Who makes up some of the stuff sent to Palaver? Sample this: “Dear Mr Mututho (John): (1) While there is always a food crisis in Kenya, there has never been a beer crisis. (2) Beer prices do not go up because rains failed. Or because there was a flood. (3) Actually, was it not for government taxes during budgets, beer prices would never go up. (4) People don’t invade forests like Mau so that they can grow beer. (5) No matter how poor any country is, you have never heard any country receiving relief beer. (6) If you miss beer for a week, you don’t go around chanting “Tunaomba serikali...” or ask neighbours to share theirs. (7) Lack of beer never breaks up family, but lack of food does. (8) Lack of beer never killed anyone. So you see, Mr Mututho, food is the real source of problems in society. Not beer!
Never one to be left behind or put in less than she is dealt, Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua is reportedly laying the table with a massive dinner to kickstart her fundraising campaign tomorrow at the Carnivore. Wow! If what we saw of the ODM and PNU efforts in 2007 and ODM’s cash-for-plate dinner last month, then Martha’s house could well be a very full one tomorrow. Watch this space.
The National Alliance (TNA) party co-ordinator in charge of county campaigns, Mr John Njuguna is very clear about who his party will work with as they campaign for Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking during a Uhuru Mashinani Campaign, Njuguna is emphatic that the next general election would be a straight forward two-horse race between Uhuru and Raila Odinga.
And therefore: “Either you are in TNA or ODM. All other parties saying they support Uhuru should dissolve and join TNA since we want to elect TNA members from the presidency to county reps.” Wonder what candidates Martha, Kenneth, Musalia, Ruto, and ole Kiyiapi, make of this.
Since becoming Secretary of State in 2009, Hillary Clinton has spent 351 days on the road, been to 102 countries and flown 843,839 miles. But there are never any crowds from her home state at the airport to dance and welcome her each time she lands back! Our politicians here only need to hop to Kampala and back they are assured of a reception of sorts at JKIA complete with horns.