Finally, the d-day is here. We are heading to the ballot boxes. I am so excited, I couldn’t wait for this day. We are going to hire some people; The President, Governors, Senators, Members of the National Assembly, County representatives and Women Representatives. At the same time, others have no choice but, retire as their tenure has come to an end.
The fate of all these people lies on Kenyan voters. This means we indeed have a great role to play as Kenyans. Kenya is one rich country; we are blessed with 42 different tribes. May this diversity be a blessing to Kenya. May we honour this diversity by respecting every Kenyan regardless of their tribe, ethnic inclination and religion. May the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding be our desire and our guiding rock even as we head to the polls.
The desire to have a peaceful Kenya even after the 4th March, 2013 should be our prayer. We all know where we have come from; the wounds of the 2007/08 post election violence are still fresh in many Kenyans. As Kenyans, we need to proclaim that we are not going back there!
“Elections are competitions that produce winners and losers – There is life after elections. Supporters and candidates on both winning and losing sides will still remain residents of the respective electoral area (constituency, county, Kenya) even after elections! Accepting results promotes peace and reconciliation. The winner has the obligation to serve both those who supported him and those who did not. Therefore, the first task of winners should be to reconcile the electoral area and to assure supporters of the rival(s) that there shall be no discrimination/victimization on the basis of manifest voting preferences.”
Remember, Bad leaders are voted in by good citizens who do not vote. Vote wisely for leaders who can drive national development.
One Kenya, Peaceful Kenya united by our diversity. Vote Peacefully.