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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Is Kenya Hurtling Towards A Revolution?

The rolling strikes in Kenyan secondary schools have caught most of us by surprise. We are stunned that the kids we sent to school to learn have turned into stone-throwing, book-hating thugs with the capacity to wreck untold havoc on property and their own future. We've watched with dismay as boys and girls have gone on the rampage ostensibly to avoid doing some exams called MOCK. And since the start of this shameful orgy, we've all watched as politicians, from the president down, have peddled prescriptions that serve no useful purpose except to remind us of their infuriating lack of depth.

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At this point it has become clear that the strikes rolling through the undulating landscape of the Kenyan secondary school has absolutely nothing to do with MOCKs. The only mock-thing about them is that they are mocking us for having such a limited understanding of what goes on in the mind of our youths. Lest we forget the example we have set to them, I want us to look ourselves in the mirror and see what those boys and girls have seen in us. Are you ready?

The Mirror:
1. Lack of Opportunity. These kids have grown up in a nation where they've been repeatedly told that opportunity comes to those who stick it out in school, work hard and play by the rules. These are lofty ideals that sound noble even to the youth. Except that when they look around them, what they see is their brothers and sisters who've worked had, graduated from universities across Kenya, but are now reduced to roasting corn/maize at the bus stops and marketplaces in the nation. Some have even seen their parents fired and out of work for months. In the face of such reality, do we expect the kids not to despair?

2. Tribalism. Since the sixties, our nation has struggled to eradicate this very negative vice. We have failed. And now, just when things started looking up, Kenya has regressed into one of the worst periods as far as tribal relations in the country go. As the boys and girls in our schools look at the picture we've presented to them, what they see is a father in Kisumu cursing that Jarabuon father in Kiambu. They see the mother in Nyeri calling the mother in Tinderet something ugly. They see their brothers and sisters bite their lip in anger every time some one from a different tribe is on TV saying something. Hate, hate, hate. That's what we've given them. These are the kids we've sent to school to study next to that boy or girl they heard being cursed and called ugly words at home. And we wonder why they mock us?

3. Corruption. Most of these kids came of age in the days of John Githongo. When they read the newspapers, what they see is stories about massive corruption in the country, and the vice is perpetrated by men who should be the example. When they read about Anglo-Leasing, Goldenberg, Turkwell, Ken-Ren and now the Grand Regency, what these kids see is a society where the rules don't matter. What seems to matter is how high up you can go by literally looting from Kenyans...and this only when you are well connected. Now, how many of these kids are well connected? Do we put ourselves in their shoes and wonder how they see Kenya? Do we?

4. A Culture of Impunity. Mta Do? Folks, whether we like it or not, the kids have only us to learn from. It would be nice if they followed the example of the penguins, which form binding communities where the young are cared for and trained to be effective adults. Unfortunately for our youth, what they have as an example is a president who blatantly steals an election and asks Mta Do? They have a police commissioner who sits at the Waki Commission and proclaims that he'd do everything exactly the way he did it if what happened in January happened today. Does he remember that people were killed by his forces? Does he recall the shoot-to-kill order by Grace kahindi? What should the kids learn from a man like that? And how about the fact that Kiraitu Muriungi is a minister after the Githongo tapes? Look, what the kids learn from this is simple. Impunity pays. Can we blame them when they get discouraged? Or when they think they can get away with burning dorms and classes?

5. Violence. Unfortunately, when confronted with a deaf and blind leadership, most societies resort to violence. That's what we did after the elections were stolen. But have we stopped to wonder what the kids saw when Kenya went through that meltdown? In those classrooms where we sent those kids, there were some of them who saw a friend killed, a father hacked to death, a sister burnt alive, a brother kill someone, a child left hungry, a home burnt. The list is endless. Yes, those kids saw a lot. But again, have they been given any counselling about the trauma they faced? At what point are we going to realize that our continued inability to do things right is creating a society of future delinquents and felons? Through our violent ways, we've legitimized violence as a means of resolving issues. So why are we stunned when the kids do what they've learnt from us? They are looking at our condemnation of them now and saying...what a bunch of hypocrites!

Fellow Countrymen, that's what the kids see when they look at us. We stink, don't we? But what makes it worse is that we now sit in judgement of them. We must take away their cell phones, we say. We must cane them. We must charge them in a court of law. Their parents must pay. We must expel the ringleaders. This is all bullshit. What must be done is for us adults to start acting our age, and be a good example to these kids. But that is a long-term solution. Here is what can be done to have an immediate impact in schools.

Prescription:

I. Let's avail books in schools in equal measure throughout the country. When I went to Kanga High School in the late eighties, the late Hezekiah Oyugi made sure our school was well stocked with books, excellent teachers and even good food. I turned around and looked at neighbouring schools like Rakwaro and Iterio and wondered how the kids in those other schools were expected to compete with us. It seemed unfair. If the government implemented a blind policy that treated all schools equally, in terms of resource allocation, the kids might actually fall in love with the MOCKs. What's keeping us from doing this?

II. Parents must start being there for their children. Admittedly, it's hard to be an effective parent when you must struggle to even put food on the table. Still, parents must be proactive in their children's lives. A father must teach his son how to be a God-fearing, law-abiding citizen. A mother must teach her daughter how to take good care of herself and handle herself with dignity. We must all remember that what society teaches our children is in addition to a foundation of learning started at home.

III. Family Planning must be brought back as a means of managing our resources and enhancing effective parenting. Whatever it takes, we need to work toward a society where we bring into this world only that number of children we can take good care of. It doesn't make much sense to have a third child when one can't take care of the first one, does it?

IV. We can make the MOCKs a school-specific issue. Let Kanga High School carry on its MOCKs. Let Lenana carry on its. And let Chebwai carry on its. That way the pressure to compete bigger schools right now, at a time when those bigger schools are more well endowed and resourced, is eliminated.

V. Finally, let me suggest that a society where God is not worshipped with the humility and reverence He deserves is hurtling toward self-destruction. There was once a time when the name of God, uttered in our presence, made each of us sit and take notice. Today God is just another name. I pray that we can focus the attention of our youths on God once again. We must do all we can to make God relevant. The best thing that can and will ever be said about the youth in Kenya is...They know Jesus christ as their personal saviour. That's when Kenya will have arrived.

This is not a conclusive or exhaustive prescription by any means, it's just my way of weeping for a nation that must turn a corner right now, or watch as we all hurtle toward a revolution!

For Love of Country,

Guest column by Sam O. Okello

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sam,

You've poured your heart out on this one. Hope our leaders are listening.

Anonymous said...

Chris you got this wrong. The only reason why this kids are rioting is the question of bording schools.This kids are locked up in school compounds for months, no outing,tv,radio i mean they are like prisoners. To make the matters worst, most schools have banned home holiday where the kids are allowed to go home.You will be suprise to know the reason why most of this kids burn their schools is for them to get a chance to go home.only medicine for this violence is to banned all bording schools in kenya and to make sure that children go to school in their own communities and come back home in the evening,period, this is what happens in developed world, why not kenya.Koros

Anonymous said...

I have never understood what all the attacks against Sam Okello are about.

Probably further evidence that Kumekucha has revealed too much truth and stepped on powerful toes, I guess. In fact a friend in Naivasha tells me that these days they cannot access Kumekucha there. Is somebody blocking the site from Kenyans? Chris please investigate.

Sam you are a solid writer and a true Kenyan whom we are all very proud of. Please keep writing, I will keep reading.

