Recently I met a man who told me he was one of the best qualified economists from Machakos County, but no one had ever invited him to use his knowledge and skills. “No single governor from Machakos, Kitui or Makueni has sought my good advice!” he lamented.

Now I see that his own Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, he who shocked the country by mysteriously disappearing for more than a month abroad, is now calling on people who are qualified and are from Ukambani – it apparently doesn’t matter which area you come from – to attend a professionals meeting in Machakos town on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

In a version that only famous, ancient leaders of the Pharaoh variety used to announce meetings, Dr. Mutua called on all Akamba professionals, wherever they live in the world to come to Machakos, where like the ancient Greeks, they will sit and discuss issues face to face.

Among the agendas is developing Ukambani, exchange of ideas, unity and prosperity of the region, and of course, his pet “philosophy” maendeleo chap, chap.

Let us urge all the professionals to attend and raise their issues with the Governor because after that Dr. Mutua eithwa eeyumya muti, as they say in their place. No one will have a right to complain as a professional.