The Booze

Teachers of Chuka
Have the highest rates of awareness at X% on Mututho Laws, Peasant farmers X%, Traders X%, and casual laborers at X%, others X%. These findings…..
many of the rural people in Chuka have an idea about the existence of the act and are aware that it is in force
This is the first marker, the rest are concealed, but why this pombe mingi and kukataa kuhudumu? Each section henceforth has been earmarked for surveillance. Abusers of drugs and alcohol been put on notice

Surely, is it true that they do not have accurate knowledge of the legislation?

When we are clever?

Legalizing Marijuana: The Pros and Cons

The most abused of the light drugs is marijuana in the United States (U.S.), and even globally (Richardson, 2010; Svrakic et.al., 2012). This paper has sampled out marijuana for the discussion on pros and cons of light drugs being legalized. Several researches have been conducted by scholars that demonstrate that marijuana, as a light drug, has medical benefits to the users (Svrakic et.al., 2012). In view of the debate that marijuana portends some benefits, several states in the United States have legalized marijuana despite objections from the federal attorneys (Garvey & Yeh, 2014).

Grant et. al., (2012) note that considerable progress has been made in understanding the effects and action of marijuana ingredients (such as tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids). They argue that scientific researches have provided evidence that using marijuana and its related extracts are useful in the management of neuropathic pain and spasticity arising from multiple sclerosis. Thus people with multiple sclerosis have long term problems in muscle coordination and poor sense of feeling. Despite the advantages that marijuana has on the treatment of pain, other researchers argue that marijuna is not superior to the normally administered drugs like codeine in the treatment of pain, furthermore marijuana acts as a depressant on the central nervous system which limits their use in pain treatment (Campbell et. al, 2001; Grant et.al., 2012). According to Grotenhermen & Müller-Vahl (2012) who reviewed more than 100 of cannabinoids-related research findings concluded that they provide evidence of the medical importance of marijuana. This gives some of the justification for its legislation in some States like Ohio.

From a social context, light drugs like marijuana have been shown to offer social facilitation and as a means of overcoming emotional pain. Some light drug abusers use them so that can overcome socially challenging situations (Beck et. al., 2009). It is on this basis that some teenagers smoke marijuana to enhance their sex-seeking behaviors which is detrimental to them, their partners and the society considering the health and negative social implications of marijuana (Beck et. al., 2009; Richardson, 2010). Objections to the medical advantages of marijuana has been voiced by many doctors. The many argue that the social and medical benefits of using marijuana and the derivative products do not justify its use (Richardson, 2010; Svrakic et. al., 2012) and hence, there is no good grounds to legalize it by the States in the U.S. (Garvey & Yeh, 2014).

A survey of available literature review indicates that a majority of little scientific research has been done to ascertain the positive social benefits of marijuana. Furthermore, medical researchers are in conflict on the risk and benefits of the use of marijuana (Grotenhermen & Müller-Vahl, 2012; Richardson, 2010). From the social perspective, some researchers have found out that legalizing it may lead to a reduction in homicide and assault rates (Morris et.al., 2014). Such findings lead to the conclusion that some light drugs will not pose danger to public health and safety in terms of violent crime occurences. What complicates the whole debate is the uncertainty in the direction of contrasting findings. Khamsi (2013) argues that road safety may be in jeopardy with legalization of marijuana, and the safety issues relating to it’s recreational use is still poorly understood because available evidence informs the position that both long-term and short-term use have negative impacts to the health of the individual.

Pro-legalization crusaders argue that legalizing marijuana will lead to increased revenue for both the Federal goverment and the States (Stimson, 2010). This is seen as an economic advantage that will generate revenue and improve social outcomes to citizens. Despite the dangers marijuana poses to the health of individuals and society, 55% of Americans are of the view that marijuana should be legalized while 75% are of the opinion that legalizing marijuana nationally is inevitable (Wang, 2014). Looking at the economic arguments of legalizing marijuana, Wang (2014) elaborates the fact that illegal markets can be eliminated if tax on marijuana is kept low. Secondly through a flexible tax policy, the government can be able to regulate the consumption of marijuana because tax will has an influence on demand and supply of consumables.

A review of selected literature on the subject of legalizing marijuana has one thing. Many of the research findings dealing on the medical, social and economic impacts of marijuana indicate that the economic advantages stand to be very high for governments due to increased tax revenue base. However, the economic benefits tend to be seriously outweighed by the findings that show the medical and social risks of marijuana. Legalizing marijuana will instead increase the number of recreational users, and related problems such mental degeneration and ill health will increase. Stimson (2010) disputes legalization based on the fallacy of its pro crusaders by supporting the argument that legalizing marijuana will compromise public health and safety. Finally, research findings on social, economic and medical outcomes show that uncertainty surrounding safety and health issues justify the continued non-legalization of marijuana.

