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Watching KTN Leo on their new political segment on Friday that kicked off with Transport minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere, I couldnt help thinking of ‘The Special One.’ For indeed that was what former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho thought of himself and as I must think the despicable Mwakwere thinks he is. Host Anne Ngugi had a hard time interviewing him and it was most commendable how she remained professional all through where most mortals would have lost their tempers. Immediately after asking her first question, Mwakwere rudely corrected her then kept mum without answering her. In fact, he kept his blunt and arrogant demeanour throughout the show even after two viewers pointed it out in the live call-in.

The most shocking was when a viewer asked about him having been spotted in the infamous Koinange Street red light district and he retorted ‘Huko Koinange nilienda na mamako?’ Mr Mwakwere, for a public figure, and a cabinet minister no less, that was just plain stupid, thoughtless and shameful. And it was on live TV! Its quite obvious your lousy Shirikisho party is a tribal outfit and no amount of arrogance can change that. And for God’s sake learn some manners! What if your child was watching that? Am ashamed to have a minister like you supposedly serving this country. The old adage says “pride comes before a fall.’ Be afraid Mwakwere, be very afraid.

I think there are two things that can be done to teach Mwakwere a lesson.

1. The media should give him a total blackout for a few days to show him just how important its role is and

2. Kenyans should call for an apology for his indecent behaviour on KTN this Friday September 21st, 2007.
Go, bloggers go! Go, KBWers go! Write at least one post censuring this fossil.

I wonder why anybody would throw away such a chance to tell the public what he is all about and what his party stands for. Knowing what television advertising costs and aware that any publicity is publicity, Mwakwere must be straight out of the second century AD. All he knows is insisting that he is in fact, the Party Leader of Shirikisho and not the chair, like we care. And you wonder why mayhem and pandemonium has creeped back to the matatu industry.

And all this time I thought Martha Karua was Kibaki’s most arrogant
minister!

 

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Hey people,

I have been away for a long time, from June 5th to be exact. A lot has been happening in my life. That post must the only one I ever did while I was working where I was.  Yaani, in my four month’s foray into the Financial Services Industry, I only did one post. The experience itself was much more thatn that. To be precise, it would fill the whole KBW Aggregator for days or better still, in American fashion, a good book on how not to run a bank. Hey, come to think of it, a book like Save bank XYZ Now! would find quite a few readers, wont it? I am not saying which, or why I left so soon unless you really armtwist me into it.

In blogging matters, my post What happened to Free Sms sites? of March 7th remains this blog’s most popular yet and most interesting.  In fact, it has turned out to be some sort of discussion forum on free sms and other things unrelated. Check it out and see for yourself.

In some information that would not ordinarily get into your fold, I came across the site for RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) founded in “…in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan.” It’s founder Meena met her death 10 years later in what the site describes as “Her active social work and effective advocacy against the views of the fundamentalists and the puppet regime provoked the wrath of the Russians and the fundamentalist forces alike and she was assassinated by agents of KHAD (Afghanistan branch of KGB) and their fundamentalist accomplices in Quetta, Pakistan, on February 4,1987″

 Speaking of which, I have been scouring the internet, like I always do and I will share with you all about my discoveries in later posts. In the mean time, you can trace the direction of my friend Jesse Masai’s campaign for the Cherangany seat and for justice and political change here.