The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me;
his word is on my tongue.
The God of Israel has spoken;
the Rock of Israel has said to me:
When one rules justly over men,
ruling in the fear of God,
he dawns on them like the morning light,
like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,
like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.
For does not my house stand so with God?
For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.
For will he not cause to prosper
all my help and my desire?
But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away,
for they cannot be taken with the hand;
but the man who touches them
arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear,
and they are utterly consumed with fire.”
2 Samuel 23:1-7 (English Standard Version)
Last words have a way of bringing clarity to a life, a people and even a nation. Behind the scandal, the wars and elegance the heart of this man was painfully honest in saying though my house be not so. If you are yet asleep you will not realize the time we are in. There has awoken in this nation a consciousness of more than a tribe, a kingpin, a lord over some and tyrant overall. We are privy to a momentous change in the fiber of a nation, the fabric of society is being today changed into a nation state. A new appreciation for the ethos and standard that is uniquely Kenyan. We are tired of your handouts and cheap promises, the future of our youth, the labor of our fathers the blood of its founders shout in unison that Kenya is Bigger than your sitting allowance; in short matako yako hayata zidi utu na umoja wa jamuhuri. If ever the nation has arisen to a bold new confidence in who they are, what their rights and duties are it is in this general election.
The revolution will be televised, as you have signed advisories and withdrawn investment, barricaded your homes and sealed the exits. We wish to consider your meager faith and dissoluteness. Even though some of our own have purposed to scheme and subvert the right for their own detriment. Though others will still queue before the due day in vagrancy unveiling their prostitution of land and home. Yes there are degrees of desperation, yes we have so long to build a nation state; however, the gains are nowhere worth the supposed interventions deemed necessary by those somnolent inebriates mongering the putrid overflow of their hateful vomit.
That indeed the leaders would assume office with a genuine fear of God, we can again rejoice in the Jubilee overflow. There is more we need to fight for. That the rumble of war drums will be drowned by the hum of peace. The thunders of turmoil whisked away by the rays of brotherhood. I wish to appreciate today every ambassador of peace, raising the olive branches against every banner of ruthless animosity and deleterious tribal affiliation. Every son and daughter who has refused to slide into the tribal camp of our people in favor of the republic stance for a nation. For every elder who has so valued life and blood to negate every attempt to equate political expression to a deathly formula. Every political aspirant who has in tone and deed purposed not to heighten political temperatures, who has shaken his hands from bribes and coercion. Who will have nothing brought against him by the Judge of all.
Kenya you have matured, risen and learned from every fall. You have known a love that secedes ethnicity, a passion that dwarfs cronyism. How I pray that would be the impetus to dethrone every son of worthlessness and sit in their stead only those who will lead the nation with skillful hands and integrity of heart. Awake Kenya and realize how the continents wait to see the foundations built up again, the walls fortified and a nation healed.
Father in the Name of Jesus would you bring this consciousness to every Kenyan, particularly now and at this time. Let none be caught sleeping, ignorant of their civic and national duty, more so the citizenry and permanence of heavenly allegiance. Have mercy King of Heaven on our sins and departure from the truth as you have spoken and established it. Make this a nation you have raised for yourself to be among those that will fall prostrate before you in Glory. Would you indeed direct the heart of the King like waters, let justice flow like water and justice like a bursting stream in every part of this nation. Let us know peace like a river.
God bless you,
God bless Kenya.