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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fairytale Year and Kumekucha Awards for 2011

What a year it has been for our motherland and this blog. Well it has been an eventful six plus year since the site kicked off with the singular call to leave no subject as a taboo. Well, the jury may still be out there but when they dock the verdict will no doubt be resolute. Kumekucha blazed the trail and even though some of the founding bloggers have of late been inactive, the heat has never diminished.

Starting on a sad note the year 2011 saw more than 100 Kenyans perish in that infamous Sinai slums in Nairobi in September. Just before that we lost Nobel Laureate and environmentalist Wangari Maathai. The late Wangari was both history and determination embodied in one fabric. But that courage succumbed to the terror that is breast cancer just like it claimed renowned novelist Margaret Ogola during the same month. Speaking of death, the universal equalizer claimed world Olympics gold medalist Samuel Wanjiru in one of the most unpleasant of circumstances. And we capped the year with the ongoing war in Somali in pursuit of the militant Al Shabaab.

Back to Kumekucha, Kenya lost an inspiration behind the blog's name. The late Habel Kifoto gave and left us his voice as we soldier on in attempt to transform this beautiful land into a better future.

This political blog continues to breathe real fire just like when it was launched way back in 2005. We all owe it to Chris despite his occasional disappearing acts which hopefully will end soon. Give it to Chris, he never minds opening the raw nerves of Kenyans in exposing taboo subject that populate our personal and/or communal cupboards.

Next comes one Mwarang'ethe. Even just mentioning that name sends emotions flying here. His tenacity and fidelity to matters economy and history is legendary. And his detractors won't miss threaded quotes which he religiously weaves to support his takes. Mwarang'ethe's provocative posts and comments remains and exercise into mental enquiry that often stands hitherto held theories stand on their head. He may be no philosophy nor general but conviction is Mwarang'ethe's stock in trade. For his calibrated and certified PASSION he has earned his spot at the top of Kumekucha awards for the second year running.

Neither Chris nor Mwarang'ethe will ever escape with any trace of explicit post thanks to our one and only e-cop. A founding blogger, Luka will never tire reminding all and sundry of the basic tenets of decency. In his book, the numerous kids and nannies visiting this blog must never be abused in any by way of explicit adult language or photos. And he grabs the KK vigilante ward.

While Phil may have gone mute for the last several months, regulars like Philip won't let Mwarang'ethe have his day without challenges. You see Philip believes in what is achievable and the baby steps before that eventual leap into nirvana which earns him the KK feasible award. Meanwhile expect Phil to come back in style and in full political combat as 2012 takes political shape.

The blog would be incomplete without the numerous anonymouses who often come with loads of both tit bits and vitriol to spice it all up. Their custom makes the site a must-visit venue to anybody who wants to feel the pulse of Kenya from without. You cannot fail to read the exported village bias (with a touch of sophistication) from these faceless Diaspora (majority). The anonymouses constitute an important cog in the big wheel reconnecting readers here with home from without. Kudos to them all.

Having lived through the historic and botched 2007 elections, Kumekuchans can only expect more fireworks from within these e-pages. Brace yourselves folks as the sun sets on 2011 and we usher in election year 2012. The faint-hearted may not survive the chocking heat from the kitchen in the next 8-12 months. Fasten your (political) seat belts please.


kumekucha said...

Thank you Taboo.

Kumekucha Chris

Anonymous said...

And that is true journalism, not making yourself part of the story. Hongera Taabu and you top the KK award list with keeping is going when Chris often goes AWOL. No wonder you have so many names from detractors. Happy holidays SHIDA aka Taabu Tele.

Anonymous said...

First things first; Kumekucha Chris, you made this possible. THANK YOU.

Is that too much to expect? Talking of a simple thank you from those of us who like to pretend that we (and the world) have a thankful heart after all during this season of the year.

With all due respect, Thank you - Kumekucha Chris - so much. And thank you all - @Kumekucha - very so much.

I would like also to wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year.
On one hand, plans had been set in motion for my 'stage managed absence' from Kumekucha during the holiday season for the next two weeks or so.

So that I could pop back in here in mid January or early February exclaiming how things at Kumekucha have not changed that much since I have been away... engrossed in very important matters that are related to the so-called family connections, cultural enhancements (reenactments), and prospective community building agendas (aka securing political handouts - free campaign money - from all political candidates) in our region at large.

Given the fact that we are about to usher in the year (not the New Year) but the 'General Election Year 2012' with all of its political circus, intrigues of the warring candidates and their supporters, and worst of all, the political suckers, idlers, pundits, analysts, experts, scientists, critics, village spoilers, and usual observers who will be born every minute, hour, day, week, and month leading to the final countdown - election day.

On the other hand, lest I run the risk of making myself the stale stuff within the story, I couldn't help but over hear someone stressing the fact that no need to thank me while we're still at the village high table. We're both playing roles that have been assigned.

