By DR. JEFF KALUYU (Kenyan Politician)
HAPPY MASHUJAA DAY!!
Yes, surprisingly, it’s my birthday. But because I must put “nation” above “self” I must begin by wishing you all, a HAPPY MASHUJAA DAY! (Heroes Day).
Being my birthday I am provoked to stand in the gap and say those things that must be said, in a respectiful way, in protection of our nation.
In the spirit of our freedom fighters on whose shoulders we stand I submit that we must renew our courage to directly face the challenges of our times.
Malcom-x once wrote; you can’t escape a prison unless you recognize that you are locked up in the first place. We must therefore be honest to ourselves in order to roll forward the business of our people.
CORONA VIRUS ERA
Despite its devastating effects it also offers opportunities. It rquires keen eyes to identify and guide the opportunities.
But not all eyes placed on faces are for seeing. Dolls have eyes too but they are not for seeing. They are for decorations.
2022- lets choose those who must see for the nation clearly.
HIGH NATIONAL DEBT.
Debt is not bad as long as it is commensurate to the ROI (Return On Investment).
We must be accountable for the money we borrow. Abuse of debt money will bring the country down to its knees.
Its common sense-eat school fees and there will be no school for you- simple
Corruption is a baptismal name for stealing.
When something is stolen the purpose will not be accomplished. We need to make leaders consious of this. Future leaders will need to kill this dragon. Its possible.
Kenya is not just a Geographical demarcation but a common spirit of our people. Never before has there been such a big need to build a more intelligent governement.
Uplifting the spirits of our people. Infact these are the best times in the darkest (corona) hours to reflect and decide where we go from here as a nation. Opportunities for Africa are enormous.
Our forefathers fought for our freedom. We need to continue sacrificing for it but we should not surrender for it. Neither should we replace what doesnt work with foolish ideas.
All of us must be guided that governements do not create people. People create governements and it’s up them, the people, to choose leaders and the governements that serve them right.
Those who say we don’t not have heroes anymore, they just don’t know where to look.
They are the teachers who use their own money to buy books and pencil for the poor in schools, they are the police and fire fighters who run to danger at night, they are doctors and nurses who miss their supper attending to a dying patient.
Environmentalists who hug trees in protection from charcoal burners. The artists who sing to uplift our spirits. The YMCA and religious drivers of hope. You are a heroe too for “kupambana na hali yako” (personal struggles).
I believe that this nation will reclaim it’s promise out of this long political darkness. We have come from far as a nation, seen much and still so much hope…. must not devide people in economic class, tribe or regions for selfish purposes.
We must embrace a “One Nation” ideal.
May God bless you.
May God bless this nation, The Great Republic of Kenya