By Amunga Peter
Kenya will soon become a top tourist destination, for people who want to view how stupidity, mediocrity and sheer madness can overcome a nation and completely destroy it via poor leadership.
That a minister who we are told is a professor of medicine spends millions of taxpayers money to swagger around the country with a tape- measure in hand measuring distance between desks to ensure that students ( who are not present in those schools) are keeping social distance!! Imagine. That should go straight to the guinnese book of records.
To add insult to injury, he keeps summoning stakeholders meetings using billions to tell Kenyans that. he is planning another meeting in 3 weeks. Totally shocking.
Apart from his usual boasting, and jameendering, the CS Education, one Magoha met those so called stakeholders today and gave no direction or roadmap on reopening of schools. He even lied that BOM teachers have already been paid by cleaverly using the words ” approved to be paid”. Those teachers have not been paid. He also lied that schools have received funds and such other lies.
As usual he told us how he cannot make any decision including ‘brushing his teeth without consulting the president’. That is the type of fellow leading our very critical sector called Education.
We are used to such gymnastics from the old professor. Problem is that as he plays those games, the children who are the future of Kenya continue to stay at home. Schools continue to decay and Education in Kenya is headed to the deathbed as Magoha sneers, swears, frowns and juxtaposes himself as if he is the best thing that happened to Kenya since sliced bread. #Covid19 is real. But a true leader must give hope and direction. Magoha is not such a leader. The president should assign him lighter duties fit for an old retired man like him.
FOR those who care to read the confusion sheer nothingness that the minister threw to the media after meeting Education stakeholders. Below is a short version. says
SUMMARY OF MAGOHA’S SPEECH SOME MINUTES AGO
- Decisions regarding the reopening of learning institutions may change as informed by reports obtained from the Ministry of Health, prevailing circumstances and increased knowledge of COVID-19.
2.We have looked at all aspects and we – as stakeholders – have come to a consensus that indeed it is time to relook this process (reopening of schools) … the doctor has told us the curve is flattening.
- The President, in his last address, was crystal clear that within 3 weeks there would be a larger stakeholders’ conference headed by CS Matiang’i and CS Kagwe. That meeting will take place sometimes around or before September 25th.
- All that was being said and printed in the newspapers were your opinions, there is only one bonafide spokesperson for the Ministry of Education and that person, for the time being, is the Cabinet Secretary, who happens to be my most humble self.
- Whoever wants us to continue fighting with Sossion has failed miserably, you can ignore the message that went across that Sossion is opposing what we’re doing. It is not true.
- BOM teachers should now actually have been paid… the Cabinet and the government approved their payment over six weeks ago…so let us not waste so much energy discussing non-issues
Magoha needs to read the mood in the country. We want to get back to our lives. Our lives are delendant on his ministry. If he cannot give somutions, let him quit.