There is an interesting poll in the nation on whether politicians should criticize the government when they are abroad.
Obviously this is referring to the opposition and especially ODM leaders who of are on an international tour to ‘popularize’ their party. Even though they deny fund raising is also high on their agenda.
I believe that even though Kenya and our government is not anywhere perfect, it is counterproductive for any leader to portray a horrendous image of our country while abroad.
These politicians do not understand that their speeches discrediting Kenya are helping keep investors away.
Let’s say ODM won the presidency, how could they turn around and ask potential investors to put their funds in Kenya after preaching to them about insecurity and corruption?
Raising money and popularizing one’s political party is okay and understandable.
However discrediting a sitting government while abroad is not only unpatriotic but especially irresponsible for any political leader who has ambitions to one day govern Kenya.