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Sustainable pill for healing the sickening corruption in Kenya

LETTERS
By Dennis Okello | November 2nd 2021

The best way to solve the whole puzzle on corruption is to sanitize the value system and redefine it to fit the behavioural and cultural absurdities that cleanse and uphold it.

It would be easy to talk about what fuels corruption that’s greed and need among others but we forget to mention what sires corruption which to me remains and will remain the rotten value system.

If you bribe your daughter to stop crying is that need or greed?

If you lie to be affirmed is that greed or need?

Let us preach the right virtues and live by them that’s the only way out of corruption. It’s the only thing each of us practices on daily basis but still hate others for practising it better.

There is no theory about it. Until we sacrifice to be the martyrs of good values that our next generation will cherish to inherit, let us start living by the right values from homes, workplaces etc. 

It is a difficult journey considering those we appreciate for the position of mentors and role models are unfortunately compromised. Some even celebrate and canonise us when we tread on the wheel of corruption.

Case in point, a ‘thief’ is appreciated with a noble job for ‘noble theft’ in a political context. We should shun this by action through churning out good values in all tendencies.

We will win if we stop pretending we are saints and others are sinners or demons.

We will write several articles on corruption cases, but until we become the change we want to see, the rest will be absurd theatrics in its cull de sac.

Lead by example remembering it all falls and rises in leadership.

The writer, Dennis Owuor Okello, is a health practitioner. [email protected]  

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