Loose talk costs Jubilee precious goodwill
16 September 2014, 21:00
Nairobi - The apparent deep-seated fear exhibited via ear-splitting
insults, finger pointing, and name-calling is not a very tasteful political
ingredient. Trading accusations and counter-accusations between the two major
political outputs is dangerously embracing a not-so-lovable crescendo. Soon,
fists, slaps, and even throat-cutting insults will be the order of the day.
The Jubilee Administration is blindly behaving as jealous
campaign competitors would when they did win the general elections many months
ago. It is unfortunate that the top lieutenants hitting back at every
opposition comment (however insignificant and politically irrelevant) are being
given a go-ahead nod by their principals sitting in the State House.
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The youths are disillusioned and have no tangible hopes of
ever making ends meet any time soon. Contrary to our expectations, it seems
Jubilee is hell-bent on recycling retirees, political loyalists and the least
qualified personnel. A generous chunk of these ‘old-tough-young-Turks’ are in
fact successful failures in their political backyards. Coupled with numerous
failed promises ranging from the laptops to every Kindergarten graduate to a
hundred thousand jobs for the youth, the Jubilee administration is walking on a
tight rope in a chilly and horrible political atmosphere.
Cheap, misleading, and retrogressive sycophancy is becoming
the order of the day. Whilst Kenyans strife to make ends meet, the very same
self-proclaimed saviour of the unemployed is busy misdirecting every available
job opportunity to the least deserving quarters. As CORD edges closer to a
referendum showdown, the more the government seems less committed to delivering
on its manifesto. The best its foot soldiers are doing is insulting and
threating those exercising their constitutional rights both inside the
government and outside the live-threating confines of the rejuvenated opposition.
Kenyans want jobs, food, shelter and readily accessible
medical services and not eternal political outbursts and senseless name-calling
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