The remark left me wondering whether that's the kind of electioneering arrangements and behind the scenes nyondo trading and mbuzi battering that will make the whole of 2012 a political paradox a paradox - with a "gotcha".

Anonymous said...

For those who are Jewish Happy Hannuka!! (festival of lights).

This holiday was celebrated even before Jesus was born and after Jesus was born the scriptures tells us Jesus observed all Jewish holidays including Hannauka. The significance of Hannauka or festival of light in Christianity is Jesus is the Light of the world. He said I am The Light of the world.

I pray for the Light of God to shine on you and in your homes this christmas.

Happy Christmas or Happy Hannauka!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2012 to all Kumekucha crew. Keep the heat on and eyes open for the inferno that is 2012. Politics has never acquired such temperatures. Thanks for keeping us uptodate with the Kenyan pulse. It is a free world just ignore the naysayers and bring them on.

Anonymous said...

To those who doubt the supremacy of Jesus Christ, do you know the Queen of England aka UK and Commonwealth DO NOT bow down to any world leader political or religious? Yet this powerful woman not only does she bow down to Jesus she also kneel down in prayer and reverence to the name of Jesus. The one she call her Lord.

I listened to Queen's Christmas message today and throughout the broadcast she referred to Jesus as "my Lord".

At the name of Jesus every knee will bow ....

Is Jesus your Lord? If not I beg you not to enter the new year without making Him your Lord!

Anonymous said...

That Queen, has also killed in the name of Jesus and i dont want to mention other "crimes" she has committed in the name of Jesus Christ........

Mwarang'ethe said...

I listened to Queen's Christmas message today and throughout the broadcast she referred to Jesus as "my Lord".


Bwa ha ha ha ha he hi hi

On HM Coronation in 1953, she swore by this Bible:

The question is, as She kept the word in that Holy Book?

In her oath, She uttered these words:

"I solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the ....

I will to my power cause LAW and JUSTICE in MERCY, to be executed in all my judgments.

I will:

(a)to the UTMOST of my power MAINTAIN THE LAWS OF GOD, and


The things which I have here before promised, I will PERFORM and KEEP.

So help me God."

There are many LAWS OF GOD in that Bible, but, we can point just one or two to illustrate Her utter failure to MAINTAIN THE LAWS OF GOD:

Deuteronomy 23:19 provides that:

"Thou shalt not lend upon usury/interest to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury."


Leviticus 25:10 provides that:

"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth (50th) year, and proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a Jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family."


Is this why Dr Rowan is lamenting like this:

"Archbishop laments the 'abuse of trust'"

"The Archbishop of Canterbury has said this year's riots and financial crisis have led to "broken bonds and abused trust" in Britain."

Off course, this priest knows more than he is saying.

Anyway, since this is all HISTORY and has no relevance to the people of the Age of Laptop, we leave to enjoy:

Jah Alone a Christian

There is something wrong, you know,
Which ... even [THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY] cannot see,

A high a I a Congo natty I a Christian

Anonymous said...

warm praise indeed from the champion BULL(y) and living human library of KK!I salute your heavy weight contributions to this blog,

You more than definitely deserve the award for ably and consistently stepping up to the plate and keeping KK afloat whenever pioneer 1 and other worthy and notable contributing bloggers go AWOL. To the AWOL bloggers Bwana Phil, Derek et al. 2012 is here rise up to the political challenge won't you?

Merry christmas and happy new year to all active and inoperative Kumekucha audience from me and my my priority wards (the domestic help, watchmen, cooks, house-helps and shamba girls)

Anonymous said...

We are talking about the Supremacy of that little baby Jesus that was born in that little town called Bethlehem in a manger. That baby who grew and become a man. A man from Galiliee who laid His life on that cross for us ALL. Who died rose again and is coming back very soon to reign as a King here on earth.

That's Jesus were are talking about not what the Queen did or what crimes she comitted.

Anonymous said...

All religion is superstition albeit in disguise. There is NOTHING Afriacn about Christianity. Why do you thing African are presently 'MORe' religious than the white who brought Christianity to our shores?

Quoting the Bible is akin to quoting Shakespeare/Okot P'bitek. Let us do the right thing and stop this hallucination with a Jew, we are not.

Anonymous said...

Taabu aka anon 8:12,

Well, if u didn't know, there is nothing European about Christianity.
Christianity was brought to the shores of Europe by Middle Easteners. Europe before then was a pagan continent just like Africa.

Mwarang'ethe said...

Anonymous said...
All religion is superstition albeit in disguise. There is NOTHING Afriacn about Christianity. Why do you thing African are presently 'MORe' religious than the white who brought Christianity to our shores?


Without entering into "controversial matters," we only say this.

If you KNEW A BIT of AFRICAN history, you would know better.

