Now in the twilight months of his stewardship, President Kibaki will be long remembered, not for the free education programme, explosion of tarmacked roads or economic resurgence. His off-the-cuff remarks will be sorely missed. Recently, he made his way back to his shagzz in Nyeri and refused to spare the menfolk. Last time he toured the hills of his shagzz, one Kiunjuri sounded very angry. This time round, prezzo lambasted the men for spending their working and wakeful hours drinking too much even before doing their ‘real’ work! Ouch! That must have hurt even though he was spot on.
Perhaps Oliech and Macdonald Mariga have a point about their images being used for promotional reasons without prior consent. But that is a matter still in the hands of competent authorities. However, fast draw, slow talking, cigar chewing, sharp shooting Dirty Harry, The Good the Bad and The Ugly star Clint Eastwood is also suing a company using his name for direct sales.
Forget "jilted" Sudan and the slippery stuff running beneath their piece of Sahara Desert. Forget the surge in solar power calculator sales in Kenya as we all punch away the millions we hope to make from being Arap Turkanas, Ole Turkanas or oil sheikh Turkanas. Palaver’s favourite President is of course Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And the man has so much oil (and a nuclear power reactor or two) and dares the oil buyers to withhold their cheque books. He says: The oil is ours, the money is yours. And Iran can survive for up to three years even without selling a single barrel! Beat that.
Does it bother anyone that the benches (yes wooden ones too!) that sport a coach, two doting parents, a couple of siblings and one or two curious spectators could do with a few more folks at our local tennis circuit? Now compare that with the 80,000-strong crowd that is expected at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium in July to watch the world’s top two players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal try to set a record attendance for a tennis match.
Strange times indeed when even members and chairmen of so-and-so tribe "Council of Elders" demonise the rise of tribal groupings. Notice the monkey on your back folks?
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