Anonymous said...

come now Sam Okello, there is absolutely nothing wrong with kenyan society as it is today-
indeed look at our parliament as examples-they are all courteous and polite and smiling and greeting one another with large grins on their cheeks-WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS? that is the message loud and clear
it is us who are busy fire- fighting in Kumekucha-for example i am sure in response to this post you will get the Copy&Pasters, the kikuyu defenders, the Marianne Briner dancers and the usual non-topic related comments coming fast and furious
my point is WE are the ones who are SICK and TWISTED not our leaders-lets all just give up HOPE and continue struggling to scratch a living with our measley lives-God bless you there in America-Amen

Anonymous said...

Sam,

I agree with some of your sentiments here but, I only have one question for you Okello, why do you have to always post through Chris. I always wonder why? Is it because your post has to be checked and verified for sanity before they can appear here? I have been wondering for a long time and I am still wondering.

Vikii said...

Sam Okello, everything you know is wrong. I respect the love you have for "your" country, but when you start getting petty, when you start drawing your inspiration from such human beings like Chris, you sound .., well.., pretty disgusting. Chrisism is a docrine hinged on lunacy, failure and rumour mongering. It looks to me like that is the exact playbook that informs some of the ludicrous suggestions and excuses for these morons.

1.Lack of opportunity, yeah. But how in the world would anyone expect to create opportunity by going on the rampage. I am not blind to the fact that college graduates are doing popcorns on our streets. But I have also grown in a Kenya that has been like that the whole while I have been around.If they burned everything at Kanga since (when were you in school again? 63?) 63, or if they burned my school, Ndethia High (haha)every year the unemployment rate went above 20%, would we even be having a country? They would be done with schools by now and they would be burning homes, churches and hospitals--a scorched earth policy kind of barbarity.

2. Tribalism, yeah, but some of those schools in ashes right now are district schools where everyone is Samia, Maragoli or something close to that. And, Sam, when did you discover that tribalism was entirelly a bad concept? You have composed a hundred and one posts here telling us to close our eyes and blindly follow the devils of tribalism masquarading as the saviours of Kenya. If you can actually endorse, or at least fail to condemn, the very irresponsible, adolescent and dangerously stupid tribal utterances of someone seeking to become President of Kenya, then, my friend, you are the least qualified to even venture into that kind of discussion. If tribalism was ever a motive in the strikes, then I am sure you know damn well where to point your guns.

3.About corruption, which to you is a very flexible concept (of course depending on who is alleged to have engaged in it) and being connected, how does throwing stones get that so much needed connection?

4. Culture of impunity. You are right. That is what the problem is. When you go further and allege any elections were rigged, I laugh, very loud. I have heard this 15 million times now. I even wrote about it in this blog before the elections. It is all a very familiar script.

5. Violence. Exactly! This is an extension of the culture of impunity that is fast gaining root in Kenya. People want to use stones instead of brains. They often forget that we did not abadon the stone age lifestyle because we ran short of stones. The stone age era may have been a great one, but for heavens sake it is long gone.

When you go ahead and say schools must be given the exact same number of copies for every new edition class text out there, I disagree. Upperhill, Machackos Boys and Lenana did not strike because they lacked books. They have everything they need. Sam, assuming yours was not the richest homestead in your social circle, did you burn the beddings and the furniture, just because 'Uncle Tom' bought a convertible you did not have?

It is simple, this is a straight case of hooliganism. It is sheer indiscipline. The best prescription for these motherfuckers is the most corporal and torturous punishment there can ever be.

We obviously see it differently, dont we?

Anonymous said...

why do we have to keep hurtling towards revolution after revolution that never comes?1sr, 2nd, 3rd liberations......!
lets not keep waiting for politics to get sorted lets get on with our lives regardless of impunity, violence, corruption, tribalism etc.we need to know how to be a good 3rd world country-let us solve our african problems in an african way and this takes time, even decades.

Ajwang' said...

We have an even bigger problem. It appears 50% of the strikers' can not compose a single correct sentence in English (or French or Kiswahili). The situation is worse in Nairobi. So even if they did not strike, where will they graduate to? I was a ringleader and I was expelled from St Mary's Yala in the 80's. We did not burn anything. All we did was to sign a petition protesting against a teacher who did not have a university degree. I could not understand,and I still can't understand, how he could teach me to go to University if he could not pass the exams himself. There are genuine issues crying out for addressing in schools.

Anonymous said...

And you fail to mention on how to control AIDs pandemic that is threatening to wipe out your fellow tribesmen. This is a serious issue that cannot be ignored and for the love of your country, you should be the first to tell you fellow countrymen to USE condoms.

Onyango Oloo said...

good article until the point where you brought God in... read once that it is God who chose leaders. That was during Moi's era. I had heard that Kenyatta was a thief worse than Lucifer. And God handed us Kibaki... so I said to myself ' Is God a gangster or what?'

As for me and my house, we shall NOT serve this so called God. Not when he is forced down people's throats together with terribly smelling spoonfuls of submission to thieving leaders!

OO

Anonymous said...

"Is Kenya Hurtling Towards A Revolution?"

Just watch this youtube video and you will get answer to your question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRn9zLmWN4&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Onyango Oloo:
An interjection worth its prize in gold. When god hands you a murderous high priest like prime minister Raila Odinga, who, together with a gang of his other murderous priests, planned and oversaw the cold-blooded murder, rape, and pillage of innocent Kenyans, it is time to review your concept of god. Genocide is a necessary and sufficient condition for Kenyans of good will like Onyango Oloo to totally reject the notion of God.

papa plus said...

Good points Sam.

My take has always been that everything going on in Kenya right now stems from corruption and rot within GK and society.

Back in 02, when Kibaki and NARC were gathering at Kamukunji, young people accompanied by disillusiioned older folks all joined them. Kibaki's inauguration rivaled Kenyatta's back in the 60s in numbers of attendees.

Why?

Hope. Kenyans were hopeful of better better things ahead. Light at the end of the tunnel. In short, Kenyans were deeply invested emotionally in NARC and the Kibaki administration.

So you can imagine the disappointment that has followed what was supposed to be the genesis of great things to come. The off the cuff solutions espoused by Kibaki are an insight into how his thought process at approaching serious issues. I am beginning to believe that he is not in control of all his faculties. The minister of ED. had a more intelligent approach to this matter. Lastly, you can not tell me that these kids did not want to sit for their mocks and they organized a nationwide strike/riot. Surely do they have such mechanism rivaling COTU? Who then is their leader?

We have serious problems my friends. A Congolese or Ugandan will tell you that our kids are very venerable roght now. It would be easy for someone to hand them guns and military fatigues and head to the bush to wage gorilla war fare and sectarinism. We need to take this seriously.

Anonymous said...

In typical Kenyan style, the Kids are trying to communicate in the only language Kenyans understand. Violence.

kenyaone said...

Good sermon.

I am not a religious person but i know the bible back to front. Kenyans worship money and as such have a high regard for those who have it. It does not matter to us how it was earned. God said do not worship idols. The greek literal translation of that is, Do away with anything that competes with God. You see, we have become a society that money matters more than God in that we believe all things can be solved by money and hence no need for God. What we dont realise is that God gave that command for our sake not for his own. Remember that being the one who made us God knows how were wired, what makes us tick. And he knows that when we believe that the only thing that matters is money we will self destruct in our attemps to get it. Just what is happening now. So good on you Sam.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Sam - as I said two days ago that's exactly what we needed right now. Sam Okello at its best, mixing truth with lies, throwing stones at all the bad Kikuyus delcaring the rest of Kenya Saints, talking about thieves and forgetting that you are one yourself, and at the end the best of all: like a priest in church you give us the sermon that everything you say, you in the name of God - of course easier to worship while being in your motherland United States having become American Citizen some years ago.

Anon 5:00 AM - Chris is posting Sam's sermons here since they are not written exclusively for Kumekucha. Sam is passing them to Chris as well as to various other Kenyan bloggers like Mambogani, Kenya-Imagine etc. - Chris got the deal because he also makes sure that they end up in Mashada together with his other posts. Besides the fact that Chris lives under the Okello's protection right now.

