Kenyans are not desperate enough for change and come next year August,December or whenever elections are going to be held ,I am not voting.
I am willing to forge go my civic duty because I do not think we have reached the point at which we desire real change.
Why do I say so…
If you look at what Kenyans are asking for in their leaders,it seems we have a very low threshold when it comes to leadership,political or otherwise.
All we ask is that the person leading us have a following from their constituency(read tribe),financial muscle and spew alot of rhetoric without action.
It has been said desperate times call for desperate measures and going by the way things are going ,we still havent become desperate enough to desire real change.
One of the very familiar faces from past general elections will be president of the country.
So come January 2014,we will wake up to the same problems we are seeing now because we will have the same leaders who lack vision and the drive to inspire the people they lead.
We are looking up to the same leaders who have een there in the past 3 elections telling us the same things they have been saying for the past 10- 12 years.That they want to lead us to the land of milk and honey but they are telling us how and why this is in our best interest.
They are not telling us how they intend to take us there in trucks,matatus or in mkokotenis.
They are not telling us if these are free rides or if we are going to be contributing something small towards this venture to “greener pastures.”
They are not telling us how Kenyans will benefit from this relocation to the land of plenty when we leave the island of peace in a sea of turbulence that is our country today.
Ad we are listening to them and taking them seriously…seroiusly?
Dr Steven Covey defines leadership this way “Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly they come to see it in themselves .”
He goes on to say that “leadership is not a position it is a choice”.
Now think about how many of the current crop of our leaders fit this criteria…very few.
All of them seem to be telling us by their speeches and actions that we are victims and they are our saviours.
Yet truth be told these leaders cannot save us from our problems be it rising food and fuel costs or insecurity,we are the only ones who can save ourselves.
Kenyans need to be be desperate enough to want leaders who insire not incite ,leaders who talk of our aspirations rather than our desperation,who by their actions are the very embodiment of integrity rather than relying on the dicitonary’s definiton of integrity.
Leaders who are so have the shared visions and values that Kenya as a society and a country is crying out for.
Unitl we have such leaders and until we as citizens collectivley become desperate for such leaders i will not be voting.