The arrest of deputy Chief Justice Mwilu, the demolition of cartel buildings, public Chinese imperialism talks and South Africa’s president response to Trump. These are good signs of Africa and Kenya as a country on the rise.
As a young person nothing matters so much to me than seeing leaders I can look upto. For such a long time, I’ve always looked on the West for leadership models. For the first time am finding one in Kenya- president Uhuru Kenyatta. He is really working maybe because he has nothing to loose. His main mission is to fix the country from vices and malpractices.
Kenya is leading the Continent after South Africa and if the trend goes on as it is, then surely safe Civic spaces for youth is guaranteed. A few days ago, the president paid a visit to US president Donald Trump; a meeting that strengthened strategic partnership alliance and brought to fruition plans to construct a highway from Nairobi to Mombasa. This will be big for Kenya. On Thursday, British prime minister Theresa May will be visiting Kenya after visiting Nigeria’s president Buhari tomorrow. This will be the first time a Briton prime minister visits Kenya in 30 years.
In September Canadian prime minister Justin Trudea will be visiting Kenya on a world climatic summit to be hosted here in Nairobi. A summit that will not only place Kenya in the global stage but also be an opportunity to showcase Kenya’s potential not only as Africa’s economic hub but also as an example of Africa’s good leadership.
Kenya is on the rise not because big world leaders are visiting it, but because Kenyans understand that a country rises when all of us combine hands. The president is leading the fight on corruption, through DPP Haji.
Big and small, cartel or not, official or civilian, president or Voter. We are all equal before the law.
Africa and specifically Kenya’s voice have been ignored for a long time but president Kenyatta is setting a new course. He looks both West and East for support. He’s partnering with both China and America alike. As he always says,Kenya and Kenyans will always come first.
If all African leaders could follow the lead of president Kenyatta,then no doubt Africa as a Continent will be the third wave,globally, economically, technologically and politically. Africa will be making their own decisions like whether to use the US dollar or not just as EU did last week. As we are doing these,we must also be worry of those who come to us with honey while deep inside they have deeper detrimental motives. Those powers that are investing in Africa’s poor Countries with Future agenda to fulfill.
The meeting with President Donald Trump
was fruitful. We discussed security, especially the fight against terrorism. We also discussed how to increase trade and investment between our two countries and how US companies can help create jobs for our youth.
We are rich,we don’t need imperialism,we just need good leaders and policies. Dictatorial methods, Comradeship and Communism are worst form of leadership that shouldn’t be applied anywhere, institution or state, in Africa.