What is Politics? By David Oyola. Youthful politician from the county of Uasin Gishu and a political campaign strategist. https://www.facebook.com/oyola
David Oyola. Youthful politician from the county of Uasin Gishu and a political campaign strategist.
POLITICS is defined as the Allocation of RESOURCES and values or,
WHO gets WHAT, WHEN and HOW.
Stalin defines it as a Game of ECONOMICS.
Political rallies are conveyor belts (means) to achieving these ends.
Simply, it is a game of MONEY.
ALL offices in government are political as long as resources are involved.
Look at this;
For you to be EMPLOYED or gets a TENDER or INFRASTRUCTURE from the government, you either get it from:
√ Executive under President (Gikuyu) who controls Ministries, Public Service Commission (Employer), all parastatals, TSC, Jeshi, NPS, etc.
Controlling a budget of about Kshs 2 trillion.
√ Legislature under Speaker (Embu) who Chairs Parliamentary Service Commission (Employer), Influences tenders, promotions and other facilities of Parliament,
Controlling about Kshs 70B.
√ Judiciary under Chief Justice (Meru) who chairs Judicial Service Commission (Employer), influences tenders, promotions, courts etc.
Controlling about Kshs 20B
Briefly put, resources will revolve around their people over and over and over. Tenders, Jobs, infrastructure, like good schools, hospitals, roads, scholarships…etc.
Ukiwafinya na religion, they look for one of them using an Abdalla or Mohammad name, appoint or award him a goodie ubaki ukiimba kama king’ora vile Waislamu wameokolewa serikalini.
Ukifinya na tribe, they play gender card na kuacha hapo ukiimba kama kinanda mzee betri imeisha na ‘gender balance, sijui women wins’ empty slogans.
Ukiwafinya na uzee, they bring their youth and play the youth card na kuacha hapo ukitetemeka kama wire ya stima vile youth wins.
If you care to ask a Luo/Luhya/Kamba and other vulnerable taxpayers what politics mean to them, they’ll come panting with funny lazy words like:
Qualification, Gender, Papers, good English, Youth, Kenyan, national unity wakitembea na brown envelops tao kaa nyani na academic papers walipata after tens of village harambees.