Dear H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta


Dear sir,

Hope this finds you well. Since your very first big victory in 2013 many of us didn’t believe in your capability, but after outstanding record in the first seven years, we can boldly say that in deed you’re the best Kenyan friends and president the Country has ever had. You’ve taught all of us the art of leading without bashing your opponent. You’ve taught all of us that indeed we can be one irrespective of all the divisions among the Politicians. You’ve taught all of us that in fighting graft, putting the interest of people is always the wisest choice.

I want to thank you for the many roads you’ve built in this country. There are places 10 years ago,I never imagined I could travel to but because of you I now have the opportunity to witness the true beauty of this country. A decade ago,I didn’t imagine seeing electricity in my rural home, but because of you my rural home is now the shiniest home in the whole globe.

Who ever thought that Kenyan would ever have a president who would stand against all odds to say no to vices such as corruption and tribalism?

To Youngsters, indeed you’ve inspired us. Millennials and Generation Z are very proud of the kind of example you’ve given us. Our generation is inspired by you. You may not feel like you’ve accomplished many things but if there’s one accomplishment you’ve achieved, I’d say inspiring a generation. Now a tiny kid from Turkana now has some hope of having the same opportunity like a kid in Nairobi.

I want to heart fully thank you for the bold step in your building Bridges initiative. Despite,the attacks from left,right and centre on how bad the thing is, I’d say it is a necessary evil. At first I thought it was a plan against the Deputy President William Ruto,but after a few months of objectivity, I believe it has truly united the country. For once in two decades I’ve seen Kenyans speaking in one accord.

Onto Big Four.
Achieving the Big Four is close to impossible,but it’s not too late to achieve the Big one. President kibaki is remembered for stabilising the economy and implementing the free primary education. You’d be remembered for so many good things like having a well balanced cabinet, championing for women and finally doing something real in the standard gauge railway. Going to Mombasa has never been fun and fast as it is now. With three years to go, doing something on health could tremendously add onto your many legacies. I choose health, because it’s a basic need though I won’t mind if you implemented something on manufacturing or even affordable housing.

Onto my last plea,an opportunity to see you,the former prime Minister,the Deputy President and the former Nairobi Governor Aspirant Miguna Miguna together would be a dream come true. I’m an optimist Mr President,and a photo ops or even a lunch in of the four of you would speak something truly meaningful. It would teach Kenyans that all of us are a family. It will show Kenyans how mature our politics has become. It will carry with it a message that indeed we may differ on ideologies but that doesn’t meaning we become enemies. It will show Kenyans how our politics reflect the good and the humanity in us and not the worse and the darkness in us. Kenyans are so in need of all the best ideas out there. As Nelson Mandela says

“May Your Choices reflect your hopes and not your fears”

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Regards,
George Collins.

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Top 5 politicians to look up to for role models.


“Kenya is a not a good example for anything” one lecturer once told me during a journalism lecture. He was right then, he evoked a part of my brain that led me to do some research. In Kenya we witness a lot of struggle and hardship but at the same time, we also see so much triumph, so much beauty and so much Joy. A thing that led me to seek the beauty in our politics and no doubt I found good leadership; a kind of leadership that an aspiring leader could actually look up to.

1. President Uhuru Kenyatta

Surely all of you will agree with me that the president has revealed a side of him that surpassed many of our imaginations. From his fluency in language to his political charisma. A trait that has gained him and the country approval in the eyes of world leaders. This is what no one tells you about. That the president wasn’t the way he is when he started, he actually learnt. His appearance in countless world forums has made the whole world view kenya as the capital of Africa.

2. Senator Mutula Kilonzo jnr.

Social media gurus and followers of Parliament proceedings will tell you better how this senator from Makueni embodies everything in ordinary citizens. He knows our pain,he knows our struggles and he also knows our hustle. He gained this reputation following his strong stand against Chinese exploitation of locals on one senate proceeding. What makes him unique;is his way of expressing views in a knowledgeable and clear way not only for the elite but also for the common voter.

3. Deputy President Ruto

The deputy president is famous for his alleged corruption scandals probably because the media want you to dwell on that. But there’s a unique and an interesting trait to this leader that makes him be in this list-Honesty and loyalty. Two traits that we so desperately need in this country. Ruto stood with Raila completely in 2007 and he did the same with president Kenyatta since 2013. Which better friend do you need than a friend who stands with you on moments of Joy (Election Victory) and sorrow (ICC case). Ruto will always be honest with Kenyans on Matters interest.

4. Senator Sakaja.

Well, he surely is the youngest Senator in Kenya. Addressing the cabinet at merely 22 and climbing political ranks in such a fast pace makes the young senator be a person to look for as a mentor and a role model. He rarely speaks to the media,he isn’t interested in giving TV sound bytes and getting media attention. Surely enough, I’ll rate him as the smartest young politician Kenya has ever had. At only 33,he has come up with 4 proposed bills meant to better the lives of youth.

5. Senator Orengo.

Senator gained popularity following his landslide Victory during last year’s presidential election petition. He is definitely a person to look more so in constitutional Matters and policy implementation. He’s one of the smartest senators in the senate. Orengo is known for his calmness and like Senator Sakaja,he doesn’t crave attention and media sound bytes. He talks when there’s something to be said.