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The president should also play politics at this time because to model political strategies upon speculation of lasting tranquility is to calculate on the weaker aspects of the human character. In Kenya today we have more than our fair share of nattering nabobs of negativism, they have formed their own 4 H club, the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history. Politics in whatever level has grown into the systematic organization of hatred, looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. We should be very careful with hypocritical leaders, they mix what is true with what is not, whichever seems likely to win an effect in their favour. The people of Kenya are drawn from many tribes and chiefly from the ones in power, some will wish one nation and others will wish to divide us. We are building a Kenya we can be proud of and not everyone is going to be happy with it. To succeed in this monumentous struggle of building the nation, I venture to speak a word of warning, we must free ourselves from thinking in terms of ethnic affiliations, the tribes of Kenya are not in a position to protect themselves individually, not any one of them is in a position to salvage themselves against terrorism and twisted leadership. We should all be prayerful and call to God for our nation, to guide us. My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, that our actions are those informed by God. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for a better country by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred nor allow calls for dialogue to degenerate into physical manifestations. Also, let us not be so blind with patriotism that we can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. I would like to acknowledge the difficult role of a president, to act as advocate for all, whether patriotic or venomous and ungrateful, still one has to make the best case for the purposes of providence. He has a duty to those he is responsible for and as Commander in chief ,he he’s responsible for each and every citizen.Finally I would like to end with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

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