So John Githongo decided to make his latest revelations on Anglo-Leasing via his blog. There’s a whole lot the typical smoke and mirrors from the government combined with the sensationalism from the local media that has become par for course with the Anglo-Leasing story. I am going to focus on something that struck me as more blogworthy – he has a blog!
The good: Choosing to release the tapes via a blog (embracing new media etc.), which makes it more accessible…at least to anyone with internet access.
The bad: The site went down within a few hours and is still down over 24 hours later. You want to tell me that Githongo didn’t expect high traffic to the site (what was the point of putting it online then?)? Very amateurish…I would have expected more from someone who’s had a lot of time at Oxford to contemplate various ways he can cause an effective stink.
The ugly: Blogspot? Calling the blog “The Facts”? Honestly. It sucks. No intro, no background, no context, nothing. Just a link to the audio, that is now dead. I’m having flashbacks of Parliament’s website….uggh.
An aside: Maybe he should just send stuff to Mzalendo and KBW and we can spruce it up for him. It pains me to see people who should know better sitting with so much good info. (e.g. hello where is Gladwell Otieno?).
And on that note kudos to Mwalimu Matu and co. for speaking out and using their insider knowledge to try and comprehensively inform the public about the shenanigans of the government’s the “war against corruption” (link is a must visit).