, let us unite to end these vices for good. I believe we can. Yes we can!!