Reflections and Aspirations

Love is the Missing Ingredient for Kenya

Kenya! A small and beautiful country that is full of potential. It is my country and I am a proud citizen. I watch as the country continues growing; the enormous challenges that it is facing right now are an indication of the bigger country that it is. Recently there’s been a lot of noise about corruption but I believe that if we all loved our country we wouldn’t hear of such levels of corruption. Love is the missing ingredient for Kenya.

Why should you love your country?
First of all you are a citizen and this means that you have the right to freedom of movement, right to acquire and own property, right to vote and many more rights and freedoms. The country has already gifted you with so much as you can see.
We cannot expect other people to love our country when we ourselves don’t love her. We must appreciate what we have first and promote it so that others might be interested as well. Love the country first.

What would love actually do?
Through loving our country we would be at the forefront to ensure that it thrives. This would translate to loving your fellow citizens and thus establish peace. You would be hurt to see your fellow citizens suffering and you would try as much to help them. You would not look down upon them but rather see yourselves as one people for the nation.
Love would make us care for our environment. You would not pollute the environment that you live in knowing very well that such a small action as littering could in a few years make the country inhabitable. Let us leave the country in a better condition for the next generation.
The problems that we continue facing would not dampen our resolve to work hard as they will be an opportunity for us to learn how to do things in a better way.

Do your actions lead to the growth or downfall of the country?
I once witnessed an incident where a mother ended up punishing her daughter because she had gone to meet a boy. I ask myself, when you punish such a girl and tell her of how boys are “bad”, what exactly are you communicating to her? You will still be the first to complain when she ends up being attracted to the same sex. You will then complain against the country saying it’s losing its moral value. Act with love please.
The other day the headlines were about underage kids being caught drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and all that ‘evil’ stuff. With growth comes greater responsibility. Do we want to pretend that by the time we get to vision 2030 we won’t be complaining of the same thing? The only difference will be that the subject will be cocaine and other substances. Instead of taking measures to prevent what you don’t want you continue passing blame to others. You condemn the kids but you do nothing. Act with love please.
Why would you steal public money which is meant to develop the country? How can you be happy when some places in your own country are seriously underdeveloped and the residents there lack basic amenities? Take pride in your country and you wouldn’t like it at all when it is associated with failure.
I don’t know why you would kill that animal to make money. How will that money help you if you destroy the economy of the country? Act with love please.

I could go on and on with various injustices but this space would not allow me to. Look at your actions and their contribution. Love is the solution. It would help us make the right choices. The right choices would affect the country positively. The country would prosper. Let us always act with love and see the bigger picture. Fill Kenya with love. God bless you. God bless Kenya.


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