Asides

Kenyatta Criticized the West in the Past, Now He Wants Their Help

This particular decision by Kenyatta’s Jubilee Coalition was a stark and blunt reminder that underscored the silliness of the post-election narrative:That the era of mega-corruption in Kenya is over because Mr. Kenyatta has hisownmoney.The two decisions are rich with irony for a president and country that collectively wrapped themselves in nationalism and jingoism by transforming Kenyans are finally waking up to the reality that corruption and impunity is continuing to happen right under President Uhuru Kenyatta’snose, make that his office, as evidenced by recent scandals implicating persons working in his office. And rather than report them to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for investigations, Mr. Kenyatta transferred them from the Office of the President to other positions in his government! Additionally, Mr. Kenyatta’s deputy and fellow crimes-against-humanity suspect Mr. William Ruto is rumored to be one of the “Singhs” who “own” the piece of land that birthed images of Kenya’s Selma and Soweto –, make that his office, as evidenced by recent scandals implicating persons working in his office. And rather than report them to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for investigations, Mr. Kenyatta transferred them from the Office of the President to other positions in his government! Additionally, Mr. Kenyatta’s deputy and fellow crimes-against-humanity suspect Mr. William Ruto is rumored to be one of the “Singhs” who “own” the piece of land that birthed images of Kenya’s Selma and Soweto –state-sponsored brutality against school children!To put it bluntly, the fish rots from the head on down. Corruption in Kenya has always emanated from the very top, beginning with its first president Jomo Kenyatta. It is now so pervasive that the president who romped into office by excoriating the hypocrisy of America (Podesta Group) and Britain (Tony Blair) finds himself turning to them for help! In an ode to Henry John Temple’s prescient take on relationships between nations, hiring Mr. Blair, someone whoseappearanceat The Hague Mr. Kenyatta and his sycophants have repeatedly called for, to “deliver” i.e. mitigate “eating” on mega-projects turns on its head Mr.Kenyatta’s claimthat the reason for Africa’s mediocre and erratic development is the “stiff resistance by those who benefit from a divided Africa.”Africa’s mediocre and erratic development has little to do with the “stiff resistance….” (whatever that even means) and everything to do with the inability of the likes of Mr. Kenyatta to confront the scourge of corruption and impunity even when it is happening right Africa’s mediocre and erratic development has little to do with the “stiff resistance….” (whatever that even means) and everything to do with the inability of the likes of Mr. Kenyatta to confront the scourge of corruption and impunity even when it is happening rightin frontof them. His decision to bring in hired guns from countries he has repeatedly accused of hypocrisy and worse completely rubbishes the claim that “Africans are better placed to solve their own problems.”In the piece titled”Forget foreign intervention, Africans are better placed to solve their own problems,” President Kenyatta writes that former Ghanaian president, Kwame Nkrumah advised Africans to combine “…their numbers and resources to protect themselves from the very positive dangers of returning colonialism in disguised forms.”, Africans are better placed to solve their own problems,” President Kenyatta writes that former Ghanaian president, Kwame Nkrumah advised Africans to combine “…their numbers and resources to protect themselves from the very positive dangers of returning colonialism in disguised forms.”I offer a different take on Mr. Kenyatta’s interpretation of Mr. Nkrumah’s advice.Colonialism has many variants, of which the one perpetrated by the Europeans and Americans is but one. The basic mechanics of “the establishment, exploitation, maintenance, acquisition, and expansion of colony in one territory by a political power from another territory” i.e. In 1967, Jomo Kenyatta’s nemesis Jaramogi Oginga Odinga offered the rather foretelling analysis regarding the mutation of colonialism in his book “Not Yet Uhuru.” Kenya’s first bona fide opposition leader offered the view that “Kenyans (were) still struggling to prevent (fellow) Kenyans in black skin… from ruling as successors to the administrators of the colonial era.”As previously indicated, I have always believed that Mr. Kenyatta pushed the Pan-Africanism message less out of altruistic nationalism and more to save himself from the crimes-against-humanity charges he was facing at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Now that the charges have been As previously indicated, I have always believed that Mr. Kenyatta pushed the Pan-Africanism message less out of altruistic nationalism and more to save himself from the crimes-against-humanity charges he was facing at the ICC.

