Monthly Archives: July 2018

Lessons and Reasons for Kenya’s governance missteps

I wrote this in 2015. Uhuru is now implementing my suggestions and hopefully the “handshake” gives him the political cover he needs to reboot Kenya

Freedom and choice

The Kenya state is under the greatest threat of becoming undone because of lack of resolute leadership since independence of replacing the colonial legacy of corruption and tribalism with national values that benefit all.

The reason why democracy has failed to stop rampant corruption and tribalism in Kenya can be traced to lack of National values. If you look at countries like Botswana, Mauritius and South Africa that have successful democracies and economies since independence you will realize that the founding presidents made  conscious decision to promote national values. In Botswana  President Khama grew up in a family of  Chiefs . This experience helped the president in ruling. Here is how Foreign policy magazine illustrated this.

It is Botswana’s history of visionary leadership, especially in the years following independence, that best explains its success. Sir Seretse Khama, Botswana’s founding president, came from a family of Bamangwato chiefs well regarded for their benevolence and integrity…

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