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Kenyan Sphere Dispatch

After the kenyan government raid on standard newspaper early this month, (Something that was covered by MSM around the world), there was talk in Kenya of mercenaries operating in Kenya. Nationmedia (free subscription) had an interview with one of the Artur brothers. The mystery of their involvement can be confusing. Lucky for us, Sammie has a short summary of these events, especially relating to the mercenaries claim and reactions thereafter. M of thinkersroom presents a theatrical piece '24 the Mercenaries edition. As reported by Nationmedia, “As a result of the ongoing mercenary saga, one of the hottest new words in the Swahili vocabulary of most Kenyans is Mamluki.”, an ancient term for mercenaries.

Lets do alittle word association. Here are afew words: Kenyan, athletic, Olympian, Japan, Music. If you think there couldn't possibly be a connection? think again, see Mambo's post Wakiihuri the musician “.

In a short and informative post,You missed this points to an ‘interesting development in neighbouring Tanzania’, where “Kenya airways wins against the South Africans” adding that “…Oh and by the way, its’ [Kenya Airways]key senior management (including CEO Titus Naikuni) are all under 45. Remember the generation this blog is rooting for to take over political power in Kenya?”

Capt. (Ret) Charles Wairia of Kenya Beyond 2005 is urging the government to “Use the army to transport relief food”, stating

There is the immediate need to send food to the remote areas where people are dying daily. The army should mobilize its transport battalion and render support. They are familiar with the terrain; they are disciplined, organized and capable.

New wine translates a passage in the bible from English to Sheng. Sheng is a type of slang/language mash up of swahili and English, spoken by urban Kenyans.

Chrenyan posts ‘The budding gourmet's guide to Lunch in Nairobi’

Kenya Cricket has become an indispensable resource for Kenyan Cricket fans. He is so thorough, he points to an innacuracy in reporting by Kenya times in this post, and has excellent coverage of the Bangladesh series (Kenya lost-badly), he also has great coverage of matches within kenya, notably in Kericho and Nakuru, with what appears to be on the ground reporting.

Mental acrobatics posts the “Latest results from the we-might-as-well-give-the-Kenyans-all-the-medals-and-go-home games also know as Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.”, where Kenya dominated the medals in athletics.

Maitha, points to a possible increase in the number of Kenyan bloggers blogging in Kiswahili, a major language in East Africa. He welcomes the newest entrant Mtandawakazi Maitha shares his thoughts on the discussion that has been going on about sexuality and its place in Africa. The 2 posts he points to that contain these discussions are “Outing hetero-sexuality” by Mad Kenyan Woman, and “homo-sexuality is un-african“, by Gukira a very rough translation being “We should not follow western behaviour, their education is better than ours, but we should not emulate this behaviour, if we just follow, we will have lost direction, like sheep without a shepherd”.

Last but not least,

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