Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I have been watching keenly at what is going on around this country. There are many things to like and hate at the same time. Today l won't talk about insecurity or the appalling state of our roads or diss anyone. I am however concerned about stalled projects or ideas.

Take the matatu industry for example. Hon Michuki gave it a boost, was taken to another ministry that seems to be getting a face lift. Meanwhile, the ideas he started while running the Ministry of Transport are slowing running down the drain. Okay, l know a government official might want to defend themselves and say things are running sawa sawa. But from where l am standing, life came to a standstill when this Hon. Minister stepped out. Prove me wrong.

I am looking at the state of security in this country. It is scary to say the least. But if the Hon Minister keeps the tempo that he is employing to track down the thugs, insecurity will soon be a story. Trust me. It will take time but soon insecurity will go down. I know because l watched Hon Michuki deal with Kenyan matatu drivers in a way no one had taken them on. In a few months he had managed to do so much.

But l keep wondering, why do we start projects and then watch them stall before they are completed? We have that tenderncy to do that. Success doesn't know talent. Success recognizes consistency. Consistency is what we are lacking. Just look at the Harambee stars going to train and then finding themselves locked out of the field. I told you it was not about bringing in new coaches, it is about cleaning the rot in KFF. Stalling seems to be our middle name. You psyche the Stars up and then at just the opportune time, you squeeze out the little encouragement that is left. Hon. Ochillo, this is de ja vu. Are you still wondering why talent is getting poached by other countries?

Why can't we get consistent as a country in all the projects we start? Why can't we just complete them? Will it kill us?
Hey!!! Don't tell me its complex or complicated because it's not. AND YOU KNOW IT!!!

Take 2- another level

Its been long since l blogged. I have been having some intensive course at work from morning to evening for the last two and a half weeks. How do people go to class the whole day and then work in the evening? How do they do it? I mean l sat through these classes and by evening l was too tired to follow my coveted routine of sitting back with a cup of hot Kenyan tea and a book to enjoy. I was just too tired. Okay am done marvelling at Super women and men.

Now, it is encouraging to get mail from you after you read the piece on the guy. Yes, it is true and not making it up. And no, this is a very respectable guy. He is not one of those men who are bila identity. This guy knows where he is going. But you never know what springs out of the bag when issues of the heart sit staring at us on our faces.

I have been thinking that this gentleman has missed the train. I guess there are other ladies who can hang on to a guy even when he begins to indicate that he is not interested. One rule l have is that l never force a relationship to start or to work. That doesn't mean that l don't do my fair share of work on them. It simply means l know when it is time to let a jamaa go. Kwanza the chicks who hold on to guys even when the relationship is going to hell in a hand basket should know that they are not doing the women folk any favors. Plus once a jamaa says no, take it as that. Why? You might have his ring and his name but you lost the guy. Someone else is busy having him. All because you didn't have the guts to walk away with all your dignity intact.What is with us?

I have been told it will always be the battle of the sexes. So l won't attempt to sound sharp neither will l re-invent the wheel. Life is simple. The relationship is either working or not. Gray area? What gray area?