By Koech Chemelil
As the great literary icon the late Chinua Achebe aptly puts it, what the County governments will bring to this world definately ‘wears a hat’. Squange things are yet to happen, yet Governor Ken Lusaka has surpased the lead founding Pastor of the three-day grass Ministry(Evans Kidero) by purchasing ordinary wheelbarrows at a whopping ksh. 100,000 each for the Bungoma people!
Indeed, as our forefathers aptly put it, when fate places inside your mouth any juicy morsel, it would be very foolish for you to spit it out!
Chinua also mentions something about men who find themselves on top of the proverbial Iroko tree who must pluck out all necessary firewood to last for subsequent generations within their lineage!
I guess we should not be hard on Governor Lusaka for realising that buying wheelbarrows at normal pedestrian rates would not bring ‘enough firewood’ for his kinsmen.
We must applaud Governor Lusaka for at least bringing a few sample wheelbarrows for there are worse cases of ghost supplies.
We must also applaud Governor Lusaka for promoting the profile of wheelbarrows in his County. Who knows? We may even have tourists flocking to Bungoma to see with their naked eyes these costly Wheelbarrows!
Indeed, we should all toast to the ingenuity of this son of Mulembe for creating an extra-ordinary thing out of the ordinary.