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Palaver - 06/02/12

By | February 6th 2012 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

The panic that has gripped some ODM MPs over Mudavadi’s sudden epiphany as regards the presidency is amusing and infantile. If this continues, two prominent rivals of the Lang’ata MP won’t need to ride on The Hague issue to derail his so-called train to the house on the hill. The "money has been poured" chants that were last heard when Kanu was in power have returned, only this time it is Raila’s deputy being accused of working for the PM’s rivals. Give us a break! If ODM really believes in fair play, it should stop this nonsense. Unfortunately for the PM, history shows he consistently makes the wrong choice when confronted by a threat, real or imagined, to his dominance. So much for the Orange revolution!

Villagers in the tiny Spanish hamlet of Sodeto are rolling in cash after collectively winning a major stake in the annual $950 million Spanish national lottery, with each enjoying a minimum payout of $130,000. Palaver would like to know how they managed to pool their cash to buy the winning ticket. It could be a revelation on how to finance our new county governments!

Another blast from the past was the garlanding of President Kibaki as a Luo elder in Kisumu last week followed by a choreographed call by some of those present that he says ‘Raila Tosha’. Good old Emilio had gone to open the newly refurbished airport in the town. He sat through it all but when he rose to speak, he reminded those present that the airport is supposed to benefit the region. Ominously, Prezzo promised to return at a future date to see how well they have exploited this strategic resource. In short, the President was saying: "Make this economic opportunity work for you." But were any of the local MPs listening?

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English Premier League may have the biggest audience on TV across the world, but the gap between the top five teams in the EPL and the stragglers is so ridiculous, it almost borders on the criminal! By Sunday, there was a 46 point gap between bottom team Wigan and Manchester City. The EPL will soon resemble Spain’s La Liga.

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