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By | August 24th 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Tripoli has come under a barrage of gunfire and mortar attack, but supreme leader Muammar Gaddafi has proved his military superiority over the ragtag AK 47-toting rebels. Farther afield, oil prices dropped by almost US$3 as international markets anticipated the Desert Lion’s imminent exit. You see, Libya is a key crude-oil exporting nation which produced 1.5 million barrels per day before the conflict broke out in mid-February. But like me, do you wonder what excuse our oil firms shall give on 15th for raising pump prices by another two shillings?

 

Which part of Do Not Steal food meant for the starving” do some traders, transporters and their agents not understand? Even before a magistrate determines some two earlier cases, police in Ijara District have impounded 91 bags of maize and yellow peas of stolen relief food at a business premise of a prominent (ignore this) trader. The consignment is clearly marked in unfaded ink: “Government of Kenya RELIEF FOOD, NOT FOR SALE — WFP and USAID”. This nation needs fervent prayer. Lots of it.

 

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Now what is suspended Higher Education minister William Ruto doing, in National Heritage minister William ole Ntimama’s shamba? The grand old Maasai is galled by Ruto entry into Narok County politics. Poor Ruto. He ventured into neighbouring Trans Mara and loudly declared his intention to help replace the Narok North legislator with former Speaker, Francis ole Kaparo as Maasai spokesman.

Hear Old Bill tell the Young Bill: “According to the Maasai tradition, it is only the owner who can get a bull to ‘visit’ his own cow and not even a neighbour can do that!” Perhaps Young Bill has been away too long from higher learning and matters of heritage?

 

And finally...

Makadara MP Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’ ditched his Narc Kenya party to support his PNU alliance allies who took Kamukunji last week, to the chagrin of his party brass. Now he has abandoned the ‘Unga! Unga!’ campaign and trained his sights on Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang’. He is threatening to mobilise four million youths to hold a demo on September 9 if they shall not have received their national ID cards. Who do you think will blink first? Bado mapambano!

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