Kenyans have been vocal on social media platforms ever since President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania was elected. They have been busy comparing our own President Uhuru Kenyatta to his counterpart John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.
The truth is President John Pombe Magufuli is working and Tanzanians are seeing it. Three days in office, he made a surprise visit to the National Treasury and got workers unaware. Some were not even at their places of work. He then made another surprise visit to a public hospital and fired on the spot the head of the institution after he found patients sleeping on the floor. He has since dismantled the ports authority in the country and banned a public holiday so that Tanzanians can embark on the general cleanliness.
Many Kenyans have been wondering why President Uhuru Kenyatta has never made any surprise visit to any of our hospitals. What people have failed to understand is that our President, Uhuru Kenyatta, is also working. He has been busy talking tough on the corruption in the country, he has been busy travelling around the world trying to secure Kenyans favorable loans and he has also been a good advocator of the changing global climate.
The fact that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not made any surprise visit to any of our hospitals does not mean that the head of state does not care. The President really cares. He cares for his safety and health. You have no idea how dangerous it is to have our president make a surprise visit to some of our public hospitals. First, he may be exposed to some chronic infections from the patients in such facilities. Second, some rogue medical practitioner might mistake him to a patient and force him to spend 18 hours inside an ambulance. And third, those old antiquated metallic hospital beds can fall and injure him.
What about the treasury? Someone might ask. What about it? Haven’t you heard about the Eurobond? Apparently, according to some quarters, there are some magicians at the National Treasury who make many disappear mysteriously without trace. The president is not a magicians to help trace such money lost through the casting of a powerful spell.
Magufuli is working and Kenyans are also working.