Anon 4:56 AM - Sam, whenever you post here something, you start praising yourself as Anons the same way you write positive comments about your own books to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others.

Did you know that nobody has to pay anymore to read your books?

Marianne Briner is offering them FREE OF CHARGE via the Internet (at the moment A Shining Star in Darkness, Her Excellency and the White Girl) to be followed soon by the MauMau Prophecy and any other book you publish.

People only have to send her an email to mariannebriner@yahoo.de and they will receive the complete scripts without having to pay one Cent.

Anonymous said...

Its a suprise that the revolution has not taken place yet if you read the kroll report it is obvious that some people used closeness to power and public office to enrich themselves indeed some continue to do so.......

by 2000 I knew some kenyans who were alredy so disillusioned that even after doing so well in their KCSE refused to go to UoN for professional courses, but instead went to the USA to any colleg that could admit them for any course for the prospects where far better than getting a first class honours degree in kenya from UoN. As a matter of fact I know a certain gentleman who is now flying planes with a firstclass honours law degree from UoN.

The career change was occassioned by luck of prospects from the then leading law firms that were only taking children from well connected families, irrespective of their actual academic peromance.

There is nothing exciting about going to school anymore there is no link to finacial freedom....

So hard work, burning the midnight lamp.......pretty much adds to nothing its all about being connected to the powers that be.

That we sit quietly as if nothing strange has happened is buffling. Almost everyon who is rich in kenya got their money by unfair and or corrupt means.....for as long as these guys keep strutting around with impunity they will rigg the system to their favour and soon when they have enough wealth they will be able to employ an army to keep the rest of us at bay.....then we are cooked for life.

Sir Alex

Anonymous said...

Recent HIV statistics in Kenya by province;

The survey indicates HIV prevalence in Nyanza at 15.3, Nairobi 9.0, Coast 7.9 per cent, Rift Valley 7.0, Western 5.1, Eastern 4.7 per cent, Central 3.8 per cent and North Eastern 1.0 per cent.

hope molasses Raila does something about his brothers in Nyanza...the thing abt omena for sex is not working well...

hope the likes of Taabu won't call this a PNU thing...read ua yesterday standard for more

kalamari said...

Chris,

Please bring back moderation.

Anonymous said...

kalamari,

Why do you want moderation? Are you scared your dirty laundry will be hanged out here?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Chris bring back moderation. No need for freedom for irrespnsible people whose only use of freedom is abuse.

On another note, there is a lot of God in posts today. I hope the world is not ending.

Gentleman

Anonymous said...

Some good points Sam.

CHRIS, YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING. AT LEAST FOR A WHILE, BRING BACK MODERATION.

YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THEY HAVE LET OUT THE MENTAL PATIENTS AND THEY HAVE INVADED KUMEKUCHA.

Anonymous said...

When is kikuyu bashing you don't call for moderation but when is touching some members of our communities, then calls for moderation start flowing.

Chris, don't bow to pressure from anyone here, do as you feel it pleases you.

Mama Njeri

Anonymous said...

hi sam okello, i am anon from 4:58-now can you see what i meant when you look at the majority of responses in the form of comments to your great post?
for as long as our politicians pretend to be courteous and polite and smile and greet one another with large grins on their cheeks i for one refuse to pick up a stone to throw or a machete to hack my fellow brother or indeed be AT ALL BOTHERED by the state and condition our nation and society is in
the problem is ME and YOU and i am starting with myself first-if we can fix OURSELVES the average kumekucha fire-fighter then i guarantee we won't elect bad leaders year in year out or have schools up in arms through violence
change yourself first

Anonymous said...

Dont bother to moderate comments, just shut down Kumekucha-tribal blog!

Anonymous said...

Where is your application to subscribe for your Raw Notes, Chris? I heard the medicine to keep back your HIV-positive condition under control is quite expensive especially when living in the States where there is no free Health Service available. Or do Sam and Hellen Okello share their daily dosis with you? I was told that's why Sam and lately also you keep quiet about this problem. It's difficult to write about something when it touches oneself, isn't it? I hope, you have learned at least this lesson even if it is hard to continue living without your family. But as you said, at least they are now safe in Kenya.

Anonymous said...

CHRIS, YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING. AT LEAST FOR A WHILE, BRING BACK MODERATION.

YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THEY HAVE LET OUT THE MENTAL PATIENTS AND THEY HAVE INVADED KUMEKUCHA.

I think you are referring to anon6:44 AM this is the only kikuyu individual with full blown aids have you people seen the face and lips?? full of sores- HIV umalaya in K-street,

Anonymous said...

Recent HIV statistics in Kenya by province;

The survey indicates HIV prevalence in central province Nyeri at 15.3, central province Kiambu 9.0, central 7.9 per cent,central province Muranga 7.0, central province Nyandarua 5.1, Central Thika 4.7 per cent, Central 3.8 per cent and central ukambani 1.0 per cent.

hope Anglo leasing kibaki does something about his brothers in Central...the thing abt Githeri for sex is not working well...

hope the likes of Vikii won't call this a ODM thing...read in the factual records on survey on HIV/AIDS in kenya not yesterday standard fake report for more

Anonymous said...

THIS ARE THE TRUE FACTS AND SURVEY OF KENYAN HIV EPIDEMIC- KENYANS REMEMBER SINCE 2002-2007 KIBAKI AND HIS CRONIES HAVE FALSIFIED MOST OF THE COUNTRIES RECORDS- INFACT EVEN YOUR OWN BIRTH DATE IN THE KENYA REGISTRY MIGHT SHOCK YOU- GO TAKE A LOOK IT MIGHT SHOW YOU WERE BORN IN 1913 OR 2007 - THAT IS HOW FAR KIBAKI AND HIS THIEVING GOONS HAVE GONE TO RUBBISH REPORTS AND FACTS!!!


HIV/AIDS FACTS ARE HERE:



Recent HIV statistics in Kenya by province;

The survey indicates HIV prevalence in central province Nyeri at 15.3, central province Kiambu 9.0, central 7.9 per cent,central province Muranga 7.0, central province Nyandarua 5.1, Central Thika 4.7 per cent, Central 3.8 per cent and central ukambani 1.0 per cent.

hope Anglo leasing kibaki does something about his brothers in Central...the thing abt Githeri for sex is not working well...

hope the likes of Vikii won't call this a ODM thing...read in the factual records on survey on HIV/AIDS in kenya not yesterday standard fake report for more

Shaddy said...

I'm impressed by the seriousness with which everybody is treating this matter. It's the clearest pointer to me that we all know something very damaging has gone on in our country. Vikii thinks this is a simple case of hooliganism. Some of it could be just that. But in a situation like this, there is a pervasive national culture that has given rise to these hot head hooligans. The fear here, Vikii, is that if the underlying issues are not resolved, incessant reccurence of such disruptive behaviour is definitely in our future. The five points I've laid out are a starting point. Obviously there are excellent ideas put across by bloggers here today. I hope Professor Ongeri is taking points.

I'm not gonna get into the theology of this matter. Suffice it to say that once upon a time we Kenyans worshiped God with seriousness, and our nation was the better off for it. Do you imagine that a student who is affiliated to the Christian Union in their school would condone the destruction and disruption we've witnessed? Do you imagine they'd plot to burn a class? I don't think so. My presmise is that should our children find a guiding light in the scriptures, they'll have a moral compass to live by. That's infinitely better than beating the hell out of the kids. By the way, what happens when they are at an age when we can't beat them no more? Jail them? Hang them? I fail to see how that can be a solution.

I'm enjoying this dialogue!

