Kenya needs overhaul of morals

March 18, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Blueprints, strategies, concept papers; Kenyans are known to produce world class models and plans but they are hardly developed to fruition. Kenyan scholars have done their part, it is now up to the leaders, politicians and general populace to action these proposals.

Vision 2030 as well as the new Constitution are some of Kenya’s most celebrated lines of attack. But Pastor Muriithi Wanjau of Mavuno Church says once a plan has been hatched and articulated on paper, life has to be breathed into it.

If you had the opportunity to read last week’s article: ( then this could work as a sequel to some of the issues brought to the fore by anti corruption boss Prof. PLO Lumumba and Pastor Muriithi Wanjau of Mavuno Church as they discussed work ethics and integrity.

Of the country’s economic road map Pst Muriithi questioned: “We have these good pillars political, economic and social but what is the moral pillar and are we willing to invest in developing a moral grounding?”

America’s Declaration of Independence which buttresses that country’s Constitution states in part that “all men were created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.  Kenyans may have hinged their hopes of a better country on the new Constitution, but there is need to speak to the question of what this new law is hinged on.

“Unfortunately what we’ve done as Africans is picked the economic and political systems of the West without any underpinnings; we do not understand why they come up with them, we just know they work. They tout democracy but … if you don’t trust the person next to you,  can you then speak in one voice?” poses Pst. Muriithi.

“We need to have people who are ready to break ranks with the status quo,” said Muriithi; “people who are not going to wait for the government or some NGO to help; but are ready to stick out their necks, begin the change process themselves and influence those around them.”


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