2016 is the year the www.profmichaelwainaina.com 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!