Wednesday, September 13, 2006


72hours had not elapsed before Kenyan leaders behaved very very badly. What's with the fist fighting?

Can't people settle their disagreements amicably?What's with the getting physical? Do these gentlemen know that they are in the public eye?

No,l am not giving you a break.Yes,l know you are human beings and therefore not perfect. But the reason l cannot give you a break is because you were very alert when you got elected to office.You were not elected in absentia neither were you absent minded.

A public office comes with it's responsibilities and therefore, expectations. Sorry ladies and gentlemen, but part of the bargain is to almost be perfect.No mistakes.No sympathies when you make any errors.The public is not an extension of your bedroom or otherwise.Is this so difficult to understand?

Just a suggestion.A number of you need to either read leadership books or go for lessons on the same.It could actually keep you from behaving badly in public.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Lets start from the tippy top...Charity begins at home but for our political leaders, it begins in USA or UK.

The much celebrated United States Senator Barack Obama is a man who knows clearly that looking good starts from the home front.This man who was busy looking good abroad was looking even better back at home.Home here meaning the USA.What most of us didn't know is that while Senator Obama was here, a bill he had fought hard for together with his Oklahoma counterpart, Senator Tom Coburn, was getting passed by the Senate.

The 'Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act," is a bill that will create a Google-like search engine and database to track approximately $1 trillion in federal grants, contracts, earmarks and loans.

Senator Obama hopes that this bill will help lift the veil of secrecy in Washington adding that'... this database will help make us better legislators, reporters better journalists, and voters more active citizens.'

Now, why all the talking about the Senator? One thing is clear.He doesn't just go out there and show his sweet side while at home he is wanting in leadership.I can't say that about most of our leaders.

Funny isn't it?They go out there and look all good.But back home they are wanting in their leadership.No waheshimiwas.I am not against you travelling and fundraising or doing whatever it is you want to do out there. What l frown upon is that, you go out there and make Kenyan leadership look like it stepped out of hell, while back at home you have nothing to show in way of intelligent judgement in your decisions.No,l am not saying the leadership here has saintly rings over their heads.No.

What l am saying is that most of you have reputations that are totally wanting.You are the first guys to cause commotion,entertaining infantile behavior is your cup of tea and many other things that are shameful to mention.

As national leaders, you need to learn that charity begins at home. You need to be saints both out there and back here.That can't be emphasized more than it has.


leadership,leadership, leadership.aaahhm!!!What happened to maintaining respect and cordial relations as far as leaders are concerned?

The last time l checked we still had democratic space to say whatever it is that we wanted to. Hon. Ngilu expressed herself and for that she got some predictable tongue lashing from her counterpart Hon. Michuki.But for Hon. Ngilu it was not enough to punch back in front of a media that was clearly having a field day.She had to go out there, surrounded by women power to show this man 'who needs to have his head checked by the doctors,'who she really is.

First, l think Hon. Michuki's comments were in bad taste,very bad taste.It showed disrespect.To even mention the Kamba dance with disrespect like that was unacceptable.And no,its not because l am a kamba kivindyo.That has nothing to do with it. Muheshimiwa, that was really disrespectful to the Kamba community which l should remind you will be holding your destiny with their votes next year.

Away from a rattling Muheshimiwa, what was it with the dancing women and a marching Hon Ngilu to her counterpart's office? Okay, now supposing they would have met, fist fight? Hon. Ngilu knows better than showing up at another minister's office with loud-noisly-singing-out-of-key women.It is so down there.

Question to both of you waheshimiwas..couldn't this have been settled any different? Fighting in front of the whole country is disgusting.It could actually cost you your votes.Plus l don't think it shows a good picture of the government when you keep doing that.Kenyans want leaders who are mature enough to know which fights to pick.We have children's drama if we want them. We don't need leaders who don't understand that they are first national leaders before they are politicians.There is a distinct difference.

It is infantile thinking to flex childish muscles that don't mean squat to anyone watching and listening.

When leaders get into such fights something suffers, and that is the country's welfare. I mean, if you have spoken like Hon Michuki or run around with your girls club like Hon Ngilu, where will you get the energy to address meaningful matters of state?I mean one is busy running their mouth and getting away and the other is busy chasing.

When will this infantile behaviour stop?


I have said this before..that l write mostly in my head. This is especially true as far as this blog is concerned.l usually have all these issues in my head and l argue my case and it makes sense. Only it is me who decides if it does indeed make sense:-).

Anyways, been all over the place.I have loads of work.Finally, dreams really come true.I have two jobs.Dream jobs if l may add.You know the other day l was telling a friend of mine that sometimes we ignore what we know intuitively even though it is what we should do. I have come to believe that,it doesn't matter if l can't prove something.If l know that it will work l will go ahead and execute it. No, not anything horrible.

What l mean is, l have come to trust my gut instinct.Most of us just think it is another voice that is unreasonable.But truth be told, people who have had great breakthroughs just trusted their instinct.If you could have asked them in the dead of the night if they thought it could work out, the answer you could have come away with could have been shocking.

So shortly,l am learning how to trust that gut instinct.Of course, l weigh it. But trust me,l always run with it. As a result,l have started to feel like l am getting to where l have always thought l belong....where my dreams live.

There's no feeling like that. So can you imagine the day things just open up?!!!