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Why do women stay with abusive men?

Posted by Administrator on January 31, 2012

By ljrc1961-Hub
Before I begin this hub, I want to let it be known that I have been in verbally and mentally abusive relationships, but not the kind of relationship where I have been used as a punching bag.  However, I have friends that remain in these types of relationships and have met women throughout my life that have been the targets of their boyfriends or spouses and I have always wondered why they chose to stay?  In speaking with some of them recently and looking at my own decisions to stay with men that were abusive in one form or another, I am hoping that this hub will somehow encourage you, if you are a woman in this type of situation, to look at your life and begin to put yourself first.

It begins, I believe, with the modeling that we witness as we grow up.  It, being the preconceived thought pattern young girls allow to penetrate their identity, of what type of man they find attractive.  This is not something that is easily avoided.  If a young girl lives day in and day out with a father or male figure that is authoritative, demanding and unfair to the women in his life, then that young woman may seek out men with similar personalities in their mates as they reach sexual maturity.  Boys that witness their fathers or male figures verbally or physically lashing out against the women in their proximity may begin to feel that the mode of communication or allowed format of “being” with a woman constitutes an abusive type of demeanor from them.  Not to say that drugs and alcohol in some people cannot play a part in personality changes, but for the most part, we seek out people that provide a comfort level to us.  Unfortunately, the comforting feeling may stem from abusive attention.

People, women in general, don’t enter into relationships hoping to be degraded, yelled at or physically abused.  Many times, the symptoms are present from the beginning.  It may present itself in the form of constant insults or the continuous questioning of their decisions from their partner.  A way to demean them or question their abilities. Then, it may slowly progress to pushing or shoving.  Lastly, and most seriously, hitting or punching, choking and kicking.

I knew quite a few battered women as a teen.  I was afraid of their husbands.  These men would walk into the room and snap their fingers and the woman would jump up, no life in her eyes and shoo me out the door.  I would walk down their  stairs and hear slaps and cries and often, I could hear furniture being toppled over.  I never told anyone.  I was afraid to.  The next day, I would visit my neighbor and see her sporting a new black eye and listen to her excuses as to why her boyfriend or husband got mad the night before.  I begged these women to leave these men.  They stated they couldn’t.  Eventually, they moved away, to another neighborhood where the neighbors hadn’t yet begun to alert the police about the screams of terror coming from their home.  The most shocking of endings during that time in my life was the loss of a 17 year old babysitter in the neighborhood.  She was always fighting with her boyfriend and coming to work with bruises around her neck and arms and bloody lips.  I told my parents about her and I’m sure out of fear, they told me to mind my own business.  One weekend, she told me she was going out of town to meet her boyfriend and she was going to tell him that she had had enough.  They found her body in a ditch the following Monday.  I ran outside and cried after my mom had broken the news.  I felt responsible for her death.  I knew she was going to meet this monster but I didn’t know who he was or what his name was.  I felt helpless and petrified that I one day would meet up with someone like that myself.

In college, I had a friend that would get into fist fights with her boyfriend.  Then, afterward, they would make passionate love.  I couldn’t understand that kind of foreplay.  They eventually ended it with each other; thank God, after they put each other in the hospital.  She threw a full sized antique mirror down the stairs on top of him, breaking his leg.  He grabbed her by the arm and twisted so hard that he popped her shoulder out of socket and broke her arm.  I still wonder today if both of them married abusers.

As an adult, I have made friends with people from all walks of life.  Some of them are being abused as I write at this moment.  These women are smart, educated women.  They are athletic and work to support the family.  They wear clothing to hide their body marks.  Or, they tell their “war” stories of how they staved off the most recent attack as if they are bragging.  Some of these women are hollow shells, with sunken eyes and smile less faces.  They go through their daily routines of raising their children, catering to their husbands and pretending that others have it worse than they do so they shouldn’t complain.

