By. M. M. Mwanakijiji Corruption moves from less corruption to more corruption. That is the natural trajectory of corruption. In rare occasions, a society might witness the unusual movement from more corruption to less corruption. However, a corrupt people will most likely entertain more corruption. The main reason of such a movement is that corruption has a tendency to desensitize a mind. As moral theorists would argue or pyschoanalyists would observe (i don't know how philosophers will reason) whenever a person repeat a certain action that seem to reward him/her with some kind of pleasurable experience (emotional, financial, physical etc) that person would mostly likely repeat that same action. But, at a certain point in that trajectory a person would want to have more corruption in order to receive or induce if you will, the same level of gratification or that particular pleasurable reward that he/she gets from corruption. Bigger houses demand more corruption, more money in the account will demand more corruption.. etc! For this reason, corruption has an inherent power to addict those who practice it. To the point, living without it is almost impossible to these people. In a corrupt society any attempt to remove or fight corruption will be met with the strongest possible opposition. If those addicted to corruption include the most powerful individuals in the society or in the government or even richest (as it normally does), then the opposition sometimes can become deadly. Those who stand up against corrupt public officials, corrupt organizations or influential individuals will definitely face not just mere opposition but in some cases indeed, elimination. But, an ordinary Tanzanian (educated or not) is phenomenally marinated in the miseducation of the trajectory of corruption. Believing (wrongly) not fighting corruption will result into less corruption. Believing (wrongly too), that praying for an end to corruption will result into less corruption; Believing (wrongly again) that corruption will end simply because a new leader is in power. My friends, the trajectory of corruption can and I'll argue must be stopped not by mere opposition in political words, religious prayers or individual disdain or hatred toward corrupt officials but by a direct intervention by the people that will force that trajectory to change course. An intervention that will bring the movement of corruption to that proverbial "screeching halt". That intervention will have to be spearheaded by one person and one person only through the power that the people have given him legally or are willing to extend to him legally. Without that power or outside that power that person can and must not act. The fight against corruption must always be legal, moral, just and transparent. It must involve bold, decisive and swift actions. No half measures at all. You clinch your fist, then fight. Otherwise, stand down and beg for mercy! Simply put in JF language, the fight must be of "kumkoma nyangi giladi" type mchana kweupe. Otherwise, if I may caution you, we will continue to camp in this stinky valley of corruption where the corrupt rule, by the rule of the corruption, and hence corruption is the rule. The results, a corrupt culture, with corrupt people who hate corruption but can't help themselves but corrupt others who are already corrupt! Well.. I think..