Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The Kibakis Lead by Example and from Infront
Speak of austerity and being sensitive to the prevailing tough economic times and President Kibaki together with the First Lady are miles ahead of the pack. They have JOINTLY rejected the 8 vehicles driven into State House lawns by government officials without consulting them.
Kibaki is walking the talk and disabusing all the doubting Thomases who have been deriding him that he as lost his hitherto cutting edge. By delivering the Sh 50 million-worth limos, the officials must have been reading from the old sycophantic script of wanting to please the king while milking kickbacks from the dealers with inflated quotations. But alas, shrewd economists Kibaki know when to call their bluff.
And whoever thought that Lucy only makes headlines for all the wrong reasons must be boiling in shame. The First family is united in showing Kenyans good manners and living responsibly. State House is in no need of luxuries beyond the present superlative class.
What is more, Mr J.K. Mutua, State House's chief financial officer has been fired. After him the other big schemers who purchased the vehicles must be smarting from eggs plastering their faces. They better shop elsewhere to meet their fanciful financial obligations which they had budged for using kickbacks from the deal.
It is insulting to the institution of the presidency to be bought such average class of vehicles. A country's CEO and his dear wife deserves better. Mutua and company must have been prepared to pay the ultimate painful price and surely they did.
But wait a minute. The President may not be done with these scoundrels yet. He may as well just fire them or worse still call in the tried and tested dragon slayer Aaron Ringera. Otherwise the superlative PR from the PPS would amount to naught.
And while at it our selfish ministers must either follow the boss of pack their bags. But I guess they have been fantastic students so far after seeing the tiff with their PSs on parastatal appointments. After the President overruled KAA in re-appointing Muhoho, Ministers Sambili, Balala, Nyong’o and Ntimama have all done the boss proud.
Less foul mood
It is such token gestures from the President in leading from the top and by example that separates him from the other pretenders populating our borders. Don’t be surprised to see the DPM relinquishing thousands of acres of land in the footsteps of the President. In no time IDPs will be missing in our political appendix.
Cheap minds may reduce Kibaki’s resolve to playing to the gallery but why not if the auditorium if full? Thank God for LESS FOUL moods.