Blessing or curse, Kenya has joined the league of oil producing countries in the world. The president has flagged off the first batch of trucks carrying barrels oil from Lokichar to Mombasa where the oil shall be stored before the first export is made. President Uhuru Kenyatta and all dignitaries present were full of smiles, but the biggest question is shall this smile last or shall Kenya join fellow oil producing sisters in Africa like Sudan, Nigeria where peace is a rare commodity?
We are all optimistic that we shall remain coherent, peaceful and progressive but with the greed that has been portrayed in the resent past buy corrupt leaders is anything to go by then Kenya shall be on bad trajectory.
Kenyan people need to work on the moral fabric before anything substantial is initiated. We must have compatible software to the good laws and progressive constitution we enjoy today. We must do what it takes to mange this big fortune that nature has granted us or else we are doomed forever.
If well managed the proceeds from our the oil can improve greatly the economy of this great land, and Kenya can move to the developed nations leagues in less than two decades time.
The greatest danger that faces Kenya is the foreign influence by world powers that puts a leader of their choice at the helm of all OPEC countries and topples them at will whenever they feel dissatisfied with their corporation as it happened to Iraqi president Saddam Husssein or Lybia’s Mummar Gaddafi