Only the saints of Jubilee government cannot the reality here. A good percentage of people are not comfortable with the country’s economy. That is why we have majority of people lamenting about the auto pilot economy as the small group of saints appreciates everything the government is doing.
Yesterday, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, said that Kenya’s economy is growing rapidly and that let those who like to talk keep talking because freedom of expression is for everyone in Kenya. This was an indirect answer to the leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga, who accused the president of making false statement about economic growth and doing nothing to shape the country’s economic status.
In what the president said, I find it so ironical because some months back, he said that the current economy cannot withstand another pay increment to civil servants. He added that the wage-bill is already too huge for Kenya and that teacher will have to wait.
While jubilee party was pushing for presidential position, it held onto the promise that it will make Kenya’s economic growth its first priority. Jubilee administration has suffered heavily to make this promise come true due to rampant corruption in senior public offices. This saw some cabinet ministers (CSs) lose their jobs in the first phase to get rid of corrupt officials. However, it seems like the untouchables are still holding the government hostage.
In desperate move to lighten up the heat from the public, the government hid the known corrupt untouchables under its wing and unleashed a fake list of shame to the public. Did it work?
One week after the move, another issue touching the master of corruption popped up! It was sad that the governments started engaging the public on social media in a hide and seek game. To them the employment of influential bloggers to tame Kenyans wrath was the only way to go. In one way or the other, it was like the naughty child giving out some sweets to the saintly kids in order to tame the angry mob.
It is tough go! From economic lapse to grand corruption, still we have those who can’t see any need for change. Typical Kenyans value nothing more than tribalism when drawing a line. They feel the pinch, the face all trouble in life, they witness the worst, they cry in pain, the see evil but in long run they would rather stay in needy situation than to say ‘enough is enough.’
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