 

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Beck, K., Caldeira, K., Vincent, K., O’Grady, K., Wish, E., & Arria, A. (2009). The social     context of cannabis use: Relationship to cannabis use disorders and depressive symptoms           among college students. Addictive Behaviors , Vol. 34 (9): 764-768.

Campbell, F., Tramer, M., Carroll, D., Reynolds, D., Moore, R., & McQuay, H. (2001). Are cannabinoids an effective and safe treatment option in the management of pain? A             qualitative systematic review. BMJ , Volume 323 (7303): 3-6.

Garvey, T., & Yeh, B. T. (2014). State Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Selected Legal      Issues. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service.

Grant, I., Atkinson, J. H., Gouaux, B., & Wilsey, B. (2012). Medical Marijuna: Clearing away the smoke. Open Neurology Journal , Vol. 6: 18-25.

Grotenhermen, F., & Müller-Vahl, K. (2012). The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis and          Cannabinoids. Dtsch Arztebl Int , Vol 109 (29-30): 495-501.

Khamsi, R. (2013, May 14). How Safe Is Recreational Marijuana? Scientific American , Vol. 308      (6): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-safe-recreational-marijuana/.

Morris, R. G., TenEyck, M., Barnes, J., & Kovandzic, T. V. (2014). The Effect of Medical      Marijuana Laws on Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data, 1990-2006. PLoS ONE ,       Vol. 9(3): e92816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092816.

Richardson, T. (2010). Research, Cannabis Use and mental Health: A Review of Recent           Epidemiological. International Journal of Pharmacology , Vol (6): 796-807.

Stimson, C. “. (2010, September 13). Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No.        Retrieved February 20, 2015, from The Heritage Foundation:          http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/09/legalizing-marijuana-why-citizens-            should-just-say-no

Svrakic, D. M., Lustman, P. J., Mallya, A., Lynn, T. A., Finney, R., & Svrakic, N. M. (2012).             Legalization, Decriminalization & Medicinal Use of Cannabis:A Scientific and Public Health Perspective. Missouri Medicine , Vol. 109(2): 90-98.

Wang, M. (2014, July 8). Recreational Marijuana Legalization Lights Up Economic Policy            Considerations. Retrieved February 22, 2015, from Yale Economic Review:      http://www.yaleeconomicreview.org/archives/259

 

 

 

 

 

The Chinese Translation of My Poems

Translation by Ma Xiaokang

The global community is shrinking into a digital village. The ease of communication is helping us do things with ease, speed and efficiency

Watch the World

I watch the world in helpless consternation
Not from a moral high stool but from a mind hanging
Dangling imaginatively in the emptiness of the skies
From a high cliff in the bare mountains the desert stretches far
Far, far and wide below in the foothills
I witness empty souls of men being dragged
To meet their final destiny in the hands of captors

I sense the desperation of the victims,
Who have been left to roast in the desert sun and sands
While the world is beyond their reach,
A world they live in yet it can’t help them out
I can sense their screams and pain in death
The masked men bring an end to innocent lives
The world helplessly searches for a clue
A clue hidden high up in the beams of the skies

But the world has ears stationed in outer space
These eyes are used only discriminatory to aid the privileged few
Those who pose meaning to the muscled men of the world
And so, the innocent die, branded as dogs
The world fails to help.
And the Merchant of Death have beheaded more
While silence and condemnation does nothing

The cry is unheard by the ear but felt in the heart
The pain does no physical injury but mortally affects the survivors
And yet, the innocent are gathered to work in the frontiers
Where they are left as helpless victims of the merchants of death
Who care not your faith but your submission to them
They attack no mercy even from their kind who question their ways

So the world keeps watching
As the merchants of death take control of Mosul
Burn victims alive from Jordan,
Terminate innocent lives in Kenya,
And wrecking havoc in Maiduguri and Kano in Nigeria
The world must resolve to work with a final push
A have a lasting outcome that protects all.

