Kenyan Should Demand for Independent candidates

Since 1996 we have been singing the minimum reform song, danced to no reform no elections and last couple years we actually voted for orange and banana all in hope of the government of the day will give Kenyans the reforms they have been seeking since 1963... the year we got the independence.

Well since minimum reforms or "Katiba Mpya" seems will never see the light of the day, its time we pushed for independent candidates to run for political seats. It is now clearer than ever that party nominates those people whom it wants to, its like a cartel of politicians or Mafia's trying to control who will get in parliament and who will not.

The current wrangles with the major political parties clearly do show that leadership is important to ones nomination. You can panga mlolongo all day hoping that the right candidate gets nominated but the real decision comes from the top leaders who as a matter of fact will have their friends fast on line rather that the candidate who has won the nominations.

This will be one of the ways that the young upcoming politicians will be denied a chance to proceed. The seasoned politicians (should i call them the corrupt ones) will make sure that they get the nominations from party of their choice and then the others will be let to scramble for the more favorable parties.

Thats why there seems to be people who are always elected back to parliament.

With Independent candidates running, young and upcoming politicians who have support from the ground can make it without having to worry which party one will be vying with.

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