It takes someone special to be compared to Mobutu Sese Seko who built a palace in the 1970s in his village Gbadolite in then Zaire or in today’s Democratic Republic of Congo. This place is now known as a ghost-village an a relic of a big-man’s fall. A dictator who ran Zaire for decades until the 1990s wars overthrew him. However, today’s story isn’t about him, but about someone else.
Someone who loves to use PR and want to be positive light of the Republic. In Machakos County, there is Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua. Who belongs to Maendeleo Chap Chap Party and is a loose canon. Not only a week ago, the man stated the Republic didn’t have money to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Days later, the same man opens up his new offices. Which is a castle, a State House and the grandness of dictator. The County Governor has built himself a mansion to reign from in Machakos County. It is like the man has spent fortunes on a new building, which is so grand that it makes other government building cry.
Dr. Mutua can say his invested in hospitals and others. As he showed earlier last month in temporary measures in stadiums and alike. However, the Governor has still used his time in office and allocated funds to build this mansion for himself. This a palace.
Mutua should know this, but expect him to say otherwise. This is a choice of priorities. Just like the same fellows are giving themselves a pay-rise and allowances. Because they can and want to do so.
The signal Mutua is sending is that he has a small-dick and needs to boost his grandeur in this way. Sure, he could spent fortunes on Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s too. However, they might get easier stuck on the back-roads of the County. That is why he has spent on SUVs and similar cars.
You cannot believe Mutua has the best interests of the public at hand. When he spends a fortune building a magnificent White House in his county.
So, now Mutua got his Gbadolite of Kenya is a thing. Mutua is the new Mobutu. He must be proud. The waste of funds. This is spoiling the budgets so he can live as greatest Governor of the Republic. Instead of using this money to pay salaries or create actual development. He has instead built himself a palace. That is the sort of man Mutua is.
Everything else is just PR. He wants to be King, he got a palace now, but he doesn’t have the title. Neither, has he been coronation from the public happened either. He needs to rename the County to Kingdom, because that makes sense with this sort of palace. Peace.