All entries for March 2007

March 27, 2007

Kenyan police…in the name of internal security!

This is what the Kenyan police do in the name of internal security. Thank God for liberalised media…

KENYA CORRUPTION SCANDAL: Security video footage of Kenyan police raiding the offices of a newspaper. CCTV video via the East African Standard.

Blogger mentalacrobatics explains, “This rapid response unit is code-named the Kanga Squad, detectives from Nairobi provincial CID headquarters and officers from the General Service Unit. They are wearing bright orange reflective vests with ‘QRU’ for Quick Rescue Unit/Quick Response Unit which indicates their day job of fight hardcore criminals like carjackers, bank robbers and murder hit squads.

These pictures are very disturbing. In some of them they have an employee spread eagled on the floor with a gun pressed against his/her head and a boot in his/her face. Remember these are NOT criminals being man handled like this. These are Kenyan men and women who went to work only to be pistol whipped and roughed up by an elite police squad.”


March 11, 2007

You are what you speak

It’s horrible how some people speak to their peers. Superiority is not an excuse, nor does it exist. They are not smart in the same way you may be. They are smarter in a different way where you aren’t. Their interests may be different and their reactions may be simple yet it still doesn’t give you the right to speak in a tone and with the aggression that implies you are superior and they are inferior. The funny thing is they run when the topic turns to something they have no knowledge of and quickly try to change the topic. The vibe of uncomfort is noticeable. And hoping ‘friends’ will support you at every stage is bold. Some of us choose to go on the path of what is right and what is possible. We may also have logical approaches. Wake up and realise that you are only what you speak. Only your own world revolves around you. Maybe listening once in a while may help rather than preaching how inferior we are and how we should perform.

These same people seem to speak without thinking. You may not be happy about something but some of us are unaffected. So keep your thoughts to yourself and frankly deal with it. Often you have no choice and no time to whinge about it. Not so superior now are you?

How would you cope if challenged with the Kanchanjunga trek? Oh sorry, ok, we’ll change the topic.


March 09, 2007

HSBC TV advert

Have you seen the HSBC advert where they mention Kenyans and Argentinians trying to save?

HSBC does not operate in Kenya.

So I find that advert deeply misinforming. I say no more because I’m bemused – somebody try explain the focus/reason/strategy/whatever?


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