It's sad that, in this country, big money thieves are adored and revered to an extent that they're considered heroes in their backyards, instead of being shunned and treated as pariahs. Those who have been mentioned in mega scandals, involving millions or billions of taxpayers money, are even more feared and respected here. We even defend them as "mwizi wetu!" In countries like China, they are hanged or shot in a public arena, while in Japan they commit suicide due to the immense shame that will hang over their families, like an ominous cloud, for generations.
When will Kenyans wake to the reality that there is no messianic figure, who will come from outside, to change the status quo in this country? After every five years, we wake up at dawn to elect known thieves, drug barons and incorrigibly corrupt individuals to high office, just because they come from our tribes, then we expect people from outside the country to help us! How?
Whatever Dr Ndii's motive was, when he aptly described what the sudden surge in unearthing the rampant looting in the Jubilee government is all about, during a recent appearance on KTN's #CheckPoint; one thing is clear: it's a very difficult time to be William Ruto, if he is indeed targeted.
We allow egotistic and irreparably corrupt idiots to lead us right from the political front to our hallowed corridors of the academia, but still hope that all shall be well. Why do we keep doing the same thing, the same way, over and over, but expect different results?
Under Jubilee's watch, we have seen a salonist register 20 companies at once, get awarded tenders to supply ordinary air to the gov't, and then go ahead to withdraw over 100 million from a bank, using sacks, within hours! This are things that we see in blockbuster movies, but they actually happen here in Kenya.
Gauging from the recent reactions of these two Jubilee mouthpieces, all indications are that they are most likely in the thick of things, in this barbaric rip-off, where money belonging to the youth was systematically siphoned into private pockets, through fictitious accounts in 28 banks. The two are visibly rattled.
But being in Kenya where one would 'rather die than resign" as Kimunya famously once declared, the IEBC has arrogantly overstayed its welcome, even after their British comrades in the Chickengate scandal were thrown into jail!
The new narrative that everyone is corrupt is complete hogwash aimed at spreading the guilt of a blatantly gluttonous ruling elite, who steal a whopping one third of the country's budget annually! The gargantuan gap between the rich and the poor is an appalling ignominy that calling it immoral will be a perfect understatement.
If we were serious about cancelling exams because of cheating, then the entire last year's KCSE exams should have been cancelled ASAP. Punishing a few among many thieves is not a solution. What we are teaching those who stole the exams and got away with it is that, it is ok to steal so long as you don't get caught! That the end justifies corrupt means!