Someone emailed me the link to this video and asked me to post it on my blog as a way to send out a message of Kenya’s descent into lawlessness and disorder.
I will warn you that this video is extremely graphic, so don’t watch this at work and beware.
** The video takes some time to load so just be a little patient because it will eventually appear.
A group of people in Kisii decided to burn three people alive after they accused them of being witches.
This is why I can’t just talk about business 24/7. At some point, there needs to be an examination of the broader issues that exist within a society because these issues of culture, play an important role in defining a countries economy.
Economics or business (or whatever you want to call it) is not just about what the share price of Safaricom is or whether you drive a mercedes benz or a subaru. At it’s core, it becomes a reflection of that societies moral compass and what that society will or will not accept for it’s fellow citizens and for humanity.
Is it morally acceptable to steal maize when 10 million people are facing starvation? What kind of society accepts this?
Is it morally acceptable to pay yourselves $150,000 dollars a year & pay no taxes when 60% of the population is living in extreme poverty?
I know Kenyans have a general disdain for all things “intellectual”, but at some point, policy makers need to start thinking about these broader sociological issues and the negative impact it is having on the overall society.
Is this the Kenya you want?