Why isn’t Kenya developing?
Here are my #SaturdayThoughts on the matter.
The biggest obstacle to development in our country is the citizens, specifically, the middle-class/middle-income working class.
As Saul D.Alinsky puts it in his book ‘Rules for Radicals’, they are the ‘have-a-little-want-mores’ … they would do anything to join the upper-class and hence would not question the status quo in fear of losing the little they’ve accumulated. Because of this they’re also by default the class most resistant to change.
The middle-class, in my analysis, is the most selfish class because they predominantly thrive on self-interest in fear of plunging into poverty which is a stratum away. This makes the middle-class the most prone to apathy & corruption.
In my view, revolution or resolution for our nation requires a person who will deliberately break ranks and ‘forfeit’ privilege for the sake of what is right. Currently, we don’t have such a person or they’re there but have no muscle to effect their vision for this country. Such a person is the president we need. In its current state, Kenya lacks competent leadership.