Sam Okello

Anonymous said...

Has mashada closed? Haters, you might want to try another okuyu site-misterseed. There you can sing aterere and bash Raila till kingdom come.Come to think of it, now that there really isn't nothing to bash him about, is that the source of your frustartion?

Shaddy said...

Anon 7:47,

I agree with you entirely about the need for each of us to look deep inside and deciding to change ourselves. This is consistent with what I've said. That we must strive to be an example to the kids. Are we going to be angels? By no means. We are all sinful creatures. But we can, by the grace of God, live lives that are honorable enough...and our children will pick the general trajectory of our new life or worldview, don't you think?

Sam Okello

kalamari said...

Vikii, give a brother a break. Sam has not lied. The fact is that our current high school students and teachers are suffering from mild post traumatic stress disorder. Thinking that the problem is purely indiscipline and the solution is exclusively canning (like Kibaki) proves deficiency in thought and lack of ideas.

Kenyaone, Money is absolutely everything…...even in the Dalai Lama's Tibet. I think greed is the problem. To be and to aspire to be rich is the only driving force that means anything in the life of man.

Sir Alex, the revolution will not be televised. It's coming. This hopelessness cannot continue unabated.

Papa plus, Yes Kibaki took us for a ride but we must move on. That's the only feasible resolution. I agree that the students are indeed vulnerable right now. I would not support it but it would only take a consignment of some eeeky eeky BC bud (weed) and a container of AK-47s to show Kibaki the door.

Anonymous said...

Sam Okello, its anon@7:47
indeed the need for each of us to look deep inside and decide to change ourselves is well consistent with what you've said. let me add that we must not just be an example to our kids but to our politicians and legislative and executive arms of government as well
lets ask ourselves why did we elect who we elected in 2007?and are they worthy of our vote in 2012?
Sam, let us list ALL 210 MPs in the 10th parliament and name both the good and bad things about them without fear of favour-then let us honestly ask ourselves if these 210MPs have the CAPACITY and ABILITY to move this country forward into 21st century
Knowing what people here are like,and that we will quickly degenerate into ODM v PNU let me repeat clearly-those 210 MPs are not the problem, we the voters are-if we can change, then so will the leaders we pick to lead us

Anonymous said...

Who is condemning Mashada here calling it a rubbish outfit while your esteemed son Sam Okello proudly distributes his sermons right here on Mashada as you see today and all the times before. In other words, if Chris and Sam Okello see it worth publishing each and every post of theirs on Mashada, why then is it called rubbish and a cheap blog? If Mashada is cheap, then also Chris' and Sam's contributions could be called cheap. Don't you agree?

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:56 AM,

It would be unfortunate if some goon is keeping the good citizens in Naivasha from reading this authoritative blog. Chris has fearlessly weaved together a blog that's the leader in breaking news and keeping Kenyans informed of what's going on around them. Nobody has a right to keep Kenyans in the dark. Let Naivasha read or you will hear from us!

Keep it Kumekucha!

UrXlnc said...

@ vikii 5:01

could you kindly clarify, am probably reading this wrong


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...how in the world would anyone expect to create opportunity by going on the rampage
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how does throwing stones get that so much needed connection?
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you wouldn't be suggesting that these student should find methods to solve problems that grown ups have been unable to address leave alone find the cause?


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But I have also grown in a Kenya that has been like that the whole while I have been around.
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i refer back to a comment you made earlier, i.e just because it happened before does not make it any less wrong or justify living it today


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5. Violence. Exactly! This is an extension of the culture of impunity that is fast gaining root in Kenya. People want to use stones instead of brains. They often forget that we did not abandon the stone age lifestyle because we ran short of stones. The stone age era may have been a great one, but for heavens sake it is long gone.
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i quite agree with this. what however this does not address is what happens when otherwise law abiding decent students or citizens use and exhaust all manner of civil approach because the executive or administrators have completely blocked or sealed access or otherwise turned a deaf ear to all the channels. what then is the recourse or plan b. i do not agree with violence, but sadly in present day kenya there is no plan b, thats why people quickly shift to mob justice, and other similar forms of violence. plan b would be an independent credible institution that is able to rapidly respond issues escalated from other sources but in kenya there is unholy linkage or alliance that removes independence resulting in broken trusts with institutions or ineffective coordination or toothless groupings unable to reverse or address concerns.

on a side note people on this blog frequently hurl abuses and use inappropriate expletives (yourself included occassionaly) when referring to "some other people" who are "blind to their reasoning".

IMO insults are verbal type of violence and assault, a form of literary violence if you will.

there is no difference or excuse for someone endowed with an arsenal of logic or appropriate language to resort to abuse just as rioters not reasoning and resorting to violence and damage.

back to the schools, isn't it amazing that schools have a various student body, prefects body, teacher/admin body, PTA and a board of governors.

then move on up to the national teachers bodies and finally to school districts administration and then ministerial. there's at least 2 or 3 places that grievances , issues of discipline/indiscipline, methods of encouraging excellence and merit , etc could/should be addressed, long before escalating to national level and degenerating into the crisis we now have


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It is simple, this is a straight case of hooliganism. It is sheer indiscipline.
The best prescription for these motherfuckers is the most corporal and torturous punishment there can ever be.
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hooliganism the world over is countered with riot police, is this the prescription here, station riot squads in every school?

have always maintained that our kenyan culture dwells too much on punishment and relishes devising new methods of severity (or rather cruelty) of punishment and conveniently forgets that discipline is a spectrum that should begin at the top i.e right side with mandatory recognition of excellence in performance, followed by awards for improvements etc, the lowest rung on the disciple scale should typically be "no award" for low, underperforming or mediocre effort or negative marks.

however because leadership and everything else is mediocre so if thats the top of our scale we have no choice but to expect only the worst and hence we are obsessed with increasing severity of punishments for wrong doers and spend considerable effort, time, money and resources on this bottom part of the discipline spectrum

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:39

If you are feeding dogs do you throw the bones inside the house or outside?

We are having a meal here on kumekucha, what is wrong if we throw a few bones outside (mashada) for the dogs?

Vikii said...

Urxlnc, I do not need to tell you that you are absolutely entitled to your opinion of me. It is in fact an opinion I respect. I will not defend myself but I will at least clarify one or two things.

Insult, just like corruption, is a concept that has been accorded such a subjective interpretation in this blog, that it is frankly frightening. If Vikii, Kwale or someone else who is considered politically incorrect types the exact same thing that Phil or some other ODM fellow types, you will see folks reprimanding the former for being either a bigot or an abusive person and hailing the latter for patriotism and sobriety. It doesn't get worse than this folks. I am not here to tell you what constitutes an insult and what doesn't. I do not even consider it necessary to make all people see things through my lenses. What I will not do , however, Urxlnc, is succumb to intimidation. If you honestly consider my comment the most insulting of all 40, then that is a debate I dont fancy.

If you have noticed, Urxlnc, I detest violence. I hate politicians who have a history of violence and thuggery and I hate party enthusiasts who see heckling as a form of heroism. I will give you a little glimpse of me, not because it is important to you, but because you remotely associated me to violence.

I am not defending the administrations of the schools currently in disputes with students. I went to high school myself. I got countless suspensions for not just questioning what the school was doing, but telling the pricipal off (He was a family friend. He is late now. May God rest his soul in peace) right in his face. But anybody I went to school with will tell you I was always against arson and violence. And I was seventeen when I left.

