A government exists to serve the people that formed it and gave it the mandate to run the state’s affairs. In Kenya, the sad situation is that governments have acted as though they were doing the people favours by serving them. This situation has been propagated from colonial masters who created subsequent governments in their own images. Clearly, the colonial government was never in service for the interests of Kenyans and Kenyans who took over leadership wanted to keep the same system for personal interests.
We have seen a civil service that expects and demands to be induced by citizens in order to serve.
We have seen an executive (from the sub-chief to the president) that does not care what the opinion of the public is regarding the service being delivered.
We have seen a judicial system that delays and denies justice to citizens with no consequence.
We have seen a legislature that spends all its time politicking, scheming, quarrelling and forming milliard political parties at the expense of service to the electorate.
We firmly believe in commitment to serve the people. FORD-Asili wishes to create a complete paradigm shift in the leadership and governance of our great country. A FORD-Asili government will be committed to diligently serve, be transparent and accountable to the people: we are the servants. We aim to see a transformed citizenry, able and always willing to police their government; a population that has the capacity to jettison their government midstream if it fails to deliver. We will address the following issues in order to effect the paradigm shift: