The year has started but going by the mood, its not going to be the year we all get our dreams fulfilled. Sometimes I stop and wonder if we all haven’t missed the rupture; that all the really deserving haven’t left and are up there sipping on juice. Just before 2005 started, there was the Tsunami. Parallel: Just before 2007 started, Saddam Hussein was killed.
Now, I am tempted to say he didn’t really die. I mean, a figure that big, a guy who fought it out with the Americans in 1990 and won can’t just be there dying like that, really? People with hero status don’t die. Elvis is alive. Tupac is alive. Saddam is definitely alive. I don’t know what those guys have been showing on TV and I don’t know when the truth will come out but I know there is a stink somewhere.
I also got myself a UHF aerial and was introduced to the joys of NTV. Of course, the Kenyans could say we are all going gaga for nothing, that the station is not all that cosidering, but when you have been given WBS as the best entertainment for so long, when Denis Mawanda wins best TV presenter (he did sometime back) when NTV shows up, you just can’t resist the urge to punch the air. I bet the programs manager there is experiencing a bad case of diarrhea. When Straka finally leads another walkout, then the situation will really become apparent. Don’t you just love the way they give you the real implications of a news story instead of just reporting?
I started at my new job. I was plucked out of the freedom of walking the streets and I guess I am going to have to realize my dreams from here. Plus I get to read all your blogs at no cost.
A very good friend of mine told me he is starting on a journey that will end at the end of next year; he’s getting married if everything goes according to plan. May the Force be with you, my friend.
I read in the New Vision, Uganda’s main government daily that at the end of the year 2006, church leaders condemned members of parliament for their demands for 60m shilling worth cars. The next day (today) in a continuation of this story, the MPs hit back that clerics are given cars worth 100m shillings by government for doing nothing developmental. What really got me was Rev Zack Niringiye’s charge that instead of stealing in secret, the MPs are now doing it openly. Of course am paraphrasing, I don’t have the paper with me here. I would have wanted to be there to see the expressions on the politicians’ faces when they read that.
The guy who recorded the murder of Saddam on his cell phone has been arrested. I wonder what he’ll be charged with, telling the truth?
Time mag said those who have used the computer to relay info this past year are the Person of the Year 2006. Now that’s something. In your own way, as small as you think it is, you are changing the world somehow. It reminds me of that old rant from the school of hard knocks; you have the power to kill in your hands. The fourth estate is not for joking, joking, alo.
Liverpool pulled off the revenge of the season. They say when you have nugu, wait till it has chilled well then vent it. Bolton hit us sometime ago and it really hurt, dude. It did. When we got them, (the old crone will always wait for when you come around trying to eat her nicely cooked food) we hit the bejesus out of them. A fitting result, by the way. 3 – 0.