Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2017 to all my readers and followers.

2016 is the year the became an authoritative blog for the independent interrogation of the political space in Kenya with over 1.2 million visits and counting. Thanks to your readership, following and engagement. Arising from your enthusiasm for political discourse, I am persuaded that the country hungers for renewal, redemption and freshness. Now more than ever, the country is ready for a new alternative non-ethnic political narrative.  The search continues. May it lead us in 2017 to a place of hope and fulfillment where each one of us is guided by the prayer:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive;it is in pardoning that we are pardoned…

As we end 2016 and look forward to another year of political engagement and elections, I wish you, my reader, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017. May you find peace and happiness during this festive season. May we approach the New Year with a heightened sense of optimism, duty and patriotism. For the long suffering people of Kenya, let us declare 2017 the year of change, restoration and prosperity. Let it be the year that we the people of Kenya stand up against politics of ethnicity, impunity and mediocrity, siasa ya ukabila, ukora na upuzi and re-imagine a new republic founded on patriotism, accountability and productivity.

Thank you all and have yourselves a Merry Christmas & a Prosperous 2017!

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  1. Tyson

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New year for you and your family Mr Professor I also wish to applaud you on your efforts of speaking out against the many evils happening in our country at a time when very few spoke up you were among those few and for that I respect you . God knows this country and it’s people need more men like you keep up.

    • Prof. Michael Wainaina

      Thank you Tyson. Like I have always said the world is not made evil by the actions of the few bad men. It is made evil by the silence of the good men. We have a duty to speak truth to power and hope to the nation. Merry Christmas.

  2. Thank you too brother. You really inspire….i also leave you with this script Luke 6:26..” woe unto you when people speak well of you, for in the same manner they spoke of the false prophets…”

    My take:

    Speak the truth and go your way. Many will feel offended by the truth but after the fulness of time, this truth will set them free.

    I love your forthrightness in matters of politics. You tell it as it is.

    • The writer is like the sower in the parable of Mathew 13. It is encouraging to hear that you get inspired. It is the seed that “fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold”. May God bless you abundantly.

  3. We need to start the search for our King this time round. to change the narrative we need to make a fresh one. we are sending you out to the nation to look out for a leader who can take over this work. by the break of 2017, we should be running with a team to look for votes..!

  4. Merry christmas and a prosperous new year to you prof…..don’t drink yourself silly and don’t drive under the influence of to much alcohol….neither eat to much while many hunger especially orphans and widows ….share where possible as you’re a man of great means earning a six figure salary merely talking (lectures). Have fun and we meet in the new year with more fire works.

  5. Professor,is CHRISTMAS really a religious affair?!…my English is unpolished but anyway,thank you for your informative,educative and inspiring posts,Merry Christmas and a posperous 2017!

  6. I pray earnestly that our Lord God unshackle Kenyans from the Tyranny of these two ruling family Dynasties, that above all He free our minds, the most Oppressed aspect of our lives, So that we may know, there’s life beyond them, that it’s all about our Children’s future and not Raila’s or Kenyatta’s leadership, that its all about our livelihoods and not about a leader’s wellbeing.

  7. Your articles are a breath of fresh air and departure from the kind of politics prevalent in our country,which is bedeviled by tribalism,corruption and lack of patriotism.urge you not to relent and your ideals will one day see the light of day.merry xmass and a big thumbs up prof

  8. Congratulations for coming up and bring creative. And also enduring negativity from some of us…as we tested your call to political analysis. Will continue reading and offering creative critique in 2017. Shalom and blessings

  9. I love reading objective thoughts by people-like you-who see the truth and direct the right course to be followed.In addition your write ups are good and enjoyable.I am sure next year things won’t be murky but OK as we all love peace best of all.Aren’t we enjoying the gains we have made so far?Merry Xmas and a Happy New year 2017 to you!

  10. Prof you have been doing well but I wish to remind you to always uphold the ethical tenets of professional responsibility in writing. You concur that the words in paragraph 3 are not your words but those of Fr. Francis of Asisi. Its absolutely wrong to write these without acknowledgement. This is plagiarism.

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