If Jesus returns on a weekday, Kenyans will be found flat-footed- Governor Lee Kinyanjui

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 22:03 | 2 mins read
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past function. PHOTO | FILE

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui now says that although Kenyans are very religious people, Jesus would get them flatfooted if he was to land in the middle of the week because their faith is only strong on Sundays.

In a 10-point statement describing Kenyans and their peculiar habits particularly on politics and elections, Governor Kinyanjui said their faith in the word of God is sky-high on worship days but drops significantly thereafter.

“A friend who has recently returned from the diaspora asked me to share my views of Kenyan politics… This is my 10-point view to Kenyan politics,” he said in a message posted on his social media account and shared by his communication team.

“Majority of Kenyans are generally religious but their faith will mainly apply on days of worship or times of misfortune. If Jesus returns on a weekday, many will be found flat-footed,”  he said.

However, he said he rated Kenyans highly in terms of unity and love for one another adding that although Kenyans sometimes publicly disagree on topical issues and politics, their disagreement is often not deep.

“Kenyans are generally good people, united and supportive as evidenced in sports and other national activities,” he said.

“They have a good work ethic, employ those highly skilled in their respective fields, except in politics where they mostly lower the bar,” he added.

According to him, the positions taken by the political class on various matters of concern are not often informed by principles and genuine convictions but the need to safeguard personal interests.

Even though Kenyans seem to disagree sharply, their differences are skin deep, shallow. They make up as easily as they disagreed, he said, adding: “Kenyans store political discourse in their short-term memory. For this reason, no matter how sensational a topic is, we move on after a short while.”

He also had a blunt assessment of politicians saying that they will raise a storm when something doesn’t benefit them. “When politicians are not benefiting from a system, they tend to see many faults in it. This is a way of knocking the door,” the Governor said.

“Ethnic instincts tend to determine political choices to a considerable level. It is the most powerful tool of mobilization though never publicly acknowledged,” he explained.

“That integrity is accepted as a desirable concept but not necessarily for practice. A good political manifesto that is not oiled belongs to the library,” he opined.

He also faulted politicians for setting the ordinary mwananchi against one another while doing cutting deals behind their backs. “Politicians talk and do business with each other but their supporters are meant to believe they are eternal enemies,” he said.

He added that Kenyans perceive politics as a form of entertainment noting that leaders with “high comic content will trend in the short term but their shelf life is short.”

“They enjoy high approvals outside their constituencies but before long tire their constituents,” said Kinyanjui.