If you go to the Church or any Mosque, at the end of the prayers, you will these words:


Who is this God called Amen Christians and Muslims worship in 2011?

NB: Bear in mind this. Moses was INITIATED/EDUCATED in MYSTERIES of Egypt, for we are told:

"Moses was EDUCATED in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action."

Now, if you visit the tomb of Pharaoh Unis, you will find word GOD AMUN which means GOD AMEN.

And, these are the words:

You have your bread-loaf, O AMUN and Amaunet,
You pair of the gods,
who joined the gods with their shadow.

You can also, SHOULD you desire to expel ignorance and folly, visit the tomb of Pepi II a.k.a. Neferkare, you will find the word GOD AMEN there.

You may also, visit Nubia (Sudan) and learn more about the ORIGINS of these things they teach HALF WAY in Churches and Mosques.

NB: We are talking of THOUSANDS of YEARS before Christ.

Why all this? Because, those WHO KNOW, will tell you this:

"... the ETHIOPIANS, ... were the first to be taught to honour the gods and to hold sacrifices and PROCESSIONS and FESTIVALS and the other RITES by which men honour the deity..."

Anyway, since this is all HISTORY and is USELESS in thy eyes, we leave to enjoy

Ethiopia Is Calling

Anonymous said...

When did the Fairytale Year and Kumekucha Awards for 2011 morph into religious supriority complex?

Lest we forget, 3,000 years before Christianity took shape and was later exported to the shores of other continents, the one time mighty Egyptians considered their supreme gods, the sun god Ra, the creator god Amun, and the mother goddess Isis as preeminent over all others.

While they strongly considered all of their regional neighbours as diehard pagans, unbelievers, heathens, kafir, ungodly people.

Do we, some of us of course, ever wonder how the next generations of superior human beings will view Christianity and other world reglions in general, 3,000 years from now, 2011?

Will the current churches, temples, mosques and other places of worship fall victim to a very low point of being viewed or categorized in the same manner in which the ancient Egyptian religion and gods are viewed today?

Time will tell, although it will be 3,000 years late for so many of us who have been raised on an indocrinated religious diet of believing that theirs "is the only true religion that was instituted by the 'One-True-God'".

Anonymous said...

Indeed it has been a fabulous year!
Kip up da gud work n' lookin 4ward 2 a great year irrespective of the politics.
What happened with the great update about Agwambo?
May we have a truthful year 2012!!!

Maximus Erectus said...

If any award is to be handed here in Kumekucha it should go to Mwarngethe!!

Mwarangethe stood alone head and above everybody else here in Kumekucha in 2011.

Especially after denying the Greek Civilisation is NOT the foundation of Modern/Western civilisation and then went on to quote Minoan Civilization as the earliest civilisation not knowing Minoan Civilisation rose from the Island of Crete which is in Greece. Lol!

That alone deserve a golden global award!!

Since we are on holiday mood let me educate Mr Mwarangethe, (like I said we shall meet again).

The earliest recorded civilisation started in Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq and modern day Iran.
(Even the bible has recorded this)

The Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer is officially is believed to have begun around 4000-3500 BC. It ended at 2334 BC and it's the world's oldest civilization.

Followed by Nile valley in Egypt, and then Indus valley in Modern day Pakistan-India and then Chinese civilizations in the Huang He and Yangtze River valleys of China….in that order.

The question you need to ask yourself is why did all world civilizations (including the Romans) started somehere near a river?

Anonymous said...

Enough of ego-expansion pleaase. Let us keep with the present post:

.. Fairytale Year and KK Awards for 2011..

All the other stuff na mchongwanos baadaye.

Maximus Erectus said...

@Anon 8:12

Christianity was brought to the shores Europe by the disciples of Jesus who were mainly Jews and other Semitic tribes from the Middle East. People like Apostle Peter who was assigned to Rome, Apostle John who was assigned to Turkey, Mary Magdalene who was assigned to France, Joseph Arimathea to Britain… and later Apostle Paul and Barnabas travelled preaching the good news of Jesus to the whole of Roman Empire (mainly, Greece, Rome, Turkey, Macedonia…).

And if you think the Africans are more religious than Europeans, then you have not heard of Crusades carried out by European Knights Templar (Western Christian Military) who notoriously went on a holy war to reclaim Jerusalem and Israel from Muslim invaders. The then Pope Gregory gave them a blessing as they sailed the treacherous waters of Mediterranean sea and trekked through the Judean deserts of Israel armed with a cross just to fight for their God.

This shows you need a refund from your history teacher.

Anonymous said...

Excuse some of our acquired village bias - that's normally glaced with drips of deep venomous ethnic or class undercurrents - combined with all the usual mistakes committed through our own fault, - talking of - mistakes that could have been avoided if we had been more diligent over the last couple of years.

