5 steps we can take for a better Kenya
At the moment, Kenya is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There is a cocktail of diseases ailing our motherland. Chief among them is corruption or wanton misuse of public resources.
What can we do?
I have thought of five (5) key steps that can sanitize our country and liberate us from bondage.
1) improve our ethics and behaviour
Corrupt dealings starts from our thinking. If we sanitize our thoughts, then we can do away with corruption. We look forward for the day when the word corrupt will exist only in our dreams and of course in the dictionary.
2). Strengthen our laws and regulations on corruption
There are those who argue that Kenya does not have a deficit of good laws. The problem is that we are not committed towards implementing the existing laws to the letter. I partially agree.
However, the laws are sometimes lenient on big fish as Professor PLO Lumumba calls them.
It is immoral for us to give instant and severe punishment for chicken and mobile phone thieves while those who have raped our economy are tossing Champaign and visiting exotic world destinations for holidays.
3) assassinate impunity in Kenya
Impunity is one of largest problem in Kenya. This is a situation where some people in our society break the law and nothing happens to them. The law just like a saw should apply equally for every one their position in life notwithstanding.
Some people kill and main others and nothing happens. In fact we glorify thieves, suspected murderers, robbers and other outlaws.
4) elect and nominate people of integrity to hold public offices
We easily elect people who have failed to deliver in other sectors of the economy. These are our heroes or that is how it seems to me.
Otherwise how can we explain the nomination of political failures to serve in foreign missions?
5) stop tribalism and nepotism
Tribalism and nepotism is killing this country. When most employees in a public office are of the same tribe as the chief executive officer means that there is a problem.