A civil service group has called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government to emulate late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi’s governance.
At a press conference in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Founder and President of the group dubbed Public Service Governance Amb. Esther Waringa pointed out that during President Moi’s era, Kenya had the leadership of very powerful Provincial Commissioners, District Commissioners and extremely powerful and influential chiefs that transmitted information once it reached them.
“The provincial administration was extremely powerful and Moi used it to drive the Nyayo philosophy to the grassroots. Anyone who attacked any member of the Provincial Administration attacked Moi,” Said Waringa.
Waringa said during President Moi’s era, he stood his ground in leadership as he was a firm leader that was highly assertive and his directives had to be immediately executed.
“President Moi was a total man. a President in charge, Kenyans felt his presidency through Maziwa ya Nyayo program,” She added.
However, today Waringa argues that we see the formation of political parties that are based on tribal divisions. Extension officers are no longer in place; people at the grassroots have no one to guide them in terms of development initiatives.
Corruption has become the order of the day as institutions of governance have been made to be business market places for corrupt deals.
“His excellency the President is trying as much as possible to wipe out corruption but we have, as a country, embraced a very retrogressive Kitu kidogo culture that has totally drained our moral standing as a nation, “she said.
She added that in matters governance, politics has become the order of the day in Kenya as Kenyans have been subjected to a 24/7 election mood, forgetting development, Wanjiku and our children in learning institutions.
Waringa said that it’s now time to pause and evaluate and eliminate anything that will not make Kenya great again.
Moi who passed away on Tuesday morning will be accorded a state burial following his demise on Tuesday 4th February 2020.
A public funeral service will be held on Tuesday at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi County where Kenyans from all walks of life will get an opportunity to view his body and also bid him goodbye.
In a statement read by his son, Raymond, his father’s burial planning would be a military affair as per President Kenyatta’s directive.
Currently all flags of the Republic of Kenya are being flown at half mast as a sign of mourning Mzee Moi.