Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy New Year!

This year looks optimistic. Like the sages say siku njema huonekana asubuhi. This one sure does look promising. I hope no funny politician will rush in to spoil the party now that they are being hunted in every corner. I sure do hope that this once, Kenyans will not be drugged into ethnicity to defend thugs who lie to them that their ways benefit the whole tribe.

And I pray that Mr. Gbagbo really does get thrown out. It will be the best new years gift to Africa. Africa will have shown itself that bad leaders and losers must be shown the door. It will prove to us that no one is invincible. I also hope that the referendum in Sudan succeeds in creating a new Nation of the Southern Sudan people (cant they get a new name?) It will show the guys in the north that racial discrimination like annihilation is a very archaic practice and never works.

This is the year I hope old football rivalry between the revamped Ingwe and Gor Mahia will come a head. Ingwe should stop those leadership wrangles and concentrate on the pitch to get even more fans to the stadia. we want the passion, the fire the energy that exists when they play arch-rivals Gor. Already Sofapaka boss is making me real proud. I was happy when I heard him say he doesn't want excuses. The coaches ask for resources and good pay for players. He gives it so why are there no results! The non-performer was fired. Way to go Mr. President. I also hope finally those busy bodies of KFF will be defeated in the polls and no corrupt FIFA officials will conspire to keep them in office like they always do.

I hope the economy will expand even more. By 7% ? why not 10% ? If we moved from 2.6 to 5 why not from 6 to 10? Its possible. We just have to tone down political rhetoric and attract more innovation, creativity, business tourism, the works. But as far as business is concerned , am hoping that those ridiculous loterries on TV will fizzle out. They are not helping much by encouraging quick wins and a culture of gambling. Nations grow by the sweat of the brow not by peddling luck and chance to its citizens. Right now every channel seems to be promoting some funny get rich quick chance schemes. What of that ministers idea of organizing matatus into SACCOs? Good idea, just needs proper implementation. right now they are getting around it by registering fictitious SACCOs and companies. I hope they get a little more serious. public transport will work better if run by organized teams as opposed to individuals. It will be a good year if this is done.

Happy new year

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year to you too. I share your optimism (though the mere mention of politicians somehow dampens the spirit!) I hope Ingwe perform well - as long as they loose to K'Ogalo!


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