Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Am I my brother's keeper?

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who works for a Kenyan media house. As I was not in whole-hearted agreement with his view that one side of the political divide was culpable for our present state, I was left in no doubt that I was a traitor to my own.

What is demanded it seems is ethnic, not, political persuasion. And there's the rub. How do we even begin to bridge the ethnic divide, because it does exist, how do you reach out to the other side when doing so may well lead to alienation from your own ethnic community? This is thr true tragedy of our polarised society, and a situation that I have found is not unique to myself.

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