Sunday, March 02, 2008
Abraham Lincoln: Lessons for Kenyan Leaders!
The momentous issue during Abraham Lincoln's time was the civil war and he studiously sought to bring it to an end. The momentous issue in Kenya today is honoring the signed peace-deal and implementing it's noble contents. Like Abraham Lincoln, each of our leaders led by President Mwai Kibaki and Hon. ( Prime Minister designate ) Raila Odinga need to boldly tell all their lieutenants that the government will not assail them... That they have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government and the nation of Kenya, and they shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. Secession from that peace deal is illegal and Kenyans and the international community are willing to use any force to defend that peace-deal and the nation.
Like Lincoln, President Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga should highly resolve that the Kenyans who lost their lives as a result of the post-election violence did not die in vain--that the nation of Kenya, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that a government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
May this precious words of Abraham Lincoln guide President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds.... "