My fellow Kenyan’s, I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by our founding fathers, who assembled on this land. They framed and adopted the declaration of independence.
Over five decades ago, brave men and women brought fourth on African continent, a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all Kenyan’s, regardless of their tribe, race, gender and religion, are free and equally created.
Eight month’s ago, when life of Kenyan’s seemed frozen by a fatalistic Westgate terror attack, we proved that our founding father’s dream is alive in our time. We were in the midst of shock and unknown terrain but we acted. We acted boldly, quickly and decisively.
It has come a time for us, as Kenyan citizen. In the midst of swift happening , to pause for a moment and take a stake. To recall our place in history has been, rediscover what we are and what we may be. For each generation goes further than the generation preceding it, because it stand on the shoulders of that generation. Our generation will have opportunities beyond anything we have ever known.
It is for us the living, to be dedicated to the unfinished work which Kenyan heroes fought for and have thus nobly advanced. We owe it to them, for they did not die in vain. Let us all time recall that all Kenyan citizen are brothers and sisters of a common nation and we should dwell together in bond of fraternal feeling.
Kenya will never be defeated unless we give up on God.
What do i owe to my time, to my friend, to my family and above all, to my country?
by Henry Mbugua Kiarie.