Eleanor Roosevelt once said that to handle yourself, you have to use your head but handle others, you have to use your heart. Great leaders have big hearts, always putting the interest of others before theirs, being the voices of the voiceless and making way where there is none.
A good leader knows that success is not how high he has climbed, but how he makes a positive difference to the world. A great leader listens with curiosity. Speaks with honesty. Acts with integrity. He knows that the greatest problem with communication is that people don’t listen to understand. They only listen to reply. He knows that as human beings when we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen to what’s behind the words.
A good leader is that who is focused. Once he sets his eyes on something, he goes for it. He is never swayed by events. He has clear goals and focused on them. He is that kind of a leader, who promises and remembers the promise, not because he has a sharp memory but because he knows that he has to fulfill it.
A great leader is not faint-hearted. He has confidence in whatever he says and whatever he does. He is that kind of a person who says what he means and means exactly what he says. He doesn’t say one thing to mean the other and he always owns up to his word.
Kenya is in dire need of an honest person. Honesty has become so rare that dishonesty is glorified and rewarded even in high places. Kenya and the Counties need honesty, transparency, and integrity. Kenya and Counties need a leader who is full of inspiration. Someone who can inspire others to greater heights.
I was in Laikipia County and I was able to spot a great leader with the above listed qualities. This leader is Ndiritu Muriithi, a man who has set his eyes on the gubernatorial position in the county of Laikipia. Mr. Muriithi has a dream and a vision for the people of Laikipia. He has a dream for more than 30,000 jobs for the young and energetic people of Laikipia, he has a dream for clean water, surplus food as well as quality education.