with friends like Kibunjias’ NCIC and his “ethnic statistics” Kenyans do not need enemies!

There are afew things in the world as potentially destructive as out-of- context statistics. Anybody can interpret such statistics any way he /she likes with both positive and negative impacts.

 

Kibunjia and his team have been busy spewing out “ethnic statistics in civil service” in the name of bringing cohesion and integratin in the country. One would be forgiven to think that their chief job is to generate figures for the National Bureau of Statistics! now I know, us, the Kikuyu make up over 20% of all the government employees,forget the fact that I have never had a job in government. The analysts of the above stats conveniently forget to mention that the Kikuyu make up over 21% of the whole population, also a similar percentage of the unemployed as well as equal percentage of the those students in tertiary institution!

 

These  statistics  by the NCIC  are just serving as validation to the prevalent flawed perception in Kenya that once a tribe gets the presidency,it benefits Immensely. Such statistics should have been put side by side to statistics of ethnic composition of the whole  population, ethnic statistics composition of the unemployed, ethnic statistics of the student in tertiary institutions (colleges and Universities) as well as statistics showing the ethnic percentages in the private sector.

 

NCIC and it’s work leaves one wondering whether the problem is that the staff is non- Kenyan, or they haven’t been in Kenya for quite a while, or maybe that they are simply daft!.

Kenya during election is always a powder keg waiting to explode, and what NCIC is doing might just prove to be the spark…

 

Funny enough, Kenyans, who are always waxing lyrical about how we should move away from the kind of crap NCIC is on about, are nowhere to be found. Remember the suckers who were telling all and sundry not to fill the “tribe” during 2009 census…?

 

 

 

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