Kenya being a democratic country, elections are held after every five years. The president is the head of the government and is the one incharge of the government activities. However, it is also alleged that there are some business moguls and oligarchs who runs the shows behind the cameras.
During the burial of industrialist Chris Kirubi, politicians confessed how the businessman played a crucial role in handing them lucrative jobs and ending the 2007 post-election violence.
Chris Kirubi was not a politician neither did he held any elective public office.
ODM leader Raila Odinga confessed that it was Kirubi who approached him and convinced him to be the Prime Minister.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka also revealed that Kirubi is the one who made him the vice president.
Businessman Polycarp Igathe disclosed that Kirubi was the brain behind Sonko – Igathe ticket that won Nairobi gubernatorial seat. He Proceeded by saying that Kirubi was the one who came up with the idea of Nairobi Metropolitan Service.
It is also said that the businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is the brain behind the UhuRuto ticket. Wanjigi himself admitted that the Jubilee Coalition was created in his house.
In fact, as per some fertile conjecture, it is Wanjigi who had the presidential sword for transition during the 2017 elections.
The big question that Kenyan patriots ask themselves is, what is the interest of the businessmen in government? What do they gain by getting involved in government affairs?
Does it mean that it is only the rich who benefit from government while poor suffer?
The same system that made a few to be rich while the vast majority to be poor is the same system that the oligarchs thrive in, for the future of Kenya, it does not augur well.
It is time to let the government perform its roles without interference from the few rich individuals.