Tee Ngugi: The change we want will not come if those in power don't advance public good, end greed

23/01/2020 - 07:10

Last year there were rebellions against various kinds of ‘state capture’ all over the world. State capture, as John Githongo explains in an article appearing on an online journal, is the repurposing of the state in order to facilitate theft of public funds.

The people in power are no longer there to advance public good, but to gain wealth and influence for themselves and a tiny minority of well-connected individuals in and out of government. The consequence of this type of government is that the vast majority of people become increasingly poor while a tiny minority becomes fabulously wealthy.