When I went to college, at some point, the universities decided to hike our fees. The UoN as usual went on strike. A few other colleges did. My college, the JKUAT was planning a rare strike. I spoke against it very firmly and I was called a traitor (They hadn't discovered the word Judas then). Eventually, we managed to persuade the students that the best way out of that dispute was through the court. We obtained an injuction and Prof. Wanjohi was beaten hands down. Some of us went on to graduate without paying an extra dime. Prof. Mazrui commended us in his first ever lecture to the students.
What I am saying is that I am not the most obedient and disciplined boy around, but I just have a very low opinion of hooligans. This is a behaviour that should be left to monkeys and other funny creatures. Certainly not human beings.

The reason I recommended use of force against the striking students is because I have noticed that the best language adolescents (both in school and in our political rallies) understand is force. Some Newton kind of phenomenon.

UrXlnc said...

vikii

appreciate the clarification.

for the record your comments make for excellent reading. the insults i have in mind are the expletives you interject into some sentences (mofo, f* etc). the content as always gives valuable insight and is neither offensive or insulting, provocative in some instances but certainly not insulting.

i guess the paradox or dilemna for kenya is captured in these two statements that you make


"I detest violence."

"I have noticed that the best language adolescents (both in school and in our political rallies) understand is force"

and that is actually the same statement that i made in my comment, but in the form of a question, i.e what happens when some people absolotuley refuse to reason especially if they are in authority

we support different parties or ideologies but we are saying the exact same thing bro.

Vikii said...

And today is the last time I am using those. I call my friends and brothers M/fckers all the time. It is not something I preserve for those that differ with me. I just don't mean it.

But I agree. It is wrong. It sick and wrong and you will not see those two words in any of my comments, not in a decade. Taabu reprimanded me for addressing the speaker of the KNA (obviously before he became one)disrespectfully. I apologized and kept my word. I apologize and plan to keep this one as well.

UrXlnc said...

vikii

you da man

i remember reading about that jku incidence a few years back, but not in great detail. that was an excellent use of the power of persuasion. but more importantly you achieved the objective. kudos for that. what do you mean by "some of us" didn't pay an extra dime, was there selective application of justice?

we need a lot more of people that can stand firm against all manner of oppression, sooner or later we will force these institutions and their leaders to be more accountable and transparent in the dealings with people and most of all force them to deliver impartial services promptly, efficiently and without corruption. its for that reason that i dont really care whether you are on this side of my camp or on the other, we are after the same things. au sivyo bro? Baadaye

Taabu said...

UrXlnc,
Peace. Spare Vikii some flack. I am his BB lest you forget. In fits of anything one is prone to INADVERTENTLY throw in expletives. The honour lies in owning up and Vikii has just done that and kudos to him. Let us move on to teh next agenda.

Anonymous said...

C'mon Vikii, get a grip. You wanna call names, head to Mashada. On Kumekucha we're intellectuals. We discuss issues. If you don't fit, we show you the door. So head on out.

Anonymous said...

I support Kibaki. These students ought to be canned. Mta Do?

Anonymous said...

Madam Briner. You are so eloquent. Unfortunately, we the people, of the Republic of Kenya, want you to go back to your mental facility as the owner of this blog had put it. You belong in a psychiatric ward.

And to you Chris and Okello, keep up the good work. We read you a lot. We're actually neighbors with this white Briner. I tell you we watch her wake up and sit on the computer all day and all night. She is idle.

Anonymous said...

This is the best post I've read today. I hope some of our leaders are paying attention. We need to bring back God in our schools. When you abuse God, the consequences are huge. Kibaki abused God and so the country is paying back.

Anonymous said...

Taabu, I beg to differ. Why should we spare Vikii? We know Kibaki pays him to come to Kumekucha to spy.

Anonymous said...

And someone wants Chris to bring back moderation. What for. We have to express ourselves. This is a democracy.

The students need to be sent back home. They need counselling. And Kikuyus should study in central. ODMer's can study in any of the 6 provinces Raila carried. The traitor Kalonzo can keep all Kambas in central province.

How's that for a prescription? Over to you Vikii the Kibaki spy.

Anonymous said...

Is Kenya hurtling toward a revolution? Of course! What do you expect when they kill luos, kalenjins, and luhyas like chickens?

Our solution. It has to be a kenyan made one. We the people must order the headmasters of these schools to go into a mandatory training. This training should help them deal with the post-election trauma that's the issue driving these students to riots.

The students must also take mandatory classes in post-election crisis.

The parents must go out to visit with their children on a regular basis.

And as Sam explained. All schools should have equitable distribution of resources.

Mr. Kibaki, i hope your're a regular Kumekucha reader.

papa plus said...

Vikii,

High five for manning up and taking responsibity and acknowledging your short comings.

Having said that, I have a question:

When you say you detest violence, do you mean all forms of violence? Are you also including the independence and Mau Mau struggle?

When you say you hate politicians who have a history of thuggery, do you include characters like Dedan Kimathi? And all those who died fighting for our independence?

I ask this to reinforce the point that these strikes/riots are not only necessarily borne of bad food, lack of books and poor conditions in schools, indiscipline etc but rather they are fueled by the confluence of such factors and the prevailing mood in the country which has been simmering for a long time.

We can all agree that the post election violence had an effect on Kenyans. many of us had never seen such a thing. The fact that KCSE results were tampered with, theirby tarnishing their credibilty only escalates these problems.

I have to say that some of us are not wont to insult Kikuyus and PNu for the sake of it. I have observed that if you ignore anons who insult you, they generally tend to leave you alone.

It is however important to realise that the way we look at things in Kenya is very different. I warned that Kibaki's sham of an election and the proceeding GNU will not solve the problem but simply musk it. The next elections in Kenya will likely be very deadly and the incumbent will not be there to control in the instruments of power. Now it may look like am advocating for violence but I am not. However, it is only a fool who hears the rumblings of a volcanic mountain and ignores it. For sure it will blow!

What is therefore annoying is to watch Kibaki calously and casually offer viboko as a solution to these crisis. Viboko visipowatuliza atafanya nini? Maybe offer guns? Tear gas? is that really a sign of a progressive society?

Lets exchange ideas and veiw points.

UrXlnc said...

hi taabu

i admit i think highly of vikii and his viewpoint so i usually ask him to clarify if i dont understand something, rather than make assumptions and its actually never an attack on his person. if it passes of as an attack i can assure its not, but its good you raise the flag.

what is BB?

Anonymous said...

Blue Band, Black Board......heheeee

UrXlnc said...

Sam

is kenya hurtling towards a revolutions?

i would say it looks like it

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991399&cid=4&

as they say "who would've thunk"

and oho

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991404&cid=4&

Anonymous said...

Kibaki is the one hurtling toward a revolution. Kibaki is tired. he needs to back to Othaya and play house with lady lucy.

Anonymous said...

Well, I forget, Raila is the man to bring sanity back to these schools. over to you moderator.

Anonymous said...

Orengo should be the minister of education. He'll bring some sanity back to our schools. Kibaki listen up, make Jimmy the Education minister so we can have our schools back.

And if I may ask, why are kikuyus burning their schools?

Anonymous said...

anon @5:25 Kikuyus are not burning their schools. They blame it on Mungiki.

Anonymous said...

WACHENI KELELE-GIVE IDP'S THEIR LAND BACK IN CENTRAL- WACHENI UPUMBAVU- DEAL WITH THE LAND ISSUES NOW- WACHENI KELELE- ALL KENYANS KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE LAND ISSUE SINCE INDEPENDENT AND THIS MUST BE CORRECTED.

IF UHURU WANTS TO ABUSE AND REFUSE ON LAND STOLEN BY HIS FATHER FROM MAU MAU VETERANS THEN HE HAS GOT IT COMING- IT MUST BE REVERTED BACK AND ANY ONE WHO TOOK "LOANS ON THE LAND AND HAS NOT PAID MUST PAY BACK THE LOANS
i WOULD IMAGINE THE LAND HAS SUPERSEDED SERVICING THIS INDIVIDUALS TO THE EXPENSE OF MANY KENYANS-AND IF THEY DIDN'T GET RICH SINCE THE 60'S WHEN THEY GRABBED IT THEN THEY MUST BE MADE POOR BY PAYING THE DEBT ON IT!!!! NA NIME SEMA....