This is exactly the THEORIES why UHURU cancelled his US trip mid-air

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday cancelled his trip to Los Angeles, USA, mid-air in a dramatic incident that saw his plane literally forced to turn back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).Uhuru, who was set to fly to Dubai with his Presidential Jet and board a Fly Emirates flight to LA because his jet cannot fly directly to the US due to its small range and low fuel load, did not make it to Dubai. While in Yemen airspace, his plane changed course and returned to Kenya unexpectedly.Since then, many theories have been floated as to why Uhuru’s plane was turned back with the Government saying the President returned due to the ongoing fighting in Yemen which has made it dangerous for planes to cross their airspace as they risked being shot down literally.There were reports that the pilot flew the plane for almost an hour into Yemen airspace in the dark (without radar) and when it was back on, he was warned by the Yemen military to turn back where he came from or be shot down, and he chose the former.Another theory which is being spinned around over Uhuru’s cancellation of the US trip was that Eritrea refused to clear him to use its airspace after being cleared by Ethiopia due to long standing diplomatic tiff between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya and thus the reason for him to return to base.But are all these theories true about why exactly Uhuru cancelled his LA trip, where he was to attend one of the world biggest business events, and returned to Kenya prematurely?Reliable sources have intimated that Uhuru’s move to cancel the LA trip had nothing to do with the fighting in Yemen or diplomatic standoff with Eritrea and Ethiopia, but had everything to do with the abrupt change of programming at Milken Institute, where he was allegedly going to be among those to address various innovation forums.According to sources, Uhuru was removed from the program at the last minute for reasons not yet known and replaced by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The Head of State only came to know about the change of program while on air prompting him to cancel his trip. After all, he was not going to be just a spectator listening to Kagame.Kagame was the only African President who was listed to speak at the Milken Institute Corporate and Investor Roundtable, where he will give a talk on behalf of Kenyan and Rwandan delegations, and only invited guests will be allowed.In a nutshell, Kenya was not among the countries listed to participate in the Milken Institute Event where corporate and Government officials meet to discuss serious business.The only ‘Kenyan’ invited to speak at the forum is Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, in his capacity as a corporate leader and not as a Kenyan representative.So now you know why His Excellency the President returned to Kenya like a thief on Wednesday night just hours after setting off for LA in USA.Here is the program of the LA event that excluded Uhuru and included Kagame;-

Things You Should Know About Dating by the Time You’re 30

Don’t Assume Your Dating StatusYou’ve been dating for two months and things are going well. You’re happy, he seems content, and you told your mom about him. You’re thinking this could get serious. At this point, it might be a good idea to see how he’s actually feeling. A simple “Are you seeing anyone else?” goes a long way in clarifying the direction of your relationship. Some people would say you shouldn’t assume the guy you’re seeing is single at all, that some creeps are in relationships or married and routinely try to You’ve been dating for two months and things are going well. You’re happy, he seems content, and you told your mom about him. You’re thinking this could get serious. At this point, it might be a good idea to see how he’s actually feeling. A simple “Are you seeing anyone else?” goes a long way in clarifying the direction of your relationship. Some people would say you shouldn’t assume the guy you’re seeing is single at all, that some creeps are in relationships or married and routinely try tosee other people on the side. I’d like to think those jerks are few and far between. In any case, though, it’s easy to weed out the losers by simply asking whether you’re his only lady….

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Flowers Are a GivenRemember the first time a guy bought you flowers? Likely not. Because hopefully, many guys have done it since. These types of gestures are signs a man is thinking of you—and often. Grabbing flowers, chocolates, or other simple things is a guy saying he cares about making you happy and knows this small move will go a bit further than normal to make sure that’s the case. You should not have to hope the guy you’re seeing is thinking fondly of you; you should be confident he frequently is. If he’s not making sweet gestures here and there, then things may not be going as well as you think. Remember the first time a guy bought you flowers? Likely not. Because hopefully, many guys have done it since. These types of gestures are signs a man is thinking of you—and often. Grabbing flowers, chocolates, or other simple things is a guy saying he cares about making you happy and knows this small move will go a bit further than normal to make sure that’s the case. You should not have to hope the guy you’re seeing is thinking fondly of you; you should be confident he frequently is. If he’s not making sweet gestures here and there, then things may not be going as well as you think.A Man Will Not Complete YouDespite whatDisneymay try to tell you, you will not find everlasting happiness in a man. You won’t just meet “the one” and never have a fight and get along famously with his family. Things will be tough. But more importantly, true happiness comes from self-sufficiency. If you cannotlove yourself, you will not be able to love another person. Don’t search for something in a man you need to develop in yourself. Don’t hope he rounds out your own flaws. Get to know and befriend yourself, and let that be the foundation for any romantic relationship that comes your way., you will not be able to love another person. Don’t search for something in a man you need to develop in yourself. Don’t hope he rounds out your own flaws. Get to know and befriend yourself, and let that be the foundation for any romantic relationship that comes your way.The Chase is Fun, But Only at FirstWhen you begin dating someone, the fact that you like him doesn’t mean you should give it up. “It” in this case isn’t necessarily sex. But that’s one form of “it.” That period when you are getting to know each other and are still unsure of what magic might be developing is fun. So no need to make it too easy on the guy when you initially start dating. Keep him on his feet; unattainable is a good quality to have at first, and the good guys will stick around and pursue you. Those who are impatient aren’t the ones you would have enjoyed anyway.When you begin dating someone, the fact that you like him doesn’t mean you should give it up. “It” in this case isn’t necessarily sex. But that’s one form of “it.” That period when you are getting to know each other and are still unsure of what magic might be developing is fun. So no need to make it too easy on the guy when you initially start dating. Keep him on his feet; unattainable is a good quality to have at first, and the good guys will stick around and pursue you. Those who are impatient aren’t the ones you would have enjoyed anyway.Space Is a Good ThingThere is nothing sexier than a woman who is confident in herself. With that said, men tend to respect women who not only are okay hanging out on their own but desire that. I remember when I first starting talking to my girlfriend about us living together. She said, “I love you. But fair warning: I also really enjoy my own company.” I was smitten, even more so than before. Space is a good thing. Saying you need to do your own thing from time to time is actually a turn-on for most men (it means that you’re not co-dependent). …pt 2 coming soon….

