It is certain that it will not come to anyone’s surprise that not a single smart person in our society has managed to live up to their expectations of a reformed society or optimum participation in society affairs since independence. The space between smartness and socio-economic transformation in our society has been taken over by a “handouts transactions economy” conducted by illiterate masses and ignorant politicians.
Ideally, the professionals are a significant link between the masses and the politicians (who happen to represent a retrogressive trend of professionalism). As soon as these crop of professionals join the “handouts transactions economy” as key stakeholders, they begin to take instructions from illiterate masses and champion their interests, chief among which is to unempower the professionals to sustain a backward economy which is amenable to their outlook in life.
This “handouts transactions economy” is about KES 50 mentality marketed by politicians and adopted by the masses. The politicians give the masses about KES 50 note every time they have an encounter. This exchange corrupts the minds of the masses and the politicians. Thus it ensures that a codified economy is created and sustained.