Are Kenyans for rotational presidency
By Isaac Newton Kinity, New Haven, CT, posted June 15, 2011
Will Kenyans go for the rotational kind of leadership or for the best candidate to lead the Nation come 2012? There are 42 tribes in Kenya today. Some Kenyans feel that every tribe in Kenya should be given a chance to produce a President to lead Kenya.
For every tribe in Kenya to produce a President, the Kenyan people have to develop a calendar which will run for 420 years, if every President from every tribe will run for two terms. For this to succeed, Kenyans will have to discard and put aside “Democracy” and replace it with the “ Rotational Presidency”.
Although the previous criteria of electing leaders in Kenya has never saved the common Kenyans from suffering, poverty, eradication of the rampant corruption and Land grabbing by the “BIG FISH,” the new developed theory of rotating the Presidency, in order to incorporate all tribes, may threaten the already fragile “Democracy” in Kenya.
Owing to the suffering of more than 85% of Kenyans who are in abject poverty, the most important mission for Kenyans to undertake today, is to investigate what has been missing in the Kenyan leaders in the past, so that in future, Kenyans can identify leaders of high integrity, honest, transparent and accountable, who will positively transform the Nation.
In the last two decades, the Kenyan Parliament has been dominated by very rich, long politically experienced, educated and very young Kenyans, yet Kenyans have continued to suffer and die out of poverty.
This is the high time Kenyans should ask themselves whether, there is more than Education, political experience, wealth and/or age limit, required in a good leader, who can provide Kenyans with good leadership with the admirable positive changes, for all Kenyans, regardless of tribe, gender and age.
There is no doubt that if Kenyans discover what has been missing in all those previous Kenyan leaders, there will be no quest for the “rotational Presidency” and “it is our time to eat“ theories. Thereafter, Kenyans will be able to identify leaders who will serve Kenyans equally and who will ensure that all Kenyans benefit equally from the Nations resources and income.
The writer is a former Secretary General of the Kenya Civil Servants Union and Chairman of Kikimo Foundation for Corruption and Poverty Eradication.
He can be reached at : firstname.lastname@example.org
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