To admire US president while having no desire to follow his example is hypocritical

Far be it from me to pour cold water on the country’s jubilant mood following President Obama’s visit to Kenya, but realism must kick in at some point, if we are to keep our feet on the ground.

There is no doubt that Mr Obama exuded a confidence and charisma that many found quite disarming.

Is this is not due to the unarguable fact that he has achieved his pre-eminent position through merit and fairly fought elections?

We would have to be a little divorced from reality if we reckon that had he pursued his political career in Kenya he would have taken up residence at State House.

Merit and fair play are not valued in Kenya where they are virtually regarded as a liability.

The journey “From Log Cabin to White House” is far more straightforward than the one from Western Province to State House.

Mr Obama, in his gracious manner, has done his best to show us that when power is permanently in the hands of a favoured few, there will always be resentment among the disenfranchised masses.

To admire a man, while having no desire to follow his example, is the height of hypocrisy, and we all know how hypocrites were viewed by Jesus.