Martin K. N. Kollie writes…
Freedom fighter Kamau Ngengi, popularly known as Jomo Kenyatta, must be proud of Mount Kenya in his grave. When I arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in 2017 and 2019, I was astounded. Kenya is fast turning into a regional hub, if it isn’t already. From Nairobi to Mombasa, industrialization through transformational leadership is being prioritized.
A comrade from Nairobi just sent me these photos. This is a flyover road project. The JKIA–Westlands Highway, also known as Nairobi Expressway, connects Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Nairobi and Nakuru. It has several flyover sections and underpasses.
The 18.586-kilometre road project began in October 2019 and will end in December 2021. President Uhuru Kenyatta is spending $650 million USD on this mega project.
Are Kenyans clapping and yelling 24/7? Here is a candid response from a Kenyan-based scholar:
“The government is doing its job. Why should we even clap. We are even expecting far more than this. We do not clap here in Kenya because it is government’s task to perform. We are demanding more because we deserve better from our own resources. After all, it is our resources that they are using to develop Kenya.”
When Pres. George M. Weah recently installed a few Chinese-made solar lights in central Monrovia, Bomi, and Grand Kru, some Liberians clapped and yelled 24/7. The same for a 1.5-mile road in Doe Community and elsewhere. Isn’t this mediocrity? Some Liberians need to wake up and wise up. The World is running.
The private properties/mansions that have been dubiously accumulated by Pres. Weah and his wife Clar are far more valuable than all public projects that they have done in more than 3 years. I am prepared to debate this thesis with anyone. I will provide cost analyses, documentations, and hard facts to prove my case.
Good morning fellow Liberians.
Activist Martin K. N. Kollie writes from exile…