The struggle continues


Portal of service delivery? No Mr. President!

There is a saying in Kiswahili that goes, “Chema chajiuza, Kibaya chajitembeza”. In its literal translation, Good things sell, bad ones don’t. This is exactly the mediocrity that the Jubilee government is attaching to its record. The government has set up a website to sensitize the public on what they have achieved in the four years they have been in office.

It is imperative for the jubilee government to soul-search on where they went wrong. The public have been sensitized enough by the failed government responsibility, and as popularly done by Kenyans, they have moved on. We are only staring at the conspicuous failure that the government has exhibited, without no iota of shame.

When the term failure is mentioned, the Jubilee government resort to frowning at the truth or sometimes try to clothe it with their myriad of lies in full glare of cameras. It is common for both the president and his deputy to resort to the media to counter the truth in the public domain with all sorts of lies and arrogance. The last mile connectivity is one area where such can be proved. In an attempt to hoodwink the public, the government and its agents have come up with all sorts of figures that are not consistent, though they originate from the same entity..

The #DeliveryPortal is nothing but a clothed PR tool and campaign platform. Ideally, the development projects should be felt and seen, not told. Furthermore, Kenyans in their curiosity to shame, have poked several inconsistencies in the so called delivery portal. For instance, from the portal the KKendu-Bay-Oyugis road has been tarmacked, or is in the process of being tarmacked, but on the ground, the citizens are crying their lungs out due to the pathetic state of the road.

Mr. president, Delivery portal iis a good gesture, but it should complement developments that can be felt on the ground. This platform only serve a small section of Kenyans who have access to the digital platforms. In case these are the projects you promised us, be informed a larger section is left out. Majority wants to physically see the good roads, the prices of basic commodities going down, clean water in their surroundings and good schools for their children. With these, you will not need the

Statement to Sossion.

As Bridge International Academies employee, and having crisscrossed the country while discharging my duties, which by extension touches on quality that @SossionsgKNUT had baselessly attacked, I have come across beautiful stories, stories that corroborate greater emancipation from illiteracy, stories that show the emerging alternative despite the government neglect. The stories point to a solution to marginalization.
From the deserts of Garbatulla, the war prone areas of Wamba, the scorch of aridity in Mwingi and Bangal, if stepping forward to enlighten these communities is our sin, so be it.
A model private school in Nairobi charges approximately 6,000 in a term, this is exclusive of some hidden charges, Bridge charges almost a third of this, are we going to condemn an organization simply because they have shown a commitment to support our communities wallowing in poverty? We must be heartless.
Major concern by Sossion is the quality in this low cost model school, I want to take him through a few factual issues he had not looked at.
If you think along poor quality, you also expect failure, we just a successful first attempt in the national examination, we had pupils who scored 400 marks and above, 772 pupils scored 300 marks and above, a number of our schools had 100% pass, our overall mean score was 264, which was Much higher than the national mean score. Sossion must be desperate looking at these facts.
Sossion should note with concern that Bridge employs qualified staff. So many of those working in Bridge have also worked in the public sector and where proof is needed, we can give factual evidence. So many of the public schools are understaffed, in an attempt to bridge the difference, the BOM and PTA in these schools have engaged the UT, who turn out to be performing for these schools, I myself having worked as the same. Why are we not condemning this Mr. Sossion? Why are we showing double standard? Why expose our hypocrisy in broad day light? This should not mean that our staff are not trained, Bridge has effected the MOE requirements for the registration of these schools-6,000 exciting, qualified individuals who do their best to see their pupils excel while also trying to fend their families.
I want to remind Mr. Sossion that change is not for the pessimists, Bridge has done what the government has not been able to do, make technology be part and parcel of learning.
On the funding, we have had World Bank supporting education in Kenya, why did they withdraw? Lack of accountability and transparency. Did Mr. Sossion talk about the misuse of the funds? No! He was clueless.
Our parents-100,000 parents are satisfied and excited about the every single step their pupils make, somebody standing behind a microphone and talking rumours will never kill their dream. Over 90 pupils who got scholarships to learn in a high school courtesy of @BridgeIntAds will never loose their fate, the 6,000 employees and their families are not going to suffer because of ‪#‎Sossion‬, pupils in Garissa are not going to sit at home because of lack of teachers. Mr. Sossion, direct your energy elsewhere.


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The fate of Malindi-Will Jubilee penatrate?

With just a few days to the by-election in Malindi, the battle field has been drawn between the warring coalitions; Cord and Jubilee. Cord deserve the seat because the former member of parliament was in Cord and loosing it may not be well especially now that the numbers in parliament is very important. However, the election is even more important for Jubilee, and possible the president could have had this in mind.

It is apparent the Jubilee coalition did not get impressive votes here, and it would remain very important for them to use the by-election to test waters. It is obvious the ruling coalition are going to spend their gut just for the election. The elections will be a determiner and whoever wins there will have a comparative advantage.

The question that begs is, can the jubilee convince and arm twist the voters? going by the recent political tides, Mombasa politics has taken a sabbatical shape and if the orange team in Mombasa continue with the tempo, it would not only be a pipe dream, it would be an illusion for Jubilee as far as winning the seat is concerned.

Kenya must unshackle from political mediocrity.

As citizens, we have been treated with a senseless habitual mediocrity by the Jubilee government as far as the El-Adde KDF attack is concerned. Kenyans have been left to guess on what possibly would happen next. Horror movies have been loaded to Kenya, politicians pretending that everything is okay when the writing on the wall is even darker-Kenya is failing.

How possibly do you explain the recent harassment of the bloggers, simply because they are shedding light on what the government is not willing to do? You can try to tell us that whatever was done was for the sake of the  bereaved families, the bottom-line   of the matter however is, the country is run by pundits who are basically obsessed with what they get. How for god’s sake  do you claim you act in good will when two weeks after the terrible attack, the government has kept quiet, as if nothing really happened?

While the citizens are waiting for the government of their beloved motherland to address them on the fate of their heroes and heroins who selflessly fought and died protecting their country, the only thing we have witnessed is the supremacy battles and show of might where the government tries to outdo other autonomous units.

Kenya must decide with a heist, are we going to remain stuck in the corridors of mediocrity simply because the moronic politicians have planted into our mind the seed of hatred, ignorance and zest to follow them and promote their political  schemes?Lawrence photo