MASHUJAA (Heroes) Day, formerly Kenyatta Day, on October 20. It is going to be the 4th since the Constitution of Kenya 2010 was promulgated recognizing only two other national days on the calendar Jamhuri Day and Madaraka Day.
During this time of celebration and confrontation (Who should be designated a national hero? What exactly are the criteria), I can think of no better way to give people new vision and new hope than to point to those within their own society who are making a positive difference.
Like it or not, every society. Every culture is built upon a moral and spiritual fabric. We are inspired by those around us to incarnate virtue.
Whatever the reputation of some of the nation's founders, whatever the circumstances currently at work in the country, now are the time to look for everyday heroes among the people. Some may be prominent while others quite insignificant by comparison.
Each one, however, is contributing to making our nation a better place in a very unique and specific way.
Just think what could happen when their names are made public and people across Kenya see that there are positive people and positive things going on. At that juncture, perhaps others will join and still others. In time, a new revolution - a moral and spiritual revolution - can actually propel the nation in a new and more promising direction.
Mashujaa have shown us a beacon for others to follow.
We hold on to the hope to achieve that change to which they fought for, every day. The realities of the problems that face our country have solutions and or can be improved. Investing our energy to reach a point where we can all listen and concentrate on achieving our common goals as Kenyans.