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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.
If he were to be civil and diplomatic enough, he would refer to Haiti and African states as third world or developing countries. And this is a tag we've proudly carried around our necks, like some kind of golden medallion, for far too long. Never mind that our incorrigibly corrupt leaders perennially run to the west, begging bowl in hand, after rapaciously plundering our rich resources! So what dignity is there in being referred to as a third world country and meekly accepting it? What difference is there between a third world country and a shit-hole" country? If I may ask.
The Machiavellian brand of politics practised in most African countries and many other regions globally demand that the king moves with speed to completely vanquish or at least permanently checkmate the kingmaker immediately after taking over office. Jomo played this card on Jaramogi, Moi owned it and unleashed it at will, while Kibaki perfected it on Raila (his kingmaker) when he rubbished the 2002 pre-election MOU, which saw him kick Odinga and company out of government.