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After The Celebrations...

It has been a week to the day since Chelsea FC triumphantly lifted the Champions League Trophy away from home in Munich, where home team Bayern were tipped as favourites by anyone and everyone except the CFC faithful who dared to believe in their team against all odds. With their Captain John Terry forced to sit out after seeing red in the first leg match against Spanish giants Barcelona and an otherwise injury plagued squad and with the Germans sure to be buoyed by the home advantage the Blues came back from a most underwhelming showing in the first half- I thought they’d gone to sleep- and multiple missed chances by the home team, Chelsea’sfans and players alike must have felt that someone in the heavens was smiling down at them because they went on to win the match in a heart stopping round of penalties, then a sudden death shoot out that had every fan, sceptic and hater alike chewing their nails and pulling out their hair.

Chelsea’s road to success was tough and long in coming it …

Pwani Si Kenya (The Coast Is Not Kenya)!

These were the cries that greeted the streets of the county and shocked the country a month or two ago when the MRC dusted themselves off and came back into the limelight and the countries consciousness. Their rather extreme cries for secession elicited different reaction from the county and the government. With some of those in the county in agreement, others firmly opposed and other still with no opinion at all. But the government was firmly opposed to the group which they firmly and swiftly outlawed and refused over and over again to converse with!

The Mombasa Republican Council lament in their Manifesto that: “This country (Coast) has become a field of Kenyans looting our wealth,” and demands the removal of Kenya’s administration and, ultimately, independence.

Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union or a political entity. This has been the MRC’s goal since its own creation has been to secede the Kenyan coast from the rest of the country. At first the governme…