Abraham Lincoln once said Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
It is therefore disturbing when the government decides to make shocking moves such as withdrawing the security detail of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi Counterpart Amason Kingi, without any explanation.
Does it mean that residents in the two counties do not deserve to benefit from the fight to gain independence?
The decision to withdraw the two leaders’ security team will create fear and increase animosity between the two political factions.
It is evident that jubilee only wants to be praised.
A few weeks ago, Kingi complained that police officers in the county stood and watched as rowdy youths stormed into his office in protest.
What does this tell Kenyans?
Democracy is a freedom. The opposition should be allowed to air their grievance. The beauty of democracy is listening to each other.
As much as Jubilee claims to have done a lot for the nation, they are not perfect. President Uhuru has in the past admitted that even his office has been invaded by corrupt officers.
It is sad that instead of the government taking action against corrupt leaders, it is busy silencing its critics.