Dear politician, stick to the matters that matter
SEE ALSO: Renewables top 90pc of Kenya’s powerI would expect that the leaders pushing for a service party would first realise that they are already in service! Why not deliver instead of promising? Why not do instead of dreaming? Why are we running our politics like busybodies who day-dream outside barbershops of running impressive businesses while doing little to make the dream a reality? The all-talk leadership needs to cease. We need more show-and-do leadership. We need better manufacturing conditions. We need cheaper energy and a more favourable tax regime to spur growth. This is what we expect from Jubilee. Where are the jobs we were promised? Who speaks of these things? What is more important, that we vote in 2022 or have jobs here and now to feed ourselves and our families?
SEE ALSO: It pays to put cash in empowering peopleWhile we argue about who will lead Kenya, why are we ignoring the fact that we are still not food secure? Why are we not addressing the fact that last month there was flooding and in six months there will be a drought warning? Our leaders have a task to accomplish. There is real work to be done; work that is central to Kenya's future. Today we joke about January being the month of hunger ('njaanuary') forgetting 'njaanuary' is a political creation. It exists because the housing pillar of the Big 4 agenda is yet to be implemented and the rent burden is growing heavier. To add insult to injury, the free primary education is not free anymore. Where it is, its quality has been questioned.
FEELING THE PINCHYour pocket is suffering because your politicians only see 2022 and not your pain. If education was truly free and of good quality; if you lived in an affordable house, had a job in the manufacturing sector; can access free health care and not suffering hunger because you are food secure, would you be feeling the pinch of 'Njaanuary.' The answer then does not lie in 2022; the answer lies in the now. Jubilee owes us a debt, and that debt is called the Big 4. That is what it promised, and that is what it must deliver. Its leaders need to stop the 2022 talk and fix this country now. Tomorrow will be too late. We the people deserve what is ours: a better Kenya sans ludicrous politics. So, dear politician, save the theatrics and let us deal with matters that matter. Mr Bichachi is a communication consultant. [email protected]
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