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Voting in Kenya

“If i hear anybody saying their vote does not matter. That it doesn’t matter who we elect. Read on your history. It matters. We’ve got to get people to vote. Realize everything we stand for is at stake, all the progress we’ve made is at stake in this election. My name may not be on the ballot but our progress is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot, democracy is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot, good schools are on the ballot, ending mass incarceration that’s on the ballot right now. There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters.” Barack Obama

Today my nation Kenya,  head to a repeat of the presidential election. If you’ve been watching international news you probably know what happened. The opposition party has been creating chaos by demonstrating weekly and telling their followers not to vote. At the moment half of the nation is voting while the rest is not. Am not here to throw shade nor to support the turn of events but this year alone we have lost so much economically, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually not forgetting the hatred dividing us. Tribalism is back and it is literally piercing us. Politics has defined us but we need to move on. We need to stabilize this nation.

Whether you choose to vote or not let me analyze this by Abraham Lincoln’s words:

Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.