Maina and King’ang’i had an interesting conversation today that concerned the choice of headlines on the front page of newspapers each day.
Mwalimu King’ang’i was passionate that our headlines are chockful of politics with names like Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and William Ruto hegemonising them.
King’ang’i spoke about the 10,000-seater state-of-the-art facility, Kigali Arena, which is a historic indoor arena and is a first of its kind in East, Central Africa.
He wondered what was up with Nyayo National Stadium and said that he had heard that Maribou Stalks are running roughshod on the stadium.
Mwalimu added that that was the news that was front and centre in Rwanda and something that Kenyan media houses should emulate.
‘When development news dominates the headlines, that is when our country will progress. At the moment we can’t move forward if we keep having politics as the mainstay in our newspapers.’ A rueful Kingangi said to the notable agreement of Maina.
If we can spend a week not dealing with politics we can progress as a nation. The two spoke about the county officials that aren’t being paid after the current stalemate between the counties and the central government over revenue allocation.
What do you think of his solution? Does it make sense? A phrase that closely correlates to the advice Mwalimu gave, was delivered by Earl Nightingale where he said,
‘We Become What We Think About Most Of The Time. We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.’
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