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OPEN LETTER

UREPORT
By Robert Ochieng, Nairobi | March 15th 2017


A mammoth crowd in a rally organised by either side of the political divide is, at best, an illusion.

Historically, there are regions that are perceived to sway in a certain political direction. Ideally, this should not be the case.

However, sad as it is, Kenyan politics is based on a tribal tangent, and the political class has perfected this retrogressive trend.

The democratic space in Kenya has widened. But its negative ethnicity has remained largely unchanged.

Which makes huge turnout in political rallies an illusion. It simply does not necessarily translate to actual support or votes.

Instead, it covers up growing voter apathy among citizens long used to similar speeches and promises every election year.

So long as the politics in Kenya is ethnically driven, we have a long way to mature democratically and realise our potential as a country.

Right now, Jubilee could be the problem, tomorrow it could be the National super alliance (NASA).

Nearly all politicians from both sides were once in government and are beneficiaries the tribal agenda that they are now claiming to fight.

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