Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MISS OR HIT


Will Goodluck Jonathan connect with the regular Nigerian electorate when he starts by posting his presidential bid on facebook.... the jury is still out there on that one

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spoil the party


Kenyas constitution party spoilt by the presence of ICC wanted El Bashir, with egg on face, Kenya tries to downplay this truely embarassing gaffe

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sanity prevails


For a moment there African Union members meeting in Kampala considered not arresting ICC suspects and handing them over for prosecution... sanity prevailed

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sigh... not here as well


Terrorism is alive and well in East Africa, The Kampala bombings that claimed tens of lives are a stark reminder of this..my condolences to the bereaved

Friday, July 9, 2010

Well done South Africa


I think South Africa pulled off a thoroughly entertaining and quality world cup, we are proud, mighty proud of you

Friday, July 2, 2010

East African mistrust


The East African common market protocol is a noble idea as long as we discard all the mistrust and suspicion
that has be-deviled us for so long, we are brothers and sisters and that's all that matters now

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

The beautiful game


Words cant do justice to this great event, so i drew a picture to maybe say it in a thousand words...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The dying dead


In Africa we take death very seriously, death is no laughing matter but in Nigeria death in its wisdom solved a peculiar leadership problem. REST IN PEACE "PRESIDENT" UMARU YAR'ADUA ...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Painting the Continent red


Much to the chagrin of the west, More and more African countries are looking to the East where Hear no evil, See no evil and Say no Evil policy is widely practised in trade relations. Simply put, China will give "AID" to any African country regardless of their human rights and democratic record. In return Africa wil swing wide her doors and let the plunder of natural resources proceed. This is a familiar script only that the West has to let the East in on the rape of our continent

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free and fair elections


Whats free about elections that the opposition has pulled out of citing intimidation and rigging fears...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rainbow shame


All that South Africa needs now is the race tensions triggered by the murder of a radical white extremist Terre'Blanche at the hands of black farm workers. With the world cup just days away, this incident casts a dark shadow over this beautiful event...I hope common sense prevails

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lead us not into temptation


Rewind to the 2005 referendum in Kenya, The " church" openly took positions when it was clear it was not about the NO or YES vote but ethnic divisions, this was replayed in the 2007 general elections with the church aiding and abetting polarised ethnic division. Present day Kenya, we are about to go to the vote again on the new constitution, The Church in an unholy alliance with some Politicians plan to defeat the draft constitution based on deep religious and political issues... will the flock meekly follow?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lords of Impunity


The TJRC( Truth Justice and Reconciliation Committee)in Kenya is crucial to the nations healing after the tragic events of 2007/2008. Its chairman Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat, an elite statesman, has served with the past succesive regimes tainting him and making Kiplagat unsuitable for this vital role, His innocence is not ours to determine but the doubt cast on his character is the main concern...Dear good Sir, graciously resign because your continued stay is GOOD FOR THE LORDS OF IMPUNITY.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Neccesary Baby sitting


..sigh, Dear Annan, we still need you, we have made little or no progress on pertinent reform issue's, kindly extend your baby sitting hours because our leaders haven't shown much growth...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Why Aid is bad, very bad for Africa


... This script sounds very familiar, Western donors fund projects through governments in Africa, African "leaders" embezzle the funds, furious development partners huff and puff, demand transparency and suspend aid. This is replayed over and over again, in Kenya, the British government decides it will directly fund the projects without involving the Kenyan government. Frustrated at the governments lethargy in dealing with state officials who gobbled up funds meant for free primary education, That's why Aid is bad, very bad for Africa!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Women in "power"


International womens day was marked on the 8th of March, Deservedly, women need to be recognised for their selfless roles as wife, mothers, friends, sister etc... but if the claims made againist Turai Yar'adua are true, then she might have taken the sheen out of this important day, Unlike Liberia's Sirleaf, a democratically elected president, She is keen to retain power with the help of a cabal of advisers around her. Turai is alleged to denying access to the ailing president thus prolonging an unhealthy state of uncertainty...Her alleged "power grab" is a ticking time bomb...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Libyan-Swiss Minaret row


A simmering diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland took an interesting twist with Gaddafi calling for an "armed struggle" against Swiss interests ... the last thing the world needs...

Friday, February 26, 2010

"UNLUCKY" JONATHAN?


In a strange twist of events this week, ailing Nigerian President was sneaked back into the country under the cover of darkness, his state of health is a tight secret for a few of his inner circle cronnies, "Lucky" Jonathan walks a tight rope, is he to cede power to an ailing president? Isn't he the natural successor if the unwritten power rotation rule was to be applied... this intrigues will have eyes firmly focused on Nigeria to see what unfolds.

