The WE of Road Accidents in Kenya…

Road accidents…WE all know DEEP DOWN…probably shallow up that most of our road accidents can be avoided.

  • We never put on seat belts because they are dirty or we will get off in just ten minutes,
  • We never tell drivers to slow down when over speeding BECAUSE WE ARE IN A HURRY ALWAYS,
  • We eagerly accept sambaza or move just some more for that extra passenger,
  • We see police accepting bribes in full view of everybody and we keep quiet,
  • We know police bosses know all these and the police officers involved and they punish them by transferring them or even promoting them for getting most loot,
  • We are in or see vehicles overtake on the wrong side and we are all happy BECAUSE WE ARE IN A HURRY ALWAYS or we want the traffic to clear fast,
  • We see a passenger being abused for standing for truth and we all keep quiet as s/he is thrown out of the matatu or probably even getting killed,
  • We get into matatus with no seat belts, worn out tyres, no lights or broken tail lights, etc.,
  • We happily get bundled into a Probox booth or whatever booth/hole we can fit in,
  • We let law enforcers carry out publicity stunts for one day or two-day “crackdowns”,
  • We accept to pay double the normal fare BECAUSE it is raining,
  • We let drunk drivers drive us home (we end up at a funeral),
  • We run to church praying to God and ask God why why why…when we can’t even tell the conductor/driver to turn down the music,
  • We let matatus drop and pick us anywhere..nashukia hapo we say,
  • We steal road sign posts and sell them to people who happily accept them…when probably two days ago they lost a family member through a road accident or they will because some dumb ass removed the road sign,
  • We let bodabodas ride motorbikes without licenses,
  • We hop onto motorbikes without helmets,
  • We refuse to wear helmets when on bodaboda BECAUSE they are dirty,
  • We let bodabodas driven without reflectors
  • We drive motorbikes and carry passengers after 30 minutes of training,
  • We all suck…and shame on US.

We are all to blame and running to church or organizing prayer rallies once these tragedies occur will not help unless we ACCEPT, CORRECT and be VIGILANT ALWAYS.

I ask…the police

  • Do traffic policemen go to funerals of their loved ones whom they lost through a traffic accident?
  • Do they ask how it happened?
  • Do they think its karma?
  • Do they know if they accept bribe and let a drunk or whatever off….just ten kilometers down/up the road that drunk or whatever might hit his/her daughter/son/mom/dad…?
  • What building have they erected with that blood money they receive?
  • Do they pay school fees for their kids with the blood money?
  • What do they tell their kids where they get so much money from when we all know what they are paid?

I ask……the matatu/PSV drivers

  • Have you ever lost someone close to you or someone you know to a road accident because of overloading/speeding?
  • How did that feel?
  • Will you still over speed if you were carrying your mother, father, daughter or son?
  • What happens after you have killed?
  • Do you feel anything?
  • Why give bribe?
  • Why accept to drive worn out ramshackle vehicle?
  • Did you die when you accepted you were on the wrong and fined for it?
  • Why overtake on the wrong side?
  • What prize were you given for getting there earlier?

I ask….the passengers

  • Why always in a hurry?
  • Couldn’t you have woken a bit early for your appointment?
  • Why keep silent?
  • Have you lost someone through a road accident and said…I will do the right thing and preach to all and sundry?
  • Why go to church after all these when you are to blame and…..then repeat the mistakes again?
  • Aaahhhh shit…shame on you…and me too

I tell…the politician

  • F$%#k you for being too greedy and forgetting what really matters and may karma or whatever get you GOOD

I ask…the clergies

  • Why are you so gullible?
  • Why preach about seeds and fail to do the same about preventing accidents that is killing your contributors?
  • Why not use your HUSKY voice and tell people…don’t take bribe, obey the law because God will love you for that?
  • How do you feel when you preside over funerals of road accidents?
  • When you drive those sleek vehicles that were bought by accident victims…how do you feel aye?

Do these picture look normal to you? What are you doing about the negligence, what will you do jamaneni? acc accident lab crash 0407R kenya road accident kenya-accident-2010-4-5-10-20-40 kenya-road-accident matatu

OBLIGATION OF CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT

1)    To observe and operate within provisions of the Co-operative Societies Act, Rules, Society By-law and the various policy documents.

2)    Operate within the budget, and avail the Trial Balances and Economic reports to the respective Government offices.

3)    To provide efficient, timely and quality services to their members.

4)    The members have obligation to elect leaders who are transparent and accountable.

5)    Committee have obligation of providing minutes of Management, Special and Annual General Meetings to the Sub-County Co-operative Officer at all times.

6)    The committees have an obligation to invite the Co-operative Officers to all their meetings.

7)    The society has an obligation to provide accurate, timely and up to date information to the Sub-County Co-operative Officer.

8)    The society has an obligation to pay audit and supervision fee to the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Department of Co-operative Development and Marketing.

 

16 Inspirational Quotes From the Late, Great Steve Jobs

 

According to ICA….

