Friday, February 8, 2008

It’s Friday at last, but is that a good thing?


WELL, seeing as it is Furihday and all, I thought I should start us all off with a quip to get us into the relaxed ‘Members Day’ mood, so here goes;

  1. What do Kenyan Members of Parliament and Amy Winehouse have in common?
  1. They have both been denied visas from the US of A.

He He ! Well, that'll put paid to our MP’s singing at the 'Grammy's' too wouldn't you say. (Actually I bet they never thought they could get that close to the ‘entertainment’ pages of any International paper. Mind you – perhaps some should change profession and go into theatre with some of the acting, singing and dancing going on at the moment!)


News out of Kenya this Friday the 8th February 2008 is not really what we expected back in December 2007 as we approached our general election, but here we are somehow and we still seem some way from a solution.


Front pages of our dailies today ……


The Standard: AGREE OR ELSE ……….


The Daily Nation: RIFT OVER RESULTS WIDENS AS UN WARNS LEADERS …..


So, yet another week goes by and what has Kenya achieved….

Mmmmm, Errr, Hmmm, Ahhh ……. MMMm.




Just read that Britain is a true Prozac Nation. I think perhaps Kenya should become a 'Prozac nation' too, then perhaps things wouldn’t seem so bad, days would turn happily to weeks, and no-one would really worry too much about anything.

Mmmm ...

6 comments:

Dad Mzungu said...

Ah well.
When I was in Kenya, I found that nothng was done today if it could be put off until tomorrow. Obviously, the Govt. and ODM are working to this rule.

I get the impression that, on the streets, very little has happened - no violence, that is. Or is it just that kenya has fallen onto the "back page" of newsworthiness?

Gorilla Bananas said...

I'm hoping no news is good news as far as the violence is concerned.

MZUNGU CHICK said...

DM - Put off today what could be done to tomorrow is a rule in some parts of Kenya it is true - however, I'm not sure that Mr Annan appreciates the attitude much.

Mr Bananas - Well, no news means the violence has lessened and there have been no major towns burnt and pillaged recently, but sadly within the slum areas and other small pockets within Kenya, there has still been killings to do with ethnicity and election aftermath that do not get reported on the international media as it is probably just seen as everyday African violence so not interesting enough for a big story.

I would like to say though that things are much calmer than they have been in a while, and I should not be complaining, as all in all, it has most definitely been a much quieter week, and long may it last.

Peter Ndegwa said...

I think kenyans have finally realised that the politics does not put food on your table nor provide shelter. The problems in the Rift Valley had nothing to do with the Kibaki / Raila divide (tho' this was the spark that kicked off the inferno). The RV problem seriously needs to be looked into and solved otherwise kenyans will be constantly sitting on an explosive keg.

MZUNGU CHICK said...

Peter - totally agree that the RV situation most definitely needs to be sorted out soonest, or no matter what happens with Mr Annan, sporadic killings will be continuous I think.

MZUNGU CHICK said...

Peter - totally agree that the RV situation most definitely needs to be sorted out soonest, or no matter what happens with Mr Annan, sporadic killings will be continuous I think.