PS blames land woes on Kenyatta

Published on 01/08/2008

By Beauttah Omanga

A Permanent Secretary re-opened the highly emotive land issue and heaped blame on the Kenyatta regime for the problems bedeviling Kenyans today.

Lands PS Dorothy Angote accused founding President Jomo Kenyatta and senior members of his Government of allocating huge chunks of land to undeserving individuals at the expense of landless Kenyans.

Angote spoke on Thursday shortly after Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, was interviewed by BBC TV in London and asked to comment, among other things, on land issues.

But Uhuru avoided being drawn into the question by BBC TV Hard Talk anchor Stephen Sackur.

But Angote recalled independence history, saying the British government gave Kenya huge amounts of money in 1964 to resettle landless Kenyans when her citizens, former colonial masters, returned home at the dawn of ‘uhuru’.

"The colonialists left behind a lot of money to resettle the landless. But instead of the money being used for the intended purpose, it was diverted," said the PS.

She added: "What I am saying now has always been an issue well-known in the public domain."

The Kenyatta Government has always been accused of pocketing the money or putting part of it to other use.

Lands PS Dorothy Angote. PHOTO: FILE
Angote said if land ownership had been addressed adequately at independence, land related clashes as witnessed in the post-election violence, would have been avoided.

The PS spoke at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (Kippra) workshop that was also attended by Lands Minister James Orengo.

Angote said the land problem was compounded by politicians who failed to make right land policies to correct the wrongs inherited from colonialists and escalated by the Kenyatta Government.

"Our problem dates back to the time Kenya was still a colony. The independence Government inherited draconian land policies and ignored glaring factors that called for urgent measures. The ruling class then used land to bribe politically-correct individuals, rejecting the plight of landless Kenyans," said Angote.

She said for the land issue to be addressed once and for all, Kenyans must own up and be ready for radical reforms.

"We cannot talk for ever. It is time as a country and our leadership reviewed our positions on land and be ready to reform holistically," said Angote.

Will Uhuru support land reforms

In the BBC interview, Uhuru was asked if he would support the proposed land reforms in Kenya.

"Being the son of the first President, would you support land reforms?" BBC asked Uhuru.

Uhuru answered: "Yes, we will support whatever position is taken by Kenyans. We will debate and we shall agree in the end."

However, he declined to declare how much he owns, saying: "That is not a question I will answer. It is not that I don’t want to tell you; it is only that I do not need to tell you. I don’t need to sit on a BBC (interview) and say this is what I have or don’t have."

The money Angote was referring to was given by the British government to partly compensate white settlers who were leaving Kenya and the balance to resettle Kenyans who had lost their land to the settlers.

Orengo said his ministry was committed to ensuring that the country adopted a sound land policy.

"The land policy is before Parliament for debate. We are all committed to ensure that we get our act right on matters pertaining to land," said the minister.

He said land allocation had persistently been skewed to the advantage of a few Kenyans, adding that he was happy with the support the policy Bill had been received by MPs.

"There is so much anxiety out there and we will not disappoint Kenyans on land ownership and administration," said Orengo.

He said unlike in the past, land issues would be handled professionally and welcomed criticism to make the policy acceptable to all.

He said a proposal for an independent land commission should be supported as it would have powers beyond those of the Commissioner of Lands and the President.

Orengo urged all professionals on land matters to contribute to the policy before it was adopted.

In a separate interview, the minister said there were many wrongs on land which must be corrected.

At the same function, the national chairman of the Surveyors Association of Kenya, Mr Mwenda Makathimo, said failure by the independence Government to sort out land ownership concerns was the cause of the endless land disputes in some parts of the country.

Makathimo said the British knew that as they handed over power, land was a major issue and resolved to provide money to help buy land for those they had displaced.

"Politically correct individuals were rewarded with huge chunks, pushing majority of Kenyans to slums and rendering them squatters where they have remained to date," said Makathimo.

A few Kenyans who acquired land left behind by white settlers bought their parcels through co-operative societies. They took bank loans to buy land for members in the Rift Valley.

This is how peasants, most of who had been rendered landless during the Mau Mau liberation war, bought land in the province.

The land question, especially in the Rift Valley, has remained emotive with communities from the Diaspora being accused of acquiring land for free, courtesy of the Kenyatta regime.

Post-election violence in the Rift Valley early this year was sparked partly by the unresolved land question.

Kenyatta and his close allies, especially senior officials in the first Government, cannot escape blame for allocating themselves huge chunks of land in Rift Valley, Central and Coast provinces.

Anonymous said...

anon5:26 PM

ha!!HA!ha! i'm tickled and so I say:) so which tribe are the mungiki's??? are they not kikuyu???

or are the main stream kikuyu's disowning them again like they did after they did Kibaki's dirty work and right after he was back in statehouse he started slaughtering them like flies.

Pole sana to the Mungiki youths that when ever anything goes wrong in Central they are blamed!!
what is this nonsense?? Mungiki what??
Let Ongeri and Saitoti before in in Education carry their own cross- they know what they did to the students and last years exams where even the drunks and the ones who never sat for the exams received "A" through most of the subjects and now I understand they received government scholarships to study in the UK, United State, Australia, China e.t.c

and why shouldn't their fellow students riot when they see this abuse of power and cheating in the head offices?? "buying of exams" ??

Anonymous said...

anon1:27 PM

Not bad Vikii !not bad at all- so Kibaki calls out for the students to be canned and if that does not work?? what does he plan next??

EXECUTED THEM LIKE DOGS LIKE HE DID TO THE MUNGIKI YOUTHS IN 2007??
MORE THAN 500 DEAD?? EXECUTED LIKE DOGS??


you seem to forget your darling Kibaki is an animal - the only language he uses and understands is violence- that is any threat to his stay in statehouse is crashed with Violence-

I sincerely hope you do not have relatives who are students because you will soon be collecting their body parts in Ngong Forest, Burnt Forest, Mt Kenya forest, Mt. Elgon Forest, Mau forest and Forest in all the other parts of Kenya where you find schools- this will be curtsy of the Butcher of Africa Emilio Kibaki yours truly

watch !wait! and see- Students body parts will soon grace our forests-
kibaki does not negotiate he executes kenyans dead...

Anonymous said...

anon1:27 PM

Not bad Vikii !not bad at all- so Kibaki calls out for the students to be canned and if that does not work?? what does he plan next??

EXECUTED THEM LIKE DOGS LIKE HE DID TO THE MUNGIKI YOUTHS IN 2007??
MORE THAN 500 DEAD?? EXECUTED LIKE DOGS??


you seem to forget your darling Kibaki is an animal - the only language he uses and understands is violence- that is any threat to his stay in statehouse is crashed with Violence-

I sincerely hope you do not have relatives who are students because you will soon be collecting their body parts in Ngong Forest, Burnt Forest, Mt Kenya forest, Mt. Elgon Forest, Mau forest and Forest in all the other parts of Kenya where you find schools- this will be curtsy of the Butcher of Africa Emilio Kibaki yours truly

watch !wait! and see- Students body parts will soon grace our forests-
kibaki does not negotiate he executes kenyans dead...

Anonymous said...

watch kenya's fat cats known as politicians Mew mew!!


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=NTVKenya

Anonymous said...

Ladies and gentlemen,

It's 10:45 pm here in Indiana and I must go to sleep now. I'm encouraged by the picture I saw in the Daily Nation's front page. Our leaders may not have all the solutions, but when they sit together to talk, something good must come out of it. Whatever we do, let's not victimize the kids. The best strategy is one that combines effective and sensible punishment with a demonstration of our caring as a society. It won't be done in a day, but it must start today!

