By Amunga Akhanyalabandu.
The last one week, we have sustained a deep conversation on why Khwisero CONSTITUENCY despite spending hundreds of millions on Education, it still got a mean of D in the last #KCSE2020 exams.
Many of us who know what quality Education is all about have refused to celebrate the mediocre positive deviation.
The people of Khwisero must know, that colonialism never went with the white man. We get neocolonialists each and every day. During my A level class at St. Peter’s Mumias I did a literature book called Mashetani, where Julius Nyerere refers to the current colonialism as ukoloni mamboleo.
From the 48 Laws of power, there’s a law that advises the masters to keep the subjects depending on them. Make your subjects dependant. That way they cannot think on their own and will therefore never be a threat to the master.
You do so by annihilating potent empowerment structures. Education is such a structure.
Academic advancement is an eye opener and mental liberation. It is a precursor for economic advancement.
Quality Education therefore becomes a threat to the existence of such moribund precambrian leaderships.
That’s why, in many parts of Kenya, CDF and bursaries are used as a tools to keep a people in despondency and dependency, oblivious of the fact that the world is a global village.
What we see in Khwisero, where the limit for bursary fundings is to students in schools within the constituency. This becomes the stoic inability of those learners to be exposed and to break loose from a physical wall of concrete and aspire to break the ideological wall of idea variations and EXPOSURE.
All Amunga is saying is, BURSARIES and CDF is good. But to enjoy those benefits let our people not be dependant on handouts that come with limitations.
Khwisero CDF for schools must be free of politicking so that benefits are not just magnificent school buildings but also proletariat students who are well exposed. We must move away from the chains of D and E MATERIALS that sorround us. Let our bright students go out there and compete with the rest of KENYANS. Parents must also stop waiting for POLITICAL CLASS to parent their children. Parenting is a God given duty.