Charles Githinji Keiru
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History’s unapologetic; meritocracy is Kenya’s only pathway to progress

Goma, DRC Ambassadorial nominee Charles Githinji Keiru before the National Assembly Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations at the County Hall on Thursday April 11, 2024 for vetting.

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What you need to know:

  • The slow death of meritocracy, however, started when the regime appointed election losers, loyalists, cronies and cranks to pivotal positions.
  • Morally speaking, meritocracy reduces inequality and creates an elite that gives everybody a fair chance at success.
  • Far from inventing the wheel, Kenya should take to heart the hard lessons of history.