A few things about me

I am supposed to be in Nairobi at this very minute. Actually, I was supposed to have flow in on 31st Dec… but y’all know what happened.

I have been angry, scared, and looking for someone to blame for all this chaos. I know it is completely un-pc for me to start naming names and saying stuff, since a whole load of you will come back at me with “you don’t even live here”…….do I care! Like everyone else I have an opinion and the right to state it! Afterall this is my space so I can say what I wanna say. Tough if you don’t like it.

The chaos in Kenya has had rippling effects here in Ug. We have no fuel. The number of cars on the road has reduced substancially. Fuel prices have rocketed beyond. Normally a liter of petrol goes for UGX 2350 =USD 1.38. As of yesterday some stations were selling a liter at UGX 10,000 =USD5.09 PER LITER. The good news on the radio today was the the UG army together with the Kenyan one are escorting 155 lorry tankers of petrol to the country. So we are all holding our breaths. If this goes on for another 3-4 days, then the rippling effect will be hard felt.

My folks are out shopping today for lots of dried food, tomatoe paste etc. The electricity turbines at the dam run on fuel, once thier stocks run out, no electricity for us. It has been on radio etc etc…. Most people are kinda like ok cause we have been through this before and know how to weather it!

I am pissed. I have less than 10days before I return. I bought one of those tickets that does not allow for changes (ok….so I will find out for sure on Friday if I can make changes). On 20.12.07 I bought 2 return tickets to Nairobi. Of course I have not used them yet. The airline company has agreed to extend it for one month. I have to travel to Nairobi to see mum and for her to see her first grandchild. If I do not travel, I do not know when we will see her again. The other option is for her to come her, that is our last option due to the financial implications of it. It will mean a hotel stay for her etc etc….

So I am rightly pissed at the political parties who seem to care more about winning than peace and stability. I don’t buy the whole demorcary at whatever cost. Odinga pissed me off so much mpaka, if I was allowed to vote, I would not vote for him ever. Him and his party needed to have come out STRONGLY and urged thier MAURAUDING idiots to stop thier nonsense, instead he is only saying ati “Kenya is in a state of mourning ” IDIOT, TUMBAVU. Then Kibaki, what’s up?? Kwani you can’t say anything, YOUR SILENCE is just as DAMING. Nyinyi wawili TUMBAVU!

So I am pissed because this shit has directly touched my life. I want to scream.

Poleni to those who have lost people in this mess. Poleni to all of you who are having to live through the uncertainity and fear.

Peace love and Unity. One kenya, one people!!!!

Comments on: "Kenyan Chaos, Ugandan probs" (5)

  1. So much about the pwoer of the vote. I cant believe that we have been living near people who hated us for who will ae and what we have. I cant belive it took two stupid leaders to trigger this mayhem.

    I never thought Kenya would degenerate to this level..we were always the better ones!

  2. ugh, I am having problems responding… trial number 5

  3. Hey Seasons:
    That is what always happens when the shit hits the fan. Scary but true.

    My hope is that the last few days will convince people that violence is NOT THE WAY, whateve the grudge.

    Now is time for a new leader to come up and try and unite kenyans. and show that at the end of the day we are Kenyan’s first.

    Triablism like racism will always be there perhaps enlightment and education is the key to releasing people from its hateful grip..

  4. Its a pity what Kenya has been faced with in the past weeks, all in the name of democracy!! This tribalism bug is never ending but can only take a back seat if the right leadership is in place and using its mandate in the rightful way!! The issue is not education or enlightenment and so on. The issue is the leaders we have who use tribalism as a cheap politicking stunt! I come from a country that is recovering from the Genocide-Rwanda. The perpetrators of the genocide were the so called elite and all in leadership positions!The impoverished masses could only heed to them in the hope for better things and under the influence of hate propaganda.Our leaders are solely responsible for these tribal clashes and not anyone else.

  5. i feel your frustration. My boyfriends mother is sick and unable to get the medication needed because of what is happening in Eldoret. Politicians need to stop using the people of Kenya. While churches burn they are sitting in their ivory towers drinking expensive wine, hoping the chaos and death will benefit their own personal fight for power somehow. Propaganda is such a dangerous thing and it is the children and innocent that suffer the most. Stop the carnage, then worry about who won and why.

    Maya : I’ve visited Rwanda and it is the most beautiful of countries, i now have life long friends there and hope to return.

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