How quickly we forget,
How seldom we regret
6 years ago we wept and suffered with our people,
Just a short time ago our country was turned into a genocide!
Many sleepless nights we held on to each other praying the following day would be the end,
Hearing gunshots followed by screams in the close distance,
Ooh, How quickly we forget.
How fast we move on,
70 months ago many families were broken,
Women raped and children orphaned,
Husbands killed and homes lost,
The national ID that we carry soon becoming the means to the end,
Being defined by our tribe,
Oh, how speedily we overlook.
Now we have a new government and they expect us to neglect,
The cruel past where we feared for our tomorrow,
The anxiety we experienced every night as we closed our eyes at night,
The concern we felt for our neighbors as we sheltered in our homes,
The empty cupboards and fridges due to the phobia we had to go to the kiosk,
all because of a power struggle that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time.
Oh, How quick we submit.
They keep repeating to us if we want peace we must succumb,
Give in to their empty threats as they receive the prize they so struggled for,
with the backing of the AU they now hide,
to convince the security council is their task,
But who should we give the control of their fate
only to the international court is my take,
For we must not forget the lives that were forever changed by the violence.
Ooh, how I hope this will be the case.
So I say if they want peace as our natural state,
Then to the Hague should be their fate.
To unify us ever more and restore faith in our leaders,
And make us proud to be present in the new Kenya,
More mature and moving forward,
With no invisible lines or blurry answers.
Ooh, let this be the result for Kenya.