A Philosophy of Change

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Many times, in response to my views on various contemporary issues, especially on this media, many worthy critics have questioned what I believe in. One has even branded me a rebel without cause.

I must confess that some of these criticism have been perplexing. I have on some occasions wondered whether or not some of these people have been unfair to my innocent views. But be that as it may, I am happy that more often than not, criticisms - whether positive and negative - have provided me with moments for self reflection. A few times, I have even reviewed my position on certain issues based on informative and convincing alternative thoughts from the critics. In deed this is the essence of discourse of reason!

What am I? That is the question! I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that I am not a conformist. I am a rebel; an activists against status quo in the power politics in Kenya, especially its acquisition and its use.

My observation of the politics of Kenya reveals, on either side of the current divide, three approaches to politics, and therefore three approaches to the acquisition and use of power in the the country.

There are politicians who see power as something to be acquired for its own sake; to satisfy something in their own egotism or to acquire for themselves the fruits of power. This is the category that is responsible for the massive corruption, poverty, inequality and impunity in the governance of Kenya. They belong in both sides of the divide and continue to impede socio-economic and political development of the country.

Then there are those who see power as something to be used for purposes of minor and immediate adjustments in the society. This group sees the state of Kenya as amoral phenomenon to be accepted in all its fundamental respects and only pursue or allow adjustments in terms of obvious points of inefficiency and in respect to the particular pressures of discontent. These politicians assume that the existing

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