All things taken into account, the Kumekucha Awards for 2011 goes to all of the invisible Kenyan women from all walks of life, who make it a point to wear their modest clothings and lesos every day, as they make their rounds all over the country.

These women enter poorest homes and villages, and teach the infirm, the disabled, the stroke victims how to get dressed, make their beds, cook the little food that's available.

Sometimes they wind up serving breakfast and at times lunch even though they are professionals. They are always working alone or in groups of two.

There is no audience to admire their virtue; they hear no cosmic applause. Even those they help can't always express their gratitude.

These women do good works in a silent and unresponsive universe. They are not like many of us, who are capable of good works so long as we are garnished by applause.

It's as if the work itself have a hold on them. In their own quiet ways they have broken through the performance-reward syndrome.

They know what is good and do it without a second thought or any hesitation.

IMHO, those are the Kenyan women who deserve Kumekucha Awards for 2011.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Very Rt. Rev. Padre Mkuu wa Makuhani @11:50 PM

The following confession is in order due to the fact that the refunds are definitely on the way because tutelage under our certain history, religion and English professors has not paid any dividends at all since the last day we walked out of their classrooms several years ago.

Hence one of the many reasons why some of us have continued to grapple with life's most fundamental questions but to no avail.

Such as; What is real? What should be the purpose of our lives and how should we lead them?

Who or what is God?

How can there be freedom in a world determined by causal laws?

When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is jusstice? Beuaty?

Where is God whenever people want or need Him to come to their aid?

BTW, would you be so kind as to take some of us through Christianity's first centuries to examine its transition from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus.

And while at it, you are requested to offer some fresh outlook on intriguing religious questions, and how much has been lost in transition as well as in translation, dating back to the era when Christianity was brought to the shores of Europe and elsewhere.

Last but not least, do we stand corrected for having been taught that Christianity had taken deep roots in Ethiopia during the early first century?

Mwarang'ethe said...

The Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer is officially is believed to have begun around 4000-3500 BC. It ended at 2334 BC and it's the world's oldest civilization.


1st Dynasty in Egypt 4400 B.C.

By 4000 B.C. when you are talking of Sumer, we are in the 2nd Dynasty in Egypt.

Stop telling us about BABY civilizations bwana. Will you?

Listen KID:

"They declare that 341 generations separate the first King of Egypt from [that of Sethos]...

Setho ruled around 1291 - 1278 BC.

...[if one counts backwards from King Sethos] thus one gets a total of 11, 340 years [of Egyptian history."]

Herodutus, The Greek speaking.

When the Greek historian Hecataeus, went to Egypt and said he could trace his family back to a god in the 16th generation, the Egyptians TEACHERS LAUGHED at him and EDUCATED him by taking him to the temple and showed him statutes of past Egyptian high priests which went very far.

He left Africa EDUCATED just like Moses did.

Anyway, let us focus on the MAIN topic for your knowledge of these things is CHILDISH. These things are beyond you!

With that, we leave to enjoy:

African Teacher:

I admit we go to school (IVY LEAGUE of FOOLS,
But we never finish
Not until we reach upon
The SOIL OF AFRICA, where in
I and I can be teached by AFRICAN TEACHERS


And, .....

when you talk of ANCIENT Indus civilization, do you know what you are talking about?

Do you have an idea?? Oh, we wish you did.

If you STUDY VEDIC hymns, you will find constant scornful reference to the DARK RACE and god INDRA, the Aryan sky god is described as fighting against the DARK RACE on behalf of hi WHITE FRIENDS as it says:

"with his white friends he won the battle."

They also, tell us that, the INVADERS and their god were irresistible who was seen gathering in the DARK RACE by thousands "like a gambler."

What did Alexander, the Great so called think about India?

He expressed the opinion that, the Aborigines of INDIA were the Ethiopians.

Anyway, we might be telling you things YOU SHALL NEVER UNDERSTAND, so, we leave to enjoy:


Anonymous said...


You are a LIAR!!!

Now kid, please read this out loud: - Egypt civilization OFFICIALLY begun around 3150 BC!!
This is the time Menes joined Upper and Lower Egypt into one kingdom with the capital at Memphis.

And the Ptolemaic dynasty (Pharaohs) did not begin until around 3000 BC. Official.

This information is found in Cairo Universities and ALL the museums in Egypyt.

Stop copying and pasting everything you read on the net and stating it as a fact.

There was nothing but Babarian culture in 4400-4000 BC Egypt - with people settling around Nile delta.

I don't like arguing and you are the least person I would want to engage with… I find you very tiring.

But I can't help to wonder why did you change your previous theory that Minoan Civilization was the earliest to now Egyptian civilization?

And before Minoan you were so admant Civilization started in Ethiopia.

kwani wewe huna msmamo?

Mwarang'ethe said...

And the Ptolemaic dynasty (Pharaohs) did not begin until around 3000 BC. Official.


