Sunday, March 20, 2005
First it was horrific. Kenyans who watched on KTN the thugs who were terrorizing people on outering road, will bear witness that it was nerve wrenching. It was scary to watch people's property being stolen in broad daylight as the other motorists watched helplessly. As it is, the economy is not exactly smiling with or at Kenyans. So when someone thinks they need your hard earned property more than you do, that is not a welcome joke. So one minute we are watching KTN broadcast these horrific scenes of theft on our screens, the next the Spider squad is saying hi to these thugs.
I was so happy to be a Kenyan. I love it when people put their money where their mouths are. KTN should keep at it. The Spider squad went after those guys. They caught up with them. Trust me every kenyan who had watched the horrific feature the previous night, was giving a standing ovation to Brigadier Ali's team. And that, is what l like: If something is wrong, we do something about it. We don't sit and mourn over our country gone bad. Who? l pray thee, will save this country if we all decide not to make it better?
I wish Santa Claus would give me this wish..that every time a corruption case is mentioned it is pounced upon with no fear or mercy like the Spider squad did to those wakoras. Because in the grand scheme of things, those that steal from the Kenyan people are just like those Outering thugs.
So Hon. Ringera how about that? And don't tell me it is complicated. Because it is not.
Okay!!!! What is this about ministers in Kenya crying foul when the media gets to and at them?!!! The other day Hon. Kiraitu was in the media saying..I don't know why people don't like me. I don't know if it is the way l look blah blah blah!!! And that is totally paraphrased.
Anyways, l got so worked up because l could see that the meaning of choice here was not in play.What do l mean? What do you mean what do l mean?!!!!! Kenyans need to learn that the consequences we encounter in our daily lives are a result of choices we made and continue to make.
This Minister in question, had in the recent past right in front of journalists, decided to make a crude statement that exhibited primitiveness in way of thinking. Coupled with that, he laughed. A horrific moment for all the Kenyan women who watched that piece. Then he has the audacity to ask ..why don't these people like me? Are you kidding? They don't like you Mr Muheshimiwa. And it is all because you chose to take a road that would take you there.
I believe in choice and consequence. I believe that God has a part to play in our lives and that He has also given us a free will. I also believe He doesn't interfere with my free will. So my dear Mr Minister, this would be important to keep in your top reminders of the day: Choose to be polite and reasonable with the Kenyan people and you will have a good spot in their hearts. But when you decide that raping women will be a subject of laughter and a prolonged one at that, tell me- who will be smiling with you?
This goes out to all in parliament and leadership in the Public service. Think through your options before you open your mouth. Problem is, most of us talk as we think which makes for a chaotic combination. Some thoughts are better left as that, thoughts. Your PR person should have mentioned that.
Dear Honorable Ministers,
Don't make choices whose consequences you can't live with.
Sincerely speaking, that is purely COMMON SENSE!!