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Political parties have no ideologies

By Benard Amaya | December 22nd 2015

Since independence, Kenya has practised pseudo-democracy. Elections have been nothing but ethnic competition for power where large tribes carry the day. There is no semblance of ideology. How did we get ourselves here?

Tribal mobilisation is the most rudimentary and primitive form of governance. It strives to appeal to the instincts of a people of certain ethnicity.

In this age, Kenyan should endeavour to persuade the electorate based on sound development programmes. Political parties lack progressive manifestos. They find it easier to rally their communities against perceived enemies.

With the next election approaching, the biggest challenge is how to play mature politics that emphasises tolerance among political parties.

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