看这世界

翻译:马晓康

在无奈与惊恐中看这世界
并非站在道德的高椅上而是发自内心的绞痛
就像悬挂在虚无的空中
从高耸的悬崖到荒山再到一望无际的沙漠
一望无际,直到山脚下
我见证了拖在地上没有灵魂的行尸走肉
只有任劫匪宰割的命运

我感受到死者的绝望
那些被遗弃在热沙和阳光下烘烤的人
在这世界他们无能为力
一个生活着的世界却无法帮助他们
我能感受到他们死亡边缘的痛苦和尖叫
蒙面人结束了这些无辜的生命
这世界无力地搜寻着线索
这线索被悬起藏进了空中的光

但这世界在天外藏着耳目
这些眼睛歧视性地帮助少数特权
那些掌握着世上力量的人
所以,无辜者的死,不过像条狗
这世上没有爱。
那些死亡商人们杀了更多
因为沉默与谴责无济于事

耳朵听不到哭声心里却在颤抖
这种痛不会流血却刺激着幸存者
然而,无辜者都被聚集在边疆工作
作为死亡商人无助的受害者遗弃的地方
没人关心你的信仰只在乎你的财富
他们攻击毫不留情甚至是提出质疑的同伙

所以这世界一直在看着
当死亡商人们控制着摩苏尔
烧死乔丹活下来的幸存者
屠杀肯尼亚无辜的人民
以及在迈杜古里和尼日利亚的卡诺犯下的罪行
这世界必须下决心作出最后的推进
取得一个能够保护所有人的结果

BROTHER

Brother
Or friend I knew
I entrusted you
My secrets I disclosed
That trust you betrayed
Yet,
You smile at me brother

Brother
I did no one wrong
For so long you have sworn
To read my name as good as dead
Why that kind of deed
Why soil my name indeed
What a day from you,
Brother I say,
You make me cry

When my wound oozes puss
Come and be my nurse
You know the contents of my purse
And you go ahead and make me frail,
You set out to see me fail.
Each heart I touch,
Of the lilies I browse,
And the roses I loose,
If you must know,
Then, I ask, must I go?
When all you do
Is pretend to be brother.

Life is cruel I say
To hear and be told
That you spoil my name
Too many a maiden I loose
Because of your foolishness,
I rest case knowing
I have you forgiven brother

兄弟

翻译:马晓康

兄弟
或朋友
我托付你
我透露掉我的秘密
是你背叛了我的信任
然而,
你在嘲笑我

兄弟
我没有犯错
很久以前你宣誓
像会死掉一样读我的名字
为什么会这样
为什么要侮辱我
糟糕的一天,
这是我说的
你令我伤心哭泣

当我的伤口渗出
淘气的女孩来照顾我
你知道我的钱包厚薄
并且你走在前面让我脆弱
你只为了看我失败
我触碰过的每一颗心
都像百合花般开放
我丢失的那朵玫瑰,
如果你必须要知道
接下来,我问我自己,去吗?
当我知道你所做的一切
只是在假装兄弟情义。

我说生活是场折磨
无论听或说
你糟蹋我的名声
失去了太多包括我的未婚妻
因为你的愚蠢
不用再多说了
我知道我已经原谅了你,兄弟

Uhuru Handing Over Power to Ruto Has No Constitutional Merit

I’m really amused by the excitement that is being caused by the supposed handing over of power by Uhuru to Ruto. It really amuses me that the Constitution gave the DP the powers to deputize the president right from 2010 when the new constitution was promulgated. In so far as I am concerned, the handover was pure mediocrity because Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta remains the President of the Republic of Kenya and C-in-C of the Armed Forces.  You can only act as a president when there is a void in that element which must be filled by means so established by the 2010 Constitution of the Republic of Kenya. None of the conditions was fulfilled to qualify that handover as legally binding in defining who an Acting President is. So as of now, Ruto is ‘legally purporting to be the Acting President’ of the Republic of Kenya.

What Kenyans should know is that Uhuru is a smart politician who has studied the art of power in the name of Political Science at Boston University. He is adept at creating impressions which I must say hold sway with the masses and he has chipped away Agwambo’s bedrock of populist politics. What he is waiting for is to count the number of new converts in the name of votes in 2017. This handing over the instruments of power is a sham which is legally irreconcilable but politically palpable and tasty. Constitutionally, it can only happen when he is not able to discharge his duties as the President of the Republic of Kenya. Take note, being under pressure to answer charges of crimes against humanity doesn’t imply incapacitation to discharge his duties as President. He made the promise while campaigning.

Some fellow might question me and challenge me to state if Uhuru can govern the country while he is answering charges of crimes against humanity. My answer is, during campaigns he made that promise, and so far he has made more than 29 official visits to other countries since he came to power. He has spent more than four days away on some of this trips and he never ever handed over power to Ruto to act as an Acting President when he was away. My question is, according to the Constitution, the DP can only become an acting President if he takes the Oath in the presence of the Chief Justice.

If my facts are wrong, I stand to be corrected.

The handing over of the sword was a scam to hoodwink Kenyans that indeed the President was going to The Hague as an individual without the vestiges of the Presidency. It is true he is facing a personal case in the matter distinct from his role as the Head of State and C-in-C of the Armed Forces of Kenya, a critical element that defines the presidency. I laugh at the facebook posts that show Ruto proclaiming his loyalty to the President of the Republic of Kenya. This two play masters know how to get the most out of their ICC troubles. They have turned it into a political asset.

