Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Local Government

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Just what is it about city and county councils that brings out the Neanderthal (apologies to the Neanderthals) in people? Almost all elections are characterized by fisticuffs, headbutting and biting. Every other month the staff strike and throw stones, potatoes and other missiles at the powers that be.2 weeks ago an outraged buxom lifted her skirt, treating an unwilling public to the sight of her gargantuan pink inner garments.

Hearing some of the mayors talking makes one wince in agony. When a mayor says something like

"The only vegetation we will allow to be grown is vegetables"

makes one unsure whether to laugh or cry.

We need to find ways and means to make those posts more attractive to the more able Kenyans. Perhaps a clear path of advancement, clearly defined duties, freedom from interference from politicians, control of their budget and revenues -- the bottom line is unless we have people there whose IQ is more than negligible, the city will continue to wallow in filth, disorder and mismanagement.