Post by OtishOtish on Feb 2, 2014 19:51:20 GMT 3
An interesting question, given that there are numerous instances where an existing rail line has been converted to a different gauge (including Standard Gauge) by simply "picking up" one side and moving it a little to the left or to the right.
Muigai should know that when this thing comes to ahead, it will be him and his cartel against the Nation.
After a quick review of Kenyan history, my bet is on the cartel: 10-1 prediction. A Digital Government, every toddler with a laptop, ... but the old "checked all shelves, file missing" still works! Vision
Parliament might not approve the funds? Ata parliament ina wenyewe.
Anyway, to my point ... I am impressed by how quickly and how much Kenyans have learned from the Chinese. I have read a great deal of old Chinese literature, and padding contracts and then skimming off the top a was well-established by, say, 1600, as were other forms of corruption; what's more, they were accepted as standard practices. As always, everywhere, government work was where the real money was. The Chinese still do business this way---the cost of bribes and so on required to win contracts are added "overheads" to be recouped as are "bonuses"---but even in China itself it is now sometimes regarded as bad form, especially where the government is involved. Best done elsewhere, although I notice the Chinese government's stern warning to Chinese doing business in Africa. (Exact words: "by all means catch the fish, but don't drain the pond and take all; that's short-sighted".) What is amazing about Kenya is the percentage they are prepared to whack on for later skimming and that it is being done in broad daylight (unlike earlier instances of Big Eating)!
Step aside, Nigeria. Here comes Kenya.