My opinion is that the handover had no constitutional force behind it and it was a mere ceremony of glitter and pomp. I muss and ask myself for the more than twenty something times Uhuru has been out of the Country, I have never witnessed him hand over power, and hand over power to what? Constitutionally that was a case of inconsequent outcomes at law. Baseless by all means in the legal spheres, but fruitful to their political mechanizations. Despite this I think the fellow who moved to Court seeking to determine the constitutionality of the handover is wasting time. Ruto was sworn in to deputize the president in 2013 and that is exactly what he is doing despite the ‘bad manners of handover ceremony.’

What does the constitution say about the inauguration of an Acting or Full time president? For that to satisfy the constitutional threshold, it must be done in a public place such as Kasarani Safaricom or Coke-cola Nyayo Stadia, or Uhuru Gardens, even Uhuru Park can do.  It cannot be in the privacy of Harambee House or State House. For one to act as president the incumbent must have been impeached, dead, mentally incapacitated, or has resigned, or by any other reason at law that makes him forfeit the presidency. So, for Uhuru to be out of the country, it does not mean Ruto can act as a president, he will continue deputizing the president despite being fooled with that Sword.

In his ‘acceptance speech’ purporting to accept the honour  of being president, Ruto made a silly joke of himself, he exhibited sycophancy on facebook that are relics of his Moi era rise to stardom. May be it will work out for him in his bid for State House in 2022, but he must be careful to note Agwambo will not be in that challenge by then, and a new entrant will come into power. He is bound to run for his money. Ruto may be cursed to being the kingpin game changer of the political landscape without ever being the king, just like Agwambo. Only time will tell if he can actually take the presidential oath of office after winning a general election and not just filling a non-existent gap in law when his superior is in court answering allegations of rape, murder, and forced displacement of people.

I therefore advance my opinion, this handover  is a farce in legal perspectives, but a clever political ploy to create the impression matters at The Hague are so serious that for Uhuru to be out of the country he must ‘handover power’ to Ruto because there will be a power vacuum. I qualify that as pure nonsense. If the DP is not there, the Speaker of the National Assembly can take over, if the Speaker is not there, The Chief Justice, if the Chief Justice is not there, what the hell will the cabinet be doing? Can you Kenyans please revisit your Constitution and read it! This handover is pragmatically legal nonsense, but a serious political mileage for the Two Boys, Uhuru and Ruto, and a dirty scar on perpetual campaigner Agwambo.

Do you see why it is dangerous not to pay your dues? I can’t edit your work and you start bothering me over a few K. Watch this, I edited this statement someplace

The study made the following recommendations;

Parliament to re-evaluate the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act and align it with socio-economic needs, capacities and expectations of the poor.

Undertake civic education and encourage alcoholics to undergo rehabilitation in to lead to a positive change from alcohol taking behaviors rather than use the law enforcement agencies to curb alcoholism

Develop socio-economic policies and strategies for the empowerment of women with alcoholic husbands to make them more economically productive to enhance the provision of quality care to their children and families.

The International Community is Smiling at Doom’s Day Merchant: The Reincarnation of the Bubonic Plague in the Modern World

