A Kenyan Lawmaker, Dr David Sankok vows claims that the fastest way to become poor is to become a Politician.
Despite the general view in Africa that politics is the hottest venture where many people become rich within a short period of time, Sankok says he will quits politics because it has made him poor.
Sankok, a Jubilee nominated MP from Narok in Kenya is quoted as saying:
“The fastest way to become poor in Kenya is to become a Member of Parliament or Member of County Assembly.”
The former chairman of the National Council of People with Disabilities further claimed that “Politics in Kenya is very hard”.
“It is a very dirty game where everyone thinks you are their property. There are so many state officers but its only politicians who are pestered with incessant demands for handouts,” he explained.
“It’s very hard to give out something you have worked hard for. I’m not used to giving out free things. As a disabled person, I have struggled. You can’t just dish out money freely. For instance, I’m in charge of 6.5 million disabled people, even if I would give each one bob it would still not be enough as I still have other development projects to look into such as roads, schools.”
After his tenure in the Kenya parliament, Dr David Sankok has vowed not to contest the next election.
“I was very comfortable before I became an MP. I won’t go for another term because in Kenya politics is just too tasking as everyone feels you owe them something because they elected you,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, a Lagos lawmaker, Moshood Oshun claims that all Nigerian politicians including him, are into fetish practices, noting that no political class can be exonerated of using charm.