It is another tale, another logic that has left Kenyans wordless and another reminder for us to do something. This is as if we haven’t been trying to make Kenya a corruption-free country.
I say, this is another tale but for sure it is just another day in time that a big scandal has been divulged and the vise just went a notch higher.
Why? The only reason is the fact that we never do something about it and we never shy away from corrupt individuals. In fact, we award such people with a political post. That is just how merciful we are.
Kenya is being munched! The people just don’t care as long as they live another day and the wheel of life keeps on covering time in days, months and years. What they don’t realize is that they are not making any big difference.
In terms of development, Kenyans are known to be hard workers. They don’t complain much and are willing to do anything they can to make the ends meet. However, the few individuals who should be safeguarding the Kenyan resources are the same hyenas who are making people’s lives much harder.
The recent NCPB scandal that saw Kenya losing a Billion Shillings is just another test to see how Kenyans react to missing cash. Of course, the perpetrators will walk scot-free and the money will never be traced further. No cent will be recovered.
Oh yes! The president will talk tough, maybe assign a few corrupt individuals to look into the matter and puff… they will snatch the darkest smock and come out smiling with nothing to show. Raila Odinga will speak in sayings and end up quiet like any other powerless Kenyan. And the deputy president will talk tough, like how he does best, and the wheel of blame will continue rolling on and on.
What shame! Kenya continues to lose public resources to a few individuals. Corruption still tastes like a bitter pill on our
tongues. Yet, we sings praises to those individuals when they come seeking for our sweet lots. Of course, we hide them good in big public offices, clean their names, and defend them to the bitter end— even when it means losing our lives. Damn! That’s is how Kenyans show their generosity to those not deserving it.
Just heartbreaking to see people suffering, Kenyans losing their lives in something preventable like hunger and famine. We have the necessary resources to make Kenya a stable economy. We only fail to make it right because we assign wrong people to do right decision on our behalf. We invest in corrupt individuals whose only motive is to swindle public resources and enrich themselves. At the long run, we end up experiencing economic backlash.
Until when? This should be our turning point. We should learn to ask hard questions and shun those people who make our lives much harder. We can avoid situations that undermine our wellbeing by being smart in our political decisions. It is is not hard to change. It is just one way to minimize chances of being used as a shield in wrong ways. Kenya is a good country, a rich one, and can easily sustain each one of us if all public resources are managed with genuine motives.
Are you tired of all that is happening in the country? If you are… then, it is only you who can make things right.