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HAVE YOU HEARD KENYA’S LATEST HOT TOPIC?:
Am sure you’ve heard a chance to get your foot into debating this hot topic, if not, where have you been?
The recently launched Tribeless Kenyan peace campaign that employs the use of the popular Facebook frame has really gained steam in the country and brought with it heated debate making it a very hot topic on what its about, its meaning and impact.
The recently launched Rastyle Tribeless kenyan peace campaign has turned out to be Big Hit among Kenyans!
At face value, the Facebook frame looks like its out to champion a new ‘Tribeless’ Tribe or encourage Kenyans to ignore their unique tribes and embrace this new tribe. Far from it,Tribalism is different from embracing culture. We should be proud of our diversity but they should not lead us to prejudice and violence due to our differences. Quick scrolls down Facebook Timelines or ‘Tribeless’ search on Facebook generates very interesting results with posts from Kenyan’s who have clearly missed the point with some dismissing the campaign as a political gimmick, while others, struggling to explain why tribes are unique with their ‘I beg to differ’ Posts.
“The frame/text is very cool and creative. It also captures the current zeitgeist in Kenya – with the elections approximately 2 months away!” – Dorcas, Kenya-Today
Tribeless Kenyan is intended to mean overcoming tribal barriers and embracing oneness. It’s awesome to be Kikuyu, Luo, Kalenjin Etc and we appreciate each others uniqueness and pride in tribe but don’t we all agree that the uniqueness of our tribes has been used divisively by our political leaders for political gain? Hasn’t this even trickled down to our work places, business dealings, schools and practically our everyday lives?
The idea and Intention behind Tribeless Kenyan is to generate and spur conversation that would lead to a reduction of the tribalistic nonsense thats eating into and damaging our social fabric. The Rastyle campaign, which has elicited very heated debate, Is not about ignoring our unique tribes and certainly NOT sponsored or being pushed by any political camp.
It’s generally accepted that the solution to eradicate tribalism may not lie in just changing profile pictures and buying Tshirts but its definitely a good start with positive or negative conversations among Kenyans taking off in all manners and settings.
The debate has not only drawn in genuine anti-tribalism proponents but roped in also the hypocritical ‘Tribeless kenyan’ who spout virulent ethnocentric rants while supporting politicians with the same policies. Having these two schools of thought locked in debate on this hot topic will hopefully bring about and promote the much needed social change. Kenyan’s who are positive to the campaign shouldn’t be cowed down or discouraged by the negative comments likewise the negative or ‘wet blanket’ proponents should also allow positive opinions some air. It’s a healthy debate that we all as kenyans stand to benefit from after all.
We still encourage Kenyan Facebook users who want to take a stand or join into the debate to use the Tribeless Kenyan Facebook frame accessible through the Rastyle Page.
How to Change your Facebook profile picture:
You can add the Frame to your profile picture to show your support for Tribeless Kenyan Peace Campaign by following the below steps.
To add a frame to your profile picture:
- Go to the Facebook –> profile picture frame feature
- Click on the menu right of your profile picture
- Select the RASTYLE TRIBELESS KENYAN PEACE CAMPAIGN picture frame.
- Click Use as Profile Picture to save
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