Put your tribal affiliations to the side. And set your political bearings on hold. The problem we have is that when a agony doesn’t fall solely on your back, you seem to think it’s far. (“I have a IT job in Safaricom, I am safe.” ). Or you have a plan to defeat but:
Salaries of some government workers is now 4 months behind. Pretty soon, with Eurobond ( ksh 254b due in 2023/2024) and what naught coming due, it will include all government workers. And even if the government pays, it’s not like they can pay 5 months of wages. They will throw one or two months, then skip another 3.
Government hasn’t floated a solid plan forward. It’s business as usual. Beg, borrow, steal. Rigathe this weekend said you can draw his pants and whip him silly, but he can’t pay. Shauri yako.
If government is not paying wages, businesses will begin to suffer big time, as citizens jump to survival mode. Economy is cyclic and comprehensive , it depends on everyone. Kwanza business are the fastest to lay off and cut costs. KRA target misses will only grow bigger. Larger budget deficits will need to be covered. They start to skip loan payments, credit rating drops. Means no lenders, other than IMF who will now demand massive layoffs in government.
Businesses depend on government for survival. For example Equity transfers or banks billions of government money for a fee. Insurance companies, hospitals , telecom, power, water, etc etc.
I don’t know who is responsible for what, Ruto or Uhuru, but we are at the beginning of a downward spiral. This is probably the worst situation the country has faced. With Moi we faced similar, but he distorted wages to help. A PS used to earn 20k in the 80s.
Hii mambo bado haija register kwa akili ya wakina Ruto considering how much money they are wasting on useless things.
Ile saa wataona hungry Kenyans doing maandamano (sio hii ya Raila) ndio akili zao zitafunguka.
Things started going bad during handshake when the country focused on reggae for four years instead of actually building the nation…who stole the eurobond money you are now talking about? Do people expect that four years of wanton corruption and wastage was going to be fixed in six months?
I can’t wait to see liwe riwalo tagteam like @Motokubwa rioting with his knife ya kukata moturwa , @Circledot and @ranny will be waiving their pink lingarie as they gnash their teeth since no one will have surplus to pay for their services , @Weyn alias @Nipe Nikusifu millage will hit Boeing 700 and he will be forced to sale his ear holes since that’s will be the only orifices with some grip
… and agree to share power with Raila. Sadly that is not a viable Solution.
Now, if you are broke, you are by yourself.
Economic readjustment happens once in a while and only spells doom for the unprepared. You would know if you have been in business for a while.
We hit rock bottom 40 years ago after the coup.
We stayed in that rock bottom for 20 years, tried to come out in 2003-2007 bit in 2008, we put ourselves back in there.
We have not recovered since and rock bottom life is now our reality.