Kenyan Vultures: The Face of Latter Day Colonialists
You know them and have seen them; money is not their problem since they are the biggest investors in the country; and live ostentatiously with money which they got through corrupt ways, and do not pay taxes. They form zombie political parties which awaken during each election year and die when the elections are over. Their parties have no ideologies and they come up with empty promises every election year. They claim they will fight corruption in theory, yet they are the most corrupt people. They use the divide and rule tactic borrowed from the former white colonialists, to divide the poor Mwananchi. They are better known as the greedy Kenyan politicians.
It is only in Kenya where these political colonialists can bend the laws to best suit their interests and protect themselves from prosecution using the money they have stolen from the poor Mwananchi. It is only in Kenya where thieves who have been involved in multiple financial scandals and others awaiting trials at the ICC in The Hague, are allowed to vie for the presidency.
These political vampires use the game theory technique to get themselves in power; they know the weaknesses of their local community; they know how to manipulate, brainwash and intimidate the poor Mwananchi; they use deceptive language to penetrate the youth and create loyalists among lumpens. They are untouchables, win elections, rig themselves to power or nominate themselves to Parliament. They are there to stay, whether the voters elect or reject them.
Ever since these political colonialists took power, the Kenyan people have become more tribal than ever, corruption in Kenya has reached pandemic proportions, and the quality of education at the primary and secondary levels has seriously plummeted. The whole concept of free education was just one of their dirty tricks to fool the gullible Mwananchi. Enough teaching staff and equipment at schools are lacking. They themselves send their children to private schools where the quality of education is very high and then to overseas universities.
This is the first time in Kenyan history that the teachers, lecturers, doctors, nurses and matatus, all staged strike actions simultaneously. These latter day colonialists are not interested in the grievances of the poor Mwananachi; they are only concerned about inflating their salaries and allowances once they gain power. They are the most highly paid politicians in the world with huge allowances — packs that many politicians in Western Europe only dream of — yet they are often seen seeking financial aid from Europe: What a joke!
The only road to development in Kenya is to adopt party politics which is not based on individuals but on ideologies. These political parties must be made to pay taxes to avoid crowding the field with zombie parties. Kenyans should yearn for a time when this colonialist’s empire will crumble to pave the way for gifted Mwananchi to freely and fairly vie for a parliamentary seat without being muscled down. Kenya has many politically gifted people with great ideas and willing to bring changes, but these political vampires have sucked dry their political ambitions.
A time is coming when people will not be identified by their tribe(s) but as Kenyans and the tribal identity cards destroyed. Tribalism was a white colonialist’s ideology which is still being used today. A time is coming when the Kenyan law will be independent of the government’s power and the politician’s period in Parliament changed to a single term of five years only. Once one has served as an MP, the candidate should not be allowed to vie in the next election. This strategy is good for fighting political corruption. If a candidate has been accused of a crime or misused his or her position while in power, they should be held accountable in a court of law and jailed for life if found guilty.
The new Constitution should be made to serve the interests of Kenyans and the salaries and allowances of political figures reduced; they should all pay taxes. Their taxable income should be used to eradicate poverty; employ more teachers; buy educational materials; buy medical facilities; and create jobs to the youth. The politicians should not be judged by their empty promises, but by the kind of visible development they have brought in their local community; how they have helped in poverty eradication, and how they have facilitated the creation of awareness in their communities.