- David Kedode
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Kenya at the Crossroads: A Nation Under Judgment
Kenya, a nation known for its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and resilient people, now stands at a crossroads. The signs of impending judgment are becoming all too clear, as the nation grapples with a series of challenges stemming from the actions of its leaders. From political mismanagement to unjust policies, Kenya’s path seems eerily reminiscent of the warning found in Isaiah 3:4-5: “And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, everyone by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.”
It is often said that when God intends to judge a nation, He allows wicked leaders to rise to power. Today, Kenya witnesses a disturbing manifestation of this truth. From the highest echelons of government to the corridors of power, we see a disconcerting trend of self-serving leaders who prioritize personal interests over the welfare of the people. The recent actions of some government officials, including the President and his lieutenants, have left Kenyans grappling with disillusionment and despair.
Wicked Laws and Oppression
One glaring example of this unrelenting oppression is the imposition of burdensome taxes through wicked laws. Kenyans are feeling the pinch of these policies, particularly when it comes to the soaring fuel prices. Minister of Trade, Moses Kuria, seemingly echoed the callousness of Marie Antoinette when he told Kenyans that if they couldn’t afford the high fuel prices, they should drill their oil wells. Such insensitivity to the suffering of the people is a stark reminder of the need for compassionate and just leadership.
This situation is compounded by the disillusionment among religious circles. The government came into power on a religious platform, with churches fervently supporting their chosen leader. However, as the nation witnesses the stark contrast between their promises and actions, the religious leaders have fallen strangely silent. The revival that is now being promoted by the First Lady, Rachel Ruto, appears to be more political than spiritual.
A Hollow Revival
True revival begins with repentance, a crucial element conspicuously absent from the current political landscape. The orchestrated efforts to host crusades and conferences by preachers from around the world may offer temporary solace to the masses, but they fail to address the root causes of Kenya’s problems. A genuine spiritual revival cannot be manufactured; it must be rooted in a collective acknowledgment of wrongdoing and a sincere desire to change.
Kenya finds itself at a critical juncture in its history, facing the consequences of poor leadership and unjust policies. The signs of judgment are clear, as the nation grapples with the impact of these actions. While the First Lady’s efforts to promote revival may bring temporary relief, it is imperative to recognize that true change begins with repentance and ethical governance.
Kenyans must remain vigilant, holding their leaders accountable for their actions. The nation’s future depends on leaders who prioritize the welfare of the people over personal gain and who enact policies that promote justice and prosperity for all. In these challenging times, let us not forget the age-old adage: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Kenya’s path forward must be one of righteousness, humility, and unity to avert the looming judgment.