Why Kibaki and Raila must sign contracts


There has been frenzied debate in the past week over the sex boycott sanctioned by women’s organisations under the aegis of the G10 lobby.

The discussion has dwelt on the merits and de-merits of the call to action but the importance of this move appears to have been lost in the arguments.

What is imperative about this call to action is that a section of Kenyans – and more significantly the women folk – has taken it upon themselves to reclaim this country.

This has been borne out of the mere fact that our political leadership is in shambles.

What we see are not policy statements about how to improve governance or service delivery, but complaints about whether the Prime Minister deserves higher pay than the Vice President; or if the Speaker of the National Assembly spanked PNU when he took over the position of Leader of Government Business.

I understand the sex boycott is due to come to an end at 6pm sharp on Wednesday May 6.  But that’s not the date which I’ve set my sights on.  It is instead May 8….

Why? On Friday, the G10 lobby will visit the President’s office and that of the Prime Minister to deliver performance contracts for them to sign.

If they fail to gain access to these heavily guarded offices, the activists will visit Othaya and Langata constituencies to deliver the vital documents.

I opine that we should all join in coaxing these two leaders to sign the contracts as a show of commitment to reforms in the country, as their failure to append their signatures would confirm their sheer lack of it.

Why should the two principals sign these contracts? They must prove to us that they are committed to restoring security to all parts of this country especially those that have been overrun by murderous gangs.

The PM must stop grumbling about carpets and mobile toilets and instead take full charge of his docket to supervise government functions.

The President and the Prime Minister must ensure the equitable distribution of wealth to all Kenyans and protect the vulnerable members of our society.

Messrs Kibaki and Raila must promote healing and reconciliation instead of galvanising the country along tribal lines.

These two leaders must restore faith in our national institutions such as the presidency, Parliament, and Judiciary. They must fast track the reform agenda that Kenya desperately yearns for.

By signing the citizen-formulated performance contracts, President Kibaki and PM Odinga will be reconnecting with the people of Kenya.

You MUST sign those contracts. Kenyans (and the world) are watching.

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