Lest We Forget and Keep Forgetting

This will be short.

Yesterday, media houses had a field day with the Nancy Baraza story. This quote from The Standard stood out to me.

Declared a liar, a woman whose outlandish actions and runaway rage brought the Judiciary into disrepute and social rogue who brandished gun at an unarmed guard, Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza’s fate appears sealed.

Social media went amok as well.

And if it wasn’t that, it was the olympic coverage. That Kemboi can sure dance his ass off.

This was what we talked about all day.

In the evening I had a passionate debate with some folks. We all agreed that the culture in Kenya needs to change. The youth need to be better educated. They need to be motivated. They need to be more involved in decision-making capabilities. We agreed on these ideas.

Our point of contention was that I believed that in addition to all the above, someone needed to die. Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 07/02

Why Kenyans may have to wait a little longer for new CJ [DN]
You are either for or against impunity [EAS]
The shaping of a New World Order [Al Jazeera]
Africa’s top five billionaires [ABR]
Nairobi’s Urban Digital Divide, or, NUDD for short. [MK]
The luckiest dictator in Africa [Independent]
Tweets don’t foment rebellion; rebellions get tweeted [ict4d]
Forget Arab Protesters; Kenya Faces A Bigger Crisis [Some Blogger]
Ten Reasons why KenyaFeb28 Failed [Kachwanya]
What Africa needs is good leadership, not just any kind of leadership [Captain Obvious]
Malawi set to make ‘silent but deadly’ a crime. Yup, they’re criminalising farting [BBC]
Of ‘Revolutions’ and University Graduations [Shameless Plug]

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Daily Dozen: 10/01

Kenya Ni Yetu. Katiba Yetu. Maisha Yetu. [DR/NiSisi]
New front opened in war on graft in Kenya [DN]
Parliamentary Impunity: Where is the fury? [AlKags]
Disband Parliament before they disband everything? [Mzalendo]
What to Look out for in 2011 [Ratio]
All of Africa celebrates to see this peaceful referendum [Thabo Mbeki]
Africa’s impressive growth [Economist]
African Union: The limits of the possible [hurriyet]
Nigeria: The happiest place on earth [Guardian]
Blah Blah Blama [Magaribina]
The Story of the Late G.K Kirima [KHT]
Kenya Must Go to the Dogs First to Rise Again [KumeKucha]

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