That politicians are masters of double-speak is not in doubt. Most of the time they promise heaven but deliver the opposite.
A good example is a first-time Governor from a county in Western who two weeks ago reassured striking nurses that he will address their plight.
The county boss explained to the medics that as a son of a former nurse, he was best placed to sort out their issues.
Guess what happened on Wednesday? County askaris stormed the house of the local Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General and kicked him out of the house owned by the County Government.
The son of the ex-nurse has now attracted the wrath of some county residents for being the tormentor in chief of Nurses.