controversial-it-practitioners-bill-re-emerges

I say this in jest…perhaps what’s necessary is ‘How the Internet works’ primer. That would very quickly demystify the idea that there are certain people called ‘ICT Practitioners’.

> On 19 Sep 2018, at 13:44, Thomas Kaberi via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> This is a very contentious issue with multiple and divergent interests.
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> As Ali would put it Kila mwamba ngoma is going to vuta kwake
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> But let me start with congratulating you all for showing up to do this again, it clearly wasn’t going to be a one time stand
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> On top of just fighting, this time we must be the ones to figure it out as well.
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> As some fight and others make noise and throw tantrums, while the majority flee and bury their heads — in true Kenya style…
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> I have listed below 11 key lessons we could borrow from the previous lobbying efforts in the first round.
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> They are:
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> 1. Find out the political reasons behind the bill
> — there is always a few and they are the only ones that matter.
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> 2. Work with the mover and chairs very very closely but don’t forget the researchers, committee members and support staff.
> —major influences oftenly ignored to the peril of many.
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> 3. Lobby both one on one and committee.
> —The members are smart human beings with personal views and positions that may not surface in group hearings for political and other reasons.
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> —The one on one’s give a view into the undercurrents and nuances in the committee proceedings preparing us not to react but respond effectively.
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> 4. Have a unified agenda and scenarios for both the fundamentals and specifics.
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> –generalities and differences only serve to make the point that we are disorganised and don’t know what we want.
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> 5. Give specific line by line recommendations.
> –It easier to negotiate specifics
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> 6. Educate the committee members about implications of each clause.
> –don’t assume they know and or connect with your views and context.
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> 7. This is going to be a hard, rough and windy road thus plan for both the best and worst outcomes.
> –Frastration is a key strategy in the making of sausages that lawmaking is.
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> 8. That even within the sector we will detractors, armchair critics and lone ranger self seekers.
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> —not everyone is saying what they mean and not few things are what they seem to be.
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> 10. Focus on what people really need beyond what what they seem to seek.
> — Be open to giving more than you expect to give and take much less than you bargain for.
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> 11. Whoever hangs on long enough will have the best chance to win.
> –We’ve done it before and we can do it again and again if that’s what it takes.
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> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 9:21 AM Barry Macharia via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> Dear All
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> This is back in parliament again
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> www.cio.co.ke/kenyas-controversial-ict-practitioners-bill-re-emerges/ <www.cio.co.ke/kenyas-controversial-ict-practitioners-bill-re-emerges/>
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> regards
> Barry
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