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Friday, July 10, 2009

Kenya - is there any good news?

KenGen & KPLC - They are raising their rates since Kenya has a shortfall of Hydropower. And the politicians bicker & dither over the water catchment areas. Even worse? We are setting ourselves up for a massive famine.

Nairobi City Council - Stupid by-laws.
Welfare Programs (Cash handouts) - Does anyone beside me see the potential for abuse? And where is the GoK going to get funds for this?

Subsidies - Overall, these drain the coffers while imposing a burden on the greater society. Fertilizer subsidies matter little if there is NO water.

Water Shortages - No action on water catchment areas. Forest being decimated. And prime forest land continues being 'allocated' to & by politicians.

Crime - Nairobbery deserves its name. No more "Green City in the Sun". Even the Prime Minister's office was broken into. So much for security! This article is a must read. Even Mombasa is being hit by the crime wave. I used to walk around Old Town at 1am... no fear... not the same anymore...

Guns & murders are commonplace...

Untreated sewage dumped into the ocean - Yuck and double yuck. Kenya's 'favorite' ocean town discharges all its RAW sewage into the sea. I am sure this will do wonders for tourism.

Post-election Murderers running free - Yep, running all over. Free as birds. And stealing whatever they can lay their hands on.

No wonder Prez Obama stayed away from Kenya...

Is there anything to redeem Kenya?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_12805132?nclick_check=1

very interesting story of a mzungu who owns 75,000 acres of our land!!!!

Anonymous said...

sorry about the link - check the story out over here
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_12805132

coldtusker said...

Anon: So what? He bought it fair & square unlike the kenyatta family (& cronies) who stole it. And this guy also wants to sell it to a conversation-oriented family/group. He 'saved' the land from degradation while KENYANS massacre the Mau Forest.

kachwanya said...

The good news is it can't be worst than it is already now. The issue of destruction of water catchment areas a matter of life and death, the politicians should not play politics on this one. I wonder kind of leaders play games with the lives of people? The water and power rationing is already on full gear. And even the excitement about the fiber optic cable might be there for nothing. There is noway you are going to access the internet when there is no power!

kenyantykoon said...

a very depressing compilation of how messed up the kenyan economy really is. You should have added the totally screwed up 8-4-4 education system that is just producing dunders with As and Bs that nobody cares about.
http://kenyantykoon.wordpress.com/

coldtusker said...

@kenyantykoon: I am a product of the zero system... So I will lay off that debacle...

Andruid said...

I wonder how much they intend to charge for a barking license. LOL

PKW said...

The worst fact to face is that most of our calamities are predictable-and we act all too surprised when the expected finally happens.

kahawaMoto said...

permission to bark? That has got to be the most retarded thing i've heard this week...
The crime thing... It's getting crazy. Last week, one hi-jacking and a robbery attempt in the neighbourhood. Same estate. Same NIGHT.
Desperate people, desperate Measures.
If we go any lower as a country, we'll be in rock-bottom's basement.

Jd said...

Good blog.At times someone wonders if there is any good news to expect from kenya.We have good beaches but the raw waste will mess up the place.