Wednesday, April 20, 2005


When you just think that enough has happened to warrant intelligent discourse, just then you get slapped with some remark the exhibits ignorance at it's best.The beef..Hon Ochillo Ayako.

What do you mean you will deport all Kenyan athletes who take up an offer to run for a different country, plus change their citizenship? Can you explain that to me because it seems you are living in the bundus or something. Mheshimiwa, tuliza boli. They say that in Sheng.Find out what it means.

Your threat was unnerving. I am so angry about that statement you made. Aren't you working with your PRO on what to say in public and it's implications? You sure need to just like all the rest of your colleagues who seem overwhelmed by their appointments more than two years after elections.

When you say that athletes will be deported, Mheshimiwa, you are not being honest. You are not being a true patriot. You are also not being a witty manager.

Have you wondered why we are losing so many? In your private moments have deeply consulted sincerely within yourself and wondered what the heck is happening? Have you taken a step further and thought,"hmmm!!! how do we sought out this mess?" ?Have you? If you haven't then kindly sir, don't comment. As far as l know, you haven't sat with these athletes and asked them personally why they are leaving. Changing citizenship is not a smiling matter.These athletes have thought seriously about it.They know the implications.

Hon Ochillo, you remind me of managers who when they have people leaving their offices for greener pastures, don't question why. They sit there thinking,"hmmm!!! too bad we'll just get someone else." They forget that a high turnover indicates flaws in the management. It also indicates that critical needs are not being met.

It is shameful that Kenya has to train it's athletes and then someone else enjoys the fruits of our hard work. Aibu kubwa sana!!! Why can't we work at retaining our athletes Mheshimiwa? If they are getting the money from elsewhere, why can't we simply become competitive by matching up? Haven't we thought that Kenya can actually poach sports people? Why do these tables keep turning on us? Why can't we turn them? And NO!!! don't tell me Kenya doesn't have the ability. You can't say that while your salaries and incentives are abnormal plus your garis are over 10million bobs. NO!!!

To say you are deporting them Sir, is to bury your head in the sand. Kenya has the ability to retain it's athletes and it must retain them.

If you satisfy the athletes, you will never have trouble retaining them. That my dear Sir, is what other countries have learnt and put to use effectively.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


I said that l haven't blogged for a while. Therefore, l have quite a number of observations to make in form of hollering:-)

What is it with the dramas surrounding First Lady Lucy Kibaki?!! What do these politicians want? Why do they keep saying some stuff that is questionable? Why can't they keep their thoughts to themselves?

You know what the problem is Hon. Owidi and the group? You Kenyan politicians have to get used to a strong woman making political statements. And please don't flatter yourselves, l am not a feminist. Although there is nothing wrong with being one. I am just trying to bang your heads with some reason.

Listen up.First Lady is a strong opinionated woman. When she and His Excellency got together those days(when you were not there), He knew what he was getting into. So quit defining her. Kenyan politicians are funny. They don't know what to do when a strong woman gets in their faces. It confuses them. They don't know what to do when a strong woman defends her husband. It scares them. Get used to it Gentlemen. You define her because you want her to fit into your mould of what you think women should be.

The likes of Hon. Owidi and the group remind me of a journalist in one of the leading international tv stations who compared First lady Mrs Bush and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. The journalist went on to say,"these two are very different.Mrs Bush truly supports her husband in all that he does. She knows her place." What do you mean she knows her place? Didn't Hillary Clinton know her place when she saved her marriage rocked by a philandering husband? What do you call that? Look at how Dr Nzomo was ostracized for being opinionated. What did they label Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai when she couldn't be gagged?

If you don't like the First Lady just say so but don't gag or define her.Right now anyways, we the Kenyan Public, are not liking what most of you politicians are doing. You only know how to be activists and not governors.You are forever thinking that Kenya is in a state of elections. How else do you explain the noise?

Remember what the Bible says about the speck in your brother's eye? The plank is sitting right in your eye. A whole plank.

Stop with the dramas already. Get used to a strong woman for a First Lady. After all she is not coming to your houses to ask for dinner or lunch.


I haven't blogged lately. Obviously l have a lot to say.But the greatest lesson l have been learning lately is that life is a gift. Another beautiful thing l am learning is to be grateful for what l have.

I have also been learning to be grateful for the country l live in-Kenya.We complain so much that sometimes in the fullness of negativity, the good that God has given us is forgotten. How sad. How very sad.

Gifts such as healthy lives and relationships should not be taken for granted. When all is said and done, that is truly what matters.

Today, l was reading something by Rev Rick Warren about life. He says that he has been to many a bedside of people who lay dying.None of them ever said, "Bring me my diplomas! I want to look at them one more time!"

If you ask me, l think that is truly profound.Just a thought, as you go on with your life.