Tuesday November 20 2012 While electing the Nairobi governor, we need to shun the ‘Kanju’ mindset In Summary “Kanju”, represents years of poor governance, clueless planning, predatory taxation, brutality and institutional decay. That is why the requirements and credentials for the post of governor must be beyond the reach of jokers, power-seekers and populists. We want leaders who are not implicated in the “Kanju” spoils system, who will go in there and break fiefdoms left behind by the out-going regimes. Big personalities, no big ideas. That is how I summarise the quality of individuals who have so far expressed interest in the post of governor of Nairobi.