This may be a letter to the world, but one which is just but an essay that will be ignored. Yet it poses a theme far deadlier than the Islamic State threat to world peace. It a pandemic, the a reincarnation of the deadly bubonic plague of that begun in isolated Far East China in 1330AD, and spread to Europe. In October of 1347, Italian ships sailed into the port of Sicily with a sailors already dying of the deadly disease.
The world was sparsely populated than now, China was far and remote, Bubonic plague had no cure, the disease was finally in Europe, and the deadly scourge ravaged European nations. The disease struck, and from symptoms to death it could be a matter of hours. The Black Death aka Bubonic Plague was in as far away as England by August the following year.
Fast forward to the 21st century, 684 years after the first outbreak of the Black Death, it has a new face, a more lethal reincarnation, the Ebola virus. From West Africa the disease is spreading in the distant populations of West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Now rural populations are getting infected, whole families destroyed, Ebola has an ancestor, the Bubonic plague. Unlike in the distant past when such diseases took days to spread, with modern technology and efficiency in transport, it won’t take the plague more than a year to reach England, unlike Bubonic plague that took a year to reach England, it will be a matter of an infected person undetected covering 3,000 kilometers in hours to spread the disease to new destinations. The virus will be using international transit points to new destinations such Dubai, Amsterdam, London or Nairobi, the busy air transit hubs in the world. A new nuclear weapon in the reincarnated Ebola Virus is a serious threat to global peace.
The developed c countries are not doing enough to aid the containment of the disease. And it is also fool hardy to praise the efforts African countries are as anything substantial. The worst is in the making. I recently posed a question on facebook ;
“As Ebola rages West Africa, spreading majorly due to cultural practices, has Kenya audited cultural practices that can lead to its spread? What will happen if it happens that Ebola has struck Kibera or Mathare slums? I hope cultural practices and ignorance are factors that can be tackled just in case Ebola strikes Kenya”
What about the slums of New Delhi, the overcrowded streets of Beijing or Shanghai, the ignorant West who think they have enough to combat the epidemic if it occurs in their own countries? Think about the African governments lamenting that U.N is not sending enough resources to help combat the disease? I say, closing down international border points is no solution, the best solution, invests in protecting the areas already affected. The global community must rush to West Africa. There no time to waste.
The Islamic State threat is a shadow thing in the face of Ebola. They can behead their enemies, but Ebola does not behead, beheading is not a contagious disease that wipes entire populations. The Islamic State are selective, Ebola is not, soon they too will be crying for Allah’s mercy because Ebola has gone viral globally, we will then say, if we as a world had united when the world was informed of Ebola pandemic in West Africa, we would not have witnessed the reincarnation of the Bubonic Plague, the Black Death, in the new pathological evil face of Ebola.
What is so difficult for all the countries in the world to start a fund now, and establish 80,000 beds for Ebola victims by end of December in the three countries of West Africa? The scourge is slowly moving towards the Ivorian border, we can stop everyone from leaving the three countries, but how sure you have sealed porous borders?
The freedom of the mind is going to be a daily torture to all global citizens. We wait for disasters to happen, and we move in in the aftermath to undertake mitigation measures. Mitigate now, before this Ebola demon wipes entire populations across many nations. It requires serious political will to allocate serious volumes of resources to surmount Ebola. I have known guys, who down play security issues based on their position within the safety net, and now in Melbourne, Johannesburg, Nairobi, New York, Brasilia, Tokyo, Mumbai, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Washington D.C., Beijing, and Toronto are watching the Ebola development as a scourge occurring in West Africa as a movie series of a disease outbreak somewhere in Africa. But the time the world realizes it’s not a movie, not a reality show, things will be far from worse, we shall be rotting in hell as a human generation. If China, Japan, USA, Russia, German, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, India, Italy, Rome, and all the countries in the world, if the move fast to build fifty facilities with 1,000 bed capacity in West Africa by end of November, then we can reclaim our hope. The CDC figures are real, on the highest side at 1.5millon new infections by end of January based on the current reported figures.
What if they have been grossly under reported?
Then the calamity has started rolling down the hill, it will soon reach a point of no global return, just like the Black Death of Medieval Europe. Africa and the Americas were spared because they were entirely isolated from the rest of Asia and Europe, that luxury is no longer for the rest of the World as Africa is suffering from Ebola.
It is time the World acted unanimously and decisively. Ebola may never give the mankind a second chance.

The Folly of Our Petty Kenyan Mindset: What We Need To Know

Finally, the US woes Africa, and to the naysayers that US has been beaten by China to Africa in pursuit of African goody-goodies, I have some food for thought for you.

I do not in any way profess to know the details of the US investment plan, but the mere mention that it is an attempt to invest in Africa simply tells me a lot. Africa is becoming a strategic region in global economic setup, and the US has been laid back in pushing for an aggressive economic agenda in Africa like China. Despite China’s economic package Kenya is seriously suffering economic woes, and hope is in the U.S (Page 3, The Standard. August, 6 2014: Uhuru’s Presence Expected to End Frosty Relations read paragraph 2, 3, 5 & 6.  Why do we chest thump that we have smitten the U.S. when we are hoping they will save our economy? Did China buy the Eurobond? No, the U.S bought 66% of it, to control a stake in Kenyan economy.)

But, time has come. From whither which Kenya stands to gain?

As I read the Standard newspaper today I find the U.S. plan is more ambitious and in tandem with the global redistribution of resources to spur growth in poor malnourished African countries. As the East-see-bad-in-China fanatics curse the American ranking of Uhuru in Africa as the third best president on the continent, I want to take positive side of Uncle Sam’s move and what it portends for Kenya.

In the first instance Kenya is country whose existence has little effect on the U.S, but the U.S. has a mega effect on every aspect of Kenyan society. From economics, fashion and design, entertainment, military, information technology, we keep using the U.S. as a measure of achievement, apart from middle to long distance athletes we are no comparison even in sports.

