On why politicians should have brains


I have expressed my disdain for politicians and pastors. However, the group of politicians I find most despicable are moronic ones and in this group, honorable mentions go to the political leadership of Nairobi, kiambu counties, just to name a few

Without providing alternative, reliable and efficient public transport, the idiots running Nairobi think that by raising parking fees, they will solve the congestion problem. You should note that this seems to contradict what the Muigai’s government, a not so clever one for that matter, is doing. Instead of assisting county government of Nairobi plan for public transport, they are expanding roads which we don’t need in the short and long term.

Maybe, it is really true, fools can’t be helped.

Before those like him come to harass me, I know businesses and offices are moving away from the CBD as a result of congestion, filth and better spaces available elsewhere.

I advocate for public transport including NMT. The county government has a duty to provide transport services to the residents. Raising taxes and levies without providing alternatives is plain stupid.

But maybe Nairobi and the country generally loves its leaders stupid and ignorant.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “On why politicians should have brains

  1. Mordanicus says:

    So these folks ignore the carrots part of the whole “carrots-and-sticks” thing?

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  2. renudepride says:

    If your premise is not true for Kenya it definitely is true in the USA. Look at the idiot leader complete fools elected two years ago. Naked hugs!

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  3. Is it stupidity, or are these government officials just acting in their own self-interest? A similar fiasco played out over here in America many decades ago when our high quality public mass transit systems were eviscerated by corrupt politicians who grabbed the payola offered by the oil, auto, and construction industries.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    But public transit requires sharing your commute with (shudders)…the public.

    And if Kenya is anything like the United States, all those new roads will quickly be filled up with long distance commuters who think it is a great thing to drive 45 miles each way so they can have a New! Bigger! More Prestigious! house in a gated community away from the lesser orders. And THAT, not the mythical white working class, is the core of the Trump electorate here!

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  5. shelldigger says:

    You have reached the correct conclusion, fools cannot be helped. Nor should they be fed. 😉

    How ya doing Mak?

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    • makagutu says:

      Not being fed would be too Rand-ish. But can’t be helped.

      I am doing great. I rant about the politics and everything else but i am generally good. Busy though with school. I know I say it all the time, but it is true :).

      And now the weather in Nairobi is shit. Wet and cold. And when it is wet and cold in Nairobi, you don’t want to be outdoors.

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  6. basenjibrian says:

    So I read today in one of the Old School Remnants (i.e. newspapers) that Kenyan hospitals post armed guards of chain patients to their beds to prevent them from leaving if they cannot pay their bills. Some patients stay for months. One hospital (not Kenyan, though) refused to let a parent see his child who had undergone expensive cancer treatment.

    I am forwarding this article to the local Republican Party. Maybe they can adapt this policy as part of their health care platform?

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