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The in­sti­tu­tion called mar­riage is the most im­por­tant in­sti­tu­tion on earth. The small­est unit of a coun­try is the fam­ily and then you go to the vil­lage, di­vi­sion, lo­ca­tion, dis­trict, county and then coun­try. If this in­sti­tu­tion is not strength­ened and de­fined in law, we will end up hav­ing prob­lems that we are hav­ing in our coun­try.”


“We have no­ticed with a lot of con­cern that the prob­lems we en­counter in the county gov­ern­ments are be­cause the mem­bers of the county as­sem­blies can­not over­see the gov­er­nors. Most of them do not un­der­stand the bud­get or the funds they re­ceive. A story has been go­ing round that a cer­tain gover­nor in the northern east­ern re­gion tells his county assem­bly that this is un­con­sti­tu­tional, when he does not want a par­tic­u­lar item in a bud­get. He tells them that be­cause most of them do not un­der­stand and have not gone to school. Gov­er­nors mis­ap­pro­pri­ate funds sim­ply be­cause no one can question their bud­get. Putting a re­quire­ment for a mem­ber of the county assem­bly to have, at least, a diploma is some­thing, as a coun­try, that we should sup­port.”

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