February 25th 2018

Opinion / Free Press View

Kenyans are to blame for our woes

For many years in our country we have witnessed several tycoons and prominent people coming up with allegations to show how they are disgusted of how things are run in the country.

By Owen WasongaTuesday, 31 May 2016 09:44 EAT

For many years in our country we have witnessed several tycoons and prominent people coming up with allegations to show how they are disgusted of how things are run in the country. But what we don’t know about these people is that they have the courage, attitude and aptitude to stand out from the rest and speak about things that affect the common ‘mwananchi’. The common citizen elect new leaders expecting change from them but when they get those seats they neglect them. It is true that the current statuesque is quite frustrating because the whole country is complaining about insecurity, debts from other foreign countries and also corruption which is a major challenge to our country.

The big question is, what are we doing as a country to show that we embrace change? Well change starts with all of us and each and every individual is required to play a part in the society effectively.

Most of the Activists we have say that we will never move on if we don’t speak up our troubles and that the government and the opposition should work hand in hand for us to grow as a country. People are afraid to speak up because if they do, not all of them go unpunished. A good example is the photojournalist and activist Boniface Mwangi who at one particular time tried to disrupt the President at a National function in the name that he was representing the citizens to show their grievances. He was arrested and locked up. This brings about fear and makes people not to talk of what seems to be dissatisfying them. But have we ever though that they are other means of calling upon the government and the corporate society to intervene and change the status of this country?

The economy of Kenya is fluctuating and this is what seems to be chasing away investors because they are not guaranteed of returns at the end. It is called the unpleasing statuesque. The economy will only grow if each and every person will play his/her part and utilization of resources so that the country will not have to seek refuge from the foreign countries.

Kenya is marked as one of the leading African countries in corruption and this affects us as a whole because other foreign investors shy away from us hence obvious that the country’s economy will keep on deteriorating. Businessmen will never be pleased with the current statuesque because they thrive to come up with strategies to suite their firms and not to be at the same level with the “common mwananchi.’’

Most renown entrepreneurs like Robert Kiyosaki, a Japanese tycoon blame the education system for having not meeting the needs for the current outside market hence difficult to curb problems affecting the society. He calls it the Unpleasing statuesque. He further adds that if at any point in time you will be satisfied by the current happening of a society, then you are not innovative.

We can also say that the current political battle for supremacy affects the statuesque in that the opposition and the government are having a communication breakdown because the opposition are not satisfied by how things are the way they are. This is evident by the current demonstrations carried out in the streets.

We are the definers of our society and we all say that change starts with us therefore let’s have  bring the change that we all ought to have to deal with the unpleasing statuesque. Lets call it an end to the robot existence and be natural.


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