Thursday, March 27, 2008
Every time I see these reports saying how much the diaspora is remitting home, it reminds how much we Kenyans lose out by voting the way we do. Despite being a major exchange earner for country, diaspora tends to be treated as one would a tenant, pay your rent and shut up. Many a politician has talked about granting us duo citizenship, but its been words. The other key requirement is that we be allowed to vote via our embassies. Again, just sweet words... as Kimunya responded in 2006, we need to organsie ourselves into some kind of organisation so politicians can see the voting potential. Otherwise, send your money and shut up.
On Mobitelea, this remains an ambigous issue. Demanding that we know who Mobitelea without going the whole hog and looking at how the shares were acquired and even transferring of the stake to GoK if it was
acquired illegally, is abit like demanding a taste of someone's food just for the sake of it.
Getting into the NSE as a broker is far harder than being declared an insolvent NSE broker. Strange world indeed...