Monday, February 25, 2008

Partisan politics and ethnicity; the twin curse of Kenyan politics

The past two months have seen our country slide into the kind of anarchy we somewhat foolishly assumed was not ours, we were above it, and two months after it all begun, we seem as distant from a resolution as ever.

The loss of life and property, the unbridled eagerness to stoke hatred between Kenyan ethnicities that have co-existed in harmony for more than 45 years, shameless political rhetoric of the kind that damages long into the future, the extensive damage to the country's opportunities for growing its economy and its dignity among the nations of the world, the list of shames goes on and its consequences threaten to last a long time into the future.

Read more from Kihiu Thairu here.