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Instead of "checking in," on Facebook, and taking a selfie at the modern Airbus' door, then posting the pic on Facebook or Instagram, like a typical Kenyan would, the man thunderously banged the plane's door and shouted with finality, "NOO! I SAID I AM NOT BOOOARDIIING!"
However, all weak-willed advocates of change must be reminded that the oath is the only action that can make any meaningful statement against the systemic electoral fraud and impunity in this country. Change never comes easily or as quickly as we would want it to. It needs relentless people to push for it. If the issue of electoral justice can't be addressed now, then we can as well forget about any free and fair elections in future. Of course, that will be a sure ticking time bomb whose explosion we are just postponing.
If one may ask, What is so different between Uhuru Kenyatta and Robert Mugabe in terms of their human rights record? As a Kenyan, I feel disappointed and cheated by UNICEF's appointment of Mr Kenyatta especially at a time when the ratings of his human rights record back home are at an all-time low!
One more thing. The toy is already on sale in the UK and one goes for £3,500 only. That is roughly half a million Kenyan shillings! So, after all, this seems like a rich boy's toy, isn't it? But wait until the Chinese flood the market with counterfeits of Samantha. That is when, while passing along River Road, you are likely to encounter Kimani shouting "Samantha soo mbiri mbiri bei ya jioni!". And Le Presidente C. Nyakundi's rebellious gang will be scrambling to acquire their own Samantha while the stocks last.This inventor is definitely the devil incarnate.
This became quite evident when an attempt was made on the life of Yebei's widow; a hapless mother of three, all aged below seven years by then. It was an utterly horrendous attack. I know it because I was by then living in the same compound with the lady in Eldoret. She was just two weeks old in our compound, having moved from another neighbourhood on discovering that suspicious characters were constantly trailing her car.