Good night, guys!

Sam Okello

Anonymous said...

WHY ARE KENYANS SHOCKED THAT MARENDE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SOLD OUT BOUGHT BY PNU THE FIRST MONTH IN THE HOUSE??

CHECK HIS BANK ACCOUNT- ONE ACCOUNT EVEN IN MOMBASA AND I GUESS HE MUST BE TRYING TO SEND IT OUT.
the other thing speaker Marende has nothing to loose personally I know for a fact he is HIV positive- maybe he needs some millions for his HIV super expense drugs

but to me he is a goon and a cheap sale out- ODM should have looked at his record(very corrupt and known for it)

watch the goon ati pretending to read the riot to Kimunya( will he return the millions bribe he received back to Kibaki)?? Marende has sold his soul to the devil,

Kimunya let out the cat from the bag(it was suposed to be a secret- the speaker of the house Marende being in the PNU camp) how embarrassing for Marende for Kimunya to leak it out:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ucu-iBHJ4Y

Anonymous said...

Sam Okello
what talks?

you must be in another planet-
nothing is ,moving in kenyas- all is happening is MP's and speaker of the hose being bribed here and there to either support or oppose bills- getting rich as first as they can- nothing is moving- no process just empty talk- i'm waiting to see if the Land issues gets through \parliament!!

WHY ARE KENYANS SHOCKED THAT MARENDE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SOLD OUT BOUGHT BY PNU THE FIRST MONTH IN THE HOUSE??

CHECK HIS BANK ACCOUNT- ONE ACCOUNT EVEN IN MOMBASA AND I GUESS HE MUST BE TRYING TO SEND IT OUT.
the other thing speaker Marende has nothing to loose personally I know for a fact he is HIV positive- maybe he needs some millions for his HIV super expense drugs

but to me he is a goon and a cheap sale out- ODM should have looked at his record(very corrupt and known for it)

watch the goon ati pretending to read the riot to Kimunya( will he return the millions bribe he received back to Kibaki)?? Marende has sold his soul to the devil,

Kimunya let out the cat from the bag(it was suposed to be a secret- the speaker of the house Marende being in the PNU camp) how embarrassing for Marende for Kimunya to leak it out:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ucu-iBHJ4Y

Anonymous said...

AGAIN KISUMU MAKES HEADLINES FOR THE WRONG REASONS (http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991403&cid=4&)

With Kenyans feeling the squeeze of the tough economic times, a man in Kondele, Kisumu, thought he had used deceit to enjoy free services —only to be accosted by a woman demanding payment.

"We spent a cosy Monday night together at a lodging and agreed the payment would be Sh2,000. But he sneaked out without paying," said the woman.

However, two days later, on Wednesday, she spotted the runaway man, prompting her to hold on to him and demand her dues.


Cheated woman lays bare man’s dirty lodging tricksA man in Kondele, Kisumu, is frogmarched to police station for failure to pay "service fee."

At one point, the man, who looked dazed, nearly escaped, but the determined woman would not let go.

In the process the man’s shirt was torn, embarrassing him further.

Turning her head at an angle that ensured our photographer could not capture her face, the woman decided to take the ‘defaulter’ to the nearby Kondele Police Station, after he refused to budge.

Surprisingly, thrilled passersby, mostly men, cheered her on as motorists gave way for the pair to cross the road to the police station.

"Wacha jamaa alipe. Huwezi kula kwa hoteli bila kulipa," shouted one of the curious onlookers. (Let the man pay. You cannot eat in a hotel and decline to pay.)

Bemused police officers watched as the man was frog marched to the station.

"Please, let us settle this matter amicably," he begged. But the woman could have none of it, insisting she had to be paid first.


..NOW WE KNOW WHY THEY TOOK THE NO. 1 HIV TROPHY. THANKS STANDARD FOR KEEPING US UPDATED.

Anonymous said...

anon8:32 PM

Stop kidding yourself everyone in kenya and around the world knows kikuyu's are No.1 prostitutes in kenya!why lie and the HIV/AIDS true record is as follows....

Recent HIV statistics in Kenya by province;

The survey indicates HIV prevalence in central province Nyeri at 15.3, central province Kiambu 9.0, central 7.9 per cent,central province Muranga 7.0, central province Nyandarua 5.1, Central Thika 4.7 per cent, Central 3.8 per cent and central ukambani 1.0 per cent.

hope Anglo leasing kibaki does something about his brothers in Central...the thing abt Githeri for sex is not working well...

hope the likes of Vikii won't call this a ODM thing...read in the factual records on survey on HIV/AIDS in kenya not yesterday standard fake report for more



Kikuyu umalaya won the world cup trophy ages and HIV carriers - no tribe or society in the global village can compete with that record- pole sana,,,

Anonymous said...

Here is the Goon mungiki warlord who's father was a land thief and we will insists that he must give it back to the Mau Mau veterans families- IDP's in Rift Valley.
chinga sana

Uhuru Kenyatta Interview 1/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImreW9AHm3g


Uhuru Kenyatta Interview 2/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HUccQspubI


Uhuru Kenyatta Interview 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PSnUrmHvSY

Anonymous said...

anon 9:40 and later 9:46,

please don't shoot the messanger. if your fellow luo's are dying of hiv, see how to help them. maybe they should change their sexual escapedes and of course loose their dirty foreskin. stop crying foul and posting stupidity.

i checked the story in standard and its true. actually the photos are there.

now where are your allegations written??? ehe...over to you idle mjinga

Anonymous said...

those who can't get Uhuru's speech on hardtalk or can't link the youtube- here is the interesting analysis of Uhuru Kenyatta's interview posted on Jukwaa

"a must read"


Re: Uhuru Kenyatta on HARDTALk
« Reply #10 Yesterday at 9:50pm »

Lord of mercy,…..this is embarrassing……

Before I even get to the Mungiki question which saw Uhuru displaying a strange and highly dramatized defensive show….. Uhuru has no idea about basic issues going on currently in a government that he serves in a very senior capacity.

The fella does not even know what the role of the TJRC is, despite having participated in its creation by parliament.

Listen for yourself in the youtube clip below - around the 3rd minute - at Uhuru defining the role of the TJRC (which by the way the BBC /Hardtalk reporter had to correct him - stands for Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission and not ‘Truth, Justice and Restitution Commission” .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PSnUrmHvSY&feature=related

Uhuru says “ the TJRC is a commission that has been set up to deal with the events that occurred as a result of the last election ”

The reporter then interjected to correctly INFORM Uhuru (he wasn’t even listening) that there were in fact two different commissions dealing with the whole matter of elections and the violence after announcement of the results ( (a) the Kriegler Commission on conduct of the elections and (b) the Waki Commission on post election violence.).

Now this pathetic showing is from Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade.

I guess the big silver spoon in the mouth.... the many Kenyatta family corporate interests, including illegal logging in state forests like Mau,..... cutting new trade deals in his docket, .... who knows how much time he was spending with Mungikis when the Accord process was going on,........and jostling with succession (Kenyatta-heir-tosha) projects under Kibaki's shadow as Karua says,..... have all distracted and clouded Uhuru’s mind that he is in fact quite removed and uninformed of key developments at the national level.

His mind could be deeply immersed in plots to replace Kibaki, in a quest to continue the path his father Jomo charted for Kenya, which saw us slide into one of the poorest countries in the world.

Very sad. How can Kenya’s Deputy PM not distinguish the difference between the TJRC, Kriegler Commission & Waki Commission, yet have the audacity and entitlement to fight silly presidential succesion battes with Karua every single day?

