Only high IQ Kenyans should vie for political offices

[SIZE=7]Use IQ tests, not degrees, to determine aspirants’ suitability[/SIZE]
The election season is here with us again. In four months, we shall elect people who will determine many things in our lives. The current election laws require leaders in executive positions like governors and president or their deputies to have a minimum of a basic degree. I think this requirement is misplaced because acquiring a degree does not prove an individual’s intellectual capacity. The proliferation of universities has reduced the quality of education. Education has also been commercialised.

Sadly, this trend of putting money first has not spared public institutions. I have several times interviewed people who claim to hold a university degree for a job but find they can hardly construct a proper sentence in English or Kiswahili.

Leadership is not just about holding academic certificates. By nature of their job, elected officials are required to offer guidance to people working under them and to develop policies and legislation that affect the lives of millions of people. One important requirement for leaders should be having a reasonable ability to empathise.

Ideal leader

To be rational and have the capacity to have a nuanced view of the world is crucial. An ideal leader should remain calm even when provoked. But in Kenya, it is very common to see leaders throwing tantrums and sometimes using obscene words. I normally tremble with anger when I hear some of the expressions oozing from the mouths of elected leaders. An ideal leader, for me, is someone like Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, who never expresses any irrational feelings. He talks with calmness and can reason with anyone.

Recently, we learned from the news media about how ingenious Kenyans are. There was a report about how Kenyans help students in America by writing their academic theses. There have also been allegations that people aspiring to be elected to political positions pay other students to sit their exams. As a result, there is need for a shift in how we determine the leadership aptitude of aspirants.

The government should establish an aptitude Intelligence Quotient test online where anyone who wants to be a leader can sit for a two-hour exam to test their level of reasoning and capacity to make rational decisions. In Europe, taxi drivers or teachers are expected to sit for such tests before they are allowed to start their jobs.

This is because taxi drivers and teachers manage complex clients. For example, in pedagogy, little children need a teacher who can understand their psychosocial behaviour.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=7]Equally, a taxi driver meets different people with different needs and behaviours and how one handles such people is very important. Leaders have even more complicated roles. They are many things in one. Elected leaders are expected to be mentors, policymakers and soothsayers because they have to foresee many things. They also act as mediators in the event of conflict.

These roles require persons who can withstand extreme demands on them. We, therefore, need to replace academic requirements with a leadership aptitude test and make the results public in the interest of transparency.

Mr Guleid is CEO, Frontier Counties Development Council. [/SIZE]


Professor George Saitoti, Kiraitu, Ruto -pHD , are part of circle of high IQ individuals that have destroyed the country.

a degreeholder with low IQ si ni oxymoron.

Hata Kimwarer arap Arror despite having a PHd is a low IQ bonobo kama Engineer ASSimio. Wote ni bure kabisa.

Stop shouting join them

I say only high IQ Kenyans should vote. That’s where the problem is. High IQ voters can make a low iq leader accountable. Low IQ voters can’t make any leader accountable.

Argue the other way round and maybe we can talk. Voting should be a reserve of the intelligent only.

An analogy I like compares the country to a company. We are shareholders. Among shareholders are employees. Among the employees are interviewers. Now would you rather the kitchen staff and casual laborers who have no bearing on the financial health of the company interview and recommend a CEO or would you have rational and intelligent board members each of whom have experience and a stake in the industry run the process?

[SIZE=7]CS Eugene Wamalwa dismisses claims he’s mistreating his late brother’s children Read more: [/SIZE][SIZE=3] [/SIZE][SIZE=7] [/SIZE]

CS Eugene Wamalwa dismisses claims he’s mistreating his late brother’s children Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:10 PM by Linda Shiundu -

Eugene Wamalwa said the matter was in court and he would not comment about it now - He accused his nephew and niece of spreading fake news with their claims - His late brother’s children had accused him of partaking in a scheme to deny them a share of their father’s estate Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has dismissed claims by his late brother Kijana Wamalwa’s children that he has abandoned them following their mother’s death. According to the CS, claims raised by his niece and nephew were “fake news” and that he was not willing to comment on them.

DPP orders investigations into case of woman imprisoned for 10 years for allegedly defiling minor CS Eugene Wamalwa dismisses claims he’s mistreating his late brother’s children Source: Facebook READ ALSO: Eugene Wamalwa accused of plotting to grab Kijana Wamalwa’s wealth Speaking to Citizen TV,

on Tuesday, January 29, Eugene said the family tussle was in court and would be heard on Monday, February 4, and that is when Kenyans will know the truth. “It’s a matter that is in court, its coming up on Monday, February 4, then Kenyans will know the truth otherwise what has been going around is what ll call fake news,” sad Wamalwa.

“I wish not to comment on fake news. Lets wait for the court and I believe justice will be done,” added Wamalwa READ ALSO: Widow to former vice president Michael Wamalwa Kijana is dead His statements followed claims by Mitchell Wamalwa popularly known as Chichi and her brother Duke Mboya saying they were being mistreated by Eugene. According to the children, their uncle was taking part in a scheme to deny them a share of their late father’s estate. Michelle also claimed she had been unable to attend school for one year because she could not benefit from her late father’s estate to pay for her education. READ ALSO: 11 people confirmed dead in horror Elgeyo Marakwet road accident While accusing their step-sister of being the main orchestrator of their woes, they said their problems worsened after heir mother Yvonne Wamalwa’s passing on. The two noted their mother was unable to access treatment after the passing on of their father because of numerous court injunctions sought by their kinsmen.

“Those fighting us and making our life difficult are powerful individuals who walk with the president and his deputy on a regular basis, we are not begging for money but just to be left alone to enjoy our rights,” said Mboya. Read more:

Maybe people above 85 yrs.
They bring in life experience and wisdom and they don’t have the time and energy to facilitate a kleptocracy.