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SMILE: A KIKUYU AND AN AMERICAN MAN

Posted by Administrator on February 13, 2012

A Kikuyu and an American man are sitting next to each other on a long flight from London to Bermuda .

The American man leans over to the Kikuyu and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The Kikuyu just wants to take a nap, so He politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.

The American man persists and explains that the game is real easy and is a lot of fun.

He explains “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $5.” Again, the Kikuyu politely declines, and tries to get some sleep.

The American man, now somewhat agitated, says, “OK, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $100!”

This catches the Kikuyu’s attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game.

The American asks the first question.

“What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”

The Kikuyu doesn’t say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the American.

Now, it’s the Kikuyu’s turn.

He asks the American “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?”

The American looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the Air phone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress.

Frustrated, he sends e-mails to his co-workers to no avail. After about another hour, he wakes the Kikuyu and hands him $100.

The Kikuyu politely takes the $100 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.

The American, more than a little miffed, shakes the Kikuyu and asks “Well, so what’s the answer?” Without a word, the Kikuyu reaches into his wallet, hands the American $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.

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Husband’s bitter dose of revenge for cheating wife

Posted by Administrator on February 13, 2012

A man recently shocked the residents of a village in Kirinyaga District when he devised an ingenious, albeit unethical means of punishing his unfaithful wife.

Assisted by a group of men, the man successfully trapped his wife while she was in bed with another man and, instead of springing at them with a machete, he made love to her in public as disbelieving members of the public watched.

The man who is in his early 40s works as a loader at the port of Mombasa. He had decided to visit home without informing his wife after learnng that she used to bring another man to his house during the day when she would be alone at home.

Taxi

On that day when he reached the nearest town, he hired a taxi with tinted windows and had it parked near his house but did not come out.

He had picked three more men who sat at the back of the taxi so that they could come to his aid if the man inside his house overpowered him.

As he had been told, it did not take long before his wife appeared in the company of a rich pig farmer from the nearby ridge.

After waiting long enough to give the two adequate time to delve into adultery, they went up to the house and unlocked the door using his key.

They found his wife and her lover in bed.

Upon the husband’s instruction, they tied the man with a rope and locked him inside the boot of the taxi.

The man then took his wife outside where a crowd of anxious onlookers had already gathered to see what would happen to the sinning duo.

He first ordered the children to leave before he removed his clothes and proceeded to put on a condom.

Frightened

When people asked what he planned to do, he said: “Tit for tat is a fair game. This woman has embarrassed me enough and now it is my turn to give her a dose of her own medicine.”

He wrestled his frightened wife to lie on the ground and did the unthinkable as the crowd watched in utter astonishment and disbelief.

Women who were embarrassed by the incident tried to separate the two but some men stopped them.

“This adulterous woman must be taught a lesson she will never forget. She will also become a lesson to others,” said a man rumoured to be equally cuckolded.

He stopped for a while to beat his wife as he regained more strength before going back to it with the crowd that had come from far pushing forward to see what was going on.

Ran

His wife was so embarrassed that after he released her, she ran into the house, wore her clothes and has since not been seen.

The men then turned to the man they had locked up in the taxi boot and gave him the beating of his lifetime.

Source: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/InsidePage.php?id=2000051960&cid=349&currentPage=1

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At 75, HIV woman lives a depressing life

Posted by Administrator on February 13, 2012

Elizabeth Wanjiku, an elderly 75-year-old woman living with HIV

Elizabeth Wanjiku, an elderly 75-year-old woman living with HIV

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – At the heart of Korogocho slum resides Elizabeth Wanjiku, an elderly 75-year-old woman living with HIV, ailing and lonely.

Utensils are strewn on one side of this one roomed mud house as the fireplace shows evidence that no cooking has taken place in this home for quite some time. This is because she has no food to cook.

“This disease has affected my eyesight and my legs. I cannot walk,” Wanjiku tells us as she tries to sit on her tattered bed in her pitiable one roomed shanty.

A leaking roof leaves her drenched in water whenever it rains.

“When it rains heavily and for long, I take a polythene bag and cover myself, what can I do?” she poses.

“Even lighting the fireplace is difficult,” she adds.

For the last 10 years, Wanjiku has been fighting ill health that has left her paralysed and bed ridden.

“I just sit here until night falls then I sleep,” she says.

Wanjiku says she has no family after her only daughter passed away years ago. Although she left behind a son, she says he never visits her.

Her story is not isolated. It tells of the pain and suffering that many elderly people who have nobody to take care of them go through; a story of lost dignity and hopelessness.

Although the government set up a Social Protection Cash Transfer Fund for the elderly in 2009, it is yet to reach people like Wanjiku.

“This house can collapse anytime. This woman does not even get aid because she lacks an ID. It is the responsibility of the government to follow up and ensure such people have access to aid otherwise how can she be proud to be Kenyan? It pains a lot to see her like this,” says Margaret, a neighbour.

