Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let’s not squander this opportunity to elect ‘an Obama’

Kenyans have an opportunity to elect a new President.

We, in the diaspora, are equally interested in who leads our country, for we saw the violence of 2007 and the effect this had on friends and family back home, and to the image of our country abroad.

We would love to see our country united, and our countrymen detribalised. We need one like Barack Obama, who can only be judged by the content of his character, not where his father hailed from.

Tribalistic thinking is a cancer that must be dealt with.

Indeed, you can be a Kamba, Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luo, or Luhya and still be broke, sick and jobless.

The history of our country shows leaders bribe people to gain votes and thereafter forget their promises.

We believe a President in the person of Prof James Ole Kiyiapi is the best choice for Kenya. We need someone who has experience in administration, and Prof Kiyiapi has run three ministries perfectly.

These other billionaires who want our votes do not know the struggles of everyday Kenyans.

But the wealth that Prof Kiyiapi has is greater than the other candidates. He has the wealth of the vision for Kenya.

Thank God those who are in the diaspora see our country “outside the box”. We have seen what good governance can do in developed countries.

JULIUS K. MUIRURI, PETER SAMUELS, CELESTIN MUTABARUKA, TIMOTHY K. KANYONJI AND MOSES W. KAIRONGE,

Kenyans in Diaspora, UK Chapter

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