After days of reflecting on my achievements and failures in 2016, it is now time to start 2017. This is year is critical given that it will mark a transition in my work life come August 8. I am grateful that i have had chance and time to work in a public office for over four years.
When i started working in 2013 , I made a commitment to serve people without discrimination. for I knew what discrimination does, it shuts hopes and dreams of the people , it causes pain and rejection, and i never wanted to be part to it.
I have done my best, I would not regret of what i have done but will continue doing what is best for others.
However, my time in a public office has not been easy, I have faced myriad of challenges some i thought will kill me; however ,they didn’t kill but made me stronger.
For the four years , there was many times i almost gave up, but kept soldiering on . This was definitely because of the Grace of God. I listened to great speakers,and read a number of good books. In fact for the first time in my life I invested a lot of money in books.
In the course of the four years, traffic jam in Nairobi roads may have wasted productive time for the office , but i spent that time in traffic to read through volumes of books. And in the books i found solace , every time i read through a good book i felt moving closer to achieving my goals.
Through reading , my ability to write has tremendously improved. Whenever i am behind the keyboard, i feel thrilled because i know in a few minutes i will share my mind to the world. writing has not been easy too, and i know it is not going to be easy but as Malcom Gladwell says in his book Outlier; if one can spend 10000 hours practicing they will drastically improve their ability to perform whatever they desire. This is why my 2017 is critical. I have to spend as much time as i can to perfect my communication and writing skills, i will need more time to advance my course for social justice in Africa through writing, speaking and teaching .
Friends, in this era of social economy, we need all of us, we need partners in every course. i know with your help we can all create a society where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.