Kenyans expect CORD leader Raila Odinga (Elder of Golden Hearts) to give clear instructions on how to deal with Ms Waiguru following revelations that over sh 700 million was stolen by people working for her. The instruction should include:
1. A time frame under which Waiguru should resign and be prosecuted;
2. Cause of ACTION if she doesn’t;
3. How to recover the money;
4. How to ensure such theft doesn’t happen again;
5. A national apology from Waiguru’s employer to those she and her officers squandered their hard earned taxes.
In Civilized democracies, Waiguru would have resigned months ago. President Kenyatta would lose the next poll just by having such a public servant in his government. The media would seriously put pressure on the government and the president in particular to sack the cabinet Secretary whose docket is riddled by such high level corruption.
But this is Kenya. Uniquely different. Anyone who calls for accountability is labelled ‘anti-government’ and does so out of sheer malice. Whenever such a discourse crops up, the tribal card surfaces. The accountability talk get reduced to a tribal talk.
The ordinary Kenyan, mind you some who cannot afford three meals a day are in the front line defending persons who have embezzled hundreds of millions. Millions they paid as taxes running the small business ventures.
The media is still preoccupied with highlighting a story of a rapist a whole one week in prime time coverages. Others are busy telling the masses where the next fake boob of a popular socialite will be imported from. Others will not even mention the graft cases because it will put them in the collision course with the government. The radio is discussing of a famous character called Mollis. The Fourth Estate role is diminished in gargantuan proportions