There is no denying that politics in Kenya and perhaps elsewhere in Africa is responsible for much of the human suffering we see around. In Kenya today, politics is about ethnic entrepreneurship - the guy with the largest tribal following, can meet at the market of politics to quibble and haggle with other “tribalprenuers” for political positions that best protect their businesses. The suffering of the masses is never their interest, and the more the poor an individual is, the less valuable they are in the eyes of tribalprenuers.
I think there is much to contribute by individuals such as myself and others who have a lot of time and skills in their hands. Moreover since we are motivated purely by the interest in working for the welfare of the people, it is possible if we explained this motivation to the people they will vote us into offices. This way we shall work for them especially those at the very margins of society.
At a personal level I hope that my own personal experiences, especially involvement in KFSE, will encourage donations to KFSE, that in turn alleviate the pain and misery of those most forgotten by society. Indeed I hope my story, will motivate people from across the Kenya and even perhaps the globe to support and partner in these initiatives.
Moreover, political visibility does create a platform for advocacy for the needs of the poor, the sick, and many others whose life conditions and circumstances have forced them into misery. Thus political office provides both an opportunity to create good leadership and governance structures to address the structural challenges of our people, but also an opportunity to seek support through KFSE, for those who fall through the cracks of social structures.