With such deplorable living conditions, one cannot help but to ask who is responsible of ensuring that such elderly people live in a decent manner.

“The government has the obligation. A government is judged by how it treats the weakest in their community and the government must not appear to neglect people who need them,” says Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International – Kenya.

Under the constitution and the various international conventions that the government has ratified, Wanjiku’s economic, social and cultural rights have been infringed on.

“This woman does not have any avenue to express her frustrations and express her request and the requirement is that people need to access government,” Nyang’aya says.

“If the government is present then this woman and people around her need to know exactly where they need to go to seek help but because they don’t know where to go to, for them the government does not exist,” he adds.

All that Wanjiku looks forward to now is the day she will have access to a decent shelter and food.

Source: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/02/at-75-hiv-woman-lives-a-depressing-life/

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Kenyan council worker in UK claimed £200,000 despite having £500,000 property portfolio and three jobs

Posted by Administrator on February 13, 2012

Cheat: Gladys Popoola falsely claimed more then £200,000 in benefit

Cheat: Gladys Popoola falsely claimed more then £200,000 in benefit

A council worker today admitted to claiming more than £200,000 in benefits despite having three jobs and a property portfolio worth more than £500,000.

Gladys Popoola’s six-year web of deception, which involved using a false identity and claiming to be unmarried and out-of-work, only came to an end today when she admitted to 16 counts relating to fraud.

Popoola, who has a 17-month-old baby, was warned she can expect a custodial sentence when she returns to Southwark Crown Court for sentencing on March 16.

The 47-year-old owned three homes in London and property in Kenya. She was receiving rental income from these homes as well as working for three companies.

However Popoola fraudulently claimed benefits by failing to declare that she was living with her husband, who was working, instead claiming she was unmarried in applications for income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit and special grant.

She also admitted today to lying in order to get legal aid in civil proceedings against her.

Popoola’s jobs included two with housing groups and employment with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, which she obtained using a false national insurance number and the fake name Gladys Gitonga.

She confessed today to 13 counts of making false representation for benefit purposes, one of obtaining property by deception, a national insurance number in April 2004, one of fraud by false representation and one of possessing an article, namely a false national insurance number, for use in fraud

Judge Alistair McCreath warned her to expect a custodial sentence, and said: ‘The starting point is four years.

‘This is a benefit fraud involving over £200,000 of public money in which a custodial outcome is inevitable.’

David Jugnarian, prosecuting, said: ‘The value of the fraud in this case is just in excess of £200,000, it involves a variety of benefits and an application for legal aid in civil proceedings.’

On August 2 2004 Popoola made her first fake benefit claim when applying for income support by failing to declare she was living with her husband, John Ndirangu, who was employed.

She also neglected to mention that she had a job at Eden Brown using the name Gladys Gitonga and had savings in excess of the limit.

She failed to disclose to authorities that she owned properties at Galsworthy Road, Cricklewood and Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, as well as properties in Kenya, and that she was receiving cash from the rent.

Between September 2004 and April 2005 she hid her marriage when applying for tax credit and in October 2004 and in March 2005 she hid all the details of her private life from the authorities when applying for council tax and housing benefit.

In September 2007 she hid her wealth when applying for a social fund grant and by this time she had added another property at Narford Road, Clapton, to her portfolio and stopped working at Eden Brown but taken on three new jobs at Irish Centre housing, English Churches Housing Group and with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

In October 2007 and January 2008 she failed to disclose all of this information on a claim for job seekers allowance and even tried to get the payment backdated in another claim despite her three jobs.

Her lies continued when, in September 2008, after she had stopped working for Irish Centre Housing, she applied for income support and neglected to reveal her details.

In her application for Jobseeker’s Allowance between September and December 2008 she then hid her two jobs at the English Church Housing Group and with the council, she admitted

Gladys Popoola leaves Southwark Crown Court after pleading guilty to benefit fraudGladys Popoola (centre), pictured leaving Southwark Crown Court, will return for sentencing in March

In October 2008 when applying for housing benefit she hid her husband, her savings, her rental income, her three properties in the UK and a number on Kenya and her two jobs where she was working under the surname Gitonga.

In September 2009 she failed to disclose that she was living with her husband, had the properties in Cricklewood, Forest Gate and Clapton, properties in Kenya and a job with Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

It is also alleged in applying for a discretionary housing payment in April 2009 and a maternity allowance in August 2010 she failed to declare the extent of her income.

Brazen Popoola even committed fraud by failing to disclose her personal and financial circumstances in a claim for legal aid in civil proceedings, she admitted today.

Shiraz Aziz, defending, said: ‘There have been multiple frauds over a significant period but not all were fraudulent from the outset, I will seek to argue.’

Judge McCreath warned: ‘On whatever basis you are sentenced the sentence on you is bound to be imprisonment, I tell you that now.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100560/Benefits-cheat-council-worker-claimed-200-000-despite-having-500-000-property-portfolio-jobs.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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