Archive for August, 2010


August 17, 2010

Kenyans are a funny lot. They vote for a new constitutional dispensation and then they refuse to change in line with the new constitution! The new constitution is “a new wineskin” but the attitude of most Kenyans is still in the old constitution mode.

This essentially means that we are putting old wine (Kenyans and their mentality) into a new wineskin (a new constitutional dispensation), and hopping the wine will mature with age or something…

If you listen to most Kenyans’ potential candidates for the seats of Governors and Senators, you will get the following qualifications: Male, old( double retired) monied! The more things change the more the remain the same…

Male is a term normally interchangeable with Political Leader in many Kenyans’ Mind irrespective of Gender.

Old is normally confused with appropriate experience and wisdom

Money is a crucial ingredient in politics as Kenyans are generally CORRUPT and one needs lots of money to bribe them to vote for you.

I just have one qualification (in addition to those stipulated in the constitution) for the seats of governors and senators: Age limit: below 50 years! If you vote for anyone who is above that age then you should Know that you are one of the infamous old, spoiled wines!