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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Despondency & the common Kenyan (wo)man

I counseled against a 'combined' EA presidency but seeing as things are in Kenya, I might re-think my position. Many Kenyans & Ugandans are of the opinion that Kagame would win hands down if he went head-to-head against the incumbents esp kibaki & museveni.

So what is happening in Kenya to warrant such sentiments?

  • A bloated cabinet whose obscene expenditures have to be paid for by taxpayers have to foot... and not the MPs who go scot-free...
  • A 'coalition' government that leaves little room for dissent...
  • MPs who live off the fat of the land but who contribute little...
  • Safaricom shares sold at a KES 4bn discount to 'local foreigners'... while Kenyans were denied the shares...
  • Anglo-fleecing suspects back in Kenya coz their protectors & godfathers rigged themselves back into parliament...
  • Pattni off the hook coz he 'gave up' the Grand Regency Hotel in exchange for an amnesty... though the AG denies it... the KACC is in support of pattni's stand...
  • GRH sold though a 'secret sale' for a song... no public bidding... after lies and denials... all is back to normal business... i.e. theft...
  • The Kenya Petroleum Refinery sold to the libyans giving them total control over Kenya's oil industry... Libyans will also control the Pipeline and OilLibya (one of Kenya's largest Oil marketers)

Am I the only one who feels betrayed by our 'leaders'?

2 comments:

Acolyte said...

Disgusting, very disgusting....

meek meek said...

i was having a conversation with a friend of mine and we are in agreement on the fact that not very many Kenyans know whats going on in Kenya...its sad but people dont realise that they have the power to change their leaders...they follow blindly and then wonder why things happen the way they do. Its time for change but until we all think that sadly there doesnt seem to be any end in sight.