By Humphrey Kajimba
For those Kenyans who believe in the precepts of democratic governance, ethnic and religious tolerance and freedom of the press, do we all think it is the time to mutilate our new constitution? Donâ€™t you believe there could be more skillful ways of dispensing with the issues promoted by our able opposition and council of governors?
After careful consideration and with deference to both the council of governors and opposition, I am convinced that there could be other choices for increasing allocation to the counties as well as address electoral malfunctions without being cynical. We should all endeavor to fight against the barrage of cynicism that encounter in our routine life, and as president, Obama stated, â€œCynicism has never won a war, or cured a disease, or popped out a business, or fed a young psyche, or sent men into space, Cynicism is an option but hope is a more beneficial choice.â€
Our friends in government might have reflected a dismal performance, especially in insuring that the voice of tribalism does not escalate beyond the electoral ballot, and they have demonstrated their intolerance to our cultural diversity by inclining their appointments to specific tribes and awarding contracts to their buddies; but for us to collectively realize the strength of this regime, the citizenry should embark on positive criticism and explore alternative dispute settlement mechanisms for a more untied and prosperous Kenya.
Looking across the political watershed, I have come to understand that as Kenyans we should determine to stay united, despite differences in political opinion. The politician like every employee will act upon to hold their stance, and this they do through dividing the citizens either at national, County, sub county and even community levels all for their thirst to dominate, but the bottom line stays â€“ your lunch bill will always be compensated by a Kikuyu or Taita friend and your social emotions will always be consoled by some charming Kamba or Kalenjin lady while your rental income will invariably be compensated by somebody outside your tribe.
The inquiry then is, â€œfor how long are we going to play to the gallery?â€