What kind of mediocrity and balderdash that still accords some people a sense of entitlement to the Presidency is this.... from these supposedly force-imposed heirs?

Karua is definitely more competent and aware of current goings on than this disastrous Uhuru fella.

On interview skills...

Check the video clips and see for yourself in amazement at Uhuru walk straight into every trap set by this reporter.

Kenyans need to watch this.

At least here is a British journalist asking a politician pertinent questions never asked in Kenya.

From this performance, Uhuru is definitely better staying away from international media spotlight, which Moi and Kibaki deliberately dodged for decades for very obvious reasons.

I’ve highlighted some of Uhuru’s less than savvy and quite interesting responses at the end.

The hardtalk reporter cornered Uhuru with the Mungiki question, a question he probably never expected and which he chose to dance around with an unintelligent diversion to the Rift Valley militias.

Nobody was asking about the RV militias - Uhuru naively implied a justification for the Mungiki response (revenge) , and did not deny the claims about Mungiki’s State House visit reported earlier by BBC.

His defensive and diversionary response was quite telling. It’s instructive to note that Uhuru did not deny the BBC report that Mungiki had contacts with State House on killing revenge missions.

Then on land reforms - lord of mercy. The guy was totally decimated, watch for yourself.

On the pointed question about Kibaki rigging and the US government report on exit poll analysis showing Raila winning by 6% of the vote. Judge for yourself….see Uhuru replaying the “result was too close line”…..6% is more than half a million votes for heavens sake….close and too close are two different things….then watch Uhuru’s lazy retreat to the guilt-laden phrase ’I personally believe Kibaki won, but we are now past that” ya right!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImreW9AHm3g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HUccQspubI&NR=1

Some interesting responses from Uhuru.

Q - Is it true that If a President in Africa wants to hang onto power so badly, he can survive the reversal of results of a democratic election if he is so determined to cling to power?

Uhuru - …I think what you need in the events like this… is something like a coalition, something unheard of before in the African continent, which can work and bring people together as opposed to pulling them apart.

Q- Do you believe given what we’ve discussed happened in Kenya that you are in any position to tell Zimbabwe what to do

Uhuru- My position is very clear….I am not sitting up on any high pedestal claiming one side or another…we want to see an end to bloodshed….just as we wanted to see an end to violence in Kenya...... and we are glad that we had friends (as Kenya) that wanted to see an end to the violence.... and they came and helped us resolve our problem… ::) (do you guys remember Mutua, Karua, Uhuru & Wetangula's line - they have come for tea, we don't need help, this is an internal matter..eh?) anyway Uhuru continues

I am not putting it upon myself to stand on any high horse to say that I have a solution for Zimbabwe… its not for me to dictate who is who and who should be what!!!!![/i]

Q - President Kibaki has become a part of the solution that you have described in Kenya, are you therefore suggesting to me that President Robert Mugabe can be part of the solution in Zimbabwe?

Uhuru- ( vigorously nodding in approval and quickly jumping to answer even before the question is finished) [i]Absolutely, YES! Absolutely…. We support that and we encourage it. (take a keen look at the reporter’s face)

Q - On whether there would be any ACTION taken on the Commision to look into the post election violence (in view of the terrible record with almost a dozen previous commissions).

Uhuru - …there is commitment from both sides,…..I do believe there will be action….


Q - Is serious land reform going to be part of constitution reforms.

Uhuru - Yes!

Then carefully watch Uhuru stammer badly while interjecting the reporter on this next question.

Q - You of course being son of the man who many Kenyans regard as being responsible for many of the land reform issues that have been unresolved for many years

Uhuru interjecting - >:( If if if if if if if if if there are issues to do with land they will be discussed. You can come and join in the discussion (notice the frown of painful anger in his face - I guess also the reason for the stammer).

Reporter also interjects

Q - Well I’d like to be in the discussions, I’d like to know whether you from the Kenyatta family will put your own land on the table and…..

Uhuru - (never lets him complete the question) …we will support whatever position that will be adopted by Kenyans…we are Kenyans ……we will argue, debate and say I think this is the best way to deal with it and come to an agreement

Q- How much land does the Kenyatta family own?

Uhuru - That’s not a question I am going to answer...I don’t need to answer that question because that‘s not an issue.

Q- But you will need to answer that question in the course of a debate on land reforms in your country?

Uhuru- (over-talking the reporter) I will not answer…I will not need to answer that question because land reform is not about a person…land reform is about a nation….so if a nation decides its going to take policy in a specific direction…and as a citizen of that nation, you join and you follow that policy.

Q - So you want to tell me if the policy mandates you declare how much land is in your family’s hand you will then be able to tell me?

Uhuru- Its not that I wont tell you…I don’t need to tell you…I don’t need to sit on BBC and say that this is what I have or don’t have…I don’t need to do it….alright….its there, it’s clear…and whatever decision that is going to be taken is not going to be taken against a certain individual or a certain family….

Q - Some people will have to give up some land, you may be ONE OF THEM?

Uhuru- Well, if that is what is going to be decided, so be it and that is the way we shall move (with a cocky smile)…whats the problem.

Q - The problem perhaps is that some Kenyans wont believe you…wont believe that you will ever do it?

Uhuru - Well, why don’t we wait and see Steve….we’re still going to be here I hope…unless the Bus runs us over tomorrow

Now,

Contrast these land related questions above - then also contrast Uhuru’s conspicuously contradictory, divergent yet defensive responses (for instance the line - no decision will be taken against an individual or family) - probably a subconscious and self betraying reaction.

Uhuru has basically revealed what Moi and his son Gideon repeatedly warn about (Uhuru himself has previously echoed the same words)- that land issues are emotive, dangerous and sensitive. Basically a coded message that they will fight to hang onto their vast tracts of grabbed public land. The message is right here.

On skepticism by Kenyans who see cabinet Ministers earning $ 18,000 per month (one of the highest in the entire world) while ordinary folk make an average of $ 33 per month ($ 400 per year).

After admitting it was a bad signal, Uhuru betrays himself by pouring out his true feelings when he declares that the reporter is accusing the government yet a budget proposal by the same government intends to tax MPs….Does Uhuru even understand the bottomline here?

The reporter repeats to him…I’m not talking about taxes, I’m talking about salaries and allowances……Uhuru doesn’t still seem to get it.

It is good this fella is being slowly unmasked. Kudos to BBC.
Save this in your archives fellows.

Anonymous said...

anon9:51 PM
you are the shenzi idler who sucks on kihii's everyday for their money- kikuyu malaya-
facts are facts!

Kikuyu's are the biggest malaya's in kenya and known even in the USA and and world over- now the kikuyu male prostitutes are nearly taking over the women.
HIV - spread by kikuyu prostitutes all over Kenya-
the worst case was the power Masai's when they got paid by the British Government a few years ago- the whole Masia land become the kikuyu prostitute city- central province was empty - very few women in the streets and guess what they all rushed to Masai land to prostitute-

Now reports indicate the poor Masai men all dying of HIV- what?? this kikuyu malaya's should be executed Mungiki style by Kibaki- Money for /HIV/Aids?? not a good trade....This Masai's someone should have warned them about the kikuyu malaya's look at monbasa??

Anonymous said...

Sam Okello

Am told you are a pastor of smoe church, so i assume your last prescrition was just an attempt to promote your parasitic profession. Apart from tribalism and corruption, supersitition is our worst problem. All religions are of course supersitions. Scandinavia is the most developed and the most generous to the 3rd world and yet no gods are worshipped there.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:26

then your god molasses raila son, fidel castro must have married one of the malayas. so molasses raila is an inlaw of malayas. sounds nice?

chuoratwara said...

Of course Fidel married one of the malayas. Sometimes you have to eff a kyuk to get votes.

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