As the 2022 succession politics takes shape, political parties and coalitions are positioning themselves for an edge.
Kenyan democracy gives room to the establishment of as many political parties as possible, but this freedom is what ails our progress somewhat.
Parties form the moral fabric of our democracy. Ideals under which our parties are founded form the basis of the Modus Operandi of our politics and the kind of leaders we elect.
More often, we have been treated to new parties and coalition in every electioneering period. While the coalitions and the parties emerge with unique ideological positions, the individuals driving these parties and coalitions remain the same, and so is character.
Like products, politicians have perfected the art of rebranding themselves in new and attractive packages to get attention in the prevailing political market.
Parties need to reflect a national outlook.
It is time we desist from tolerating parties that coalesce around their regions and subtribes. Such parties are where tribalism, a disease Kenya has been ailing from for decades, thrives.
We must not buy these ideas of tribal kingsmen coming to us to sell the same tribal ideas of ‘our people’ for this seat or that. If anything, Kenyan politics, for decades, has been punctuated by these uncouth strategies.
As voters, we must evaluate the true characters of a brand than just the outlooks it purports to portray. It is time we comb through the ideas of political leaders and desist from ‘our people syndrome’.
It is possible; so long as we get rid of tribal parties that cannot survive outside their tribal cocoons.
That aside, here are top stories making headlines:
Five Counties to Face Lockdown Over Surge in Covid
The Covid-19 cases have in recent time hit a record high.
With the number of deaths increasing, the President is expected to introduce more stringent measures to curb the runaway cases of the virus spreading.
According to a report by the People Daily, President Uhuru is likely to introduce cessation of movement in Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru and Kiambu.
Raila’s Secret Card as Uhuru, Rivals Spoil for a Fight
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM is working on a new political machine bringing onboard new faces for the high stakes 2022 General Elections.
Raila’s strategy emerged as the moribund Nasa coalition, which was hanging by a thread, has collapsed after partners announced a new alliance.
My Security Don’t Allow Me To Leave The Compound – DP Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday, March 25, revealed that his security team does not allow him to leave his residence without giving serious reasons.
In an interview with comedian, Jalang’o said he had adjusted his schedule to avoid leaving his residence saying such movement does put him in conflict with his security team.