Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Institutions, institutions, instutitions

Over the last 9 or so months, water companies in London have been digging up the roads to replace (not repair) water pipes. The water pipes date from Victorian times i.e. they are over 100years old. Beckham's great-great grandfather who was scavenger in the city would have gotten water from the same pipes as his more illustrious seed.
We can have a new constitution, a different president or prime minister, majimbo et al, but unless we build institutions that can last, we are unlikely to see progress in the governance of Kenya. And it has to start by Kenyans learning to obey the laws. Equally.

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