Intrinsically, every one of us is born with pride and love for our beautiful country Kenya.Children included, we feel that sense of victory when our own scores. Like when Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize. When Asumpta Wagura majestically entered the Stadium carrying high the flaming torch at the London, 2012 Olympics. At that moment when a Kenyan athlete crosses the finishing line first at the Boston Marathon, and the whole world is watching, awed. how do you feel as a Kenyan?

Naturally, feelings of pride and loyalty towards one’s nation should not end at this exhilaration. Sense of brotherhood and responsibility for fellow citizens extends to our daily duties. At our stations at work. In your car, in the traffic jam. In the supermarket, at the queue.

Tribalism is not only an outmoded notion; it is a lie. If one needed help at the emergency room, would one raise their head from the stretcher to first inspect the doctor’s badge to see if the doctor qualifies by tribe to administer the emergency treatment?

Is lifesaving blood from donors scrutinized for tribe before being administered to desperate patients?

Dutiful citizens welcome colleagues from other parts of the country. If you are lucky enough not to travel far from your home area, surely, you must assist that colleague and his family find proper accommodation. After all, you know the area well. Help your
colleague, learn the ropes about the local culture so that they fit in and are comfortable. I bet each one of us would like to be treated this way, if the situation were reversed and it was we, living and working in a new part of the country, away from our home area.


Nations develop and citizens do mighty things because we are supportive at the workplace. Not because we spend time practicing and perfecting exclusion. Just the same as I love touring and exploring the awesome beauty of Kenya’s landscape,
citizens in Mount Kenya, at Menengai Crate or Lake Bogoria, surely depend on the income from local and international tourists for their income.

Cooperation, not competition, is the magic word to open the door to a prosperous nation.


If you can welcome citizens from other part of Kenya to occupy the rooms in your hotel, why won’t you welcome them to set up business in your area? Do we understand the meaning of borders? National borders mean that citizen and myself belong to one
nation. Oneness. Not separateness. At the workplace, usually, each one of us is unfolding our potential. We are on the path
to fulfill our purpose. It is important to shoe empathy for one’s colleagues. Adopt the habit of compassion. Put your best foot forward. Empathetic individuals know that when they own their own business one day, they would expect their staff to be


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