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A failing legacy?

By | May 2nd 2012

By John Gerezani

My grandpa happens to be my greatest fan and critic so l wasn’t surprised the other day when he visited and launched a tirade against a piece I’d done not so long ago on Izzo.

He reckons that l unfairly target hamstrung implementers instead of outing the policy makers.

He could be hovering below the 10 per cent level in most opinion polls, he could have been bumped off the G7 bandwagon by the very fellas on whose behalf he trotted the globe on the ill-conceived and poorly executed shuttle junket, but it is too early to write off Wiper as he has ample time to work things out to secure a legacy.

unsafe foundation

Both smarters and netizens alike are agreed that rhetoric is not a safe foundation upon which to build a legacy. Five years down the line and Wiper has to ask himself why he still trails uncle Moody in popularity in the department.

What did our Papa do right that Wiper has deviated from? In gauging these two dudes, l am alive to the fact that they pack distinct characteristics peculiar to their backgrounds but that’s for another day.

By the time uncle left, the department was operating on a well thought out and predictable five-year strategic plan. The Madoka report was but a replica of that plan but as if wanting to chart out its own path, the Wiper regime kinda fumbled along the way and what we have left is an underfunded department that cannot fully execute its reform agenda.

The GJLOS kitty that bankrolled most reforms under Uncle suddenly pressed the mute button. The expensively assembled Madoka report has never seen the inside of bunge for adoption, yet it was the main plank for seeking more chwaa from gava for reforms.

big potential

Questions abound as to why neti cannot be made semi-autonomous like KWS despite the millions it rakes in for gava with a potential for more.

There could be a couple of good things that Wiper has done but he will also have to live with the fact that it’s under his watch that the first ever smarters’ strike occurred in the country and also when the first ever coverage on national TV of naked cowering netizens being thwacked senseless amidst screams was screened.

He will go down in the annals of history as having publicly stopped the police from investigating that purely criminal matter in the guise that it would be dealt with administratively thus allowing the suspects to resume duty even before the conclusion of the inquiry.

In my cleaning duties at HQ, word in the corridors is that tribalism and cronyism has peaked with people with integrity issues getting promotions to key posts.

Such are the shenanigans that Uncle Moody had done away with.

Whereas uncle left an enviable but now ageing fleet of Moody Hoppas which are crying out for replacement, Wiper was proud to be launching a fleet of boda-boda motorbikes which to my untrained eye looked like counterfeit Hondas.

high clearance

The video footage and photos before me could be lying but could the local franchise owners of the Honda brand together with Kebs kindly confirm authenticity. The procurement officers should know that netis need high clearance dirt bikes for the farms and errands as these bonokos will soon prove right the adage ‘cheap is expensive’.

Yet as smarters await a second pair of uniforms, netizens question the disappearance of kunguru from the stores and the cheap quality whenever spasmodic supplies are made as they wonder whether the long awaited shoes, sweaters and bed sheets were a PR gimmick.

Wiper has to tell Kenyans how many acres of grabbed neti land has been recovered in his tenure and why the inertia in Syokimauring the numerous illegal developments lying on the Nairobi West, Kitale, Lang’o, lnda, K44 and Athi River neti lands amongst others.

We want boldness for on such are legacies built. He can count on my support if he does these. As for grandpa, l hope with this piece our dues are settled.

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