Every time I watch this scene from V for Vendetta, the words “There is something terribly wrong with this country” resonate in my soul. Because the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country. And as V says the culprit is You and I. The truth is, we have allowed this impunity to happen. We sit back and hope and pray that these politicians will see the damage they are doing to this country.
Think about this for a second:
- How is the government able to spend as much money as it spends? And not on development issues, but rather, on “perks”?? If memory serves me right, our PM stayed in Waldorf Astoria once while on a government trip
- Why do so many people cling to power? Even when they have outlived their usefulness? I am looking at you Ntimama
- How are people who are OBVIOUSLY non performers able to stay in power? 25 years as a Member of Parliament with nothing to show for it.
The truth is, these so called politicians do not care about their legacy because they know that when they die, they will still be regarded as heroes despite the fact that they have done nothing for this country!
I can tell you that none of those who were in this past parliament are heroes. They are mostly greedy and opportunists.
CEOs of institutions have done more for this country than politicians. Yes, I said it!
Do you know who the Kenyan heroes are? They are those athletes who ran for Kenya without shoes because sports officials had taken them for personal gain. They are those men and women who spend their time fighting for the underprivileged and vulnerable. Those who fight for freedom. Those who go to court to fight injustices.
Something else that bothers me is how people are easily swayed especially now as the elections are near. What someone says on TV is more important than someone’s track record. Really, Kenyans? Really?
I am reminded of when Boniface Mwangi was arrested for the graffiti and how Kenyans on Twitter were quick to say that if what he does is criminal, then he should be arrested. But one person said something that made everyone else realise that they are just twitter activisits. She said: When the Mau Mau were struggling for independence, that was also considered illegal. (Couldn’t retrace the tweet)
Yes Kenyans, that independence that you enjoy came at a price and now, we have all become colonised once again by words. Words by politicians that never come to fruition.
I have said my piece. Now, think!