The folly of creating posts for political failures

UDA rally

From left: Sirisia MP John Waluke, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa and Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba during a United Democratic Alliance rally at Eldoret Sports Club in Uasin Gishu County on January 08, 2022.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Former Attorney General ‘Sir’ Charles Njonjo, who died in Nairobi recently, “was a haughty man who loved good English and ‘Englishness’, says Stephen Masambu.
  • Time has come for Kenya, and Africa, to stop being rigid and embrace technology to prosper, says Bernard Ngetich.

Let-down • The vicious political campaigns have “exposed the shameless doublespeak against top civil servants and the folly of creating posts for political failures”, says Taabu Tele. “While President Uhuru Kenyatta may have meant well in creating the Chief Administrative Secretary for election losers, some are paying back with impunity, leaving him with egg on the face. His contact is [email protected].

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