Friday, March 09, 2007

ODM, Deya, Njoki Ndungu

So the much hyped ODM gig in the UK was arranged by amongst others Pastor Deya??? I mean I don't want to sound shocked, but are you kidding me?! Perhaps they seek a miracle vote. Say if they could get Pastor Deya to produce votes in their favors at the same percentage rate he gets women to deliver children, they would definitely win the elections. Someone please tell me why our presidential hopefuls are dining with some Kenya's Most wanted strange behaving people??? Is this a reflection on the Kenyans in the UK?

I did like the reasons given from some of the hopefuls who backed out, citing the mistrust this has caused amongst kenyans. But not a single mention of the relationship with pastor Deya. A man who amongst other things, has been rumored to be abducting children. Is this waht they call winning at all costs? Anyone with the money becomes a friend? This bothers me at such a high level I'm actually going to walk away from it all at this point. I don't need any further disappointment from Kenyan leaders!

And kudos to Njoki Ndung'u on being nominated for the US secretary of state's courageous women award. Well deserved. Sexual offenses needed to be highlighted and laws enacted in Kenya. There's more to do here but she definitely deserves to win this award for her contribution. Hopefully an added effect will be to motivate MPs to recognize areas within the country that could get them noticed as having made a difference, and embark on making meaningful changes.

Scooter Libby - guilty. Should he be pardoned? Arguable. Is he a scapegoat? Definitely! And why are these people downplaying leaking a CIAs identity. That in the real sense is conspiracy to commit murder. I don't think anyone should act like it's not a big deal. It is. But who wants to be a millionaire in the US and dares to attack Cheney? I didn't think there would be any takers!

And this other lady shocked me quite a bit with her outburst. Asking about having spouses or friends outside the house and not neeeding the advances from elected colleagues. I guess it has truly become a free country.

Great college basketball weekend ahead. Enjoy! GO JAYHAWKS!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Where are they now?

Joe, Esther and all the other people from Tushauriane. I shocked myself because I can remember the entire first verse of the theme song;

Wenzangu tushauriane maishani mwetu
ukiwa na jambo lolote, usijitenge
Maishani, siku hizi, umoja ni nguvu
Hasa nyumbani

Don't remember the next verse at all...Anyone? But what followed was always this

"ilikuwa... Joe alimpenda Esther... Lakini..."

I recall the episode where Joe was thinking "Wonders in this world will never cease"

There was a very feisty female known as Night as well. And I recall the crazy relative with a panga in almost every episode. His name might have been Jairo. I believe he passed sometime back.
Where are all the rest of them now?

That was one major Kenyan soap.

That was my one random misplaced thing sticking out like a sore thumb in my mind today.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Long Month

It's been an extremely long month, mostly because I bit off almost more than I could chew with my school course load. Thankfully, after finals this week, there's hope that the following semester should be better bearable.

Something happened within my family space that made me realize just how much the actions of family members affect the other family members. You'd think when everyone is grown, everyone can move on, grow up, make mistakes and everyone else will just be able to stand on the sidelines with only the supportive hand extended but emotionally be safe from the acts of other grown people. It turns out not so really. There is a lot of responsibility and personal questions everyone in the family deals with when one other person goes through a major shift. I was surprised to note that I wasn't the only one who had gotten to the point where I questioned if I ahd contributed to the whole situation by being absent or otherwise. I thought I was all grown up but this incident has made me realize just how stuck together family is, and for that matter, just how much we all must make choices with the other family members' welfare in mind. But because I've had so many devastating news of other people's family tragedies recently, I was able to just look through the other side of all this and see how much worse it could have been. Stiil, I can't help but feel that One of these fine days, I should stop growing up. Every successive lesson just seems to bite off more from me...

And of course the world meanwhile has been mostly the same; save for unsurprising camp shift by Mrs. Ngilu. Same old politics, same wars, same bickerings, same insanities and unfortunetaly, a lot of the same mediocrity continues as well. These in circles worldwide. Of course the Nation Media Group drama getting its own website gets some mention. Still, I think the people behind this whistle blowing would have done much better to keep this professional and dump the personal crap that's bound to hurt innocent victims such as wives and children. It would have had more substance and quite frankly, more interest and support from me. After the first 500 lines it does start to read like an ODM bickering session. Meanwhile, Kenya's press continues to lose the elections for Obama by speaheading his activities as headlines every now and then. Little realizing that it's hard enough for him being black, and the last thing he needs is to seem Kenyan instead of American. You want to help Obama, let him go! The man is Kenyan by parental heritage right but for the purposes of his life experiences and his career, he is only American.

And so the world continues to go around...