The clear message from the scandalous IEBC â€˜Chicken eatingâ€™ corruption scam: Kenya is suffering from chronic unprecedented â€˜reformedâ€™ but â€˜deformedâ€™ state institutions situation.
The IEBC corruption says this: State institutions bureaucracy is bedrock of corruption and criminality. It is the nerve and lifeline of fraud and organized crime that is destroying the state. Criminals roam freely, corruption and injustice are the norm. Impunity reigns and the rule of law exist only for those who can pay for it.
Poor economic conditions and an avalanche of corruption scandals have created a toxic political climate that undermined attempts to modernize Kenya. Not surprisingly, trust in governmentâ€”which is always lowâ€” has evaporated. Bad Kenya is thriving.
The catastrophic IEBC â€˜Chicken eatingâ€™ scandal has highlighted nefarious collaboration between deeply entrenched corruption cartels and state authorities. We must not forget that the country is being forced to construct a multibillion railway whose details are hidden from public. These scandals have generated a political environment as poisonous as the one that marked the Moi-KANU Era.
Corruption and criminality are serious sabotaging the reforms provided in the constitution that Kenya so urgently needs. The good Kenya cannot triumph over the ad without a courageous national leader who demonstrates zero tolerance for the kinds of corrosive practices that most Kenyans are tired of.
A president perceived to be too permissive of corruption or unwilling to aggressively fight the dangerous corruption cartels inside state and daring criminals roaming large in most parts of the country is increasingly facing an awakened and furious population that is progressively harder to govern. Good Kenya is desperately searching for a leader bent on obliterating Bad Kenya.