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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Spendthrift • The government is a poor protector of assets, let alone flower beds, says Lawi Manasse. “We do remember the ‘Kidero grass’. Why insist on having flowers along new roads instead of just planting trees, which are maintenance-free once grown? If they want to spend, they can still build road networks! Are KeNHA and Kura listening?” His contact is [email protected].

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‘Englishness’ • Former AG ‘Sir’ Charles Njonjo, who died in Nairobi recently, “was a haughty man who loved good English and ‘Englishness’, says Stephen Masambu. “He once belittled his fellow legislators by remarking that then Vice-President Kijana Wamalwa was the only one who spoke ‘English worth listening to’. And true, Kijana spoke the ‘Queen’s language’ with finesse.” His contact is [email protected]

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Crypto era • While the United States and Europe have adopted cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Binance and Solana as the online trading currency, Bernard Ngetich is unhappy that Africa is yet to do so. “Time has come for Kenya, and Africa, to stop being rigid and embrace technology to prosper. Most of the online trading uses these currencies.” His contact is [email protected].

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Beard boys • Boys nowadays grow beards at a very early age, claims Chris Kiriba. “This is unlike during our times, when we would grow long beards after leaving college and deep into our careers. The bearded boys have not lived up to the saying that ‘Great beards come with great responsibilities’. They’ve refused to grow up and girls have overtaken them.” His contact is [email protected].

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