We have meanwhile created whole communities that can only question what is in it for them. People like those who call themselves MRC have legitimate historical grievances. While they are wrong in the call for secession, their grievances cannot be wished away.
Those who are privileged to rule must understand that it is not about grabbing everything. This is what I say to my boss. It is not about trying to make your home province a super state within the bigger state called Kenya.
It is not about placing the economy and all sectors in the hands of a few of your tribesmen while excluding everybody else. It is not about dominating the rest of the people of Kenya.
I say to the boss, Kenya will never be the same after this election. Either we take everybody along or prepare for an expanded minefield of MRCs everywhere in the country. There is pulsating tiredness with the status quo. People thought that the new Constitution would solve their problems, especially exclusion.
They had faith in devolution. But they see today that there are machinations to frustrate implementation of the Constitution. They see that devolution and redistribution of opportunities may be a pipe dream.
Make no mistake, I say, Kenya can no longer feed omnivorous appetites for political power, economic domination and ethnic hegemonies. Everybody who aspires to ascend to power must begin reckoning with these facts. If they do not, I say to the boss, there will be no country to rule. For you can only exclude and dominate people for some time.
But there eventually comes a time when people conclude that they have nothing to lose but their chains. That is why you have MRC and Mungiki. These people have genuine grievances that Government must begin to address today. But if this Government will get away with it, the next one will not.
The writer is a publishing editor and National Director of Communications at Raila for President Secretariat