New Democrats New politics
The reason for having created New Democrats is to meet the challenges of a different world. The millennium symbolizes a new era opening up for Kenya. We are confident about our future prosperity, even optimistic, if we have the courage to change and use it to build a better Kenya. To accomplish this means more than just a change of political platforms. Our aim is on a new course for the future.
People are cynical about politics and distrustful of political promises. That is hardly surprising,
Economic policy, industry, power, telecommunication, health, crime, education, sleaze-the broken promises are strewn across the country’s memory. The broken promises of the past few years have tainted all politics. That is why we have made it our guiding rule not to promise what we cannot deliver; and to deliver what we promise. What follows is not the politics of 100days that dazzles for a time, and then fizzles out. It is not the politics of a revolution, but of a fresh start, the patient rebuilding and renewing of this country; renewal that can take root and build over time. Building a political party from the ground up over time. That is one way in which
politics in Kenya will gain new lease of life. But there is another. We aim at putting behind us the bitter political struggles of tribe and religion that have torn our country apart for too many decades. Many of these conflicts have no relevance whatsoever to the modern world. It is time for this country to move on and move forward. We are proud of our history, proud of what we have achieved-but we must learn from our history, not be chained to it.
Why New Democrats (ND)?
The purpose of New Democrats is to give Kenya a different political choice: the choice between failed political platforms; exhausted and divided in everything other than its desire to cling on to power, a new and revitalized New Democrats that is resolute in transforming itself into a party of the future. We want to rewrite the way our country has been run in the past several years, to put a commitment to enterprise alongside the commitment to justice. We want to change the way we make policy, and put our relations with the military and trade unions on a modern footing where they accept they can get fairness but no favors from a New Democrats government. We submit that New Democrats means new life for Kenya.
We are broad based movement for progress and justice. New Democrats is the political arm of none-other than Kenyan professionals and the Kenya people as a whole. Our values are the same: the equal worth of all, with no one cast aside; fairness and justice within strong communities, and economy. But we have liberated these values from outdated dogma or doctrine, and we have applied these values to the modern world. We want a country in which people get on, do well, and make successful entrepreneurs, not fewer of them. But these life chances should be for all the people. And we want a society in which ambition and compassion are seen as partners not opposites-where we have public service as well as material wealth.
New Democrats believes in a society where we do not simply pursue our own individual aims, but where we hold many aims in common and work together to achieve them. How we build the industry and employment opportunities of the future; how we tackle the division and inequality in our society: how we care for and enhance our environment and quality of life; how we develop modern education, technology and health services; how we create communities that are safe, where mutual respect and tolerance are the order of the day, and how we keep empowering the youth and women on a sustainable basis. These are things we must achieve together as a country .The vision is one of national renewal, a country with drive, purpose and energy. A Kenya equipped to prosper in a global economy of technological change; with a modern welfare state; its political more accountable; and confident of its place in the world.