Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Leadership - the only way to transform people’s minds and attitudes is to be consistent


The problems Kenyans face today such as lack of political voice and inequitable access to services and opportunities have become a perennial predicament that leaders use to have their way out. Making us forget so easily where we were from - Kenyans Forget easily.

Little do we know that, “We often fight our circumstances, wanting to alter them? But the lesson is always waiting to be learnt. If we refuse to learn it, it will rebound on us again and again in various forms until we do learn it.”
Kenyans jubilate on August 27, 2010 during the promulgation of Kenya's new constitution


Kenyans have braved so much since the era of one party rule through multiparty, however, when a glimmer of hope arises, petty self-interests become the greatest obstacles to structured social mobilization for political and economic transformation in Kenya. However, the Kenyan society can mobilize virulent violence when their collective racial or ethnic interests are threatened.

2013 many see it as a defining year for Kenya; national elections and the establishment of a new system of devolved governance that the World Bank has termed: “one of the most ambitious programs of its type in the world”.
Economic dreams don't get realized as soon as you wake up; they take years of hard work and consistencyProfessor   interested in science, technology and innovation for development.

“The bulk of decentralization reforms will be implemented in 2012 and will impact Kenya’s social stability, service delivery, and fiscal health for years to come.  In responding to the economic crisis, Kenya’s policy makers will need to find the fiscal space required to deliver on the promise of devolution, while protecting public investment.

Get accountability right from the start.  Accountability should focus on both funds and performance, and systems should emphasize both central monitoring and reporting, but also maximize the involvement of citizens so they can hold their representatives accountable,” reads a section of the World Bank report.

Leadership requires consistency if we have to achieve that economic growth we dream of we do not have to keep changing our vision, the only way to transform people’s minds and attitudes is to be consistent.