Saturday, February 6, 2010

Good News to Kenyans...

When this blog was started earlier on in the year, one of the first posts was about an arrogant cabinet minister from the coast and this is what the post said in part:

"Kenya's most hated minister the always under-performing Chirau Ali Mwakwere, the Matuga MP and Transport minister. This guy has become a complete joke and an embarrassment to the Govt and all decent Kenyans."

That's many days ago when Mwakwere was wasting millions of our taxes paid as his salary for doing zero work. The good news to the resilient people of this great country is that Mwakwere is out through a poll petition he lost yesterday, call it a blessing in disguise! It's goodbye and good riddance to a very arrogant and self-important nobody.

Kibaki should have seized the opportunity long before yesterday and sacked this disgraceful minister, but of course he did not. The good judge did. And rightly so! I rarely drink by Mwakwere's sweet humiliation calls for a pint of beer!

Monday, February 1, 2010

President Jacob Zuma: A laughing stock at home and abroad.

Wild Antics: SA president dancing to the tune "where is my machine gun!" at a recent political rally.
South Africa's colourful president and proud polygamist Jacob Zuma is never far from controversy, or is he? He is now claimed to have fathered a love child with a girl young enough to be his daughter! And newspapers across the world are jeering at the most powerful man in South Africa and ironically there's nothing he can do! "Jacob Zuma is father for 20th time, but not by one of his three wives!" Screamed the widely read Guardian of UK. Zuma apologized profusely 3 years ago for sleeping with an HIV woman without any protection thus undermining war on Aids.

But if true that he has fathered a love child, it clearly shows old habits die hard, sleeping again without any form of protection. It should be noted that both the young victims of Zuma's restless waist are daughters of his best friends! Talk about leaving the wolf to tend the sheep. This man can clearly pounce on women who are not his despite having 3 wives and he's rumored to be hunting a fourth and fifth for marital bliss. We can laugh and joke about this man who loves singing "bring my machine gun" in political rallies, but one thing is very certain. Zuma does make the legendary Nelson Mandela look very, very dull and painfully boring!

Africa has had it's share of colourful big men before, but the last time we had such a divisive and scandalous leaders was decades ago when the likes of Iddi Amin and Mobutu Seseko reigned supreme. South Africa is hosting the world cup this June. Will the media concentrate on the beautiful game or on the scandals, some on the way I believe, of Jacob Zuma? With a leader like this, South Africa is definitely living in the past.

Mariga: Great Footballer With Ludicrous Name!

Destined for greater height: "MacDonald" Mariga will join the mega bucks at the Man City football club.
As young Mariga joins the top flight of footballing world of the fast paced English premiership, I really wish him the most fantastic time and may he score lots of goals to justify the huge pay packet he will be receiving weekly from Manchester City. Kenyans who happen to be soccer mad will now thoroughly enjoy watching a home grown kid strutt his stuff on iconic venues like Old Trafford, White Hart Lane, Emirates Stadium et all. As an African kid who grew up in the slums kicking ball on dirt roads, he really has come far through hard work, stamina and some luck. He's definitely an inspiration to millions of poor kids out there for he has proved that the sky is the limit. Watch how our greedy politicians will want to associate with him so as to rub some glory with their endless photo ops. But having an Irish/Scottish surname as his first name is some sort of contradiction. I understand "Mac" means son of, just like "Fitz" or "Ole" among the Masai. Certainly, Mariga's dad is not called Donald! The dreaded English Soccer hooligans will definitely take the mickey out of the contradiction!