My memo tonight is about austerity measures or let me call it the austerity lie. Over the past few weeks the country has been consumed by the worrying reports about the state of the economy. The cost of living is steadily rising and ordinary kenyans are feeling the pinch. Prices of basic commodities are spiralling out of control as some families are forced to take drastic steps to survive; such having just one meal a day. Kukaza mkanda, they say.