Wednesday 7 November 2012


We see them at every public forum seminars,workshops,networking events usually in 5 star hotels unloading well scripted angst ridden appeals,ultimatums,threats and advice. Its time to deconstruct these media events and look deeper. We'll take Kingwa Kamenchu as the prototype of the new Kenyan woman-young,educated, intelligent,well meaning and desiring leadership.

Like all of her demographic she makes the right noises about good governance,poverty reduction,gender parity and 'womens rights.' The media and the public conditioned to respond positively to these buzz words automatically feels a warm fuzzy feeling and nods approvingly. However questions remain;exactly who is setting the agenda,writing the code so to speak? Yes,I know its unkind to interrogate females,especially tearful women but such are the times we find ourselves in.
Truth be told,there is nothing new in Kingwa. She's simply repeating what we've heard hundreds of times from Ministers,Ambassadors,journalists,'development experts'and busy bodies,both foreign and domestic.Its a narrative formed in extremely unfortunate racism that has never been questioned. It goes something like this-'black men are useless layabouts unless actively spreading AIDS and slaughtering each other.' Of course the Euro Elite doesn't come straight out but that's the main theme in most of their collective media organs;internet,TV and film and/or newspaper.
Here's one illuminating excerpt which somehow escaped the guillotine of Political Correctness and was published. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a priapic, Kalashnikov-bearing hearty, siring children whenever the whim takes him..........And that's only the beginning!......Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, Kalashnikov-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts.
Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually
hyperactive indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world.

Read the whole thing to find the wellspring of all these African-woman-as-endless-victim in the Anglo press. This attitude is predicated on pretty dodgy assumptions,the most amusing being that all women are naturally good leaders.  Just a hard glance at Thatcher,Bhutto,Aquino and even Cleopatra misdeeds and malfeasance and that argument blows away like a house of cards in a hurricane. Brutal neoliberal Thatcherism massively increased poverty leading to stark economic equalities between rich  and poor. Benazir Bhutto,beloved of the AngloJews,led such a corrupt government the Poles (!?),French,Swiss and Spanish all provided documentary evidence. Cory Aquino with her people's power revolution which later provided the template for the CIA colour revolutions all over the FSU was such a disappointment even Imelda Marcos,world queen of kitschy 3rd world conspicious overconsumption outscored her in mid term opinion polls. Latest ex-female president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was arrested last month for electoral sabotage and plunder,which is what they call corruption in their statutes. Cleopatra got a child from Mark Anthony and Julius Ceasar soon after! The less said of that international Nubian hoe the better.

This brings us back to our Kellog graduate,presidential contender ,Kingwa Kamencu. She knows very well her chances of coming even 5th are as likely as that of being abducted by aliens. Recently looking for headlines,not relevance she defaulted to type calling for underwear free Africa campaign to be launched last week. Usually when people have nothing to say,they remain quiet and still keep their dignity but this is a reminder not all of us have learned the same life lessons.
Obviously she ran out of things to say (read:bullshit) early.If one is doomed to unimportance,one must find a face saving way of exiting the scene-a trick men learned thousands of years ago.


Update: Last week a heart rending story on the depths of deprivation in Baringo county,a large sparsely populated poverty stricken area bordering Uganda. Its only industry is cattle trading of the nomadic Pokot community who inhabit its wide savannahs and semi deserts.
For some reason the county hasn't entered the free government sanitary pads program and the girls make do with soil and feathers (!?) when the time comes. When the Citizen Tv report came out last week a nominated  Member of the Constituent Assembly,Cynthia Kiptui, actually said:" if they don't have towels,they'd have used a mattress." Yes,Dear Reader,she said it with a straight face and though no samples were taken appeared to be of sound mind.

How wonderful the innate empathy of womanhood!

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