Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.-Martin Luther King Jnr.
I Hangout/date( if you wanna call it that ) a girl who is not from my community. Its been like Close to 3 years. and you know whenever I have had any shidas with her .. I do not run immediately and blame her tribesmates…but deal with her in person .. the moral of this is why cant our politicians do the same ?? why do they have to blame whole tribes instead of blaming the individual? why blame luos instead of Raila? Why blame kikuyus instead of kibaki ? why blame Kalenjins as a whole instead of Arap Moi in person ?

Following the sad and brutal murder of this 2 year old lad and the readinging the subsequent comments in TWADDLIE TALES: blog I was left wondering that if You read an article that says a ‘kikuyu’ or ” luo ” boy was killed shouldn’t we evaluate why does it mention ‘kikuyu’ or “luo” before mentioning boy? Ask yourself does or should knowing the boy’s tribe have any relevance? If it does have any significance then it is to what end? Would you feel less threatened or less saddened by the incident if it was a ‘luo’, ‘kikuyu’,’kamba’, ‘american’, ‘japanese’ etc boy that was killed instead?Why would you have a preferential feeling to the incident? And try to prevent this preferential feeling (if it exists) for the incident from inciting you to blindly ‘REACT TO PERCEIVED ENEMIES’. Who are your enemies? Why are they your enemies? Do they need to be your enemies? How did they become your enemies ?
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. -Martin Luther King Jnr .

many people were mislead into attacking their fellow Kenyans believing that they are ‘RIGHTING WRONGS’. reflect on your actions, your responses, the available information. Asking yourself constantly what is the best way forward as a country and not as a tribal segment. Step away from tribal cocoons and look at everything critically and objectively.

and BTW …It is only a handful of people who have ever benefited from tribalism. More often that not, tribalism has only bred chauvinism, bigotry, animosity and eventually genocide. I have studied and worked with Kenyans from at least 30 tribes and I have never seen any tribe that is superior to another. Furthermore, I have never benefited and I don’t wish to seek benefit just based on my tribal affliliation, only by hard work. you can either douse the flame of tribalism or fuel it by how you react to instances of ‘tribalism’

when will we stop reading this comming from jamhuri?
Gang force villagers into silence is this really right when while President Kibaki seats pretty at state house and minister of internal security Michuki keeps himself busy acussing the opposition ? and meanwhile also the other culprits i,e ODM are too busy holding rallies countrywide to get to power without adressing the issues that face other kenyans in mungiki prone areas? shouldn’t this be top of their agenda ???

So, what solutions do we have?

1. Think independently.
2. We must preach the docrine of reconciliation. The common mistake we do is to think that only the other tribe is practising tribalism while it is rampant even in own tribes.
3. Analyze politicians as individuals and not putting a tribal tag on them. I was extremely enraged by whoever put a comment that Raila is not electable because he is a Luo. My stand is that Luos are as electable as any other tribe in Kenya.

4. Our talk, discusssions including our thoughts should be based on ideologies and not narrowed to tribal biases. For instance let us dwell on Raila’s, Kibaki’s or Kalonzo’s ideologies, what they say about trasforming Kenya to be an industrialized country, what policies they will adopt etc.

if all this people could Take time to reflect on the kenya’s national Anthem let’s shun tribalism and celebrate each others strong points and assist each other in dealing with failings and shortcommings as a country.I Know I am one person but am sure if we all subscribe to this we shall come out stronger than we have ever been as a people. I