One similarity among world nations, both failed states and countries ruled by institutions and the rule of law, is the the domineering presence of the elites. Marx, in materialistic interpretation of history, Â argues that only the unity of the proletariat threatens the interests of the bourgeoisie in societies. It is natural, therefore, that the bourgeoisie, or the elites, would keep the proletariat divided, poor and within the lanes marked Â for the economic rat race so as to further their stranglehold on both the means of production and the chains.
Increasingly, lawyer Ahmednassirâ€™s role towards this end, of creating excruciating disunity- among the poorly educated of Kenya, is no longer a matter of conjecture. He has used his wits, persona and profession to place himself at the juncture where the governors bypass the the governed in Kenya. He has become an immutable standpost of the so called new anti-imperialism, half a century later.
The existence of Ahmednassir, ignoble as it is, portends two things for the nation-state. One, that a new generation of â€œdigitalâ€ state wheeler-dealers has emerged, replacing the old â€œanaloguesâ€ who clinged on their tribes or peerage to form the kitchen cabinet. In essence, we no longer have a kitchen cabinet anymore. Education, information and communication has ensured the informal software on which the formal state is build is no more