In Summary
  • We must devote our time and energy to galvanising the engine of the economy and oiling and greasing all its cogs and wheels.
  • If we could put more effort into the other areas of our economy and create more jobs, we would be doing much better than spending hours on succession politics.

I’m one of a growing number of Kenyans who feel its people and our country are being hijacked by the incessant political sparring and back-stabbing taking place. We are becoming hostages of these shenanigans.

The time and energy going into the so-called 2022 debacle and infighting is, arguably, more than is going into representing the people and running the country. It’s mindless. It’s excessive and it’s totally selfish.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has told those elected to Parliament to concentrate on what they were elected for and not pursuing these narrow political agenda.

I urge him to get tougher with the relevant miscreants. They are reneging on their mandate and responsibilities. Ditto for those appointed to government.

Serious anti-corruption work and pursuits are being trivialised as an attack on certain people who support Deputy President William Ruto.

JUSTICE TO PREVAIL

They overlook the fundamental truth that corruption and looting has hobbled this country.

The vibrant energy of Kenyans is being worn down by this plague. Kenya is limping when it should be running.

The war on graft is in its early stages, but is gathering momentum. For anyone to say it’s personalised and aimed at a certain group or groups is shameful, indeed disgraceful.

Those tasked to lead the investigations and prosecutions have shown devotion to duty and professionalism. Let the investigations continue and, indeed, be stepped up.

Whatever evidence there is should be meticulously gathered to prepare for prosecutions. Investigations into the dams scandal are virtually complete. Let arrests and arraignments take place as soon as possible.

FOOD SECURITY

Kenya faces a myriad challenges, not least the swingeing drought that has debilitated much of the country and many of our people.

We must devote our energies to these immediate and longer-term challenges. The effects of the drought will get worse before they get better, even if rain comes soon.

We must take serious concrete steps to improve overall food security. We are a food-deficient nation that imports most of its wheat and, at times, maize, as well as a range of other food products.

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