Bwa ha ha ha hi we wi wi

Please, please, go back and STUDY. Once you have done that, may be 10 YEARS FROM now, we can talk something INTELLIGENT.


"And the Ptolemaic dynasty (Pharaohs) did not begin until around 3000 BC. Official."


The Ptolemaic dynasty came JUST the other day, i.e. from 305 BC to 30 BC.

This was the 32nd and last dynasty of the ancient Egypt.


"I can't help to wonder why did you change your previous theory that Minoan Civilization was the earliest to now Egyptian civilization?"


Once again, you better go and STUDY and come back after 10 years with some BIT of REAL knowledge.

We noted that, Greece civilization was not ORIGINAL in that area for it was pre - dated by the Minoan civilization.

That is not the same as saying the Minoan civilization was older than the Egyptian one.


"And before Minoan you were so admant Civilization started in Ethiopia."


We doubt whether you know this. In the ancient times, Egypt did not exist for it was covered in water.

It was the soil of the Nile river which created what you see today. So, when they say Egypt is the gift of Nile, they mean it.

As such, civilization of Egypt did not start from what we call Egypt in the North, but, from the lower part, i.e. the southern part.

Anyway, this is the end of this discussion for it is not helping thee at all.

Anonymous said...


kameumana, let pretenders be exposed. Wapi wikipidia? I like this game. Reminds me of the Scotish cat tale. Please remind me to colect the tail. LOL!!

Anonymous said...


As we end this discussion, I asked in my earlier comment: why did all early civilizations begun somewhere near a river?

This is not a stupid question. It could hold the future of Kenya and Africa.

Instead of thumping your chest here in kumekucha I suggest you go and do a study on Pokomo people, those people who live by Tana river in Kenya. These people many hold the key to civilization Africa have never seen.

And don't say Egypt was the biggest civilization Africa have ever seen. NO!!! The best is yet to come!

Infact the last Egyptian pharaoh Queen Cleopatra made a pact with the Roman empire. She was a lover of Julius Caesar the Roman General and later with Marc Anthony the Roman Emperor of Ephesus and become a close confidant of King Herod, the one who was seeking to kill baby Jesus.
Cleopatra and Marc Anthony later committed suicide and they were buried in Ephesus, Turkey, marking an end to the Egyptian pharaohs and egyptian civilization. If she was a proud African then why did she consummate a liaison with Dictator Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne?

Let's look something closer to home, my friend!

Happy new year!!

Anonymous said...

Kumekucha Award for 2011 should be given to the Year 2011, for it has been one year of a kind and it has not yet ceased to amaze people in many regards.

Who would have thought that Abdullah Saleh, the mighty ruler of Yemen, would be daring enough to not only seek much needed assistance from the United States, but end up being cleared ("welcomed") to enter the United States on humanitarian grounds.

What the Obama adminstration terms as "a matter of principle" that will enable Abdullah Saleh to get better medical treatment in time of need.

Yet thousands of Yemeni people have been denied the same opportunities of having access to better (advanced) medical treatment in their own country for the last thirty plus years Abdullah Saleh has been in power, let alone to secure visas to enter the United States, Canada, Britain, France, German, Italy or other 'advanced European' nations on humanitarian grounds.

Sadam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, and their sons would be well and alive today, while Hosni Mubarak and his sons would be freemen had they been wise enough as to seek some kind of guaranteed political asylum like was the special case with Shah Reza Pahlavi.

In most cases the term "as matter of principle" only applies to those who're lucky enough to bring along several suitcases full of cash - government credit cards and offshore accounts - for the payment of exorbitant medical bills.

Anyway, can't wait for more pleasant surprises and amazements before the last hour of 2011.

Minus more moments of mayhem that are already brewing in our very own backyards despite Kenya's signature welcome, Karibu ... hakuna matata.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:47 AM

Wow! Another TKO from Mwarang'ethe after failing to do your home on Ptolemaic dynasty. Look who is cutting and pasting galore!

Anonymous said...

Why do people still admire the Ptolemaic dynasty, one of the most dysfunctional families in the history of the ancient and modern world?

Mmmmmmmm! Talk of royals keeping it in the family. "Cleopatra II married her other brother, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II in 145 BC. In 142 BC Ptolemy VIII took Cleoptra's younger daughter, his niece, Cleopatra III, as wife."

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:09 AM

I can see you are baying for blood.

But sorry to disappoint, Mwarange'the and I are not enemies. We are here to share views and discuss varies topics in a diverging ways. And we thank the owner of this blog for giving us this platform.

Mwarangethe and I differ in almost everything simply because he is a Pan-Africanist and I am NOT and NEVER will be. I actually loathe and hate this form of ideology to core! We've had many Pan-Africanism movements in the past but have never achieved anything. We had groups like Black-Panthers, Black Supremacists but all have FAILED to achieve anything for Africa or for the black race.