The fact is, NO ONE should be subjected to constant or intermittent battering.  Yes, we all yell, argue and possibly get into heated arguments with our loved ones.  The difference is simple.  Beyond a hurt feeling and some tears, no one truly gets hurt to the point where they are immobilized in their life.  Constant mental abuse knocks the self esteem right out of you.  Fear keeps a person from speaking out.  Fear of more abuse keeps them quiet.  Relationships should not have this as the building block or the foundation.  Home should be a place where one feels safe.  If you don’t feel safe in your own home, or have never known the feeling of safety, then please call your local abuse hot line.

I have suported local abuse shelters for women and their children for years but giving clothing, toiletries, toys and food.  I cannot imagine how difficult it is for these families to leave all that they have and begin a new life; in hiding for some.  I left a mentally abusive relationship but I had the financial means to begin again.  I realize that many women fear what will happen to their children or anticipate more abuse if they attempt to leave.

The children however are forming images of what they believe a relationship should look like.  If your relationship is abusive, then that will be the comfort zone for your child unless they are lucky, as I was, to have other influences in their lives that can help steer them toward good choices in life.  I saw a lot of abuse.  I saw many adults throughout my life tell me that my business was to stay out of other’s.  I have been told by my friends that they can’t imagine giving what they have up to begin again.  I hope that someday, they can realize that they don’t have anything if all they hang on to is the dream that he won’t come home and beat her that night.  Abuse is death.  Even if you feel like you are alive…you are allowing someone to slowly kill you from the inside out.  It is a slow and painful death.  For the abused, the children and difficult for those who love you to watch you remain in a situation that could mean the end of your life one day.

My wish for you, if you are in this type of situation is that you will empower yourself with faith in humanity and the kindnesses of your friends and family.  Seek out people that can help you realize your potential.  Read books.  Scour the Internet.  Erase your history if you fear that your abuser will discover your resolve to change yourself.  You have as much right to be happy as any of us.  He will not change.  He will always give you excuses.  Put your children and their future first if you cannot imagine yourself as being important enough at this moment.  Do something.  Pray to God.  Make a friend.  Think of a time in your life when you felt confident in yourself and slowly work yourself toward that moment again.  Build up your bravery and know that it is NOT your fault.  Live without fear.  LIVE.

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Court now blocks vetting of judges

Posted by Administrator on January 31, 2012

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – The Court of Appeal has now suspended the vetting of judges and magistrates until an appeal lodged by a law student is heard and determined.

Justices Emmanuel O’kubasu, Alnashir Visram and David Maranga have directed that the appeal be heard and determined within 21 days.

The student, Dennis Mogambi had appealed against a High Court order that threw out a case he filed challenging to the legality of the vetting process.

Mogambi argues that if allowed to proceed, the process will be unfair to the judicial officers since the officers will not have a right of appeal to decisions reached by the vetting board.

He also objects to the board starting vetting, claiming that the judicial officers will not have enough time to prepare their case or defend themselves against any accusations or positions.

The board is chaired by Sharad Rao.  The last member to be sworn into office two weeks ago was South African judge Albert Sach.

Read related story here

and also here

Other members are; Meuledi Iseme, Justus Maithya, Ngotho Kairuki, Abdirashid Abdullahi, Roselyne Odede,  Zambian Fredrick Chomba and Ghanaian CJ Georginah Woods.

The board will vet judges and magistrates who were in office as at August 27, 2010 to determine their suitability to continue in office.

You can also read a blog on vetting of judges here

The board was established by the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Act 2011 that received Presidential assent on March 21 last year.

 

Source: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/01/court-now-blocks-vetting-of-judges/

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Kenyan man accused of biting son in Arizona

Posted by Administrator on January 31, 2012

A Kenyan man was arrested on suspicion of biting his son on the arm and ear in an argument about money, police said.

Stephen Kinyanjui Karanja, 50, was booked on one charge of assault after the incident, which occurred about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the backyard of his Chandler residence.

Karanja, who police documents identified as “extremely intoxicated” at the time, slapped his son in the face when they were arguing.

