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Things Kenyans do

03 May 2016, 13:29 Shakila Alivitsa

Have you ever been so happy to be unemployed? I know, just the other day it was Labor Day. So we had Monday off. Let us introduce Tuesday. I left the house at around 10.30am and I was getting to wherever I was going at 12.30pm. This is a journey from Rongai-my home to Rongai-main town. The traffic is horrendous. I commiserate with all of you that have to be in Nairobi today.

People are going to spend the whole day trying to get to work so that they do not get fired and by the time they get there, it is going to be too late, so they are going to spend the whole night trying to get back home. I am praying for the whole lot of you that it does not rain today because it looks like it is going to.

Kenyans are irrational

I have a friend. He is sort of the boss for the Kenyan branch but he still has to check in with his boss back in South Africa. So he sat his boss down when it was looking like people are being swept by floods and told the boss, ‘I can basically work from anywhere. So what we are not going to do is spend the whole day trying to come to the office and end up doing nothing just to put up a front. I am going to do my work from home if that is okay with you. Better productivity and better time management.’ The boss agreed.

So my friend is at the moment at home, already working by 8 or if he likes, even six and that is okay. Most Kenyan bosses are not going to see their employees today, not because they are not working but because the employee is trying to make it to work because the boss is not someone that is rational. It is the internet era; if your employees can work from home that is your secret by the way. But if you have to see their faces, with this flooding, traffic and chaos-you are about to lose a lot in terms of efficiency, labor, productivity and time. Be open minded as long as you do not own a bank.

I am telling you, today the roads look horrendous.

Live in unstable buildings

Wait, before you start telling me bout affordability and life. Yesterday while watching the news, the news people gave us a tour of Huruma and some of the rentals that were presently being vacated as a result of last Friday’s tragedy.  I am not saying Kenyans are the only people that do such things but Kenyans are the type to not show cowardice in the face of death. Those people saw that building, with a crooked wall, a few stories high, cracked walls and a not-so-stable foundation but they were like, ‘If all of these people are surviving, we can too and turned a blind eye to it. I am not sure if this is being brave or being very spiritual but hands down, the guys in Huruma are really … (I do not even have a word for it).

I obviously understand where this people come from because my mother asked me why they cannot move but the simple answer is, ‘If they could, don’t you think they would. Huruma is convenient. Your work is ten shillings away, affordable school is around the corner and you do not have a landlord telling you, you cannot live ten people in one house. I get it but still…

Kenyan officials have perfected the art of sounding stupid and making us look stupid

‘We do not have the equipment to demolish those building neither the expertise.’

So why are you in charge? Vacate the office and let the people who can do this thing do it. Like really, I really do not like it when I cannot slap someone and I am itching to. My mother was once building a house and she was harassed on a daily basis by those officials, ‘where is the architect?’ ‘Where is your permit?’ ‘Where is the plan?’

On the site.

You want to tell me this people did not do the same for Huruma? Get out of here with that. If you know you were slid some few coins to keep quiet about something, just continue doing so and stop making up foolish excuses to tell us.

’67 of the 500 building inspected are the ones that are not built properly.’ I bet you it is the other way around. Less than 67 are safe and the rest are the ones that need demolishing. This is Kenya.

- MyNews24

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