Relationships are bound by love,trust and loyalty. When the three pillars are present, then the rest will definitely fall into place and flow naturally. “We can improve our relationship with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics”. Joyce Meyer. In any marriage relationship, there are good and bad times,you can be off to a rocky start but with time you learn to build each other. You can start on a very high note but then later in life the thorns,the mountains and rocky roads along the way can prove hard to maneuver but with a positive mindset it can turn out to be abed of roses depending on the angle you view it from. Marriages are not for the faint-hearted but the strong willed. It is for the fighters and ground breakers. Marriages are for the pacesetters.
Like in every other marriage,the political blueblood also get to marry. Theirs is a marriage of convenience only done out of political gains which later results into a messy divorce. There is a lot of political bickering going on in the country currently,which has yielded a lot of chaos and confusion. The political pace has been set, the music played for the groom is almost coming to an end and humming is the only sound left to be heard. The bride’s music is still brewing and is being played slowly but surely, yet on a very high key note but the wedding bells are yet to be rung to notify the guests on the grand entry of the bride.
What we are experiencing in the country with our political leaders especially those in key positions is sad if not terrifying. These are people that were once in a political marriage,they called each other friend,they were ride or die for each other. They were inseparable, at least that’s the picture they portrayed to the public. If it wasn’t out of convenience they formed the fabulous duo,then they would have been together today bound by trust,loyalty and friendship. Sadly, it was convenient for them at the time to join hands and become one in their union. A union that was never meant to see the day.
Political marriages in Kenya are quite common and are never formed on a solid foundation rather formed out of spite. Everyone wants to have a share of the national cake but are never patient nor loyal enough to wait for their time. They are always in a hurry to have a bite like a cheating husband in a hurry to have a quickie with the “other woman”. It’s a sorry state for the nation especially for the common man because they are the ones feeling the heat and will pay dearly for the outcome. If you ask me, I would say these political marriages ought not to be there in the first place. They cause havoc, give the co-owners sleepless nights and later become bitter herbs to swallow leaving sour tastes in their mouths. These marriages break the young politicians,aspiring politicians,they discourage political amateurs and wreck wannabes in politics because it’s never a silver lining while climbing your way up. It requires energy,focus, discipline, wisdom, great interpretation skills and experience for you to join the crème dela crème in politics. Most importantly you need to have a checkmate to always keep you on the move. That is when you can be sure to have made it among the political elites.
Just like love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies,so is politics. You need each other to make it work and get to the top. You don’t need political marriage formed out of convenience to succeed otherwise you will fall out and when that day comes,it will crush you so hard to the ground, break your bones into fine powder like a grinder does to metallic stuff and the pain will be excruciatingly unbearable to a point you’ll be sent into oblivion without your realization.
Weaver Fawn once said,” the greatest marriages are built on teamwork, a mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration and a never ending portion of love and grace”. This is how these political marriages should be built not out of convenience. With teamwork and mutual respect,there comes in trust and with trust there is loyalty. ” Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them,doesn’t mean they’ll treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you,doesn’t mean they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most turn out to be the people you can trust the least”. Those were Trent Shelton words. Because, a marriage of convenience only favour the soldiers at war who are no longer with their spouses,it favours the hit and run men,a marriage of convenience only favour the contemptuous in the society,the sadists and the chauvinists of this world.