The past four months have been marred with political drama, economic uncertainties and the continuous fear of the unknown among the majority of Kenyans.
2017 can clearly be described as a ‘political year.’ Kenya went to the polls on the 8th of October 2017 after many months of campaigns. After the results were announced, the Supreme Court of Kenya annulled them. Another series of politicking kicked off and the country went to the polls, again, on 26th of October 2017. The main opposition, National Super Alliance, boycotted the repeat polls.
Even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced President Uhuru Kenyatta as the President-elect, the country still remains at crossroads about her future. Where Kenya stands now, it is either peace or war.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said that darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. We cannot afford to be going for each other’s’ throats every electioneering period and applying the rule of an eye to an eye will only make the whole country blind.
According to Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the private sector has lost more than 700 billion shillings in a period of four months, this being an equivalent of 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Economic analysts also estimate that the economy, in general, has lost more than 1.4 trillion shillings in a period of four months.
In the words of Amit Ray, it does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. If we want to move forward as a country, then we must learn to distance ourselves from the negativity of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.
“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”