JUBILEE AND ITS FAILED MANIFESTO
By Osano Cavine
| March 5th 2017
Keen Kenyans must be wary of 3rd February 2013. It was a hyped day when Jubilee coalition then composed of The National Alliance, The United Republican Party, the National Rainbow Coalition and the Republican Congress Party of Kenya launched their manifesto, a document built on three pillars; Umoja, Uchumi and Uwazi.
Under these three pillars were placed the objectives of then to be Jubilee coalition Government. Myriads of ideas were proposed in the document which was to convince Kenyans that the Jubilee Government is the Government that represented the aspirations of the new generation of Kenyans who were swiftly embracing technology and who could consider anything technology driven as fancy.
And with the high number of unemployed youths in Kenya, this document and its launch would attract a huge brand of unemployed youths who would embrace it as a convincing path to prosperity.
But was the Jubilee manifesto just a blank document of perceived promises, a tool to excite a section of Kenyans thirsty for new stuff or was it just an assemblage of lies crafted by devious hype amateurs out to lure Kenyans?
Four years of Jubilee in power and they are unable to account for a number of projects completed by the Government.
A Government that came to power and is speculated to have hired one of the biggest public relation firms barely six months into office after realising that they actually had no idea how to commit themselves to the promises they had made to Kenyans.
Instead of service delivery, the president and his Deputy seem to have been divided on not how to correctly implement the Government projects, but how to reward their loyalists.
Cabinet positions became tokens of appreciation to individuals and communities perceived to have contributed to the success of the Jubilee coalition election into power.
Government officials have been accused of massive corruption. Looting is done in broad daylight, millions of shillings are lost in the hands of few people leaving majority Kenyans.
As hungry Kenyans waited with anticipation for this ‘youthful’ Government to perform the miracles they had promised Kenyans, the price of a kilogram of Flour has risen gracefully from Sh 80 to Sh 120.
The Government has borrowed too much. More than 200 billion has been borrowed, the youths are still waiting for the Government to employ them, some of the roads are still poor.
A country that its leadership treats audit of its accounts as trespass cannot stand on a podium in front of Kenyan people about its 3rd pillar of its manifesto.
To me, I feel there is a lot the Government needs to do in order to deliver on its promises.This is the only way the common mwananchi will appreciate the current Government.
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