It Is The Responsibility Of The Minority To Ensure That Kenya Does Not Die Under The Idiocy Of The Majority

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published May 9, 2024 | 9:54 am



Kenya

My mother always used to write me letters in High School and tell me that to be ridiculed for your sincerity is better than to be comforted for your hypocrisy. I never quite understood her point, but many years later, I have come to understand her point.

I have been consistent, fair, and reasonable in my criticism of this government led by Ruto, not because I am bitter my preferred candidate lost but because of the many lies they tell without shame and the audacity they are stealing and vomiting on us.

But the worst of it is the way they are making the worst policies that are causing so much pain to us all. The saving grace is that even their die-hard supporters are suffering in the same manner as we in the opposition.

The one thing I keep asking is that when it comes to employing a house girl or boy, we employ the best, we take them through a rigorous process. When employing our drivers, we state our expectations, demands, and conditions. When seeking a doctor, we have our preferences and if they mess up, they are shown the door without a single thought.

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YET when it comes to electing our leaders, across the various positions, we suspend our critical thinking ability and we elect the worst of us, we elect the bottom of the barrel, we elect thieves, thugs, rapists, murderers, witchcraft practitioners et al. This phenomenon deserves to be studied and taught in schools.

I mean, we have the worst in every aspect. Our leaders are outright the worst. Only one stands out like a lone candle in the middle of a winter night and even with him, the blizzard of incompetence threatens to blow his candle out. This only leader is the famous Okiyah Omtata. May God keep protecting him.

I have accepted the fact that I am going to be a sad man for the next 2 years as we hurtle towards 2027 to go to the ballot and send all these thieves home and this is because I get calls all the time in regards to the saddest things that are happening in our beautiful country.

But I blame us, as Kenyans because we vote with our hungry stomachs and then complain without bitter minds on overdrive. We are fully, 100% to blame for the kind of leadership we have. Where there’s misrule, blame the rulers. Where there’s prolonged misrule, blame the masses. We have suffered since 2013. 2013 is the year we sold our soul to the devil.

It’s the time we threw Chapter 6 of our 2010 Constitution under the bus and decided to elect the worst of Hades. For 12 years we have suffered from incompetent decisions that have been made by thieves, academically challenged and morally bankrupt individuals who cannot make any comprehensible decision for the betterment of Kenya.

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An arrow unleashed by an archer may kill a single man or not kill anyone, but policies and decisions made by incompetent and morally challenged individual leaders will kill even those still in the womb and this is the bit we Kenyans are unable to understand and or even connect the dots. Our decision to elect the worst of hades is kin to a baby eating her feces just because he or she finds the smell of the poop interesting and nauseating.

I believe, beyond any mortal doubt, that it is within the hearts and minds of ordinary Kenyan citizens that the seeds of change take root, birthing a new narrative of governance that transcends the self-serving agendas of politicians and oligarchs. I believe we have suffered enough.

I believe that we can come together and put our collective interests first and deal a serious and fatal blow to these greedy, incompetent, and selfish politicians. I believe that it’s time we have leaders that will make the right decisions for us because if they make wrong ones, even them, will suffer from the consequences of the same. The current crop of incompetent morons and morally depraved idiots do not suffer from any single decision they make. Let me give you a list of these;

  1. They make bad decisions regarding the education sector, ruining the future of our children just because their children go to schools in the developed world.
  2. They make bad decisions regarding the health sector just because they get treated in India, the US, or the UK.
  3. They make bad decisions regarding security because they have armed themselves and allocated themselves all the police force.
  4. They do not care how our public transport system is messed up because they are high-value cars with outriders to clear the path for them.
  5. They legislate the most punitive laws across sectors that benefit the masses like agriculture and manufacturing so that they make it impossible for any ordinary Kenyan to get into the sectors, giving them full control of these sectors to take advantage.
  6. They sell us fake fertilizers knowing very well we have no other alternative when for them, they will have the opportunity to import these foods and force them on us without due regard to our health.

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The above are just a few of the issues that we are dealing with and collectively we seem unable to connect the dots and rise to demand better. What makes it worse is that they are now paying influencers KES 527 to come online and insult our intelligence and vomit on us. No wonder we were enslaved without any resistance because, amongst us, we have the worst of the worst who will not hesitate to sell their mothers to the highest bidder.

The capacity for us Kenyans to have for negative tribalism, and devotion to our tribal politicians is not only astounding but deeply disturbing and this is where we always get wrong every time we go to the elections. But it is my conviction that whether it be my team, my tribe, or countrymen; and whether it be Raila or Kalonzo or Ruto or Eugene, or the next tribal leader like Babu to come along; principles should always dictate our relationships with others. Principles, Integrity, Positive Values, and Ideals should always be the denominator in our engagement and elections.

I believe that the greatest show of patriotism is speaking truth to power. A strong minority is better than a weak majority. A noble minority is better than a dishonorable majority. A wise minority is better than a foolish majority. We must stand up to power and demand better. We must stand up to power and demand for accountability. We must stand up to power to ensure that they make the right decisions for posterity. Given the majority of us are idiots when it comes to elections, am reminded of the fact that the wisdom of minorities can be greater than the foolishness of majorities and that it is the responsibility of the minorities to ensure that the majority see the light at the end of the tunnel before it is too late. The onus lies with the minority to ensure that they save the country from the foolishness of the majority.

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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