I am a progressive individual who is here not to look for reputation or recognization but to share my views from "my point of view".
On the other hand, Mwarang'ethe sees everything in eyes of Africanism forgetting were are now living in a global village.

I hope this settles any nudging....

Let's leave pettiness behind and lets look forward to 2012 with great expectation.

2012 is a great year!! (more on that in another post).


Mwarang'ethe said...

I am a progressive individual who is here not to look for reputation or recognization but to share my views from "my point of view".
On the other hand, Mwarang'ethe sees everything in eyes of Africanism forgetting were are now living in a global village.


You are innocent/KID in the history of man.


Just a hint. At that time, the Province of AFRICA was SUPPLYING Rome with 8, 000, 000 BUSHELS of GRAIN.

When a man is born at midnight, he thinks there was no yesterday when he sees the morning sun.

When we hear some talk of global village and such REPEATED TRASH, we take refuge in what was said in the 1st Century in the Bible referring to another GLOBAL VILLAGE:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
you mighty city of Babylon!
In one hour your doom has come!’

The MERCHANTS of the earth will WEEP and MOURN over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore -

-cargoes of gold, silver [FROM DACIA], precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk [FROM CHINA] and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory [FROM AFRICA], costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil [FROM GREECE], of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as SLAVES.

If the author that Good Book was alive today, he would add:


Listen, KID. Carefully!

So called globalization/global village is due to ONE thing:

(a) lack of profits in the mature economies/developed in the PRODUCTIVE sectors of the economy.

NB: 3rd world economies like Kenya, have also, matured prematurely because those who govern them are products of IVY LEAGUE of FOOLS in the mature economies.

As a result of (a) above, two things have happened since 1960's:

(i) RAMPANT speculation, and

(ii) immigration of capital from DCs to LDC's in search of profits.

However, the DISASTROUS consequences of all this are at hand.

This is to say that, from 2012 and beyond, you can call this age of BANKRUPTCY, wars, and those other friends of bankruptcy.

We know this being HISTORY, makes no SENSE and is USELESS. So, we leave to enjoy:


Phil said...

Blogger Luke said.....
To the AWOL bloggers Bwana Phil, Derek et al. 2012 is here rise up to the political challenge won't you?

Bwana Luka (and Taboo), the chances of Phil working with Derek as as remote as Raila and ODM working with Kalonzo Musyoka or Cyrus Jirongo. Next to impossible!

However, I wish to emphasize Vikii is someone we still consider a friend whom we can work with, but as it were Vikii is free to continue pursuing the utopian dream of imagining a Kalonzo presidency. Kupitia katikati ya Hague indictees does not wash either!

2012 here we come..!!!!

Mwarang'ethe said...

Phil wrote

2012 here we come..!!!!


Yes, yes, yes, the 2012, the year of two things. One REAL. The other, just a FICTION. These are:

(a) MORE debts (REAL), and


As concerns THE REAL STUFF, we SHALL open the 2012 with EXTRA KES 53 Billion DEBT from PRIVATE BANKS.

NB: Approved BY ALL 2012 OPIUM SESSION politicians.

Hear this:

"...reports that Finance Permanent Secretary Joseph Kinyua disclosed on Tuesday that the government plans to borrow Sh53.2billion ($600 million) from international banks early next year."

NB: International banks.

"The short term loan, which is expected to be given on competitive rates, will be used for infrastructure financing."

NB: Short term and infrastructure.

Now, this loan rates, depend on our ratings. For now, not too bad.

However, SOON, those who have allocated us good ratings, SHALL allocate us bad grade.

The infrastructure which we would have "built" with this DEBT, SHALL then, be "PRIVATIZED" to the same INTERNATIONAL BANKS.

This shall leave Wanjiku with DEBTS and nothing to show for it.

Oh, Lord, poor people for HOW LONG?

With that, we leave to enjoy:

Yes you, Mr. Politician
We’re not blind, we seeing you
You use the people’s misery for your prey

Rasta can’t get no peace inna this land
I wonder why politician them won’t go ‘way
Rasta can’t get no peace on the land
Rasta children RUN THEM‘WAY

When them come, come talk ‘bout election [OPIUM SESSIONS]
An a fi we run them ‘way

You think I never see when you go a Switzerland, go
bank up all the people dem money

Anonymous said...


There is a vacancy in N. Korea to advance your progressive ideas. Please send them your impressive CV.

Anonymous said...

As the holiday season continue to roll on while favouring some of us with good times, appreciative company, good neighbours, tight circles of loyal friends, and rare breed of very understanding family members whose vocabulary does not include phrases such what have you done for me lately or what is in it for me, I want to take this opportunity to thank Chris and all of the people who have helped make Kumukucha stay afloat in one way or another.

