For a man that has been the President since March 2013 in Kenya. You would think he would think more clearer about his words and what message he sends across. Because, it is not like this Kenyan President since 2013 have delivered any significant development, except for a huge White Elephant named the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).
That is why it’s amazing to see that President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks of development and how its ought to look like. The man has had the time and the ability to deliver some if he cared. However, the President has been caught up in a web of corruption and loan-drives, which has enveloped into a dark spiral of fiscal responsibility. Also doing this in such a manner, that the Kenyan government will struggle with the debt burden created with very little too none to show for it.
Just read the words from the President:
“ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, November 25, 2020 – President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta urged African governments to put their citizens at the centre of delivering service during Africa Delivery Exchange 2020, a virtual event that opened Tuesday” (…) ““Our people know and understand what development ought to look like and what benefits it should bring to their social-economic wellbeing. Therefore, any failure to quickly address the missing middle within the development paradigm could create a deficiency of trust between the electorate and those in positions of leadership,” Kenyatta said” (African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – ‘Africans “know and understand what development ought to look like,” says President Uhuru Kenyatta’ 25.11.2020, APO Group – Africa Newsroom).
It is like Kenyatta knows the rights things to say and do. However, his own track record is abysmal. The man haven’t done anything. Nothing substantial. His legacy will be grand-corruption and a Presidential Handshake. The forged and rubbish Building Bridges Initiative, which is only for the elites to eat more and not for the general public to get a better government.
President Kenyatta knows this. He used the Cambridge Analytica to spread his messages to the masses. To secure the elections and rig it in favour of him. Odinga saved him with the handshake and bought him time. This way he could work in peace and without any real opposition. That is why Kenyatta doesn’t have to deliver anything. Since there is nobody to outplay or outperform. The opposition is compromised by the BBI and he can do whatever he feels.
The Jubilee Coalition and the Jubilee Party have been a winner for him. It has given the man time. However, he has not delivered any development or the “big four” or anything else he has promised to do. If he has delivered anything in his time … its more debt and interest rates on the next administration.
President Kenyatta can talk big game, but his only talk. This man is not about implementing it or making it happening himself. He has spent all these years in office and not delivered. It will not change now in his second term. That is just not happening. This is why the BBI is such a big thing. Because, the President got nothing else… nothing else and it will not do magic. It is a forced referendum and not the trick to solve all the issues at the present time. Peace.