Recent appointments by President Uhuru Kenyatta show that we have lost the battle against tribalism. They have left me deeply troubled. I don’t want to believe the appointments are due to bad advice. They are a reflection of his thinking. While the people appointed may merit the positions the appoints betrays ethnic bigotry and insensitivity towards our national diversity.
If someone born and raised in this city and educated globally can only locate safety and loyalty in an ethnic cocoon, is there any hope that victory in the war against tribalism is anywhere on sight? This trend must stop or else it risks dividing the country and aggravating ethnic animosity and intolerance. The consequences of such are too grave to even imagine.