KenyanSphere This Week

Sidaki has a very interesting analysis of events in America and comes to the conclusion that among the things Americans are reluctant to receive on their soils are British beef, British chicken and most recently, a certain Kenyan politician, Christopher Murungaru who just a few months ago was also curtly informed by the British Government that they did not want him to darken their door.

Murungaru’s star has been on the wane after first getting tangled in the infamous Anglo Leasing scandal, a series of Government tenders that degenerated into an affair of lining pockets, grossly inflating costs and kickbacks between powerful figures in the past and present governments and shadowy figures that have never come to light. At the time Murungaru was the Minister of State for Internal Security which was at the heart of the controversy.

Under growing pressure both from within and without the borders President Mwai Kibaki transferred him, assigning him the less glamorous portfolio of Transport in a move widely seen as straddling the thin line between sacrificing one of his lieutenants and placating a public baying for blood in the oft touted war on corruption, one that the public is unconvinced the Government is committed to.

Murungaru’s bitter cup is far from overflowing. Close on the heels of the American ban is reports that the European Union as well is about to assert “Management reserves the right of admission”.

Ms K paints a heartfelt tapestry of her desire to get married and have kids that is  just the right mix between fantasy and reality.

Bankelele is more enthusiastic about the traffic disruption caused by the annual Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon and cheers on the participants, especially those who were actually running.

Udi has a very fitting, very hilarious tribute to a very special, and very famous lady that used to be in his life that has a fitting twist in the tale.

Fishtears, blogging from Botswana, reminisces on friends gone and the difficult task of coping afterwards.

Mutimua comes to the realization that she is another unwitting victim to a powerful addiction — blogging

Wanjiru wonders whatever became of Winnie Mandela, former wife of the towering colossus that is Nelson Mandela

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