Police documents say the suspect continued to slap and punch his son, who retaliated by pushing his father back.

According to police reports, Karanja then tackled his son and bit his left forearm. After his son got up, the suspect grabbed him from behind and bit his ear before letting him go, police said.

A witness called a friend to take the victim to the hospital. He only suffered minor scrapes to the elbow in addition to the bites. Karanja also had minor scrapes.

The suspect had a previous driving under the influence conviction, police say.

Source: http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/01/26/chandler-man-accused-of-biting-son/

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Hon. Peter Kenneth to join Kenyans at USA Sevens in Las Vegas

Posted by Administrator on January 31, 2012

Hon. Peter Kenneth

Hon. Peter Kenneth

PK2012 Diaspora team and Hon. Peter Kenneth (or PK as we all know him), presidential candidate will be joining Kenyans in the Diaspora in Las Vegas NV on Saturday, February 11, 2012 to cheer our national rugby sevens team.

PK will be enhancing the growing linkages that he continues to build among Kenyans of all ages and backgrounds. An astute sportsman in his own right, PK is the former KFF chairman widely credited with huge successes for Harambee Stars in the 1990s.

Hon. Kenneth has impressed many with his vision of a brighter Kenya devoid of corruption, food insecurity, tribalism, health problems, underdevelopment and other malaise that afflict our beloved country. Please visit his Presidential Campaign website www.peterkenneth.com  to read his Manifesto.

PK has been at the forefront in championing for the right of Kenyans in the Diaspora to vote in the upcoming general elections in Kenya. He has been steadfast in his support for the Diaspora and has repeatedly rejected any attempts to frustrate or suppress participation by the Diaspora voters. These include the notion of traveling for days on end to register and vote and also IEBC employing Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consul Generals as returning officers. We invite all Kenyans of goodwill to help usher in a new era in Kenya under a proven, tested, corruption-free, tribal-free and development-minded leadership of Peter Kenneth.

We look forward seeing you in Vegas as we cheer on fellow Kenyans and share ideas for a brighter Kenya.

Wakati ni Sasa!!!

Thank you.

Henry M. Ongeri

Chairman

PK2012 Diaspora Team

www.peterkenneth.com

Mr. Ongeri is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is licensed to practice in the States of Minnesota and New York in the United States.

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Kenyan faces life in prison for transporting shabu

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

CEBU. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel escort Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto after the court, presided by Judge Toribio Quiwag (background), finds her guilty of transporting illegal drugs into the country. (Allan Cuizon)

CEBU. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel escort Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto after the court, presided by Judge Toribio Quiwag (background), finds her guilty of transporting illegal drugs into the country. (Allan Cuizon)

CEBU CITY — Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto, who was arrested last year for transporting illegal drugs into the country, was found guilty Monday afternoon.

Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 27 Judge Toribio Quiwag ordered Oguto, 24, to serve life imprisonment and pay a fine of P3 million.

Oguto fainted briefly and, as soon as she regained consciousness, began crying.

Judge Quiwag said Oguto violated Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and that the prosecution proved she owned the two bags containing three kilos of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) that were found when she arrived at Mactan airport back in September 2011.

Defense lawyer Rico Amores said they will seek a reversal of the court’s decision. Oguto refused to issue any statement.

For the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Central Visayas, the successful prosecution of Oguto will serve as a warning to foreigners who plan to smuggle illegal drugs into the country.

“Let the foreigners beware, they should not bring drugs into our country,” said lawyer Lauro Reyes, NBI-Central Visayas assistant regional director.

In his decision, Judge Quiwag said the prosecution established the operation that led to the Kenyan national’s arrest was valid.

When Oguto was asked by Prosecutor Dinah Jane Gaceta-Portugal whether she owned the brown bag that contained the drugs, the Kenyan national said she did, the decision pointed out.

Oguto has also confirmed that the bag that was inspected at the airport and contained the two packs of shabu was her bag.

