I had eagerly looked forward to this day with undying anticipation. The weather for once was quite complacent. The usual evening colds. The sun already sinking beyond the horizon. Clouds clear blue and the winds swiftly swaying the tree tops. I leisurely sank into the couch. The red carpet beneath my feet shone glamorously. The sponge beneath the couch generated a feeling of relaxation. The wide flat screen spreading across the room displayed pictures of ministerial meetings. My eyes could not settle at a single view. I admired the place throwing stray glances at every corner. Above my head a large fan made regular cooling rounds. The contrast of walls and lighting was awesome. I had been waiting for him to organize his notes at his private room. Shortly afterwards he occupied his seat right in front of me.
Me: Your excellency sir i am here as part of my two weeks on job junior anchors training at Nation media. I seek an interview audience with you.
The president: You are welcome young Kenyan. Your name i understand is Tony.
Me: Yes! your excellency, how is life here at state house with the vast space and awesome planning?
The president: Everything is okay and its a very busy place. On a daily basis i host meetings here with key government leaders and other world leaders who come visiting your good country.
Me: We just voted in a new constitution some time back whats your take on that?
The president: Its a milestone for you , for me and for our great nation.Ever since we gained independence we have used the old constitution drafted by our colonial fathers and it was every citizens cry for change and reform. Big things are coming…
Me: News have been here and about concerning the nations 7% GDP growth. What are the pointers and is it the best rate?
The president: True the latest statistical reports by the commission on economic development surveys showed that we have experienced a 7% growth in the past decade. Its evident with the improving infrastructure and the willingness of citizens to invest in government bonds and stocks. However its still below our national projection.
Me:The youths constitute a majority of our national population but they are widely faced by the menace of unemployment. Comment on this?
The president: Your statement without any alteration is absolutely true. May be al just add that my government under the ministry in charge is closely working with interested groups and faith based networks to empower the youth and fight the unemployment menace.
Me: Soon we are about to have a landmark general election that will be historic. Can i share your view on the recent pre-election coalitions by aspiring politicians?
The president: All possible measures have been put in place with the close supervision of the commission involved to ensure that the coming elections are free fair and PEACEFUL. The international community am sure you are aware is watching. About the coalitions its common with a developing nation like ours now that our politics is on a maturity course.
Me: Your excellency may i please know your development agendas if you win in the forth coming elections?
The president: I have well stipulated development Agendas for this great nation not if but when elected as president in the coming elections. Over there please pass me my diary so that i can show you the documented manifesto.
I stretched my hand across and oops! the rattle was too annoying! The half-full glass of water at my bedside table hit the floor with a bang! It settled in helpless pieces. Its contents left my small room in a mess. I had been taking medication the previous night to treat a soar throat that affected my head to. The cock crew; it was a wake up call. I couldn’t believe anything!