Bolingo Telefoni (Telephone love) Pt 2


The shadow boxing intensified this week when Kenyan president in a veiled attack on his prime Minister, Insisted that Kenya is quite capable of solving her own problems without foreign intervention, a sulking prime minister who had called upon Koffi Annan to mediate the dispute issued a rejoinder claiming were it not for " Foreign intervention we would still be hacking each other with machetes..love or hate them, these two make for a great circus act!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bolingo Telefoni (Telephone love)


On valentines day 2010, Kenya's Prime Minister suspended two cabinet ministers to pave way for investigations regarding corruption in their respective ministries, roughly two hours later, The President overturned this directive, The Prime Minister cried foul and declared that the "Coalition is in a Crisis". What followed was a flurry of meetings and press conferences that charged the political temperatures."Concerned" leaders mobilised their own to defend their "Sons" who were being victimised, The prime minister's ethnic community were threatened in some places. All these brought jitters of post election violence and the shilling dropped at the bourse.... Until a few days later the principals placed a telephone call and resolved to meet and iron out their differences. Kenyans dropped the antagonism and got along together waiting for the next time the principals prompt us to pick a weapon against our brothers ...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday "Bob"


...I will break from tradition and wish my friend President Robert Mugabe a happy 86th Birthday well in advance, Turning eighty six is a milestone, but not at the expense of poor suffering Zimbabweans. I want to believe that this lavish party will be funded from your deep pockets and not treasury, that would be atrocious but Bob deserves the benefit of doubt....

Friday, February 12, 2010

Power Rotation "FYI"


I'm no expert or pundit of history but this may make some interesting reading... Although not formally set in writing, there is an agreement among the political elite that the presidency should alternate between North (Predominantly Muslim) and South (Predominantly Christian) after every two presidential terms of four years each. Yar'Adua, is a northern Muslim, while Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is a southern Christian, so it naturally demands that only Goodluck Jonathan would succeed Yar'Adua under the circumstances .This may explain the "religious" clashes that leave hundreds dead, It really is a fight over equity, justice and fairness, Note the trend over the years...Sani Abacha, Obasanjo, Yar'Adua, Jonathan Goodluck.....

HAPPY "AFRICAN" VALENTINE


As we celebrate this Eros inspired special day,Spare a thought for Zuma, Wanjala and the rest...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Can't go, Won't go...Part two


Our dear neighbour president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni celebrates 24years in power, Incidentally former President Moi was a special guest, for you pundits of history, the two have been close over the years, Museveni's daughters actually came to school in Kenya, It's only natural that some of Moi's habits rubbed off Museveni. During the recent ceremony , Moi endorsed Museveni for another term making Museveni the longest serving president in East Africa, He will definitely beat Moi's record of 24 years....

Can't go,won't go... Part one


Another embarrassing episode of clinging to power the African way, Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua still leads one of Africa's populous and influential countries from his hospital bed, unconvincing assurances from his cronies in power do little to calm the population, a recipe for disaster indeed, maybe a matter of time before the top blows.
Aclassic case of power till death do as part

Friday, January 15, 2010

What a waste!


The Pnu arm of government thought it wise to publish a fullpage ad in the dailies detailing why The Prime minister's special adviser holds dual citizenship. I wonder how this is a relevant national issue, There was no such advert during the famine, matatu strike, flood from the recent rains....An insult to our intelligence

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Muzzling the media


Here we go again...after what looked like an amicable settlement between the government and the media over oppressive regulatory laws, Government sneaks in the same clauses and gazettes them into law, the media is up in arms over this underhand tactic, love it or hate it, a free media is a fundamental pillar of democracy.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Witness protection


Recent media reports claim that post election violence witnesses are receiving death threats, With a non existent witness protection programme in Kenya, it is a very worrying trend...flashback a few years ago,key witnesses in the Ouko murder mystery are dead...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Political expediency


Former president Moi kicked off a storm when he claimed that the parcel of land he owns in mau was given to him as a gift by the Narok county council when William ole ntimama was mayor... Ntimama disputes this and claims he was arm twisted to allocate the said land, It is a well known fact that at that time Ntimama was fighting supremacy and turf wars in the greater Maasai community, being in Moi's good books was a big plus, on the other hand, The President allowed himself to be presented with a "gift" of gazetted forest land... All i can say is two wrongs don't make a right

Tuesday, January 5, 2010