Kenya has got more than 43 tribes and all have differences on h
Kenya has got more than 43 tribes and
all are different on how they go about their daily lives. In
approaches to internal conflict for instance they all have different
methodologies. I hereby want to ascertain that no tribe is
superior or inferior to the other. Since time immemorial no tribe in
Kenya has ever depended on another tribe for its survival. Every
tribe has in place its socio-economic mechanisms to deal with any
arising situation in their midst.
However these differences are the cause
of excitement and love for each other in Kenya. Kenyan tribes have
found the need to warm to each other because of the diversities that
exist amongst them. Music from the Pokomo sounds pleasant to the
Kipsigis and vice versa. Remember our days back in school, when a
school from Kirinyaga would perform a Turkana folk dance and all the
audience would applaud with enthusiasm or a school from Mbita
performs a Mwomboko dance and the adjudicators would be filled with
joy and laughter. This is a sign that Kenyans indeed if given a
chance have an appreciation for each other.
In Kenya it is very common to find
Samburus singing mwana wa mberi song when making merry or the Kurias
singing Mugithi in their celebrations. Kenyan indeed love each and
are ready to co-exist in harmony.
Intermarriages have brought with them
more good than harm to the Kenyan people. Many negative traditional
practices and beliefs have been suppressed by intermarriages. In
mosques, churches, workplaces and residential areas Kenyans have
blended their backgrounds to achieve the best out of life.
Back in the day you would tell one is
from a community from their physical appearance, because of the foods
from that region. That is not the case today where Digos eat waru
(Irish Potatoes) and Kikuyus eat ugali.On the street today it is
becoming difficult to identify someone because of their tribe just
because of their physical appearance
With all these tribes accommodated, the
Kenyan population have the following gains:
1. Exchange of ideas
Pest control in Meru different from
pest control. The residents from both areas have different
traditional methods and should any of the two need to change tactic
in dealing with pest it would be beneficial. This is just but and
example, but there are tens if not thousands different approaches
that communities can learn from each other.
2. Tourism Earning.
A tourist from Australia will have
different things to see from different communities. What a tourist
sees in Kinango is not the same thing he will see in Tambach.These
increases tourism activity in the country and increases foreign
currency which is good for our economy. Besides this, the locals
stand to gain directly from their merchandise.
3. Positive Competition
Kenya stands to gain a lot if
communities embarked on improving their area. For example if
communities in one area team up with the local authority to put up
electricity, and in a competing mood the neighboring community does
that same, it would take less effort to light up the country. If
children from one community goes to school and be professionals and
the next communicate also competes to make their children
entrepreneurs, our country will be awash with professionals and
entrepreneurs. Kenya will be on the global map as the home of
doctors, lawers, judges, surgeons and all sorts of professionals, and
as you may agree with me the world still has room for such people.
4. Helping hand for those in need
We have seen communities helping each
other in the time of need. Kenyan have earlier come out in large
number to donate clothing, foodstuffs and other basic needs through
that Red Cross to assist other communities. Radio stations like
Kiss100, Hope, Classic, etc have called upon Kenyans to help in such
situations and the response has been encouraging.
Kenya would never be a better place
without all these different tribes. Any person that aspires to be
respected this country should run with dreams of Kenyan-Unity.
And anyone that has an opportunity to speak to gatherings should pass
on this message. Every Kenyan is special and an asset to this great
country of ours. This message should be proclaimed from the rooftops
allover in Kenya: We are all brothers, sisters, cousins, etc…despite
language, color, and tribe, religious or political affiliation. GOD