This is where I have a born of contention with a friend of mine who recently wrote on his facebook wall insinuating that for the US to rank Uhuru 3, it’s a clear sign of hypocrisy. On that I beg to differ. That ranking was not meant for Kenyans, it was meant for the American public. The U.S. has no business appeasing Kenya, but it has business appeasing American citizens in justifying why they want to redirect investment to Africa and not China. For American leadership is more accountable to the people than Kenya.

Investment is a good form of goody goodies. You do not advance loans with conditions that it is American firms that must build the standard gauge railway. You do not finance the Kenya government through an expensive loan scheme and claim it is the only way out to ensure the loan is returned. What the Americans are doing is for a different goal, redistribution of global wealth and not amassing of gains purely to Washington and New York regardless of how well or bad the projects are. That is my beef with Beijing.

Yet, Beijing’s indulgence is what possibly has made Washington turn to Africa. I’m not the devil who never gives credit to his nemesis.

The US want to expand her global reach, increase her global clout and influence global affairs. That is the negative side, so does China, but the US is my benevolent devil with a better agenda than the self-centered devil of Beijing.

The U.S. wants her global multinational corporations to set base in Africa. When it comes to business, Kenya is geopolitically strategic for Washington’s interests. Let those U.S. companies set up base here, create jobs for Africans, increase their profits and fleece Chinese companies from the raw materials they obtain cheaply from Africa. The U.S. will not advance loans to African countries, but more bring investment through global multinationals like Coke-Cola, to Africa. If this is achieved, then as usual, Africa will again be the playing ground for the East-West tug of war between U.S and China. The odds favor Africa to gain, while Chila is slow in setting up investment opportunities within Africa, they are more intent on extracting raw materials and undertaking value addition in Beijing, Shanghai, or may be Guangzhou among others. So before we condemn East, think about the West, and before you condemn the West, think about the East.

It is on this note that I found sense in CORD’s plea that we as country need the West in as much we need the East. But, with our historical records, the East (China) is a new entrant, the irony being they are more capitalistic than the West, yet they profess socialist communism. But credit too to Uhuru, despite the misgivings of people like my former college friend, you go grab the pie first and then think of what to do next. That pie is a great investment we should not miss in the U.S attempts to strangle China of resources by ensuring they invest in value addition in Africa, relocate their companies to Africa for cheap labor and raw materials which are hard to come by in China. Remember U.S. company’s have a huge stake in Chinese companies too.

So, despite being pawns in the East-West tug of war, isn’t the U.S justified in proclaiming Uhuru the 3rd best president in Africa? Cordashians will dispute this, because of the 13 point agenda.  Jubileeans amuse me by being skeptical of Uhuru’s visit to the US. Cord applauds that, it’s what they want, to mend fences with traditional development partners.

Classical Stupidity of All Kenyans as Blind Political Followers

Agwambo followers don’t believe he can be wrong. Uhuruto followers don’t believe they can be wrong. And history is but a record of events of a different time epoch, lessons are the same, players are the same in character but different in body, the setting the same, context is what is different. As Wanjiku what reasons do have to believe that your choice of the man you ascribe to is wrong? Do you believe your opposing camp could be having a point? That is my query to all Cordashians and Jubileeans plus Amanis and Tip tips . I have to include even the unknown or whatever Eagles and elephants in the political climate of Kenya.

One might say, so what the hell was Kalonzo doing for all the years he was within the government? So I question, what the hell was RAO doing? What about Uhuru? Mudavadi? Ruto? My verdict is simple, at that time they did what they thought was good for them or may be, may be to some fortunate extension, the country. They are no different now only that the stadia they used to play the ball games has made them wear different uniforms. The stadia have changed and players transferred to in different teams. Ronaldo will be Ronaldo whether in Real Madrid or Manchester United. Elections being the transfer windows. For the same old causes? History will be the judge.

On the other side Ruto is seen as disaster in waiting. My point is, what we think we know, may not be. What validity do we have to advance our opinions as factual? The answer is, many of you guys are blind to the fact that the positions you take have been doctored and engineered by the leaders, regardless of what side you are. If we could dialogue with supreme reason in our own selves, you will be able to decipher the fallacies Uhuru feeds u to get your unfettered support. On the other side, If we could dialogue with supreme reason in our own selves, you will be able to decipher the fallacies RAO feeds u to get your unfettered support

My opinion, all leaders are the same rotten eggs, we need another sweeping change across the political platform. New players with ideologies of diverse nature but with unity of purpose to the goals of national unity and developmental growth.

