The sale of Grand Regency hotel is generating the wrong debate which instead masks Kibaki's noble intension to accelerate Kenya into the realm of industrialization by 2010. Kenya is presently governed by a Grand coalition that demands Grand resources which can only be sourced from Grand sales. Selling the five star Grand Regency hotel was the most prudent thing for HE Kibaki in his quest to wean Kenya from donor dependency besides turning east.
The best vision is insight. Kenyans should thank President Kibaki for his wisdom to seek COMPETITIVE price for a priced asset like the Grand Regency Hotel. Such alloyed wisdom are rare to come by and can only originate from a brain trained in hitherto premier Makerere university with a touch of London School of economics (for a second bachelors). And what is more, our brilliant president who lets his DEEDS speak for him is assisted by able hand of an accomplished accountant for a Finance minister. Add to that the wise counsel of CBK government Professor Ndungu and dragon slayer KACC director Aaron Ringera and you have people with hindsight and the luxury to communicate in their first language.
Governance is not about PR which is a maggot for profitable business. The YOUTHFUL and accomplished accountant in Kimunya did what any shrewd businessman would do. He saw an opportunity and a price TOO SWEET to refuse and went ahead to save Kenyan taxpayers plenty of time and resources in being a slave to procurement rate tape. Every Kenyan owes Bw. Amos a huge dose of appreciation for we know he has industry compliant DNA. Who know? Maybe the perils of bureaucracy in public bidding would have costed us the much-needed revenue from brother leader Muammar Gaddaffi.
Africa is for Africans and only leaders with foresight like Gaddafi can help us prosper. And African tradition demands RETURNING HAND for favours and gestures from friendly quarters. Besides CHEAP oil we now have Africanized Esso to Oilibya. Now we have an African big brother built the biggest mosque in Kampala and owning the CLASSIEST hotel in Nairobi. Forget all the noise in pricing. Assets depreciate from tear and wear and we should thank the Libyan government for sacrificing so much to invest at the heart of our city. We owe development conscious Tuju and intelligent Kituyi plenty in signing these deals on our behalf. Now we know why the president had the presence of mind to give their portfolios Wetangula and UK respectively.
Lost business following violence after last year’s election can only be recouped by a sturdy and focused team. No we know why HE had to do what he did to continue with the path to unrivalled development in the region. He is so smart so much so that in less than five years he has had two Finance ministers who have outdone Moi’s 24 years of ruin. The lost generation under Moi must be our bar and Kibaki is singularly determined to raise it. By the way any government worth her name has no business engaging in business. No wonder HE Kibaki saw in his wisdom to divest from communication and position his government to cash in from the concessionary Libyan oil. With aptly christened ventures like TRANCENTURY we are surely headed to being an African tiger soon.
Minister Orengo and ODM must shed off their activist gabs and roll up their sleeves to national reconciliation and healing. It is no surprise that Orengo was the whistle blower given his LAZY DNA. He should stick to what he knows best as a lawyer and leave enterprise to those capable of transforming themselves into millionaires by selling razor blades. And while at it Orengo must respect the flower girl position of his party in the Grand coalition. He must be disabused of any feigned authority and be reminded that his Lands Ministry ranks lower in the government's pecking order.
As a nation we must adopt MOVE ON as an appendix to the national anthem and crucify anybody engaging in DOMO DOMO politics as we match to 2010. Kimunya which coincidentally translates literally to UPROOTER is the undisputed saviour who will shepherd us to economic nirvana. Any noise that he resigns must be treated with utmost contempt. Resign for what?