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The New Deal and the Limits of Kenyan Politics

By Abubakar Bishar

Only the ignorant and prejudiced will question the fact that Kenya has produced some great leaders in its history.

Today, however, it is highly debatable, to argue that Kenya still has such great leaders, leaders who display excellence, humility and selfless service, and who inspire others to become effective future leaders.

Now its emergence of DICTATORSHIP. They stay in power until they become senile, are chased out of power, or are shot dead by someone. Thus, they will make sure that until they die, no one else will ever come up to positions of prominence.

Success without a successor is failure. True leaders train others to succeed them; but great leaders develop others to supersede them. In Kenya, un-democratic leaders, without any history of self-immolation for national democracy have now taken captive democratic growth by use of democratic means whose predictable outcomes will be achievement of foul and very personal ambitions far- fetched from the leadership needs of the people of Kenya.

Karl Marx dismissed parliamentary democracy and its institutions as ‘merely cheap clique of persons shallow in character, deep rooted in the sense of property and mutton-headed but full of persiflage that sometimes calcify into full blast phantasmagoria’.

Millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. Let’s unite and fight for a better KENYA. And please don’t give up.

President Uhuru and CORD Principal Raila Odinga share a light moment. The duo are set to face off in a repeat election later this month.

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