What gang­ster life is this? Is fight­ing now a nec­es­sary qual­i­fi­ca­tion to join city pol­i­tics?”

The East African - - OPINION -

Ap­par­ently we live in a rep­re­sented democ­racy and the peo­ple elected rep­re­sent us. Over the past few months, I’ve been won­der­ing what Nairobi has be­come. Who is rep­re­sent­ing us and are they re­ally a re­flec­tion of us? Do we be­have this way? We have seen our gov­er­nor recording his "achieve­ments" and us­ing un­con­ven­tional meth­ods to solve is­sues.

How­ever, the most re­cent mind­bog­gling, cring­ing and dis­com­bob­u­lated mo­ment was watch­ing Speaker Beatrice Elachi be­ing kicked out of her of­fice.

The news video showed her stand­ing be­side a dark ma­hogany table. The kind that you only pur­chase at brand fur­ni­ture stores and prob­a­bly costs about six fig­ures. And she tested her pep­per spray to make sure that

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