By Joshua odongo onono
We consume more than we produce, as a nation, we will continue to borrow and spend and this will take ages to change our nation. Our foreign and domestic debts keep increasing at alarming rates but our loyalty for individuals, parties canâ€™t allow us to see it clearly, instead we look for excuses which wonâ€™t solve the puzzle right in front of us.
If we still continue allowing small minds to lead great minds then doom awaits us with its gates wide open. The tragedy however is that some of the few gifted minds put them in their pockets for the sake of sycophancy, mental slavery and tribal affinity. Problems can never be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. Kenya needs greater minds to amicably solve our problems, itâ€™s a simple principle.
As a nation, we keep doing the same things, using the same techniques and ideologies and we anticipate a different result. Problems have infected our economy from the ones stable education sector to the ever dilapidating health sector. Why canâ€™t we think broadly? Why canâ€™t we stretch our brains and level of thinking a little bit more?
Most Legal and economic experts complain that their efforts to advise the government are thwarted by the same government that lend them deaf ears, later few disjointed people sit in a room and hurriedly make decisions, in other words business as usual.Kenyans,where are we heading to as a nation, as a country and as a people?
The working class especially in their youthful stages of life is a serious late down to this country.90 percent canâ€™t think properly, they canâ€™t question bad governance, and they never ask the big questionsâ€¦itâ€™s a tragedy. This is a generation that is completely detached from the realities of life.
God gave us brains, to stretch them to levels that can solve problems not create them. The jubilee administration should be â€œthe solution to our problemsâ€ and not â€œcreators of our problemsâ€. They should be a symbol of change and not an emblem to foster, father and nurture corruption.
Change comes with diversity of ideas that critique one another in an equal platform. My role as a Kenyan, as a father, as a husband and as a patriot who thinks good for this country is to critique the government so as to effect its duties properly with the required decorum and set of standards.
The sole role and responsibility of the Government is to solve problems and improve the living standards of its people collectively and not selectively.
Albert Einstein once said that the world we not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who see evil and do nothing, I challenge the youth of this country to rise above all obstacle of negative ethnicity, mental slavery and sycophancy and make 2017 a memorable year.
May God have mercy on us
The author was Deputy presidential candidate 2013
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