Monday, March 31, 2008

Are Kenyans Worth Good Leadership?

There is a saying that goes like this-

"you can take a cow to the river but you can not force the cow to drink water!"

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Masinde Muliro and Martin Shikuku (etc) led us to the river trekking through treacherous terrain, stepping on venomous snakes along our path to the drinking hole. However as soon as we reached the river bank, we were so dazed and confused that we couldn't quench our democratic thirst; since 1992 we have been staring at River Democracy blankly and yet still very painfully thirsty for a drink. We beat all odds on the way to the river, sometimes trekking in the middle of the night daring the leopards and the hyenas, but when we reached the river, we got scared of the Phrynobatrachus Keniensis a.k.a Kenyan River Frogs.... Now we have been waiting for the frogs to let us drink, begging them to please just share the water with us and they have refused. What a quagmire we face?



Dr. Fredrick Shamalla Masinde
Brooklyn, NY

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