Kenya must be the only country in the world, where perennial war mongers and other people of dubious credentials are given ministerial positions. Those who previously stole from the treasury are charged with state regional responsibilities. Those who have supervised the destruction of farm lands and property are rewarded handsomely and given responsibilities. Some of our leaders through grabbing of public land own land the size of some of our provinces. These are the people we reward by giving them posh position in the government
As some of our leaders deliberate on their next plunder mission in posh city restaurants, thousand of people are being displaced by floods in the Western and Northern parts of this country. On the Eastern part of the country, thousands are facing starvation because of famine.
The bible is not silent concerning the situation in this country. What we desire is summed up well in the word of Isaiah the prophet , “ In that day ungodly fools will not be heroes. Scoundrels will not be respected. For fools speak foolishness and make evil plans. They practice ungodliness and spread false teachings about the Lord: The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil. They plot crooked schemes. They lie to convict the poor, even when the cause of the poor is just” ( Isaiah 32:5-7)
What about the shepherds of the People, the Bishops, Pastors and the Priests?
Hardly a day passes without a story of one of the above preying on their flock. Prophet Ezekiel had this to say of these kinds of shepherds whom we have in abundance in our country.
What sorrows awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t’ shepherds feed their sheep, You drink the milk, wear the wool and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them down with harshness and cruelty. So my sheep have scattered without a shepherd and they are easy prey for any wild animal. They have wandered through the mountains and the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them” ( Ezek. 34: 2-6)
What about the people themselves?
A World Bank Report had this to say “Kenya’s poor will slide further into poverty as the year progresses due to soaring food prices and global economic crisis bites on their incomes” On Justice, it has been said that in the Kenyan courts, we have over 853,00 pending civil cases and some of these cases date back to over thirty years. In Uganda we have about 150,000 pending cases and in Tanzania 40,000. The nation is reeling from years of bad governance and the exploitation of the poor.
Here’s a sample of some of our dailies headlines ‘Trail of death as gunmen run wild’ ‘Heads to roll’, ‘Guilty but Spared the Hangmans noose’ “twelve victims of Mungiki Slaughter are laid to rest in Kirinyaga’ Last year as I boarded a plane from Dubai to Changi Airport, an elderly Australian man, turned to me and asked me “ where are you from?” I said Kenya, to which he retorted in Kiswahili, “pole” I choose to forgive him, for daily this is what others read of Kenya.
 Kevin Kelly. Foreign dons cite pattern of Violence. Daily Nation
 Wachira Kangaru. Daily Nation, 7th May 2009, pg, 28
 Jilo Kadida, More Judges to be hired to reduce backlog of cases. Daily Nation, June 2, 2009, Pg 5
 Dominic Wabala and Fred Mukinda , Alarm as 26 die in execution style killings over the last two months. Daily Nation. Pg 1
 Lucas Barasa. Heads will roll in the Cabinet, Says Raila Daily Nation. Pg 2
 Jilo Kadida. Lord Delamere kin escapes murder charges as judge convicts him for manslaughter. Daily Nation. Pg 1
 John Ngirachu and George Munene. Somber mood as villagers gather to pay their last respect to those killed last week. Daily Nation. Pg. 2