It was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office

It was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office

Each candidate behaved well in the hope of being judged worthy of election. However, this system was disastrous when Kenya become corrupt. For then it was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office.