“A nation is great not by its size alone. It is the will, the cohesion, the stamina, the discipline of its people and the quality of their leaders which ensure it an honourable place in history” Late Lee Kuan Yew – Founding Prime Minister of Singapore
The world, Africa, the Nation of Kenya and right here at home in the Counties of the former Western Province of Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga and neighbouring Trans Nzoia are facing an existential threat, an invisible enemy, the COVID-19 pandemic and the collateral devastation it has caused, is causing and will cause in the near term on the economic survival of the entire humanity.
It is utterly, highly irresponsible and pathetic that at a time when our region like the rest of Kenya and the world are deeply pondering and formulating strategies to contain the spread of COVID-19, and mitigate the socio-economic adverse effects of the pandemic on the financial welfare of their people our elected and non elected leaders have chosen to immerse themselves in intra-Luhya political supremacy fights, shenanigans which even a kindergarten child can discern are orchestrated and being stage managed by political masters from other communities. It is suicidal, the height of selfishness that our elected leaders can choose to wage personal ego, supremacy wars at a time when their people are as it were in a state of war to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its socio-economic devastations.
How can these selfish leaders concentrate on protecting, advancing your welfare, your interest in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and the economic turmoil its causing, when all their energies are in the political theatrics being enacted in Kajiado, Nairobi Counties and all over and as concerns the lives, future of the people of the former Western Province over 600 Kilometres away from those Counties they are dancing themselves lame in absurdity and sycophancy.
Is it possible that all these elected leaders, who present themselves aswell educated experienced in matters of the world cannot see what a laughing stock, shame they are causing their homeland with their stupid, juvenile fights of political supremacy and all being manipulated by their masters who are hell bent to use our region as the guinea pigs in the forth coming Constitutional review process.
Professionals, religious leaders, non-partisan elders and all other men and women of integrity must come forward and say NO to this nonsense of our elected leaders. This embarrassment is unacceptable. This foolishness is intolerable.
Western must urgently free itself from myopic, undisciplined, indecent, immoral, gluttonous, cowardly, selfish leaders at whatever cost and price.