Friday, November 24, 2006

Water load of BS!

"It is not fair that I myself pay more for water than what a resident in Kibera slum pays,"
Water and Irrigation Permanent Secretary, Mr Mahboub Maalim launching a UN report that says residents of Nairobi slums pay five to 10 times more for water than the rich. According to the Kenya Times, Permanent Secretaries pocket a monthly salary of Kshs. 400,000 per month.
The Standard, Friday November 24, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Let's First Kill all the Lawyers...

Vice-President Moody Awori today presided over the start of Law Society of Kenya's Legal Awareness/Legal Aid Week. Also present was LSK chairman Tom Ojienda.
NTV News At 1, 2o November 2006

“LSK, in the absence of the AG acting within reasonable time to bring the perpetrators of grand corruption to book, shall move to court and commence private prosecution proceedings against the named culprits without fear or favour.”
LSK chairman
Tom Ojienda reading a statement following a meeting of the full LSK Council. Though the LSK did not specifically mention whom they would target, in the same statement the Council defended John Githongo's Anglo Leasing dossier, saying the fact that he was a permanent secretary in charge of Ethics and a presidential adviser on corruption makes his evidence credible, cogent and, prima facie, enough to sustain a charge in a court of law. The ministers named in that dossier include Vice-President Moody Awori. Kenya Times, 7 February, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

FiM in Celebrityville: Advanced Intelligence-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

"I'm not interested in going in there like an idiot and going, 'OK, I'm going to build ten orphanages and I'll see you guys later.' I could've joined the UN and become an ambassador, visited various countries and just showed up and smiled and looked concerned. But that's not getting to the root of the problem. And neither is building orphan care centres."
Superstar Madonna criticizing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for their involvement in building an orphanage in India.

"After learning that there were over one million orphans in Malawi, it was my wish to open up our home and help one child escape an extreme life of hardship, poverty and in many cases death, as well as expand our family."
Madonna reacting to criticisms of her adoption of a baby, David Banda, from Malawi.
Madonna funds six orphanages through her Raising Malawi charity and is setting up an orphanage for 4,000 children in a village outside the capital, Lilongwe.

Friday, November 17, 2006

FiM in Europe - Schizophrenia

Wednesday , 03 May 2006(Emre Ozkan-JTW/Ankara) - The European Union broke off talks on closer ties with Serbia on Wednesday, May 3rd, over its failure to arrest and transfer fugitive genocide suspect Ratko Mladic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal. According to BBC News, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said he was disappointed Belgrade had not detained Mr Mladic. The deadline set by the EU expired on Sunday. Read More.

KIGALI, 17 Nov 2006 (IRIN) - A military tribunal in Rwanda has found a priest, resident in France, guilty of rape and involvement in the 1994 genocide and sentenced him in absentia to life in prison....Rwanda has accused France of hosting many genocide suspects. According to the government, 937,000 Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus were killed during the 1994 genocide. Read More.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Verbal Diarrhoea

There is no examination leakage, but students have had prior access to exam materials, the Kenya National Examinations Council has said.
The Standard,Wednesday November 1, 2006