Reject politics of hatred and disunity

The war between the former president and the current has had a polarising effect on the nation. Political discourse has ceased to be civil, and had become grossly acrimonious. Hatred, and ill will are the predominant emotion. It used not to be this way.

Wherever the merits of the dispute lie, some day President Masisi will, from retirement, look back at the damage to the national psyche, that happened under his Presidency. And time, is running out. Fair enough, the north-south boundary line has been a feature of our politics. Past presidents always tried to counterbalance the scales, by appointing a deputy, from the other region. But hardly ever, has the boundary been so visibly drawn, as a solid, political and tribal line.

In the end, a victor will emerge between the two belligerents. It may result from the political destruction of one by the other, or the vicissitudes of fortune, may decide the contest. One thing though, is certain: the devastation, and damage wrought upon the nation, would take decades to repair, if it ever will.

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