[SIZE=7]Mutua’s reality check: Conned by US cab driver[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]Is Dr Alfred Mutua for real or is it all hocus-pocus?[/SIZE]
• His ‘school of hard knocks’ background prepared him for life studying in America
• He feels that Kenya, just like Machakos, needs to play catch-up to the level of countries in the West
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua before the Public Accounts Committee of the Senate on July 13
If Dr Alfred Mutua was to reincarnate after this lifetime, he’d probably come back as an American since he holds few things dear like he does the American dream, embellished with Australian and United Arab Emirates sensibilities.
For the Machakos governor, not only is anything possible but when that particular anything is made to happen, it should be made to happen with as much pomp and colour as possible. It is a fast-world mentality, Mutua posits, where things move fast. And now he feels Kenya, just like Machakos, needs to play catch-up by moving chap chap to level up to the West.
It is why he built the largest office block occupied by a Kenyan governor, and why he isn’t modest about it, like when President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the property, looked around and asked, “Is there another like this in Kenya?” And Mutua answered, “Yes, at State House.” Mutua may not want to build a new State House, but were he to become President, his mantra is simple. Nothing waits. Everything has to move chap chap, like in America and Dubai.
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mbiyu wa mgambo • 4 hours ago
If (naive playa) Mutua was to reincarnate after this lifetime, he’d probably come back as an American indian since he holds few things dear like he does the American (natives’) dream, embellished with Australian (aborigines’) and …
[I]zawadi wangui[/I] • 4 hours ago
“Growing up at Makina in Kibera, Alfred Mutua’s childhood was
characterised by the mud house his family shared, an environment Mutua
says was infested with rats and night runners (you’re mistaken if you
thought this was a village phenomenon). But much as things looked
gloomy, Mutua’s parents, who were low-cadre civil servants, maintained
some form of good cheer in the home. There was always hope that things
would get better one way or another, if not for the parents then at
least for Mutua and his sister.”
Help me understand how two working civil servants cannot manage a family of 2 kids, even lacking money for school fees.
Kwani where were they taking their low-cadre salary to? Sio living in a nice house, sio eating well, sio school fees…