Thursday, May 10, 2007

World Bank Boss, Wolfowitz in a "Sexual Drama"...

Kenya's former Minister of State, Maalim Mohammed has done a rare thing in bowing out of politics, a not too common thing. Even in the heady days of the one-party State, Maalim was not one to go overboard. He was one of the few doves among hawks. After Kanu lost power, he has worked with the Government, joined the party of flowers and rose, for lack of another word, to become an assistant minister. But is his intention to quit connected to his kin’s interest in the Dujis seat?

Enock Etyang refuses to allow Kalonzo Musyoka to get away with his proposals on taxation. He hopes that between now and December, Kalonzo will have completed his PhD studies in development economics on how to run public affairs with a $1.4 billion budget deficit!

Kenyan students have been flocking Ugandan high schools, colleges and universities in droves. But reality now seems to have hit home and they have realised they stumbled where they thought they were safest! Their complaints are galore on the mistreatment meted on them. They realise, belatedly though, that Ugandan investors are only after the Kenyan shilling, but in dollar form. Isn’t there a saying about making your bed and lying on it?

Justin Muturi is the Kenya's Kanu MP for Siakago in Mbeere District. Before he joined politics, he was a magistrate of long standing. But he now speaks from two sides of his mouth. On Parliament being told that special prosecutors have been hired under special terms to prosecute Goldenberg and land grabbing suspects, he questions the rationale. Is this not what many people, or so it seems, have been calling for — nailing those behind the two monstrosities by any and all the means necessary?

And finally...

Some bloggers like us are illiterate on matters aviation. But on the Kenya Airways plane crash in backwater Cameroon, One can afford to ask:

Why did the national radio say the plane had been found?

And if the plane crashed 30 seconds after take off, why did it take days to trace the wreckage? In Cameroon, why do four and 20 km seem to mean one and the same thing, especially in the forest?