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!
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.
It is only in Africa where we still have an ancestor as president, in the name of Robert Mugabe. The man who is about a century old has been president of his country since it gained independence over four decades ago. He has completely run it down! I watched a recent clip of him walking like a zombie floating in air, while on a foreign trip. The man has totally withered out; a total embarrassment to Zimbabwe and Africa!
Obviously, this was as much a verdict on the clout of the court itself, just like it was for the culpability of the "Ocampo six." The court has performed extremely below expectations as far as the Kenyan cases are concerned. Its credibility, at the moment, is in total jeopardy. Whether it will be able to redeem its image after this debacle, the jury is still out there.
In the raging debate on the recent decision by the American supreme court, to legalize gay marriage in the country, the words that have been- most of the time - wrongly thrown around are, "love" and "judge not". It has also been argued that it is actually absurd and selfish to expect non-Christians to play... Continue Reading →