Shalom ("peace, good health, success and prosperity") to all those who are still in a relaxed holiday mode as well as to those who never managed to get some time off for whatever reason(s).

May all of us @Kumekucha effect the monumental and long-lasting transformations within our respective - immediate and extended - communities in Kenya and the Diaspora in the course of 2012, 2013 and beyond.

Anonymous said...

The things change...?

2011 has not yet ceased to amaze, as hush money plus perks were offered in a form of calculated means to silence and domestic a well known rabble rouser, Guna Guna. An individual who had been viewed as a deadly political lightning rod for the highest bidder during the 2012 general election campaigns.

....the more they remain the same.

Anonymous said...

I still miss year 2010!

Anonymous said...

To those who don't understand why I use the names "Maximus Erectus" or what they mean:
I only use those names when I am addressing Mwarange'the, any other time I am anonymous.

In case you wonder what they mean,- "Erectus" was a Roman god of fertility responsible for erection.
In those ancient times, having a good sustainable erection was a very good sign. *cough*... I won't go any further I don't want to upset our beloved Luke.
But that's where those names came from and it was widely accepted to be called "Maximus Erectus" which is in Latin and can easily be translated into English.

Anonymous said...

2011 was a good year while it lasted, and may 2012 roll in on a high note loaded with peaceful times for all.

The question for some of us - @Kumekucha - to consinder is not, "Whose buzi will we eat, or how many kuku will we eat in the course of the general election year, 2012?"

But, "Which hyenas we will feed during the political campaigns?"

Will we feed the so-called spotted hyenas that embody all the negative national feelings, raw emotions and crude habits that tear at and threaten to destroy our lives and our country - talking of anger, envy, greed, hatred, including all things ukabila at its worst, and the like?

Or will we feed the so-called stripped hyenas that embody those corrupt emotions and characteristics - business as usuasl (kazi endelea kama kawaida) - that are part and parcel of the propagators of impunity, courtesy of its silent majority supporters (sisi kwa sisi aka sisi wenyewe?

Whether some of us hate to admit, the real political challenge for 95% of Kenyans in 2012 will be to deal with their inner conflict - the fighting hyenas within - that have become so common to all of us and can be heard howling loud in most of our homesteads, villages, towns and counties, as the country prepares itself for the general election campaign season.

Tupende tusipende, wapiga kura wenye nia mbovu watajiuza, na wanasiasa wabaya ('lords of impunity') watajitembeza huku na kule wakitafuta kura za kununua usiku na mchana.

All things taken in account, the antidote to the above mentioned is with the citizenry if they so decide choose to change course and chase the spotted hyenas as well as stripped hyenas out of power and positions of influence, and shut them out of the next parliament.

Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

"Stop copying and pasting everything you read on the net and stating it as a fact".. this is nothing NEW under the sun

Anonymous said...

As for one in the person of Mig Mig, it's the hope of some of us that he will not fall for the enticing political snare - hook, line and sinker - that has been presented to him, only to be relegated to the dustbin of Kenya's history, or discarded to a state of Kenya's political oblivion, as was the case with many other individuals in similar situations during the unpredictable regimes under Mzee Moi and Baba wa Taifa Mzee Kenyatta.

Mig Mig once said, "he has family, it comes first and he needs to continue putting food on the table", so let's hope that his decision - whatever it may be - will be guided by a rational virtue that fulfills both of his short term as well as long term vision plus the common good, rather than by the political appetites and passions that gratify the mind, body and soul.

Whom the political gods wish to destroy they...?

Mwarang'ethe said...


There is a vacancy in N. Korea to advance your progressive ideas. Please send them your impressive CV.

12/28/11 4:51 AM


mmmmmmmm, you watch CNN, BBC, and such and you "think" there is a crisis in Korea.

What crisis?

Stop wasting your time and brains watching TV and study serious geopolitics and you appreciate what role, or, the purpose of the "Korean Crisis".

Oh, you will teach us the BULLSHIT about the "Communist" North Korea that you heard on the CNN. Only deluded minds believe such fair tales.

Where does all this "Communism" thing start?

"In Russia in 1917." Let us see who are the "KEY" players:


Where was he in 1917?
In Switzerland.
How did he get back to Russia?
Via Germany.

Wasn't Russia and Germany at war?

Leon Trotsky.

Where was he in 1917?
In New York. As he left for Russia, he went via Canada.
When he was arrested there with 1 MILLION DOLLARS, who ordered his release?

(a) The USA,and
(b) the UK.

Wasn't UK, USA at war with Germany?

Or, let us come closer.

In 1970's, when USSR did not have food, who gave it FREE FOOD?
The USA.

Aha! How come USA was feeding USSR when they were at the height of Cold War?

Anyway, let us leave and enjoy:

I'n'I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in 'igh and low places.

Anonymous said...

@Kumekucha et al,

Where does real peace begin?

