No easy walk to Wanjiku’s Caanan

February 17, 2006 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

The last time I checked, Kenya wasn’t supposed to run
an Orwellian-style Thought Police but I think a number
of us are running the high risk of denying the
progress Kenya has achieved over the past 3 years and
spearheading a growing assault on truth and memory by
forces opposed to the government of Kenya popularly
elected and by law established…..ad infinutum:-)

Need an attorney? Look no further than yourself and
call collect…. 🙂

Truth is, whatever the outcome of the next polls, no
one is going to ever take the citizenry’s awareness of
their place in our polity for granted.

No, not one.

There can be no illussion that much that ails our
country and its leadership can be dramatically and
quickly altered – there are 40-plus years of our
collective history to teach us that.

Nor can the damage rendered by the pervasive
perception that Wanjiku is still politically
illiterate be erased in the near term (in the minds of
some leaders and citizens on both sides of the current
political divide).

Steps can be taken to incrementally prepare the voters
for a more constructive, interrogative discussion with
leadership aspirants at all levels during the next
polls (beyond the few minutes some folks often get on
air or space in the papers during such times).

Incremental preparation, however, will have to contend
with the fluid spointaineity that accompanies much of
our politics these days.

Town Hall meetings – that kind of low-down one-on-ones
with leaders is something we could borrow from our
various experiences abroad (my best experience of this
is captured at the Carter Presidential Center as well
as sections of the MLK Center – both in Atlanta, GA)
in helping our people shape their destinies in this
matter.

I hope and pray our fellow citizen’s eyes shall be
opened to the immense possibilities before them that
lie in them getting to hold their leaders accountable
in all they are and do now and in future, regardless
of tribe and political affiliation.

There’s much to be said about this matter, but that’s
my 8 cents worth of it.

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