Showing posts from March, 2011

M7 on Muammar Gaddafi

Wow, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has written a strong piece in the Daily Nation about the besieged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi. He’s mentioned his beef with the man, but then he’s poured accolades on him, to an extent that it sounded like the biggest of defences that Gaddafi will ever get. Look, Museveni says Gaddafi is a nationalist and not a puppet. For the fourty years that he’s ruled Libya, he’s made changes. Big changes. M7, he who has ruled Uganda for over two decades and is likely going to rule till kingdom come, may just be defending a colleague. When he says Libya has good roads, low unemployment, better schools and more jobs for African expatriates; and alludes this to Gaddafi’s policies, mostly because he’s a “nationalist” and not a “puppet of the west”, I get the impression that the situation in Uganda should be better because “birds of a feather, flock together.” Where are the good roads in Uganda? What are the poverty levels in UG? Museveni will tell us later. B

Whispers from Liddos

It’s now slightly over a week since the last time I promised to put out this story. But I have been busy a little, running around, with lawmakers. Most of them don’t want to go home, yet Parliament is officially on recess.But wait. This is not another lazy rant about MPs. By now, I gather, you don’t like them. This is about a colleague’s trip to the strip club. He says, he was approached by a mutual lady pal to make the trip to one of the shady joints in Nairobi’s backstreets. The last time the guy was there, he told me, was when he’d taken another friend for a birthday party. Hmmm…who celebrates birthdays looking at naked women gyrating atop a table? It only happens in Nairobi. (Er …I am not well-travelled, so I’ll not know if it happens in Las Vegas, because everyone who goes there keeps repeating the tired line that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Well, back to my pal. As we sipped warm beverage and chewed on roast nuts, he went on to tell me about the lewd escapade. He said