CORRUPTION: IS THE VICE KENYA’S WATERLOO?

…to oil the machinery of corruption, you have to undermine the institutions of governance through overt and covert operations…

Today’s article has been written by our Guest writer Macharia Waithira. George Macharia Waithira is an up and coming political scientist currently taking a Masters degree in Political Science specializing in Political Theory, Comparative Politics and International Security at the University of Nairobi.

Napoleon’s Waterloo was in 1815 in Waterloo, present-day Belgium which was then part of the Dutch kingdom. Hitler’s waterloo, on the other hand, was the 1941 incursion into Russian territory. Virtually every other leader and country, has a Waterloo, the Rubicon of failure which either destroys the leader or disintegrates the state. Against this background therefore, in a given country’s securitization agenda, anything that threatens the state is regarded as an existential threat to national security and if the threat is one that may actually destroy the state or undermine her institutions, then it is regarded as dealt with accordingly.

In light of this, looking at the…

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