Who bewitched us as Kenyans? I’m being told that comedian Chipukeezy – real name Vincent Mwasia – has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors at the National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (Nacada). What?! Seriously?!
The State appointment has of course divided opinion among Kenyans, with a considerable number of commenters saying Chipukeezy deserved the “blessing.”
Others are banking on the fact that Chipukeezy represents the youth to celebrate the joke of an appointment. C’mon guys! Focus!
Like one Sheila Wambui aptly put it on Twitter, “When we say Young People should be appointed to positions of power and leadership we don’t necessarily mean those with zero qualifications or just anybody from the street! There are so many young qualified people who can do that job.”
The point here is qualifications, and those with eyes can see that Chipukeezy’s appointment is a farce.
Those of us who have been called “salty” for criticizing the move have been asking one key question; what criteria was used to arrive at the decision?
Because there is none, it is clear that Chipukeezy’s predecessor at NACADA, Jaguar, who the comedian has been following around like a puppy over the last few months, had a big hand in the appointment.
To begin with, Jaguar’s credentials are questionable but we let it slide when he was appointed because we believed he would make a substantial contribution. We have not seen any impact and it’s only right that we don’t want to be fooled twice.
Chipukeezy is not the man for the job. There are probably dozens of you reading this who have better academic credentials than Chipukeezy and could have used an opportunity to at least apply for the position.
Further, Chipukeezy’s hands and bank accounts are filling up with all his media, comedy, and emceeing gigs. Let someone else without a job earn a deserved paycheck ffs!
The drug addiction scourge that’s sweeping the youth of this country needs serious and committed people.
President Uhuru and Jaguar did not have to look that far for a competent youth. How about Wanja Mwaura, whose heartwarming dedication to reform the life of her childhood friend, Hinga alias Didi, inspired and restored hope in humanity.
Dear Chipukeezy, if you’re reading this, it’s not too late. Do the honorable thing and turn down the job. Now is the time for the youth to demonstrate their integrity lest greed condemns our beloved country further into the fiery pits of corruption and mediocrity.
Here are some reactions from Kenyans:
@UKenyatta @WilliamsRuto Appointing Cheepukizy to the board of NACADA is not fair. Some of us have studied and missed jobs, and continued with our studies in related fields to the job in question, only for it to be given to a comedian who is under qualified for the position.
— Dommey (@DommeyMisoi) June 7, 2018
Chipukeezy appointed as NACADA Director. The circus never ends (read sarcastically) Am all about youth for key appointments, but what about merit or a track-record on the same line? Anyway, may the jokes begin.
— G E N E R A L ™? (@General_Gocho) June 7, 2018
Truly the narrative of getting a job after University is long gone.
— Jimmy Akiba. (@JimmyAkiba) June 7, 2018
Chipukizzy who has zero talent, no tangible socio-economic achievements, no academic credentials to his name, no history of fighting drugs, has been appointed to sit in the NACADA board.
— Eric (@amerix) June 7, 2018
A pathological liar who lies on national tv to make it seem like he has made it in life through his so called YouTube videos and work is now head of Nacada. Either Nacada became an entertainment board or we are a full blown rogue state.
— Kimanzi®™ (@Kimanzi_) June 7, 2018
Why is Chipukeezy a director at NACADA? When was the position advertised? Whom did he compete against? Where can Kenyans find results for the interview?
— King Fred Asira (@FredAsira) June 7, 2018
Why are you all surprised about Chpkeezy being appointed as NACADA board member? Have you forgotten a man eating githeri being awarded a Head of State Commendation? (HSC)…
— juma ?? (@jumaf3) June 7, 2018
A comedian is heading NACADA…
Kenya rewards mediocrity.
— Kipkalya Kones (@CollinceBey) June 7, 2018
Looks like the President is trying out all his fantasies one last time…. Chipukeezy ??? Come on!!
but then again it’s NACADA! who cares, we’re all high anyway.
— Karen ✴ (@KarenOmollo) June 7, 2018
Boom. Chipukeezy is now the director at NACADA. When was the position advertised? Who were his Competitors? Who Facilitated the Interview? Okay.
Francis Imbuga in his book, Betrayal in the City said that Nowadays You need a Tall Relative/friend to Succeed.
— Gerald Ngao ?? (@geraldngaopk) June 7, 2018
Not just Chipukeezy heading to NACADA, another slay queen from Warembo na UhuruRuto heading to NATIONAL IRRIGATION BOARD. Then next year Red Cross starts appealing for food donations when GoK has been making stupid appointments all along #UshenziKE ??? pic.twitter.com/RkwdIF7Dgk
— #Ungovernable✊ (@KenyanTaxPayer) June 7, 2018
— Betty Kiptum (@BettyKiptum) June 7, 2018
#GOKInteracts Kenya is a banana republic now a comedian sits in NACADA board to fight drugs .. I wonder the kind of contributions and policies he will bring to the table if he cant spell the word “DRUGS”
— stacy queen (@Queen_of_thornn) June 7, 2018
Chipukeezy Is at NACADA. Not for drugs and substance abuse Or Smth. But as a board member….It’s Sickeningly Hilarious.
— Elias Muriuki™ (@iam_muriuki) June 7, 2018
How did Chipukeezy end up in the NACADA board???? ??… Wonders will never cease in Kenya.
— Paetrk (@patric_githaiga) June 7, 2018
Ati chipukeezy has been appointed as a NACADA board member ile bangi inakuanga Kenya tunafa ku import.
For this and more jokes contact Churchill
— Josh (@josphat77kamau) June 7, 2018
Chipukeezy is a waste of time,I wonder what he has to bring on board to NACADA. No credentials, no experience apart from stale jokes and dyed hair,???and yet he gets a presidential appointment, someone slap me?? 8-4-4 is a scam.
— jnerds. (@Jackie_Nerds) June 7, 2018
Jubilee has specialized in rewarding unqualified sycophants and non performers to top government offices, which explains the endless corruption scandals that have characterised it since 2013. So what exactly is a guy like Chipukeezy going to offer at Nacada? Seriously
— Alexis7 (@alewazza254) June 7, 2018
I dont know what it takes to be a nacada board member but i know chipukezey doesn’t have it.
— Vicky (@vickywakarindi) June 7, 2018
Chipukeezy’s appointment as a Nacada board member is funnier than his jokes
— MoneyIsBae (@mapesa_ke) June 7, 2018
Nowadays ukijua ku-differentiate dawa ya panya from dawa ya kunguni unakuwa Director at NACADA.
— Mwai (@thee_mwai) June 7, 2018
so chipukeezy with his boring jokes landed a job at the NACADA….where is the place of education in the society..which kind j jobs are preserved for the educated…a society that rewards jokers is a lost one.
— munene kariuki ???? (@_munene_kariuki) June 7, 2018