Friday, March 27, 2009
Raila: Honest Audit or Smart Blame Game?
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has given out what amounts to an audit of the GCG to date. At the centre of his audit was corruption, the cancer that is mauling at every fabric of garment Kenya.
It must be the most difficult and helpless job being a GENERAL in an army of hostile soldiers. Supervision and coordination may sound rosy on paper but just ask iron lady Martha Karua about cronyism and DNA-based appointments in the judiciary. Her political tantrums aside, it took real politics for her absorb the impact of kick in the teeth from an appreciative king after being the intellectual and political face of PNU during the trying PEV period.
In defending the UNHOLY political union of power-sharing, Raila squarely placed the blamed on corruption to inaction and lethargy by the judiciary and police. And that opens the door on the debate of whether he is telling nothing but the WHOLE TRUTH or simply shifting blame as the GCG dithers with snouts fully immersed in the honey jar.
Raila acknowledged the difficult task of undoing the myriad of ills inflicted on Kenya and Kenyans over the past 45 years. And in there lies the truth and the common thread joining the present gate keepers at the hip.
On a brighter side, at least we have been presented with a formal audit to debate about on Kenya and NOT bedroom matters that are shamelessly nationalized. That said, the will to fight corruption may be there but the courage from the right quarters lacking in abundance. Speak of the mind willing but the hands are weak.