Archive | June, 2009

A LIFE OF INDIGENCE ONLY CONFERS UPON US AN ETERNITY OF WRETCHEDNESS

30 Jun

I say it plainly without horns or thorns. The circumstance that a man has lived in poverty here is no ground for apprehending that this shall procure for him after this brief life an eternity of wretchedness upon the compendious stay on earth. It’s this consolation that makes some painfully meek, and some eternally withdrawn from confronting the woes of the day stage-managed by Kenyan leadership.

The middle class bracket is expeditiously shrinking, the poverty index I s reaching for the skies, and low wage workers can scarcely manage the month with their minimum wage. Across the river the politicians are dining, wining, and ordering more from across the borders. They don tunics from abroad whilst their constituents walk half naked, thanks to escalating poverty.  It’s difficult to deem these leaders worthy of greater esteem when they can never agree on anything except that which spruces up their already too elegant livelihoods.

Inciting violence along ethnic lines almost destroyed Kenya after the contested election results. The coalition government now has wasted every chance to repair those fractures that resulted from the madness. It’s intelligibly obvious that the post-election hecatomb was arranged by people with money; they bought the jobless youth because the youth need something to eat each day. They still make it impossible for well paying jobs to be readily available because they need stone-throwers next election. I’ve heard them talk of “Kazi kwa Vijana”. They go on to declare how they are creating thousands of jobs like plumbing, masonry, carpentry, trench-digging, rabbit rearing, the lot. Pray, each year our universities, High schools and tertiary colleges send out graduates in the thousands…giving them “powers to read and do all” that appertains to their respective fields.  

These graduates find no jobs for which their livelihoods can be sustained because the economy is weak, and students are generally taught to pass exams. Not to navigate the global village. You must no longer wonder why Organized crime is on the increase. The engineers, lawyers, political scientists, nurses, sociologists, trained teachers are sucked into crime. Such brains are not small. They easily out wit our ill-educated police force. It’s because of indigence. It’s because of the politicians and lack of policy implementation. It’s because of diligent citizens are not rewarded with systems and policies that work. We must not blame the political leadership. We only must admonish it.

A LIFE OF INDIGENCE ONLY CONFERS UPON US AN ETERNITY OF WRETCHEDNESS.

30 Jun

I say it plainly without horns or thorns. The circumstance that a man has lived in poverty here is no ground for apprehending that this shall procure for him after this brief life an eternity of wretchedness upon the compendious stay on earth. It’s this consolation that makes some painfully meek, and some eternally withdrawn from confronting the woes of the day stage-managed by Kenyan leadership.
The middle class bracket is expeditiously shrinking, the poverty index I s reaching for the skies, and low wage workers can scarcely manage the month with their minimum wage. Across the river the politicians are dining, wining, and ordering more from across the borders. They don tunics from abroad

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whilst their constituents walk half naked, thanks to escalating poverty. It’s difficult to deem these leaders worthy of greater esteem when they can never agree on anything except that which spruces up their already too elegant livelihoods.
Inciting violence along ethnic lines almost destroyed Kenya after the contested election results. The coalition government now has wasted every chance to repair those fractures that resulted from the madness. It’s intelligibly obvious that the post-election hecatomb was arranged by people with money; they bought the jobless youth because the youth need something to eat each day. They still make it impossible for well paying jobs to be readily available because they need stone-throwers next election. I’ve heard them talk of “Kazi kwa Vijana”. They go on to declare how they are creating thousands of jobs like plumbing, masonry, carpentry, trench-digging, rabbit rearing, the lot. Pray, each year our universities, High schools and tertiary colleges send out graduates in the thousands…giving them “powers to read and do all” that appertains to their respective fields.
These graduates find no jobs for which their livelihoods can be sustained because the economy is weak, and students are generally taught to pass exams. Not to navigate the global village. You must no longer wonder why Organized crime is on the increase. The engineers, lawyers, political scientists, nurses, sociologists, trained teachers are sucked into crime. Such brains are not small. They easily out wit our ill-educated police force. It’s because of indigence. It’s because of the politicians and lack of policy implementation. It’s because of diligent citizens are not rewarded with systems and policies that work. We must not blame the political leadership. We only must admonish it.

NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGULATION

23 Jun

Nairobi city Council has issued a decree soon to come into force,that all private cars be left out of the CBD. That means only a few PSVs shall be permitted to transit denizens into the city centre. I beg to differ with this directive to the extent of the difference. I speak for Kenyans with disability; i am a conscious advocate of such a marginalized constituency, and i shudder at the prospects of the disabled e.g. the paraplegics, the blind; leaving their vehicles far off, and being carried or the fortunate ones wheeling themselves all the way to the CBD. If the directive is such that it is implemented unfettered, without due consideration to the plight of citizens with disability, won’t that disenchant, profile, dehumanize further and disadvantage the disabled? What would be wrong if that regulation grants exemption to persons with disability? Fear grips me that it is exceedingly intriguing and somewhat provoking to our collective imaginations to ponder as to the real anguish and dehumanizing circumstance of the practicality of the responsible Portfolio’s directive, which will not allow persons with disability to realize participatory progress on Millennium Development Goals.

KAZI KWA VIJANA;WHICH WAY?

23 Jun

Unlike Dionysius the areopagite of Athens , i harbour no intention to convert souls or baptise children of men. But only strive in the beauty of light to see and venture into that which this humble servant can do inclined to that which is truly essential. The government of Kenya,it seems to me, remains so long on policy and short on implementation. Talk of the Kazi kwa Vijana mantra that now fills every newspaper page and consumes time in policy fora. What kind of Kazi is the government refering to? Has it categorized the youth? There are the educated, the uneducated,the lot. When the government fears wise spending and shuns lateral policy implementation there’s hardly any diagonal employment growth that can be realised.
Organized crime in Kenya is expeditiously expanding horizontally. Most of the masterminds are well educated fellows who have fallen off the wagon of gainful employment. To stop this worrying trend of High school and University graduates being sucked into crime, it’s time that economic policy has to be re-examined and implemented without political connotations for self gain.

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22 Jun

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