Fellow Kenyans, how do we reconcile budgeting for the world’s most expensive election 5 months after the most devastating famine to hit the horn of Africa region in recent times? How is it that we can even imagine building such a thing as Konza City, the so called Africa’s silicon savannah when it takes three whole days to drive 800km to Mandera?
Maybe answer to this is that we are ambitious people. Just maybe. To be fair, ambition is not a bad thing. In fact I think it’s the very reason we have come this far. But in many respects I think our problems in Kenya can be best explained by the “cart before the horse” analogy. We are stuck struggling to solve first world problems in a third world country.