Kenyans with access to social media are unique people. Facebook and Twitter even acknowledge the online presence of Kenyans; on Twitter we even have a hashtag dedicated to us #KOT, which simply stands for Kenyans on Twitter. Together, we are quite a force to reckon with and I’ll tell you why.
You know that old saying, ‘United we stand, divided we fall’? It is very applicable to us. Any time there has been something to be dealt with, be it corruption, catching people red-handed doing things they shouldn’t be, coming together for a cause, joining hands in solidarity, ripping apart someone’s reputation, telling CNN to calm down, giving advice and other things, well, we have it covered.
In fact, I have often thought that our President should give some thought to building up the morale of Kenyans on Twitter and perhaps create some sort of advisory board on matters that concern our country. Let’s face it, KOT have a great way of solving all sorts of crisis — from traffic woes to eradication of corruption, from strengthening ties with other countries to tearing down anyone who dares mess with our country (I’m laughing as I write this out, recalling what KOT did to CNN). Dynamic people from all walks of life with shared frustrations are bound to come up with viable and feasible solutions to make our country a better place.
Seriously, think about it, Your Excellency. You can’t be everywhere, and from what is glaringly evident to all of us, neither can the Members of Parliament or anyone else connected to that August House. KOT are everywhere, they are the ones who make up this country, they are the reason we do so much, so why not take their suggestions seriously? They can’t want something bad for Kenya, can they? They’ll only want to have their positive suggestions implemented, so why not give them a chance?
We should tap into these resources at our disposal. I’d like to add to this suggestion with my contribution — forget the grass Governor Kidero. Concentrate on the drainage and road infrastructure first. We can’t be waiting for good things to happen and we keep watching them while they unfold. It’s not like it’s a fireworks display.
Let’s pay heed to good advice being given to us for own good and like with anyone giving you their two cents worth, you don’t have to take it all. At least hear out what is being said and then apply what you think will work for you. It’s worth a shot!
In the end, none of us matter at all. We don’t make Kenya. Kenya makes us.