Recently I found myself watching a Movie titled the Dictator. The lead actor was a man referred to as Admiral General Aladeen. He was bestowed as the Supreme leader of a Country known as” Wadiya” and he was protected by female guards whom he claimed were virgins. The supreme leader hosted his only invented Olympics and won all the games by shooting other competitors and won him self 14 gold medals. He changed the meaning of words in the dictionary and both words (positive and negative) became Aladeen. So if you happen to go for a HIV/AIDS test whichever the out come the result will be “HIV Aladeen”. He declared himself as the chief Surgeon and he couldn’t distinguish between a cartoon character from a real documentary and his greatest advice came from a Cartoon character he called Prof.Popeye.

To him dictatorship was the best form of rule where you as a leader could, let 1% of the people control the wealth of the nation by helping them get richer through cutting their taxes and bailing them out when they gamble and loose their wealth, by ignoring the needs of the people, their education and health care, by letting the media appear free but secretly be controlled by one person and his family, by rigging elections and lie why you go to war and fill the prisons with one racial group and no one will complain and also use the media to scare people to support policies that are against their interest. To him democracy is best described as hairy armpits.

At some point I came to the realization why our Kenya leaders and mostly our politicians behave the way they do. They tend to use these kinds of movies as their official syllabus and curriculum. They have studied the entire script and when we elect them they start to practically acting them out. For starters when every Kenyan pays full tax including tax deductions from their allowances the Members of parliament who happen to be classified as 1% of the people who control the wealth don’t see the need for paying taxes because they have many needs such as attending funeral services for their constituent leaving us to wonder whether those who have been bereaved have no needs.

This group of politicians has learnt the art of greed and pure selfishness. When different professions such as the Medic, The teachers and security agents go on strike because of poor remuneration and lack of sufficient equipments to facilitate them to effectively discharge their duties they are simply ignored by this law makers who simply say there is no money. When fellow Kenyans die in hospital due to lack of attendance the so called politicians they see this as simply collateral damage. When our security agents are slaughtered in Baragoi and their bodies left to decompose as wild animals none of these leaders come out to comfort or even condemn this act of inhumane. Those who try to show interest are simply doing this so that they may get sympathy from the electorate and hopefully get re-elected.

Recently in parts of Tana Delta communities have turned against each other and they keep killing each other as if it’s a new game they have invented. Our so called politicians who are supposed to ensure their constituents and Kenya as a whole is secure enough are busy campaigning and one of their manifesto they go round propagating is security for all. Yet none of them is willing to practically offer a real solution to these insecurities menace in Kenyan. All they do and keep doing is simply lips service.

To them dictatorship is not just a word or form of rule but simply a lifestyle. That is why they feel nothing when they rob us our tax payer’s money and granting themselves hefty gratuity. They want to be paid 9.3 million each, given security and a chauffer, state burial, diplomatic passport for their wives and themselves, VIP treatment yet they have nothing to show why they deserve this. They have spend most their time making deals of who to get what, how, when and terrorizing our constitution which we overwhelmingly voted for. They pass watered down laws and policies which they themselves have drafted so as to suit their own selfish and dictatorial interest. One thing Kenyans should know is that even those who claim not to support the so called Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated state officers) Bill 2012 are just simply playing politics but deep within their souls they are in total support of it.

Finally to all the Members of parliament and designate elected members of parliament, senator, governors, various elected representatives politics is not a form of Investment or retirement lounge but it is a form of institution that is critical to changing the lives of the Kenyan electorates.

Article By,
Dennis Mwaniki,

Political Scientist.


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