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Offline allkenyanews

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It is still early in the year so I am allowed to make fun of resolutions right? You should know by now, that I am an alumnus of the College of the sarcastic Grinch so it gives me great pleasure to burst bubbles. Alright that is a blatant lie. When confronted with creamy cake, I forget my sour disposition.

It is an election year. For some reason that makes me shudder. As progressive as we might claim to be dear Kenyans, the reality on the grassroots level is a tad…well…frightening. The thought of elections make me as nervous as a house rat facing a saber tooth tiger. That surely can’t end well right? And why shouldn’t the thought of elections make me lose a bit of weight? (Preferably around my stomach-but that is not the point) The last time we tried to vote in a free and fair manner, neighbor turned against neighbor, friend turned foe and in laws decided to act upon deep seated cultural prejudices. So suddenly smiles in the sun became jeering snickers illuminated by brandished blades from a machete.

Why shouldn’t I worry when my MP only remembers to attend parliament when he needs to vote for his salary to be raised, and while he is waiting to seal that deal he makes sure to catch up on some sleep?

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