Kenya is a peculiar democracy. As the countdown to the General Election begins, the political theatre of the absurd has already started to unravel. As we speak, some politicians could be bowing, cash in hand, before bedraggled witch doctors they believe have powers to turn their fortunes at the ballot around.
Needless to say, the stampede to places of worship has also begun and the clergy will, inevitably, have a busy time ‘anointing’ men and women keen to inherit the political kingdom.
Councils of elders right from the village to the nationally reknowned like the Njuri Ncheke, will have more visitors at their doorstep seeking endorsement. Amorphous groups such as the Mungiki and MRC will also have new friends as elections draw closer.
Truth is, these groups perhaps besides the witch doctors, command fanatical following, and politicians know this, all the way to the polling booths. That, perhaps, attests to the immaturity of our democracy where some voters don’t make their own choice as democracy dictates, but believe their leaders know best — on their behalf.
When did M-Pesa start snail farm?
Mr William Omondi has a simple question for Safaricom: How long does it take for a customer’s M-Pesa cash deposit to reflect on their accounts?
Well, Omondi deposited cash through an M-Pesa agent in Kisumu ten days ago but his account is yet to be updated.
Appalled by the sluggish pace he called Customer Care and was assured his account would be updated.