You know why Kenya is so corrupt, coming only after the two other notorious countries in the world? It is because we teach our people to steal when so young.
Imagine a child studying so hard to pass an examination in the primary level of Kenyan education. Then somewhere else, one child is only learning how to do exams, using all means to handle the questions and if he or she cannot tackle them successfully, the Mwakenya thing comes in very handy.
The first child who studied so well, will pass yes! But those who pass with flying colors are the cheaters.
The two are admitted in the same high school. Those who use their heads to study for exams start works closely with those who believe in cheating to win. Eventually, those stay for long hour with books will quit trying so hard, but instead, tryout cheating.
As years pass by, the practice of cheating is perfected and this makes it almost impossible for those concerned to notice. By the time the final exams comes to the table, students are ready to employ the same tactics. Those who win come out happy as those who are got then it is just bad luck.
Oh yes! They are campus material….
Now, here is the place where freedom of choice really matters for those who wants to excel. The bad eggs would collude with bad fowls that will eventually hutch a dirty fellow who is ready to do anything possible for money.
Years down the line, the cheater is employed in a government office where money is not a problem but how to use it needs a tricky approach. So easy! The person will apply his or her perfected means of having something through shortcut. Remember, this person has been stealing the whole way to his current position, what else do you expect him or her to change?
To tame corruption in Kenya, children should be taught on how to get something through hard work. And parents who encourage their children to cheat should stop doing this or else, do not blame it on anyone when public looters fight to see who emerge with the biggest loot.