There are various social ill inflicting the Kenyan soul presently that threatens the glue which holds the country together. Amongst them is the runaway grand corruption, impunity, poverty, insecurity etcetera. However, the elephant in the room which has existed and continuously swept under the carpet since independence, until it reeled its ugliness in 2007 bringing deaths and destruction is the tribal animosity.
Tribalism is defined as the possession of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates oneself as a member of one group from the members of another.
In today Kenya, tribalism has infiltrated every aspect of the society starting from the presidency to the civil society. Many opportunists more so the politicians have been quick to join the bandwagon in exploiting it to full potential resulting in the tragic consequences of 2007, nepotism etcetera.
Attempts to fight this evil is often met with counteracting arguments of siding with this or that tribe and worst of all as often practiced by politicians, one is accused of either defending or threatening the other tribe. The sad consequences are that having a united Kenya remains a mirage.
So who is the worst tribalist in Kenya?
This is the individual who believes that their tribe is superior, advantaged, resourceful, beautiful, intelligence than others. It is also one that thinks that their tribe must rule others. It is also an individual who judges other tribes or individuals in relation to their own tribe especially with concern to language, behaviour, customs or religion.
If you believe in more than 3 of the aforementioned statements, then you are the worst tribalist in Kenya. Just to note that chauvinist, racist, homophobic and religious haters are alike in holding derogatory beliefs about those unlike them.