  • Worldwide more than 1 billion people are members of cooperatives.
  • Cooperatives provide 100 million jobs worldwide, 20% more than multinational enterprises.
  • The economic activity of the largest 300 cooperatives in the world equals the 10th largest national economy.
  • Money can't buy happiness, however it can rent it :-)

    Money can’t buy happiness, however it can rent it 🙂

    In India and China combined, more than 400 million people are part of cooperatives.

  • In Germany and the United States, one in four people are cooperative members while in Canada that number is four in 10!
  • In Japan, 1 out of every 3 families is a member of a cooperatives.
  • In Indonesia, cooperatives provide jobs to 288,589 individuals.
  • In Kenya, 250,000 people are employed by cooperatives.
  • Canadian maple sugar cooperatives produce 35% of the world’s maple sugar production.
  • In Colombia, the 8,124 cooperatives were responsible for 4.96% of the GDP in 2009. They employ over 137,888 people – 46% of which are men and 54% women.
  • In Kenya, cooperatives are responsible for 45% of the GDP and 31% of national savings and deposits. They have 70% of the coffee market, 76% dairy, 90% pyrethrum, and 95% of cotton.
  • In Poland, dairy cooperatives are responsible for 75% of dairy production.
  • In the UK, the largest independent travel agency is a cooperative.
  • In Vietnam, cooperatives contribute 8.6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • Costa Rica counts over 10% of its population as members of cooperatives.
  • In Germany, 20 million people are members of cooperatives, 1 out of 4 people.
  • In Singapore, 50% of the population (1.6 million people) are members of a cooperative.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING – RANGE OF SERVICES AT SUB-COUNTY (DISTRICTS)

(i) Education and Training

We will conduct education and training to members, management committees and staff of the movement in collaboration with stakeholders. We shall use resources allocated by the Government and the movement will Legislationchip in from education budgeted resources. We shall give other extension services pertaining to administration and management of Co-operatives.

(ii) Co-operative Policy and Implementation

We will attend leaders meetings, Special/Annual general meeting of Co-operative Societies and shall at all times give appropriate advice. We shall also articulate the Government policy on Co-operative management.

(iii) Co-operative Financial Policy

We will at all time advice the societies in prudent financing, Credit and Banking Services policy aimed at improving the welfare and interests of the members of the movement.

(iv) Co-operative Governance

We through Co-operative Education and Training will endeavor to insist on good management practices among the Co-operative leaders aimed at good Co-operate Governance. We shall also annually ask the Co-operative leaders to declare their assets and liabilities and file indemnity bonds as required by law.

(v) Settlement of Disputes

We will at all times arbitrate on co-operative disputes outside the court system and for those cases beyond, we will advice complainants to file disputes in the Co-operative Tribunal. The clients will be advised on the filing fees.

(vi) Co-operative College

We will advise the movement on courses offered by the Co-operative College and update them on regular basis.

(vii) Co-operative Marketing Including Value Addition Processing.

Save Money NowWe will at all times articulate the Government Policy on Marketing of Agricultural produce, value addition and other Co-operative ventures.

(viii) Promotion of Co-operative Ventures.

We will at all times advice the Co-operative movement on general aspects of investments to create wealth in Co-operatives.

(ix) Inquiries and Inspections.

We will advise on inquiry/inspection processes where necessary and we shall conduct inspections within the Sub-County as need arises. The inspections will be presented to management committee for appropriate action in accordance with the law.

(x) Surcharge

We will undertake to enforce surcharges and inquiry report as recommended by inquiry officers.

(xi) Rule of Law

We will at all times operate within the provisions of the Co-operative Societies Act, the Rules and the By-Laws of co-operative societies and policy documents issued from time to time by the Commissioner of Co-operative Development.

(xii) Audits

We shall ensure that audits are carried out and presented as stipulated in the Act in accordance with International Accounting Standards and Co-operative Societies Act.

(xiii) Monitoring and Evaluation.

To monitor and evaluate all Co-operative activities in the Sub-County.

(xiv) The Sub-County Co-Operative Officer will Advise and Support Co-Operative Officers.

To give advisory services to Co-operative officers and others staffs to enable them perform their duties efficiently.

(xv) Financial Resources

A thief broke into my house last night looking for money, so I woke up and started searching with him :-)

A thief broke into my house last night looking for money, so I woke up and started searching with him 🙂

To ensure that all financial resources allocated to the Sub-County are utilized for intended purposes and in accordance with the Government accounting procedures and procurement regulations.

(xvi) Visitors and Delegations

To ensure that all delegations to the Sub-County Co-operative Office are attended to promptly.

DID YOU KNOW THE MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CO-OP DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING?

Logo Template - Logo_451The Mandate of the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Department of Co-operative Development and Marketing is specified in the Presidential Circular No. 1/2005 on organization of the Government of the Republic of Kenya as follows:-

  • Co-operative Policy Implementation
  • Co-operative Legislation and Extension Services
  • Co-operative Education and Training
  • Co-operative Financing policy.
  • Co-operative Savings, Credit and Banking Services Policy
  • Co-operative Governance.
  • Co-operative Tribunal.
  • Co-operative College
  • Co-operative Marketing, including Value addition and processing.
  • Promotion of Co-operative Ventures.
  • New Kenya Co-operative Creameries.
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