Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Fated Future: On Ethno-Terrorism, Politics and the Future of Kenya.


Kenya is a fragile state crippled by tribalism, corruption and ethno-terrorism, which have operated concertedly to erode the basic pillars of the state, besides gravitating it towards state failure. Lack of nationalism in Kenya (even Jomo Kenyatta was unsure of it), and politicization of Patriotism, largely owe their existence to a clique of political elite who have consistently endeavored to safeguard their blinkered interests from legitimate political competition; and the need by Partisan Interests to hold and utilize state power and privileges to suppress Political Opposition, in addition to incapacitating the Intelligentsia.
Kenyan woman runs past shacks set on fire during the 2007-2008 post-election violence. Photo credit: IrinNews.org