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How Short Is Too Short?

Last week ago the 400 girls of Rwathia Girls Secondary School went all ‘haki-yetu’ on the administration of their school to protest of all things: the too long length and sheer ugliness of their newly introduced and apparently intolerable uniforms! Now I have to admit that the first time I saw this story on the news I laughed it off and thought nothing more of it than teenage pettiness fast forward a week and the girls of Kangema District in Murang’a county are still on the news and this time they had caught the attention and resounding support of none other than Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo... I stopped laughing! As is the norm in Kenya if a group of people feel oppressed and want their needs met they go on strike to protest and agitated for whatever it is they want and as few before them the made headway in getting the ‘muhesimiwa’ on their side when he yesterday – to the utter glee of all students suffering the ugly uniform syndrome- that the students are ‘not nuns’ and asking …

Come Baby Come..

The babies Miguna Miguna taunted and called forth came and they brought it –as urged to do so-with a mighty thud with the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko leading the way in calling for the PMs former aid to be investigated over his claims of being in the know about ODMs role in the Post Election Violence and all that would lead four Kenyans to be deemed fit for trial at the Hague these rather bristling claims were made against his former boss and his cohorts in his much talked about 500 page book Pealing Back The Mask this lack of loyalty seemed to angerhis fellow luos as they marched in one voice against one of their own carrying signs depicting a coffin and going as far as to burn a coffin to demonstrate their disgust, they have now turned their backs on him much in the same way that he does with Raila Odinga : In so doing looked the gift horse in the mouth. In his tell all Miguna slings mud indiscriminately at all the high profile politicians in the nation-in fact a …