GraceFollowing the sad and unfortunate Garissa terrorist attack last week, Kenyans from all parts of the country have been urging the government and in particular President Uhuru Kenyatta to make security a priority.

Among them is celebrated television personality Grace Msalame. The mother of two penned a letter to the president after she could not sleep expressing her concern over the security of the nation.

This was her post on Facebook:

 

A letter I penned down Friday Morning when I couldn’t sleep…Dear Mr.President, I may not have voted for you, but I…

Posted by Grace Msalame on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 

A letter I penned down Friday Morning when I couldn’t sleep…

Dear Mr.President, I may not have voted for you, but I respect the Highest Public Office that you hold, and out of that Respect this is my plea as a Citizen of our Great Nation that was fortunate to have Peace for decades but is now under constant attack and in fear for a worse tomorrow.

Sir let’s please shift focus from all the Great Grand plans & put the Security of this Country at top most priority or there will be no one left to benefit from all the Strides we continue to make as a Nation.

It breaks my heart to think that my Children could grow up in a Nation that has Curfews, that is divided by religion, that is every man for himself to the point that every home owns a gun for protection…

This is all but a life of FEAR!! Constant FEAR!! A year ago I lost a colleague & a Friend… Now we have lost 147 innocent Kenyans. Sir it’s time to leave Kismaayo & stop fighting a war that is not our own, it is time to stop fighting our neighbors, it is time to put the Citizens of this Nation before everything else.

Respectably, GM

Kenyan Citizen