When The Elderly Need A Spanking

Old woman fight

The Nation TV News Broadcast on Saturday night began with a scene of old ladies getting teargassed during a peaceful protest in Riuru. There was a lot of talk of “shame” and “horror” as though the act of opposing old women on a warpath was condemnable by death.

Oh no, don’t get me wrong. I don’t think anyone should go around kicking vintage asses just to make a point. Especially this particular group that appeared to be so entirely innocent. I do however sometimes question just how innocent the elderly are. You see, my greatest concern is that they have immunity – Carte Blanche, even – by to do whatever they want without repercussion, virtue of their age. And I think they know this…

Case in point, last week I found out that Devil does not wear Prada; unless Prada was the name of the dead animal this particular bag of bones was wearing. Continue reading

The SoapBox: “Police, Turf Wars and Riots”

This week’s edition of The SoapBox is brought to you by Kevlar Vests. Because many times being innocent doesn’t mean police will leave you alone. Protect yourself.

Onto today’s topics.

For those who missed it, Administrative Police in Kawangware shot, slayed, executed 7 taxi drivers last Wednesday. The story behind it is that there was a dispute between boda boda and the Taxi Drivers. This resulted in the feud being reported to Police who showed up guns ablazing on “suspected gangsters”, the Taxi Drivers, and the next few days were mayhem in Kawangware.

Police

Less than a month ago, I pointed out how carelessly reckless law enforcement were with their firearms. Given a reason to shoot one thing and they’ll find a reason to shoot 2; Officers have become very philanthropic with their ammunition, giving back to the public whenever they can. Continue reading

Daily Dozen: Inaugural Edition

Real quick. As our little DR following grows(Thank you), we’ve decided to grow with you.
The Daily Dozen will be a collection of interesting blogs, articles, observations: basically us justifying our procrastination by collecting 12 random(hopefully relevant) links.

Any suggestions: shoot us a line at diasporadical@gmail.com or @DiaspoRadical. Pamoja.

Do You Spit or Swallow? [Rafiki Kenya]
50 Ways to Find a Lover in Nairobi [Diary of A Gay Kenyan]
Apple Sells 120,000 iPads in One Day [TSS]
3 Cheers For the Placenta Party [Zuqka]
Industrializing a Nation is an Art of War [Kumekucha]
First Lady Blames Police For Protests [Nation]
CIA Documents: How The Cold War Shaped Kenya [Nation]
The ICANN Meeting That Almost Never Was [Standard]
U.S. to Roll Out Major Broadband Policy [Reuters]
A Look Into The Future: Kenyan Sci-Fi [BBC]
Indonesia Hit by a 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake [CNN]
War on Corruption Should Begin With Petty Offenders [Kenyan Psychiatrist]