South Africa’s #Xenophobic Attack Takes Its Toll On Kenya. G

The aftermath of anti-foreigners attack in South Africa is being felt in Kenya. Flying to the rainbow nation to shoot videos has been a thing of some top Kenyan celebrities but the current situation in SA has made some get a cold feet.The consequences of xenophobic killings in SA are beginning to bite hard. Following the recent outbreak and ongoing spate of anti-foreigners attack on fellow Africans by South Africans, Gospel star, Papa Dennis, has cancel his video shoot slated to take place in SA in coming weeks.Speaking exclusively to Ghafla!, the ‘Foundation’ hit maker lamented the ongoing attack on other African nationals living and working in SA.He said he has put on hold the shooting of his new video until further notice.”Why should I take part in the video shoot when they are attacking fellow Africans?” quipped Papa Dennis.”The people who would take part in the video from dancers to directors are all South Africans but their brothers and sisters are attacking fellow Africans so what’s the point of giving them jobs when they don’t need us in the first place?” He added. Papa DennisPapa isn’t new to South Africa, his viral video, ‘Injili’ was shot there. For him to snub SA , the situation must be really dire for foreigners.The gospel star hinted that he will fly in video directors of his choice to make his new video here in Kenya.

Terror-linked NGO names UHURU/ RUTO’s friend as an AL SHABAAB financier

– The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, to sack Aden Duale as the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly and arrest him for aiding and abetting Al Shabaab terrorists.Speaking separately, the three organizations beseeched Uhuru/ Ruto to compel Aden Duale to reveal the names of his Al Shabaab comrades with immediate effect because he knows them by names.Things got worse for Duale after MUHURI, one of the organizations whose accounts have been frozen for having links with Al Shabaab, sensationally named Aden Duale as among the Al Shabaab financiers in Kenya.Addressing journalists at CID headquarters yesterday, MUHURI Chairman Khalef Khalifa said Duale knows all the Al Shabaab terrorists in Kenya because he is one of their financiers and that he should be arrested and grilled over the same.He was accompanied by MUHURI board members, Gabriel Dolan and Maina Kiai, who challenged Uhuru/ Ruto to stop dilly dallying with the issue of terrorism and arrest Duale as a matter of urgency because his presence in Government is a threat to national security.The organizations were reacting to Duale’s assertions after the massacre of 147 students that he knows the Al Shabaab terrorists operating in Kenya and that he will name them in month’s time.

EASOC is hosting a candlelit vigil tomorrow in solidarity with Kenya

University of Cape Town (UCT) students will hold a night vigil on Monday night in honour of the victims of the terror attacks in Kenya. Almost 150 people, mostly students, were killed when the militant group Al Shaabab raided Garissa University in Kenya last week.The vigil will be hosted by UCT’s East African Society supported by the Student Representative Council (SRC).

We’ve Been Saying Rihanna’s Name Wrong For 10 Years

Riri has kept her name on our lips for 10 years now, and while we’ve been listening to every word the Bad Gal has sung since she first came into our lives with her 2005 debut For a decade, we’ve been screaming Rihanna’s name, except we’ve been pronouncing it all wrong — or at least not pronouncing the way that she does. Most of us say, “Ree-ah-na,” but on Sunday, RiRi posted a Instagram video to announce that she’s on Snapchat and urged you to follow her. Her name is “Ree-anna.”At the end of the video, Rih subtly reminds us that we’ve been butchering her name all this time. She’s been real cool about it the past 10 years (if it was me I’d be fourfiveseconds from wildin’), but maybe,we should get it right before the new album hits.