Let us use not abuse the power of leadership to shape 2022


A man surrenders to the police as he runs past teargas, September 18, 2019. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Happy New Year 2022! This is one year that has captivated the hearts and minds of Kenyans for the last several years. Much has been said and written about 2022, making it an almost unique year that some may have imagined would never come. But behold, it is here.

There is great anticipation that the year will catapult us into realms of success we have never witnessed before. Like happens every year, resolutions are being made, plans are in the offing, and hopes are high. But, in the midst of this hope, what truly niggles at our hearts and minds is what 2022 portends for us, in a highly politicised environment. Every indication is that political toxicity is in a steep rise.

The apparent politically motivated violence against groups and individuals and the recent fracas in…

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