Accountability, democracy, and equality—these are just some of the desires residents of the Kasarani communities of Baba Dogo and Korogocho expressed this week. They were responding to Sisi ni Amani’s question about the priority of good governance in their communities. This Thursday, morning listeners from across the Kasarani communities tuned in to hear their answers explored on Koch FM.
Chapter leaders Sammy and Dennis, with Koch FM host Doreen, explored the issue of good governance andways to guarantee it’s carried out. Community members responded with their frustrations, claiming corrupt leaders prevent basic services from reaching their neighborhoods. “If we do away with corrupt leaders then development will come…” claims one resident. Another even calls selfish leaders and nepotism “a cancer for any development.” Most responses pointed to good governance as a way to improve the quality of life in Kasarani. Yet, other community members were adamant that the improvements must start on a personal level.
Sammy and Dennis took an approach that combined both these perspectives. The government needs to be responsible and the way to make that happen starts on an individual citizen level. The two encouraged citizens to know their rights and demand efficiency from their leaders. Accountability in government starts with civic responsibility.
Listen next Thursday at 9 AM as we move forward to address questions about environment!