In total cognizance of the fact that class, race, negative ethnicity are vices that are yet to be successfully wiped out in Kenya, this paper examines the animosity, distrust and hatred amongst various ethnic groups which has constantly led to tension, crisis and violence in the Republic of Kenya. It also does interrogate Genesis 50:15-21 which details the acrimony between Joseph and his brothers, a story that is told with remarkable realism and acute understanding of human nature. This paper draws from Joseph’s story and recommends viable principles that if adopted in Kenya, would help achieve the much needed forgiveness and eventually reconciliation in Kenya. This paper which employs a social analysis to unravel Joseph’s story, seeks to provide means via which the more deeply rooted injuries and pains that Kenyans often inflict on each other can be addressed and managed in totality, and processes through which broken and fractured relationships could be restored between different ethnic groups in Kenya.
Keywords: Forgiveness. Reconciliation, Unity and Kenya