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It’s not too much to ask

Friday December 5 2008

Politics, bad governance, impunity and the Government’s reluctance to fight corruption are working against Kenyans.

Sometime back, the Global Fund slashed its contribution to the fight against HIV/Aids and other parasitic infections in Kenya, citing misappropriation and mismanagement of funds for its action.

Kenya has failed for the fourth consecutive year to qualify for the Millennium Challenge Assistance from the US aid development programme. Of the three East African countries only Tanzania made it to the finish line.

This may explain the country’s leaning to towards the Southern African Development Community, and not to the East African Community. Bickering and politicking by Kenyan MPs do the people more harm than good.

There is work to be done to uplift the people’s living standards as well as fight hunger, disease and ignorance. Is this too much to ask for?

Kenya needs strong lobby groups with the people’s blessing to push Parliament to wake up and steer the country to greater heights of development.

DAFALA IBRAHIM,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA.