A few days ago I had a light hearted albeit short conversation with @danchiziaceda
. He felt very strongly for the fact that we needed to hold President Museveni to task about the injustice happening in Ug. I joked that at the time, my shoe was tightly tied and hence my compliance -Remember the George Bush Incident- but that next time, I would wear loose fitting shoes.
It did leave me thinking though, about how the middle class knows exactly what is wrong with the system, in fact many of us know exactly what to do yet it ends there. There is a great divide between knowing what needs to be done and doing it or demanding that it be done. As I was in that thought line, yesterday to be precise, an interesting entry showed up on my Twitter timeline; A cry for help by @timnjiru
to rally people around another Feb 28 and a quick retort by @ubab
z begged for more than just the singing of the national anthem.
When Mutahi Ngunyi was last on the bench with @KoinangeJeff
, he asserted that this country has leadership that has come of age that knows exactly what must be done to get this nation back on track, has the experience and even the backing needed. His however sadly noted that this leadership was also reluctant to take on the job they needed to do.
During the last week or two we have no doubt used #walktowork
in our tweets for instance, but how many of us have done it. How many of us have abandoned our vehicles and actually walked to work to protest high fuel costs? And how many have carried pots and pans from our homes to protest high food prices? Not many of us;in fact probably none of us. My guess is that we will congregate at our favourite coffee shops talk about how things are tough, have a mocha with cake and go home and tomorrow is another day.
At this rate me thinks we are running out of tomorrows. We the people are the solution, we are the voice of God. Me thinks it’s time to let go of the coffee and cake, the golf club and tennis racket from our hand in exchange for our children, their children and our great gran kids. ENGAGE- CREATE