Hopelessness of the next elections all too evident

President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto exchange greetings during 18th Annual National Prayer Breakfast at Parliament Buildings on May 27, 2021. 

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The fact is that the Jubilee government did not deliver on its key 2013 promises.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic merely accelerated a process that had started with high taxation levels.

Presidential elections and power politics are a big deal everywhere, but the obsession Kenya’s leaders and its citizens have with these is shocking. It is so absolute it drenches everything, leaving little room for rationality.

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