Leadership must-haves: power and authority


By Dr. David Oginde,

When the leader of the most powerful nation on earth realized just how powerless he was in the face of some laws of his nation, he broke down and wept. Early this year, President Barack Obama wept openly, and in front of cameras, as he spoke about the rampant deaths of school children at the hands of rogue gunmen. He was particularly moved by the deaths of 26 people including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. But his deepest frustration came from the fact that, in spite of these many deaths, gun lobby groups had stood against introduction of laws that would control easy access to guns. Congress appeared to play ball, leaving the President almost helpless.

Likewise, President Uhuru Kenyatta last week publicly expressed deep frustration over rampant corruption the country despite his efforts to curb the vice. “If there is one…

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