KIST was in a power transition, making way for the next cabinet and campaigns were on though it was quite unfortunate that only class representatives were allowed to vote for candidates.
I couldn’t resist the urge to eavesdrop on one of the candidates’ speeches - though I suspect their devotion watered down after what he told them. These supporters asked the candidate “Is it true you’re the bread winner at your home?” And the candidate’s face immediately turned red, and sadly his words were, “This is not the first time I’ve heard this, and I know this allegation comes from my opponents who want to tarnish my name. I want to tell you that I have never been in any competition to win bread! Ask them where I won that bread from; I don’t even know any bread company in Rwanda!”
After hearing this, I quickly run away before he could say another word but then I bumped into another official, who was confident he was winning and was already making promises. “I will buy better phones for all class representatives to enhance communication,” he said. Wow! This was quite captivating so I took time to see what phone he had before I believed his promise.
Damn!! This guy’s phone had four simcard slots; I don’t know if he was planning on bringing another telecom company, but this wasn’t the main feature about this phone. It had a nail cutter, lighter and a bottle opener. In my search to find out what more features this phone had, I was amazed. An airplane passed and it registered a missed call, the firewood truck passed and it claimed ‘charger connected’. And when some Chinese man walked by, it registered “ONE BLUETOOTH DEVICE FOUND.”
This was already too much for me to handle so I decided to run away, only to hear another politician confidently answering a number of questions. He was told “Our man, we want to follow you on twitter.” While smiling, he replied, “No sorry. I don’t go to that restaurant. It’s not well known and I only go to well known hotels.” What was he talking about?
This was enough for me. I didn’t want to imagine what other candidates said.