OPEN LETTER TO UHURU KENYATTA
I respect the fact that your name has a Kenya in it.
I respect that your dad is one of the founding fathers of this nation.
I respect that 6 million Kenyans chose you including me.
I respect that you want the Kenyan population to grow[thanks to free maternity and laptops]
I respect that you tell the youth to stop drinking and to build the nation[how ironic]
It's not that my respect is worth anything to you but it could earn you a vote come 2017.
However humourous this article may sound, I assure you it is of utmost solemnity.
I have waited for nearly two days for you to snap out of that high quality joint you seem to have shared with RUTO but to no avail. At fist I thought it was a Robin Hood move but I was totally wrong. As Einstein would say it, if you want something done better do it yourself. I have therefore taken the liberty to replace your highly “esteemed advisors” on a certain matter because they seem to be misleading you.
Accepting your salary to be reduced by 20% was highly noble yet very pointless. To add salt to injury you were urging Kenyans to do the same, which Kenyans? Is it the same Kenyans whose salary after tax deduction equals zero, the same Kenyans you want to con with the railway scandal or did you mean our so called ”leaders” who go on holidays 24/7 discussing nothing of importance? The same leaders who want more money for less work, the very same leaders you have a problem taming. Not forgetting the teachers who cannot allow their salaries to be cut since they barely survive with the peanuts they currently earn. On rare occasions do I agree with Raila Odinga but on this one I approve his stance. There is no point in reducing your salary yet the basic commodities are still very expensive to the common mwananchi. What you should be doing as a government is implementing things that impact the people directly. Your argument is to first collect those funds then use them to cut the prices of commodities, this country being the Kenya I know, those funds could end up in peoples pockets[Kenyan leaders are very good magicians] or even part of it may be used appropriately and the rest could disappear. The best move you could have done is to first reduce the prices then collect the funds to meet the deficit. Another key issue is our Kenyan leaders. Unless you have a mechanism of preventing them from find other ‘ways” of recovering this money which you have forced them to give up, then the light at the end of the tunnel is way dimmer.