So my dear Kenyans, you as the common man who keeps on complaining that leaders are the ones who make you fight at the grassroots as they exchange pleasantries at the top, aren’t you the greater fool? You are stuck with your political demigods. You only abhor to the fullest they that you hate without reason. Or admire them with religious fervent that you love without asking yourselves, “can he/she be dead wrong?”. You are the silly creatures. Let the leaders have their fill as you complain with your brainless minds. Minds? Minds ought to think. reason, explore and discover the truth by itself. You should not be fed de facto truth by the political class and applaud it as heralding Gospel truth. De Facto truth is a potential recipe for outrageous falsehood

Kudos to the political class. What else matters? The fox has had his kill, but the rabbits are congregating. Now the hyenas will come, and by the end of the day, wild dogs are coming in, because they do not know how big the meat size is They think it was enough for two, or a million of them, the rabbits will soon start fighting. The rabbits are the common voters.

Kenyan Wanjikus, Cheronos, Nanjalas, Denas, Fatumas, Adhiambos et cetera, you are the fools. You actually deserve the suffering you undergo as a nation. But if you learn, and use your heads in the correct manner, liberty is all yours.

 

A Brief of The Blood After Sunrise

Well, Pwani University Library just published this brief summary of Blood After Sunrise

 

Student Publishes Book

sunriseElazia Paul Major a Masters student at Pwani University has published a book entitled “Blood After Sunrise” published on April 4, 2014 by http://www.twbpress.com/bloodaftersunrise.html . Blood After Sunrise is a novel that explores the problem of ethnicity in African countries. The problem of ethnicity is a disease that destroys social relationships and hinders the development of democratic space in Africa. In addition to that, it has caused a lot of civil strife and breeds discontent and hatred. These are factors that have contributed to the deterioration of security and disunity of many countries making the citizens to suffer from human rights violations and social conflict.

Blood After Sunrise chronicles these problems in Africa through the encounters of John, who is caught up in the conflict arising from the post-election violence in Shantytown. He sets out to find his wife and son only to be sacked into the fighting pitying different tribes and the police. He has to find a way to escape the city, but ends up saving innocent victims of the civil strife. In the process of trying to find his wife and son, he encounters ethnic atrocities and police brutality. He becomes a victim of ethnic hatred and is falsely accused of murder.

The book concludes by showing that the solutions to the ethnic problems are usually short-lived and are not long lasting. The problem is still eschewing African societies despite political settlements. This was the case in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast among many other African countries after democratic elections in the 2005-2012 period.

The library congratulates Elazia for his achievement.

Link to Excerpt of the Book: http://www.twbpress.com/bloodaftersunrise

Book available for purchase on amazon: #Blood_after_sunrise

Read the first chapter available on Issuu: http://issuu.com/terrywright13/docs/bloodaftersunriseImage

Ole Lenku the ‘Intellectually’ Hopeless Policy Maker

The servant can be a bad reflection of the Master.  I envy Masters who are well portrayed by some mediocrity and they still keep the jokers in their king’s court. A time comes when the knights suddenly become court jesters in the courtyards of the palace kingdom. Ole Lenku has never been a knight, but suddenly he is a a jester who was given the sword of defence which he does not know how to hold, let alone see it. He can’t even identify it so how can he use it?

It is wrong for me to detest my fellow human, but I will not pretend to praise him, infact, I just wonder what the hell is he doing in national security organs if he can’t tell the policy and the basis of removing tinted car windows from private vehicles

This Ole Lenku never answered any query from Oguttu on KTN. He was intellectually an escapist who only satiated the immature minds of newborn babies with explanations of a cow for a bicycle. He just didn’t answer the question what policy guided the formulation of the decree that personal vehicles should not have tinted windows. If he is working for Uhuru, then he reflects his Master in bad light. Anyway, Ole Lenku is a Cabinet Circus to entertain yourself with his frivolous analysis and commenting on security matters. Rating? 1 out of 100. I secretly propose son of Ngengi Jonstone to fire him as CS (Cabinet Shenanigan).

Ole Lenku, stop being caught off-guard. You come to a studio to advance a government position that is a contradiction of the law. If you say that tinted windows are illegal, by the same logic, curtains and blinders in our private homes are illegal. Remove them, even from your own master bedroom in the name of fighting terrorists. It is only then you will appreciate the importance of your funny reasons which are not based on an iota of logic. Just why did Uhuru pick you up for that slot? You haven’t researched on the role and functions of your office a year down the lane?

Next time you appear on TV make sure you are armed with facts, reasons, logic name it. Make your mind sharper and be ultimately creative with answers. Lies are not bad, you can borrow a leaf from Uhuru. Like proclaiming you will not pay Anglo-Fleecing Ghost of debts when you are minister and making 720 degree turn and paying when you are master of cabinet secretaries. I hope you do not qualify to be described as a chicken-brained C.S.

