When will Kenya ever get a leader who is actually in touch with the needs of the citizens?
The ongoing wheelbarrow vs BBI debate is quite laughable.
While we understand that, Deputy President William Ruto probably has the interests of the ‘hustler’ electorate at heart, someone needs to hit him with a reality check: It is 2020.
Most hustlers out there are highly educated persons, who lack employment. What they need to be empowered with are tools that match their skills, not those that degrade their efforts to get through school.
Instead of wheelbarrows and hand-cart, what hustlers need are items such as laptops, that they can use to tap into the expansive money-making opportunities available on digital platforms.
On the other hand, ODM leader Raila Odinga also needs a reality check.
We understand that, he also probably has the interests of the country at heart, but the only solution to violence, and ethnic hatred is actively keeping our youth busy, and not passing passive policies such as the BBI proposals.
Imagine if the DP and Raila combined the resources currently being used to drive the BBI and wheelbarrow movements, to (logically) empower the Kenyan youth.
Just because we are classified as a third world country, does not mean we have to remain that way.
Just because you are self-made, from blue-collar jobs, ultimately to white-collar ones, does not mean we cannot make Kenya a fully white-collar economy.
The truth stings, but someone has to say it.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Uhuru allies plot to kick out Ruto as DP
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s men have hatched an elaborate scheme to politically annihilate Deputy President William Ruto, including kicking him out as the country’s second-in-command.
The Star has also learnt of new and urgent efforts to vanquish Ruto in Mt Kenya, just a day after violence rocked his function in Murang’a — Uhuru’s backyard. Two people were killed.
Angry allies of the President claim Ruto has taken the political showdown to Uhuru’s doorstep in a show of defiance to demonstrate that he is ready for war.
Schools Reopening: 4 Extra Costs Facing Parents & Teachers
Parents and teachers are set to finance some expenditures when schools reopen after the government opted to share the cost of upgrading institutions.
An Education Ministry training manual signed by Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang and Director-General Elyas Abdi detailed how the government, teachers and parents will share responsibilities.
In the document, the government indicated that parents will facilitate purchasing of desks. The government fears that its Ksh 1.9 billion allocation towards this project may not cover all public schools.
“Angry and Bitter Ruto Planning Violence in Kisumu,” Junet Alleges
Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed has sensationally claimed that DP Ruto and his allies are responsible for the violence that left two people dead in Kenol town, Murang’a county on Sunday.
Speaking in a presser on Monday, the National Assembly Minority Whip said Ruto is angry, bitter and entitled.
According to the outspoken lawmaker, the Deputy President is orchestrating another political clash in Kisumu ahead of his planned visit.
Do you think President Uhuru Kenyatta has sanctioned the ongoing DP Ruto ouster drama within the Jubilee Party, or are some leaders way in over their heads?