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Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 May 2016

MAMA LUCY MUTHONI KIBAKI - Villain Turned Saint?

'We loved you but God loved you more.'
'Mama Lucy you were a beautiful soul. May you Rest in Peace.'
'My sincere condolences to the entire Kibaki family for your loss.'
'RIP Mama Lucy Kibaki, former first lady. She was one brave woman. Condolences to the family.'

These are just but a few of the many condolence messages I've been seeing since the passing of our former first lady Lucy Muthoni Kibaki. Seeing them, only one question lingers in mind. No, not one, two.

#1 Does death automatically turn a villain into a saint?
#2 Why are we so damn hypocritical?
Image: StandardMedia.co.ke

Thursday, 21 April 2016

REASON I'M NOT VOTING IN 2017: No Candidate Seems Interested in my Vote

10,000,000.

This's the current approximate number of Kenyans who are eligible to vote but don't; probably never have and never will. I happen to be one of them.
So I have been asked - on more than numerous occasions, why don't I vote? Actually, never have I actively practised this so called constitutional right that has apparently been bestowed upon me. The answer is simple. No Candidate seems interested in my vote for as far as they know, mine is but one vote and who knows; may be deemed spoilt (probably due to my lack of experience in casting votes).

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Uhuru Kenyatta - The President who Would Rather be Replaced by Vigilantes

Monday 4th March 2013, the day everyone - well, almost everyone, celebrated the beloved son of Jomo taking the throne.  After all, he had the ambitions and dreams that our country needed; free laptops, maziwa ya Nyayo, increase of the citizen-police ration, pass of an anti-terrorism Act...
Now, less than two years later, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta has proven that instead of being the president, he should have been the kind of guy that would make a great social media celebrity, or an amazing starring in a Reality TV Show, for all he cares about are taking selfies, touring the world, lending a hand to few who beg for his mercy, and running away when his country needs him.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

UGANDA---The Worst Country to Be Born, Live and Die?

Over the past few weeks and months, a lot of shocking laws have come out of the once 'Pearl of Africa' into now what's has become The Nightmare of Africa.
Image: Mzungumemoirs.org
This makes more than a clear indication that the worst place to be born, or live in Africa is no longer Somalia, Sierra Leone or Southern Sudan, it's Uganda.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

#KenyaAt50: Jamhuri Day---10 Reasons Why We Need NOT Celebrate

50 years of Independence, 4 presidents down the line, over 40 millions of the total Kenyan population, and a 4 day national celebrations…that's what it takes to mark this memorable Golden Jubilee.  Still, as I look around, I see nothing worth celebrating.
Image: sdinet.org

Monday, 9 December 2013

IN MEMORY OF NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA

 Just the other day, the Mandela family, South Africans and the rest of the world was, and still are mourning the death of supposedly the world's greatest political leader; Nelson Mandela.  Personally, there isn't much that I know about Mandela; other than being a great leader who had the courage to give up his life for the sake of his fellow country people---but that isn't much considering that Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah and all of the other great African leaders did the same; but are never celebrate as much.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Where is Rachel Shebesh…we Miss Her Already

 A while back, all these so-called women empowerment organizations headed out to the most expensive girls-night hangout joints after it was announced that women would be given 30% of the total top leadership positions.  (Of course this was nothing worth celebrating since true leaders make it to power, but should never be squeezed in).

Monday, 9 September 2013

Illiteracy or Stupidity: The Kiraitu, Waititu, Sonko and Kidero Case Studies

The English dictionary defines illiteracy as the inability to read and write.

We all yearn to be literate, and that's why we spend the better years of our childhood and youth in schools.  With a good education, you can get a good job, influence people, be on top leadership, gain wealth, and gain people's respect.  BUT, the one thing that education, or literacy can never eliminate is stupidity.  If you doubt me, ask some of Kenya's most famous, well learned and wealthy individuals---yes, I am talking about the likes of Ferdinand Waititu, Mike Sonko, Evans Kidero and Kiraitu Murungi.
I use the term stupidity for it's the most civil term I could come across.  And need I say, why is it that all these folks are of the male gender?  Mid-life crisis maybe?