As the 2011 draws to a close, here is a timely reminder from way back when (6th century BCE), that will - somehow - help us usher in the New Year in style, while at the same time enable us to sustain the whole of 2012 with real peace through out all regions of Kenya.

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours.

If there is to be peacce between neighbours, there must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.

~ Lao Tzu, a 6th century author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).

Anonymous said...

Mwarang'ethe said

....Stop wasting your time and brains watching TV and study serious geopolitics and you appreciate what role, or, the purpose of the "Korean Crisis"........

So you read SERIOUS geopolitics from Wikipidia? LOL

Anonymous said...

Kibaki stole elections-Kivuitu

A scare of a Throat cancer keeps Kivuitu speaking.
seems Everybody fears questions that their maker are about to ask

Kivuitu blames Kibaki over ECK

By Emeka-Mayaka Gekara
Posted Thursday, December 29 2011 at 22:00

Former polls chief Samuel Kivuitu now blames President Kibaki’s appointment of members of the electoral commission for the bungled 2007 elections.

And four years since the post-election violence, which was partly blamed on the mismanaged election, Mr Kivuitu maintains he did nothing wrong.

Instead, he pushes the buck to the skewed appointment of electoral commissioners by one of the presidential contenders, saying the move deprived his team of public confidence.

In the run up to the 2007 elections, President Kibaki ignored calls by the Opposition — then led by Mr Raila Odinga — to involve them in the filling of positions in the now defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya.

And for the first time since the election, Mr Kivuitu revealed that he was not in “full control” of the commission.

In an interview with the Nation, he also “clarified” that he did not declare that he did not know who won the election.

“Commissioners were appointed in a way that I disapproved. President Kibaki should have consulted the Opposition. I was not in full control of the commission because I was working with people who were uncomfortable with me,” he said.

He said had he been given opportunity to give evidence in case of a court petition, he would have testified against President Kibaki — especially on the appointments.
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“The appointments should have been transparent and fair. I did not enjoy the kind of control I would have preferred,” he said.

“Those who were appointing members to the electoral commission did not play their part well. Our credibility went down. There was no magic wand to wave.”

Mr Kivuitu, who was just back from India where he had gone to seek treatment for throat cancer, was speaking to Nation journalists at his Nairobi home.

Though the effects of the disease have slowed him down, he hopes to participate in the next election as an observer and document his expertise in election management in a book.

The management of the 2007 polls was partly blamed for the 2008 violence, which claimed more than 1,300 lives and saw the displacement of thousands of families.

However, Mr Kivuitu is unapologetic and maintains that the chaos were planned.

Bobby6Killer said...

Mwarengethe you provide a lot interesting anecdotal tales like this one:

"Leon Trotsky.

Where was he in 1917?
In New York. As he left for Russia, he
went via Canada.
When he was arrested there with 1

Indeed Trotsky was arrested in Halifax but he actually had $10,000 on him. Although some conspiracy sites claim this would be the equivalent of 1 million dollars today (probably where your error above emanates from) the actual value of $10,000 from 1917 would be just above $200,000 in 2011.

Keep 'em coming though...

Anonymous said...

'Excuse me for expressing myself unclearly' with regard to what Guna Guna should do or not do based on the latest sweetened career, financial and personal offerings from his former political master, and one time boss-cum-comrade since the coalition deal signing of '08.

After all who can really blame Guna Guna, when it comes to politics Kenyan style, with the general elections looming on the horizon and where everything goes in terms of things - deals made behind closed doors - not being what they seem to be.

However the real question mark on most people's faces - forget minds for a moment - is whether Guna Guna will outsmart the Prime Minsiter, including his henchmen and scores of ODM's diehards in parliament as well as in other strategic spheres that have kept the party above political waters since the '07 and '08 national moments of mayhem.

Kenda Mùiyùru, an old sage from my former ancestral village, was better known for reminding young warriors and veterans that kìgwa gìkùrù gìchokagia mùrìo gìtina.

For those among us who are linguistically challenged, it means the sweetness of an old sugarcane is always at the bottom (the old sugarcane sweetness is always at the bottom).

In other words, spoils of whatever kind are always divided at the end of every war, raid, mission, or deal.

When all is said and done, will Guna Guna's process of decision making needlessly complicate his current problems?

Or will he approach the so-called problems (offerings in the making courtesy of the PM's office) creatively?

And hence avoid turning his life into one crisis after another, like the busiest beaver who woke up someday only to find he had been building his dam on an empty lake.

Anonymous said...

Talk about much ado about nothing much!

All that can be said has been said about the man Miguna Miguna and his abrupt about turn and return to the safe folds of the PM's side of the coalition government.

Yet if you think about it we still really don't know exactly WHY the disgraced former advisor has now reclaimed his former job.

mmmmmh!The smoke and mirrors games have begun earlier than expected in 2012

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