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By | September 29th 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

An MP from Rift Valley wept as she complained about how they were whipped to either stay away from Parliament on the day of the Motion on Justice Aaron Ringera or to vote against the report seeking his replacement. She said the author and executor of the move was William Ruto, and his reasoning was Ringera would not harm senior Kalenjin personalities linked to graft. Several MPs corroborated the scheme. And predictably, later Ruto accused the media of perpetuating lies.

The long arm of the law astounds sometimes. Swiss police arrested movie director Roman Polanski, executing a 31-year-old US arrest warrant. The 76-year-old had admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in the US in 1977, but fled to France before sentencing. He holds citizenship in France, but must have forgotten Switzerland has an extradition treaty with the US. Tough luck, Roman!

The silence of Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe is defeaning. Where is Mr Denial, now that regular and Administration police units seem to have stopped shooting at each other but got themselves entangled in some Yaya loot? Or did new broom-keeper Mathew Iteere sweep them out of the force before Kiraithe could finish drafting the official response to some loose change found lying around Hurlingham?

Give someone a finger and they proceed to chomp at your hand. The woman convicted of taking part in the assassination of Indian premier Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 is fasting to demand early release from jail. This even after Rajiv’s family successfully pleaded for her death sentence to be commuted to a life term. Pity.

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So President Obama’s people ‘disinvited’ our PM from a Waldorf Astoria event then squeezed him into a five-minute photo-op at the Met? Raila is in good company: The UK’s Gordon Brown was

denied a one-on-one with Obama despite much "desperate" begging from his peeps. When the news hit the papers, he too got a brief chat in a UN kitchen! Kwani the UK is also anti-reforms?

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