Majority of Kenyans are pessimistic as they usher in the New Year.The high cost of living, insecurity, increasing road carnage and a less than stable political environment means that many Kenyans have lost the kind of expectations that they had in 2012 as they waited to vote in a new administration.
The Jubilee government headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto has since it took over been staggering from one crisis to another. Its promises of a better future for Kenya seems to be at risk as "personal challenges" seem to colour decisions being made on behalf of the citizenry.
Greed and self-interest once synonymous with the national leadership has now devolved to the county governments which unfortunately have been unable to deliver services as envisaged.
However, Kenyans should not let the gloomy survey released on Monday by Ipsos Synovate stop them from striving to attain the goals they set for themselves when they voted in the new constitution on August 4, 2010.
In the new year, we must be vigilant and guard against the insidious attempts by our political elite to erode the rights enshrined in our constitution.
Let us all resolve to use our immense powers to force our leaders to live up to their promises and our expectations. As the citizens of Kenya, we owe it to ourselves. Happy New Year!
Quote of the day: "It is the answers, not the questions, that are embarrassing". -- Helen Suzman, a liberal South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, died on January 1, 2009.