Campus tribal clubs imitate worst of national politics
Budding politicians in our universities have always imitated those at the national level and with that, you can bet on the future of our politics. Take, for example, one of the major problems facing our national politics – ethnicity. Universities and colleges across the country have ethnic associations disguised as groups embracing diversity, championing grievances of the ‘communities’ and promoting democracy. Though these objectives might be noble, the demerits of such associations surpass the merits. This is because they are the source of tribal politics, which results to intolerance, hatred and sometimes violence. Then there is the norm that there are seats reserved for women with very few showing interest in competing with their male colleagues. This creates the inferiority complex among women in national politics and corporate leadership. This should stop.
INNOCENT OLECHE Maseno University