Trump’s Africa: Getting Through A Controversial Leader

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 1099 Views 0 Comments
Trump’s Africa: Getting Through A Controversial Leader

Reality has started to check in after America’s presidential elections. Some people have started to accept while others are still in denial, praying for a miracle. All in all, life has to go on and we need to look at how we can live and not merely exist on through Donald Tramp presidency.

When we are trying to discuss and ponder on life with President Trump,  do not forget that this may also affect our children. They had been present during the campaign periods and might have picked up on quite a lot of negativity from our conversations or the media. It is thus best to talk to them in the best way possible, and explain to them how we will be affected by the reign of Trump and how we can make the best out of this situation.

To begin with, there are always two sides of a coin. The media has been focusing on the negative things about the president, and avoiding the positive things.  One of the few positive things I can think of is he will be able to bring about positive developments, business wise, because of his expertise in that area. We should try and focus on the positive, even though the bad might outweigh the good.

Secondly, being a president does not mean you are the most powerful being and orders will be carried out as you wish. Remember America is a democratic state with certain laws in place to guide in effecting new laws and policies.  These are also in place to ensure that a president elect does not turn out to be a dictator. This will in turn help to curtail the controversial policies he promised to enforce during the campaigns.

We need to remind ourselves that at the end of the day, we are the ones raising our children.  We should continue teaching our children that using demeaning words has not, and will never be okay. Teach them to be individuals who we will be proud of when they become designated leaders. Show them that there is hope in humanity and will be one step ahead in making the world a better place.

Therefore, we need to commit yourself to living in the present, and doing your level best with what you have. Stop overthinking about the future and take one day at a time. Seize the moment you have now, seize the day with all its possibilities.

When it comes to leadership, anyone can be a leader.  We as individuals can step up and do our part. The current world is going through some rough times. Kenya is also going through some rough times under the current designated leaders. This is not going well, on so many levels as obvious. Remember a little action can go a long way. Believe in your ability to change a situation, or even your attitude.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and do more, YOU ARE A LEADER.


I find great motivation from a speech given by the renown motivational speaker, Less Brown. He stated:

Remember the universe responds to the man or woman who refuses to be denied, because that is your commitment. That this is what you want. That dream that you have, of controlling your destiny. And the power to create and manifest that which is yours is only yours. But you have got to be available and be willing to stand there and face disappointments, not have full support, be lonely, doubt yourself sometimes, be rejected again and again. Refuse to turn around until life gives it up. Nothing can resist a person that has that kind of commitment. The people that have made a difference on the planet committed to do such, and I guarantee you this will be a thing of the past at some point in time. Someone took a stand against polio; it no longer plagues us as it did. The reason that we are here and are enjoying democracy is because someone made a commitment and said they will do whatever it requires.


Choose positivity in all that you do. Exercise your will to be positive and spread love and positivity. Start out small by working on yourself internally. Exercise your will by starting out small and strive to continuously improve, and eventually, you will affect those around you. Remember actions speak louder than words, and enthusiasm that is on the inside is felt more by the people around you. The more you do this, the easier it will become.

Commit yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To Look at the sunny side of everything, and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself, that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Finally, at the end of the day, remember everything has a reason as to why it happened. We need to learn the lesson that the universe is trying to convey to us. Only then, will we be able to learn from our mistakes, as a continent, and as a country. We should learn as much as we can, even on a personal level, because everything happens for a reason. Remember, this too shall come to pass.

Rulers come and go. We may be suffering now because of depraved leadership, but I guess, governance will serve as a warning for us to choose a deserving head of the nation. Some countries will have the privilege to put someone into his rightful position as president, and some will not. But one thing is for sure. No leader lasts. Most especially waged the  nation’s downfall.

May this be a lesson to us Kenyans in the oncoming general elections.


Ochollah Judy

Kenya Judy is a Lawyer by profession passionate about protecting the rights of the child. She founded and runs an organisation called Sauti ya Mtoto which aims at creating a world in which children particularly, vulnerable children, can grown into adulthood and reach their maximum potential

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