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Easter offers a chance to reflect

By The Standard | Mar 28th 2016 | 1 min read

Today marks the culmination of the Easter holiday that started last Friday. Over this holiday, Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

While the mood over Easter should be celebratory, this Easter appeared low key, perhaps because many Kenyans couldn't make it any more memorable. Easter offers a chance to reflect. It has come at a time when reports about massive corruption in Government and its institutions feature in nearly all discussions, serious or otherwise.

This, when over 50 per cent of Kenyans live below the poverty line; farmers get very little support from the Government; and those in the food basket of the Rift Valley lack fertiliser.

It is not only corruption that pervades our society, the country’s leadership is seemingly unable to build a united Kenya. The Government and the Opposition have been in squabbling mode for as long as we remember. And here's why; by continually subscribing to the winner-takes-all mantra, the Opposition has felt excluded and are quick to call the Government out on equity in public appointments and national resource distribution.

Meanwhile, the cost of living, the levels of poverty and unemployment continue to consign many to a life of penury. Hopefully, the leaders will be touched by the spirit of Easter and like Jesus Christ, embrace a leadership that celebrates selflessness.

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