My advise to you, don’t let Oguttu capture you in a null and void situation in a TV studio avoiding questions in the name of ‘what are you afraid of?” if you are not breaking the law by giving incorrect decrees to private car owners. Next time you say remove tinted windows from private cars, start with your bedroom and your official car as a beacon of guiding others the way. If you have to lie, lie, you will make another 720 degree u-turn with lesser impact than Anglo-Fleecing. Your master is bright, we don’t need fools in that drawer. I mean a draw/er/s in the wardroom of Kenyan power.

Nothing Heroic ABout the Death of the Cops in Pangani?

Sometimes when you put pen to paper you do so knowing the kind of backlash you may earn. I listened to the talk show Jeff Koinange Live on KTN yesterday at night and it left me musing, what were the two cops doing in a terrorist car? Mwalimu Dida did a good job in helping me demarcate the boundary between Islam, terrorism, tribalism and lastly, being objective, even though it’s your community that suffers the impact of the security operation. Coincidentally, that was the subject of my posting on my blog yesterday.

My intelligent guess is that the two cops did not suspect the car was intended for terrorist acts, and I’m pretty sure there may have existed intelligence of an intended attack but not on the specificity of the car and the identity of the attackers. Otherwise the attackers would have been intercepted by a battalion of anti-terrorist cops, embedded in them a platoon of bomb diffusion experts, long before they tried overtaking on the wrong lane.

Now, it’s time to hypothesize, what I state henceforth herein remain allegations until hard facts are presented to support or nullify my hypothesis. This is where my thinking takes some shape, even though amorphous due to lack of hard evidence. Kenyan police have been known to solicit for bribes from motorists (I can provide hard evidence of that), and one way to avoid integrity house sniffing Labradors is to board the traffic offender’s car and solicit for a bribe in the safety of the victims’ vehicle through the kuna baridi technical  assault. I suspect that may have been the case.

The love for bribes is what possibly killed the two cops and not the honest commission of utumishi kwa wote. In short, chances are high the two cops were in the quest for chai moto because kuna baridi. Possibly a disagreement ensured on how big the cup of tea should be and the bargaining took a bad turn. When you refuse to part with a chunk of your wallet, you end up hijacked by cops to a police station where you are marooned via an OB and so wakubwa will deal with you. Let me pray this kind of buccaneering was not the actual case.

Off course, we now know the occupants were terrorists in the process of commissioning a crime. They have time schedules to observe and they , too, have superiors on their necks demanding that their performance contracts terms be achieved. This two buggers sense danger, knowing that a ride to the police station will create a failure of their mission. The irony is in the possibility that they were going to commit murder but found it morally haram to donate a cup of tea that was strongly brewed in their wallets. Now the lure of 72 virgins becomes too strong, and the cops are still pushing.

From Westgate, they now know what bravery means. Let’s stop fooling ourselves that these 72 virgin seekers are cowards. Mwalimu Dida says Lucifer is the unseen force, and I add, inside the car. As they approach the police station a half-loaf of bread is not bad, they can settle for some 32 individuals. This belief is due to wrong interpretations of the Holly Qur’an, and the boys in blue may be were doing the same with the Holly Bible just like their head boy. For them it is ask, and you will be given forgetting that you are condemned in reaping where you never sowed. How the negotiations end I do not know. I have no way of following up with respective ushers in the other world to know, I’m guessing they are quarrelling and none has realized they are not hungry or time is static them. But for sure I can never hypothesize beyond what I have empirically observed among the living. The dead should wait; I will hypothesize more on them when I die.

Now at this juncture let me return to true facts. These virgin seekers are brave. We can’t fool ourselves that they committed a cowardly act. It takes bravery to face death. KDF soldiers willingly face death in defence of our nation. That is bravery. Yet, we condemn their opponents as cowardly for facing death. Hypocrisy. They willingly move about in a car rigged with explosives with a detonator pressed ready for release and explosion. They are very brave for the wrong reasons though, but brave. When we dismiss this as cowardly, we remain backstreet spectators in our guard and easily get caught off guard, again and again. How foolish! When recognize this savage bravery, we are psychologically prepared. We won’t go asking for a cup of tea because kuna baridi.

…Back to my hypothesizing. If the case in this theory is correct, I do not see even an iota of evidence to support the claim that the two cops died out of bravery. With contempt I state they died a stupid death. I summarize. One, I doubt the reason for taking the car to a police station was because it was rigged with explosives. Reason why I hold this theory more is the fact that any good reasoning cop would never ever board a car, with two goons in search of 72 virgins and willingly ask them to go to a police station. Two, remember the shoot to kill order is technically in force. So commandeering a vehicle full of virgin seekers who are suspected of being suicide bombers doesn’t add up.

Three, my hypothesis could be wrong.