13 FebDont let me down Bwana CEO
Dear Mr. President,
Wakia Awa (traditional hello to a man who is old enough to be your Dad),
and trust you are well,
Am certain that office isn’t for the faint hearted, nor for the thin-skinned fellows.
Allow me to address you in your capacity as my President, Commander in Chief of our Defence forces (which by the way I would have been a member had I not opted out of the cadet training), Kenyas Chief Executive and the Leader of the Party with the majority seats in both our National Assembly but also the senate and the council of governors, Your Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.
Before i tell you what I expect from you in the next five years, allow me to revisit the 2013 elections.
Mr. President, in the run up to 2013 elections, three things were on my mind. Roads, Health and Youth.
Your predecessor had taken a path very few African Leaders take: path to improve infrastructure and manage the economy to enable youth who do not find employment to get a piece of the pie as entrepreneurs. Indeed this gave me a chance too (but that’s not what am going to address you on)
5 years before you, the world watched in awe as blacks in America shed tiers of joy as Barrack H. Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, millions of Kenyans had equal hopes in your administration as you were sworn into office.
I woke up at 3am and voted for you as you presented the greatest hope to a nation that 10 years before had just been rescued from the despotic rule of our second founding father, H.E. Daniel T.A. Moi.
The five pillars chief among them Sports excited me the most.
My score for your first terms is 50% based on the fact that infighting in health, lands and pathetic leadership in sports dockets almost cost you the second term.
As you nominated the Cabinet Secretaries for the second term, my wish is you achieve the following
One, easy land ownership and cleanup the lands mess in Kenya. Correctly the title deeds are just a piece of paper that can be made worthless in a split of a second.
Secondly, sports entrepreneurship is a multi billion dollar industry in Kenya. It benefits the entrepreneurs, sportsmen and the masses in many ways. I imagine an international bout locally, an athletics meet, a cycling challenge or a marathon.. this is a game changer. Not to forget that lawn tennis, table tennis and squash can actually change the face of youth and sports forever.
Thirdly, your Excellency sir, reviewing the imports would really help. In a country like ours, we shouldn’t be importing Fish, sugar, coffee. This is an insult to our forefathers who invested their time and energy to ensure they taught us the trade.
All said and done, my vote you earned and my hopes still strong and I believe my letter to you come 2022 August as you end the term we can toast to a job well done
I hope that this letter does more good than bad.
Wishing you a great 5 years at the helm and allow me to leave this here… “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” John C. Maxwell