Monday, 15 April 2013


In a democracy, citizens are presented by political parties with programs and potential implementers of the same. The vote for a particular party led by particular individuals translates into a vote for a certain vision of the society.

In the last 50 years of our nationhood, merit has not been a criteria for appointing Cabinet Ministers and Permanent Secretaries- now Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries respectively. Instead, perceived or anticipated political dependability of a person by the government of the day has been the criterion.

Today's public institutions are a product of the past constitutional regimes which shaped and influenced appointments in public service. Merit was gradually abandoned and replaced with political correctness.

If merit is applied in the appointment of public officers- cabinet and principal secretaries inclusive, the country will- to use football metaphor- play with its "first eleven". In practice, President Uhuru Kenyatta should consider the best qualified men and women for the various departments, irrespective of their political affiliation.

As he mulls over his choices, Kenyans will want to know the selection formula for these senior state officers. he has to take into account the reconstruction function of the Kenyan Constitution which is to nurture and protect the well-being of the individual, the family, communities and the nation through a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law.

The inauguration of President Kenyatta therefore sets the stage for transformation of the executive and legislative arms of government.. Kenyans will be watching........

"What good is a candle without a match?"

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