The officers who searched Oguto’s bag also followed Sections 2210 and 2212 of Republic Act 1937, otherwise known as the Tariff and Customs Code, the court ruled.

Section 2210 empowers the authorities to search vessels, aircraft, their passengers or boxes and packages on board, “if it shall appear that any breach or violation of the customs and tariff laws of the Philippines has been committed.”

That same law’s Section 2212 empowers the authorizes to search persons arriving in the country from abroad.

Despite the decision, Amores told reporters the fight isn’t over yet. They are ready to seek a review of the decision by the Supreme Court.

With a review pending, Oguto would not have to be transferred yet to the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City and will remain in the Lapu-Lapu City Jail until a final decision is reached.

Just days before Oguto’s sentence was handed down, she reportedly told her spiritual adviser about her fears on the possible outcome of the case.

Fr. Martin Ilozue, a Nigerian missionary of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Lapu-Lapu City, told reporters that Oguto fears dying alone in the country.

Ilozue, who is also a spiritual adviser for the detainees in the Lapu-Lapu City Jail, said Oguto is worried about her children.

The decision was handed down a little over four months after Oguto was arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport. (JKV/Sun.Star Cebu)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 31, 2012.

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Equity boss questioned over shilling woes

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

File | NATION Equity Bank chief executive officer, Dr James Mwangi, during a past function

File | NATION Equity Bank chief executive officer, Dr James Mwangi, during a past function

A parliamentary committee on Monday accused Equity Bank Chief Executive James Mwangi of having a hand in the record depreciation of the shilling in 2011 that worsened the cost of living for majority of Kenyans.

The committee investigating the fall of the shilling accused Mr Mwangi of influencing policy direction by the Central Bank of Kenya.

“We know how much your bank made, and the relationship between you and two others including the governor who took over policy making,” said the chairman of the parliamentary committee Adan Keynan.

Mr Mwangi denied any role in the shilling fall saying Equity Bank’s involvement in the foreign exchange market was insignificant to sway the market.

“I have not in anyway participated in any policy making decision of the government,” Mr Mwangi declined, adding that the bank earned only Sh508 million from forex trading, placing it ninth in the segment.

The bank said the bulk of its foreign exchange trading profit came from South Sudan and not Kenya.

The bank also denied that it was among three banks that the Central Bank had blamed for the decline in the value of the shilling in 2011.

The rapid fall in the local currency in 2011 by 33 per cent from 80 to 107 against the dollar resulted in imported inflation where prices of fuel and other imported raw materials increased pushing up the cost of living beyond the reach of most Kenyans.

This resulted in a drastic hike of interest rate from 7 per cent in October to 18 per cent in December 2011 increasing the burden for borrowers as interest rate went up from 15 per cent to 29 per cent.

The committee was also investigating whether the shilling fall was caused by a need to finance this year’s elections by key policy makers in the government since election years have in the past been preceded by sharp depreciations in the shilling.

Mr Mwangi was also put to task to explain why he sold his stake in Equity Bank ahead of the financial turmoil that the financial sector was set to face and use the funds for speculative purposes.

Mr Mwangi said Equity Bank gets about 3 per cent of its revenue from foreign exchange trading as compared to more than 30 per cent in other banks.

The parliamentary committee also wanted to find out if the bank’s involvement with foreign banks in providing foreign currency loans to local organizations affected the shilling.

Mr Mwangi however said that all foreign currency loans coming to Equity bank are never converted to shillings but are loaned out straight to the recipient organizations.

The bank borrowed about $50 million from China Development Bank, $70 million from the Dutch development bank FMO.

Out this $70 million was loaned to KPLC and $20 million to RVR last year.

The CEO maintained the money was not converted to shillings and therefore had no effect on the currency.

Mr Mwangi said that the bank’s foreign currency holding at any time of the year is normally between $20 and $30 million dollars making it unable to affect the direction of the shilling.

