John Githongo has finally started serializing his book on his life as an anti corruption czar in the Daily Nation.
There’s an interesting mix of comments on the Nation Media site. To sample but a few, Ngocho says: All Githongo’s releases seem aimed to prove that he is clean and others are corrupt. He seems to have forgotten that his appointment was not about him but about Kenya. In spite of holding a position of unrestricted access, he was unable to gather evidence to convict Anglo-leasing architects or stop scams in future. Give us a break John, you have failed.
Jini42 says: Kenyans are quick to criticize and judge Githongo for his actions. Regardless of his ethnic background, I think highlighting corruption is the right thing to do (even from a cowering position behind the British). Although I would like to see him come up with solutions to the problem after he finishes tell us who the culprits are.
If the total comments on the daily nation site were to be a gauge, then it seems majority of Kenyans fail to see Githongo as a hero, with some going as far as branding him a traitor. Well, he may not have anything new to say. We have a pretty good idea of the scandals and the culprits. But it will be good to have his story on the record even though the scoundrels he exposes will not be going to cool their heels in Kamiti Prison any time soon. All in all the serialization is an easy read.
It’s not fair to judge him before the whole story is out but so far he’s coming across as a person who feels he failed somewhere and therefore needs to redeem himself. However things will probably get more detailed as the plot unfolds. I’m also hoping that this time he will spill all.
It was interesting to learn that Dr. Gikonyo was sent along with Kimunya as an emissary to travel to