Raila Odinga: The Most Trusted Politician in Kenya
From: Christine Baraza
The infotrak Harris poll recently showed that Raila Odinga is the currently the most trusted politician in the country following strong stances that he has taken on national issues unlike leaders who have continuously pushed tribal agenda (Read KKK). The poll is a welcome development as it shows that Kenyans are slowly starting to move away from tribalism and look at national issues as important for the country. This is a move in the right direction for the country.
The poll also sent a chilling message to the so called KKK- led by Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka who is now lost in the tribal noise and could only manage 3 percent trust, which the pollsters said mainly came from his own tribe. He must have acquired a new name Mr 3 percent from last years Mr.10 percent. Kenyans seems to be outrightly rejecting tribalism and this must be a very good sign that this country has the potential for unity and more importantly for development.
It must also be noted all the leaders championing the tribal grouping KKK- fared the worst in terms of trust, with Ruto getting 5 percent, Uhuru 5 percent and Kalonzo 3 percent. Even Martha Karua beat these tribal warlords. Kenyans, this is 2010 and this poll should be taken as a glimmer of hope for the future, and for 2010 where we pray that we get a new constitution, and a raft of other legal and institutional reforms. Lets do our part as young progressives by shunning tribalism and moving this country forward with constructive ideas.