Lav­ish JP launch and pompous show while peo­ple suf­fer

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

In­cum­bents or their po­lit­i­cal par­ties are usu­ally tempted to show po­lit­i­cal might us­ing state re­sources. But the re­sults are not al­ways cer­tain. It is there­fore im­por­tant to read the mood of the peo­ple and their un­der­ly­ing so­cioe­co­nomic con­di­tions. It would be in­ap­pro­pri­ate to be seen to be din­ing in a pompous show of af­flu­ence while the ma­jor­ity of the pop­u­lace gnashes their teeth be­cause of the poverty they live in and a raft of un­met cam­paign prom­ises. The Ju­bilee coali­tion has been in power for only slightly more than four years. It is now set to be­come one po­lit­i­cal party to­mor­row. This is with a well-chore­ographed show of might. The or­gan­is­ers of this event should be cog­nisant of the fact that much is still ex­pected from them in ser­vice de­liv­ery as stated in their 2013 man­i­festo. They must separate it from a govern­ment func­tion and en­sure state re­sources are not used.

FELIX ONYIEGO Kisii county

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