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Here come the politicians; Governors,Senators, M.P wannabes
Spending lots of money trying to impress me
They say they have the road map to set me free
So I just look at them as I wait to see
Will they deliver me from poverty, ignorance and disease?
Will they enable me to live a life of ease?
please!
I have issues that I need to have addressed
Like, why is it insecurity,poverty and unemployment are the order of the day?
Is it a crime being young and out of a job?
My uncle’s children are needy bright children
But do they have to be your relatives
To qualify for a bursary?

You politicians; you Governors,Senators, M.P wannabes
Do you think I’m so cheap?
So cheap as to be enticed by money?
Why do you preach politics of hatred?
All because someone has stood up to oppose you?

Dear politician; Governor,Senator, M.P wannabes
Here you are busy enticing me
What makes you think I’ll vote for you?
If I vote for you…can you fulfill these promises?
Do you promise not to go off to the big house of leadership and forget us?
do you promise not to raise your salaries again?
Do you promise to practice issues based politics
And not dabble in this populist thing that seems to be the soup of the day?
Do you promise to push the people’s agenda
And not force us to push your agenda?
Do you promise to be a servant of the people?
Righteous, truthful, humble and accessible?
Do you promise to improve the quality of life
Not just for your family but the entire population?

You politicians; you Governors,Senators, M.P. wannabes
These are the questions you need to answer.

  • http://veredehsani.blogspot.com Vered Ehsani

    Right on – I wish this poem could be published all over Kenya.

  • Hellen

    well said

  • http://followyourshadow.wordpress.com Sonya Kassam

    Loved it, Michael