A nation of idlers, thieves, conmen…

Parliament buildings

Parliament buildings in Nairobi.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The layabouts, idlers, thieves, ne’er-do-wells, conmen and illiterates reflect who we are.
  • We have the power of vote, but commit treason by willingly electing into office known scoundrels.

‘Layabouts, idlers, thieves, ne’er-do-wells, conmen and illiterates’. This epic description of Kenyan leadership still holds true today as it did when penned 30 years ago by legendary journalist Philip Ochieng.

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