By Comrade Alberto Nyakundi Bin Amenya
A cold shudder ran through my spine last week when President Kenyatta asked the Pope to pray for him so that he can fight corruption. The request literary meant the end of Uhuru administration. How can a whole President fail to fight corruption only to pretend to God that he does not have the powers to punish thieves?
The rate at which civil servants in this regime are heisting public property in this transition period is dumbfounding. In my opinion, these people are in the race to see who steals more. This government has already become lame duck.
My fear is that during this constitutional transitory period, where are we transiting to? This country has become a no go zone. There is no sign of life anymore. No future at all. All I can see is gloomy faces of innocent and resourceless Kenyans. All that can be felt is unprecedented poverty, frustration and skyrocketing stress levels. Poor Kenyans have no economic strings left to add to their bows.
Factually, what passes for governance in this administration is the silencing of 99per cent of the populace by a tiny minority sustained by the weapons of corruption and overflowing illegal tendering wealth. Nearly all citizens are angry and grumbling. And someone gallivants round the world unleashing deceptive chestnuts saying he leads a nation.
By making it a religion, this administration has made corruption a man-made crisis. The government legislators have become rubberstamps of all evil, approving all sorts of greenhorns to public service as long as directed by the President.
The so called tyranny of numbers has suddenly become tyranny slaves. As a result, paramount opposition sponsored bills receive little or no attention. Government sponsored bills consume much time although most of it is hot air. Youâ€™ve never seen a lawless nation.
Kenya is bleeding from all openings including the nose, mouth and anus because we have lazy and rapacious unproductive elite that has elected to massacre her common wealth. During campaigns, this regime promised to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. On the contrary, three years since it took over, the level of unemployment is unprecedented: 60-70 per cent!
Appointment letters are awarded to only those who are able to pay jumbo bribes (at least Ksh. 300, 000) to a syndicate or those that are recommended by the governors, senators, Cabinet Secretaries or parastatal chiefs. Ours has become a more undisciplined and corrupt nation does not exist.
Recently I went to parliament to report. â€œYou are a foolâ€ a Jubilee Senator bellowed at a Jubilee Member of Parliament. â€œYou are stupidâ€ the Member of Parliament replied, as they nearly reverted to blows. Their contest was based on superiority. The Senator was saying he is more superior whereas the Member of Parliament thought otherwise.
Those are things that occupy our leaders. The truest thing is that they only care about their statuses. While these plutocrats keep quarreling over nothing, the rest of us poor Kenyans watch helplessly. They say if you canâ€™t beat them, join them?
I am certain that we canâ€™t beat them but I am also certain that we canâ€™t join them either. We can only join them after being â€œgroomedâ€ in the art of Kenyan politics. Being a godson or a goddaughter entails fighting, rigging elections and campaigning for your godfather â€“ the only way one that can generate the millions that are needed to fight an election.
By endorsing this corruption-infested administration, during the presidential election petition, the Judiciary further nailed our confine and consigned the poor and vulnerable to be perpetual slaves in their motherland.
Undoubtedly, there is no gainsaying the fact that the ascendancy of the Jubilee administration to the highest office in the land has brought unimaginable hardship on the people. This administration has continuously monitored its officials plunder the national treasury to near zero. We are doomed.
I,The Banana Peddler is worried, Legend Wellington Opanga is worried, Maestro Shem Beverton Mukalo is worried, polymath Dikembe Disembe is worried, Hon Jim Bonnie is worried, my literature Professor Francis Kigondu is worried, Samson Ogola is worried, Oketch Kipkemei Ole Onyango is worried, Ronald Egerton, Joseph Lister Nyaringo is worried, Omollo Owuor Ngare is worried, Ayumba Ayodi is worried, Halligan Agade is worried, Maryanne Washiru Kibuthu is worried, My political professor, Hon John Moon is worried, Hon Jeremiah Gachora is worried, Hon Kibuga Kennedy is worried, Vincent Monteh Omara is worried, Tony Wuod Hilda is worried, Caleb Simba Bravo is worried, Omogambi Nyachae is worried, Onyinkwa Onyakundi is worried, Ndungu Nyoro is worried, Joseph Githu is worried, Willy Omosa is worried, even Kanze Dena is worried, Beauttah Keganda is worried, Bwocha Nyagemi Bwocha is worried, Anthony Kibagendi is worried, Cyprian Nyakundi is worried, Cyprian Nyamwamu is worried. Everyone is worried.