By: Ephraim Njenga
I write to you young Luos and young Kikuyus because you have not only been overcome by tribalism but have also been overtaken by it. If you voted for Raila because you hate Uhuru or voted for Uhuru because you hate Raila you are a tribalist by any other name. Many of you see the ongoing case at the Supreme Court as an opportunity to defeat and humiliate each other rather than advance the prosperity of our country. If that is how you see things you should be exceedingly ashamed of yourself and everything you believe in.
The case is just about two individuals pursuing a job to perpetuate their fortunes and those of their close associates and relatives. If you are not an associate or a relative mind your own business. The Luo tribe is not the petitioner and the Kikuyu tribe is not the respondent. So stop behaving as if you are a party to the case.
This country has been made great by our diversity. If this country was made up of only Luos and Kikuyus there would be coups, counter coups, civil strife and eternal chaos. We owe our relative stability as a country to our ethnic diversity not magnanimity of politicians. As for you young people there can be nothing more stupid than appearing to have inherited hatred from your parents. Hatred is not a birthright.
Tribalism is a path reserved for lowly mortals and weak souls. Many of you are closeted tribalists preaching the waters of cohesion by day and drinking the wine of tribalism as soon as darkness sets in. If you are such I put it to you that you are morally inefficient, spiritually clueless, socially unfit and intellectually bankrupt. Now you better repent because the cup of your wrath is quickly filling up. May Eternal God the rejuvenator and redeemer of weak souls have mercy on you and hear your hearts to cherish and love one another.