Mr Mwangi instead blamed the shilling woes on high fuel prices and steel prices adding that demand for oil and other manufactured goods did not reduce when the international commodity prices were going up due to cheap credit.

Mr Keynan however said all international triggers that the local banks have been blaming for the fall of the currency have not changed much and the problem could have persisted.

Source: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate+News/Equity+boss+questioned+over+shilling+woes/-/539550/1316894/-/hwqdgt/-/

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Health Funding Cuts Cause Worries in Nairobi

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

A patient with tuberculosis sits on a bed in 'Tuberculosis Village,' a separate health facility at a clinic run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan. Along with malaria, tuberculosis is one of the leading killers in Africa, (File June 20, 2009).

A patient with tuberculosis sits on a bed in 'Tuberculosis Village,' a separate health facility at a clinic run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan. Along with malaria, tuberculosis is one of the leading killers in Africa, (File June 20, 2009).

Several-hundred people gathered in the Kenyan capital Monday to protest funding cuts made by the decade-old The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  The cancellation of the so-called “Round 11,” which would have covered new grants for the prevention and treatment of the three diseases from 2011 to 2013, is being met with criticism and fear in Kenya, Uganda, and all over the world.

Youth counselor Geoffrey Ochieng is very worried about the future.

Prior to starting his anti-retroviral treatment, or ARVs, Ochieng suffered from meningitis and tuberculosis.  But during the five years that he has been taking ARVs, he has had a clean bill of health.

“We always counsel our fellow youths that when you take medication, you are able to live a more awesome life.  But if the medication is not there, then now you think otherwise; what will happen if there is not medication?  So you get worried, he said. “What am I going to do if the medics is stopped?”

Health promoter Siama Musini wonders how her low-income clients in the informal settlement of Kibera will survive in the face of no Round 11. “They have people who we have already enrolled in the program, those who are in need of ARVs.  They might miss the treatment, which will return us back to the 1990s where we used to have around 700 people dying daily in hospitals,” Musini stated.

Musini and Ochieng participated. They were among hundreds of demonstrators in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park Monday calling for the resumption of Round 11.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, supported by donor governments, is among the world’s largest financiers of programs to prevent and treat the three diseases, saving an estimated 100,000 lives each month around the globe.

But some donor governments have not fulfilled their pledges, forcing The Global Fund’s board to cancel their next round of funding.  This means that countries will receive no new money for the prevention or treatment of AIDS, TB, and malaria until 2014.

The Fund has set up what it calls a “transitional funding mechanism,” which covers the continuation of essential services.

Dr. Peter Mugenyi, an expert on AIDS treatment, says thanks to The Global Fund, AIDS has, in his words, “stopped being a death sentence, but became a chronic infection.”  He says he fears a dramatic reversal in gains made in his country Uganda and elsewhere.

“When treatment came to Uganda and other parts of Africa, we saw many people coming up to get tested for HIV.  Many people shunned stigma, which was stopping people going for testing.  The reason why they shunned stigma and why they came up in such big numbers to be tested was because, if they were found positive, they had hope,” Mugenyi said.

He notes that Uganda had submitted a proposal to The Global Fund to implement “prevention of mother to-child transmission programs” that would put pregnant HIV-positive women on ARV treatment so that their babies can be born HIV free.

In Kenya, more than 400,000 people are taking ARVs, but some 500,000 still need the drugs, according to the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium.

According to the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders, nearly half of people in developing countries who need HIV treatment now have access, and treatment coverage increased by 30 percent in 2010 alone in sub-Saharan Africa.  It says that a person put on treatment earlier is 96 percent less likely to transmit HIV.

The Global Fund dispersed $8-billion between 2008 and 2010.  It got a substantial boost last week when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationsaid it would contribute $750 million to the Fund above its current commitments.

