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REALITY CHECK?

Written by Gibson Kiplangat
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Elections Diagnosa Syndrome has infected Jooust with only a few days to elections. As guys in spankiling and eye-catching suits go about the university greeting everyone and speaking their bid, WhatsApp groups are on ‘fire’ too. Less than a month the Whole Campus will be decorated by flavishing,colorful and herounos posters. For now ladies are in gear figuring out the hottest and the wealthiest male aspirant in list as men try getting favors from aspirants such as drinks, gambling money and being advisors. This has made aspirants with ‘low profile’ do their politicking ly-low to avoid being early ticked. At the end of the day, those students with money emerge victorious. Do we really elect Politicians or Leaders? Political Corruption is common during this elections. this is the reason we dont elect compitent, responsible and genuine leaders. Political corruption is the use of powers by a politician for illegitimate private gain. Forms of corruption vary but include bribery,extortion,cronyism,nepotism,gombeenism,parochialism patronage, influence peddling, graft and embezzlement. In politics, corruption undermines democracy and good governance by flouting or subverting formal processes. Corruption in elections reduces accountability and distorts representation in policy making. It violates a basic principle of republicanism regarding the centrality of civic virtue. Ethnicity is another challenge. Ethnicity is explained as the dormination of certain group from the rest. Ethnicity is always the source of political conflicts where each group tries to outrage the other in consideration of the majority. Majorly this is in reflection to the national politics and sentiments made by Kenyan leaders during political rallies. It really affects and is absorbed by the institutions of higher learning hence split between the radicles and the liberals. However, the effect of ethnic division and the role of political systems in preventing conflicts is by consideration of the importance of religious polirization and animist diversity to explain the incidence of ethic civil wars. I would say kenyan leaders must stop focusing on ethnic demands and political rewards. Instead, elections must be guided by merit and real attention must be paid to comrades needs. All of us should stand firm, strong and evaluate leaders with comrades interests before casting our votes. Am sure if we all start talking reality, unite and support our own leaders We will soar skies as an institution.

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Gibson Kiplangat

I talk politics, walk politics, think politics, spend 99% of my time on politics. Am liberal, fearless and a man of quick action.

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