In a tweet, Senator Ledama Olekina posted a simple outfit that according to him costs $125 for the shirt and $70 for the shoes. He then asked what his followers thought the products were made of. He further questioned whether such products could be made here in Kenya to create employment and make real wealth. However, a Kenyan calling himself TwitaMCA, demanded the Senator to stop asking Kenyans rhetorical questions and should instead tell them what he (Senator Ledama) has managed to get done through Kenya Industry Estates in partnership with the garment industry. However, the Senator responded by saying, "That's not my job!".
Some said that the outfit was simply made out of canvas, something Ledama strongly disagreed with. Others told the Senator was conned and that he could get that outfit for only shs. 150 at Gikomba Market. Others suggested that the Senator was trying to deviate Kenyans' minds and did not want to talk about the BBI Senate debate.
I wondered whose job it was if the legislator could give such a response. One John Mutai wanted to know if there was any project that the vocal Senator has initiated since his election. He further noted that the legislator has not presented any bill in the Senate seeking to revive local manufacturing. Seems this 'Not My Job' syndrome is what is derailing the development of this country. Leaders elected do not want to take responsibility at all. All they do is throw words to one another as they await the next general election.
Do you think Senator Ledama was right to say this?
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