SOURCE: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/Health-Funding-Cuts-Cause-Worries-in-Nairobi-138327744.html

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Kenyans in diaspora increase remittances to cushion relatives

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

In a publication titled Harnessing diasporas released September last year, the International Monetary Fund said that the cost of sending money to Africa was high at an average fee of more than 10 per cent of the principal. Photo/REUTERS

In a publication titled Harnessing diasporas released September last year, the International Monetary Fund said that the cost of sending money to Africa was high at an average fee of more than 10 per cent of the principal. Photo/REUTERS

Kenyans working abroad increased the amount of remittances sent home by 39 per cent last year, helping to cushion their friends and relatives from the rapid rise in consumer prices and also taking advantage of a government-driven diaspora Treasury bonds sale.

Remittances jumped to Sh75.7 billion ($891.1 million) thanks to Central Bank (CBK’s) aggressive marketing of the diaspora-targeted Treasury bonds.

In 2011, the CBK revised its investment procedures to allow Kenyans abroad to open accounts for buying Treasury securities.

“Government’s Savings Development and Infrastructure bonds issues and subsequent awareness campaigns led to increased diaspora interest in investing through these formal channels over this period,” said Charles Koori, director of research at CBK.

A disapora-targeted infrastructure bond sold last year attracted Sh13.5 billion, while a savings bond raised Sh19.5 billion.

Reduced money transfer charges also encouraged more Kenyans to send remittances through formal channels, helping data collection.

“The increased competition among money transfer service providers recently could have resulted in reduced transaction charges and thereby encouraging the use of formal remittance channels,” said Mr Koori. Foreign exchange inflows help to support the shilling, smoothen household budgets and also boost investments, especially in the real estate.

Remittances are the fourth-largest source of foreign exchange in Kenya after export earnings from tea, horticulture and tourism.

In a publication titled Harnessing diasporas released September last year, the International Monetary Fund said that the cost of sending money to Africa was high at an average fee of more than 10 per cent of the principal.

In Kenya, the use of mobile money transfer services, opening of bank agents in the diaspora markets and lowering of fees by players such as Western Union has seen the commission charges decline.

Rising costs of borrowing, however, saw the pace of new constructions slow down late last year as captured in a Hass-Consult market survey released early this month.

Last year saw a rapid rise in the cost of living, with the inflation rate going up in each month of the year except December.

Remittances increased most in December, with Sh7.2 billion ($85.2 million) sent home.

“Usually with the European markets facing challenges there is a tendency to hold money but the remittances increased with the euro crisis indicating that it was needed here more,” said Alex Muiruri, a research analyst at African Alliance Investment Bank.

IMF studies have showed that relatives and friends often send more money home when the recipient country is in an economic downturn or experiences a disaster.

The institution, however, warns that small fluctuations in remittance inflows can pose macro-economic challenges to recipient countries, especially those with large inflows.

The improved transmission of money by persons abroad is seen to have spilled over to this year, with the CBK attributing a strong showing of the shilling last week to the diaspora remittances.

“The appreciation of the Kenya Shilling was mainly because of tight liquidity in the money market, increased dollar inflows from the agriculture sector and foreign investors purchasing of government securities” said CBK in its weekly report.

The shilling touched an all-time-low of 107 units to dollar in October last year, but has since re-gained to the mid-80s range.

Source: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Kenyans+in+diaspora+increase+remittances+to+cushion+relatives++/-/539552/1316928/-/item/0/-/kftvx2z/-/index.html

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Diaspora group working on Kenya presidential debates in the US

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

The Kenya Diaspora Advisory council USA with the leadership of Kenya Diaspora Advisory council of New England is working on organizing presidential debates/town-hall meetings for all of the 2012 presidential candidates.

This will provide a forum for an independent political dialogue that will help the voters indetify leaders based on issues and not tribal affiliations.

The council will organize national debates/town-hall meetings that will see the candindates tour the USA and meet with kenyans in all the key states.

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Airline Drama: Stop Racism (FICTION)

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

This  actually never happened but the story goes….

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man. Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her
“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

– “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess
“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.
But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.
However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”

****THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE THOUGH IF IT WERE******

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