Whenever a new government comes into power, it is expected that have a better system of administration as compared to their predecessor. The means may be different but each must aim for the betterment of the general public. Sounds like common sense right? You know, since they swore to serve the people with justice and fairness? However, we’ve come to see that this does not always take place.
The Kenya Kwanza Government, barely a few months old, has brought to the public’s attention their plan to stop funding public universities. They then went on to urge the institutions to come up with alternative sources of funding as the strain on the government’s shoulders has become too much to bare. A plan that sounds completely insane to common mwananchi.
Of all sectors to cut out funding, the government chose to seize supporting the one that the former governments fought immensely to uplift. The sector that directly tried to impacted the futures of the children of the republic. The Education CS gave an explained that they couldn’t afford to support the increasing number of students qualifying for university admissions on ‘free education’.
Many Kenyans took to twitter to raise their concerns on the issue and it was evident that they were not impressed. “Probably one of the worst things the William Ruto government will be remembered for,” said one tweet. Others exclaimed on how unfortunate it is that a president who was a beneficiary of the free public university wants to bring it to an end. A unique case of biting the same hand that once fed you.
Could this be the reality of the once fairytale narrative, “Hustler’s Government”? If so, the hustlers gotta hustle now.