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Government Set to Build a Prison in Every County

In the past few days and weeks, the rate at which insecurity has been increasing in the country is alarming.  And so every silly leader is demanding that the security be boosted, criminals be arrested---or shot, police forces be increased, and I can foresee someone proposing that a new prison be erected in every county.
Image: Mediafreedominternational.org

Monday, 6 May 2013

Presenting the Greediest Presidents Kenya has Ever Had

Been doing a research on our past presidents (I can no longer use caps) and it shocks me to see how greedy both Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki are.

We all heard, discussed and made noise upon the mention of the proposed presidential retirement benefits.  But due to the ongoing nationwide campaigns at the time, we barely had enough time to critically analyze what these gluttons had come up with.  Taking a look at this list, all I can say is that I sincerely can't wait till these guys die. 
Image:  The retired President Kibaki with his big happy family

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Honeymooning with Uhuru

Two weeks are almost over since Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as our President, and it’s after these two weeks that we’ll get a reality check and realize that all that frenzy was nothing but some honeymoon confusion.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Unveiling the Raila Odinga you Never Knew

'Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing the enthusiasm.'
---Winston Churchill
 This is the best way that I can define Raila Odinga...A SUCCESSOR

Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Cure for Tribalism

For the past few days, I’ve been watching this new feature on NTV that left me questioning; how much of an epidemic had tribalism become such that it has to be allocated 10 minutes of prime time?  My guess is that there currently are no news worthy material to air hence the new wave of reading people's personal tweets and Facebook status updates on air.
Image: Wazi Campaign/Myself

Thursday, 7 March 2013

This is What I'll Remember Emeritus President Kibaki For

As our most beloved President and assumingly the best President Kenya has ever had exits from State House, I dedicate this special tribute to him:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Presidential Debate---The True Man of the People

The countdown is on and with less than a week before the D-day, you must be wondering why some candidates are still in the running for Presidency.  At this stage, no matter how over-confident you are, if there are enough signs that this is not your time, and as the Bible says; ‘There’s a time to Win and a Time to Lose,' you should get back into your cocoon and invest your money elsewhere. 
Image:  Peter Kenneth; a true definition of a Man of the People

Friday, 22 February 2013

How KBC Killed the Long Awaited Presidential Debate

Growing up, chapatis were the special food for special occasions.  I mean, what would Christmas be without them?  I hear today that chapatis have long been replaced by pizzas and other European and Mediterrean cuisines.  
President Debate-The Christian Edge as aired on KBC

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Curtains Draw as Uongozi TV Show Comes to an End

The season finale of Uongozi TV Show will air tonight on NTV.
Image:  Uongozi TV Show via NTV on Facebook

Friday, 14 December 2012

49 Years On

On Wednesday,  we all took a day off, traveled a bit, visited some of our friends, and watched the usual boring Jamhuri Day Celebrations for the 49th time.  Question is, is this day worth celebrating?

I may have come a little bit to hard on the Madaraka Day Celebrations-(To Hell With Madaraka Dayand  this is why, this time; no Hating is Allowed, but sharing with you the Facts.

49 years ago
49 years ago, this is how Kenya was like:
  • Population was roughly at 8 Million.
  • Life expectancy for men 46 years and for women 50 years.
  • No. of MPs was 184.
  • 0 Universities
  • Forest cover was at 2,253km2.
  • Daily average prison deaths stood at 29.
  • Reported rape cases reported stood at 26.
  • Cost of bread stood at KSh. 75 cents.
  • A litre of petrol sold at KSh. 2.03.
49 years later
49 years, this is how it has come to be:
  • Population slightly over 44 Million.
  • Life expectancy for men is 64 years and for women 68 years.
  • No. of MPs 224.
  • Over 32 Universities
  • Forest cover is at 1,422km2.
  • Daily average prison deaths stands at 39.
  • Reported rape cases and incest stands at 1,760.
  • Cost of bread stands at KSh. 45.
  • A litre of petrol sells at KSh. 125.
Was this really worth celebrating?