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Murky politics in Kenya is getting awry

WHEN POLITICS GETS DIRTY…PRINCIPLES OF MORALITY
In any civilization men and women in politics need professional ethics more than any other person. The reason being, a politician is a leader and his words and public utterances must reflect the same. I respect very much Senator Johnson Muthama but his utterances during the solidarity event at Uhuru Park to support the cause of teachers went astray in ethics. It is regretable when a prominent leader makes certain unethical statements in the glare of the public. It is not ethical to insult the Head of State or anybody. It does not show how mature we are, neither does it show any clear agenda. I would suggest that every leader must prepare his or her speech to avoid certain illegality and misconduct. Every Kenyan needs respect. We love our country and we love our leaders. In any democracy whoever has been legitimately elected deserves respect. No one is perfect and no politician can claim to be better than the other unless you show it by action. As a nation we must respect our leaders and support them to make right decisions. We need to work together with the government in order to achieve common goals. Abusive words and insults do not show much about out ethical integrity in public. Tearing into each other in order to win public confidence will only bring wrong outcomes such as hatred, division and delusion. I do appreciate what the President is doing on behalf of the nation. The world has just given him an Award for his effort in promoting the ICT sector in development and how comes in Kenya we cannot give him such an award? He is our leader and our President and it is in the right sense to give him moral support he deserves. He deserves all honour and respect from the nation and not shame. Tomorrow someone else may be in the same position and will deserve the same from all of us.
Professional ethics is required across the board. It is in line with our aspirations as a nation. A family where children respect their parents is always peaceful. It is true that we have the freedom of expression and of opinion, but comeone there must be some limits. Shouting using others names and titles is not a sign of any progress. Tainting somebody’s personality and airing his privacy is anti-ethics. We have to be proud to be Kenyans and to live in a peaceful nation. Immagine what is happening in Syria or in Yemen! Nobody is safe in such warring nations. I wonder why, as a nation, we have not learned how to respect others especially those who are in leadership! I wonder why politicians keep on dividing Kenyans along ethnic lines and class lines. It is not the right thing to do. We are all Kenyans and we are a nation in disregard of our ethnic groups, political affiliations or ideologies. I dismiss politicians that belittle the profession and behave as though there are no moral principles. Where are we heading to? Anybody can say anything about the other. With due respect, I urge political elite to reflect on areas that can promote peace and continuity. A leader must choose his or her words correctly and promote unity.
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Dr. Peter Onyango O. is one of our main contributors. He is a senior law lecturer, a writer, a consultant, peace ambassador, and a researcher. He assists so many professionals, legal minds, and debaters with his skills and scholarly wealth! He supports children and village community as a way of giving back to community. He edits, proof reads, and publishes various articles for our page!

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