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A Filthy Nation.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness that is what was taught in Sunday school. It is hard wired into the human psyche to keep our surroundings clean and whenever even the smallest living space gets even the smallest of messes arises most of us swoop in with broom and bleach bottles in hands with mops and brushes and masks to make the once messy space glisten and shine once again. I am one of these people and I seem to be one in a dwindling number of the Kenyan populous who still cares about my surroundings enough not to turn every spare stretch of road or room into a dump site. I take my rubbish back home with me when I cannot find a dustbin to put it in. I recall how horrified I was the very first time I saw someone litter I was quite young and had just been taught about the environment and how we all must preserve it only to see that in practice things were not as clean cut as my primary school teacher had made them, nor was the clean up an easy task as I had read the books found at the…

The Enemy of My Enemy...

As the week came to a close an increasingly aging rivalry was in a sense reborn as the Sabatia MP Musalia Mudavadi made no secret of his plan to topple his old ally and party boss in next year’s elections when he called for unity amongst the other political candidates in what he views as a merger strong enough to cause the PM’s fall.

As time goes by it seems more and more like a united or umbrella alliance will be formed or at the very least a strong show of unity against a PM his opponents think should retire. Those seemingly in this ‘alliance’ include members of the G7 alliance Uhuru’s new party TNA and William Ruto’s United Republican Party and with Mudavadi aboard the G7 vehicle may just become G8. “Uhuru has sent me here to tell you that he supports Mudavadi,” said Assistant Minister Lewis Nguyai. “He is ready to work with him with a view of supporting one presidential candidate. We have started talks with UDF and URP (such as) the meeting we had in Nairobi last week where we defe…