Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Author of the book WE ARE ALL AFRICANS is coming to Uganda

AAU wishes to inform you that its organising a speaking tour for Mr Kwadwo Obeng, the author of a book called "We are all Africans".AAU have talked with him and accepted our invitation to come on a speaking tour in Uganda in November 2010. The theme of discussion is "The dangers of theocracy in African Governments"

He is expected to arrive in Uganda on 30 November 2010. He will speak to the following venues.Dates will be announced later.

 Ndejje University
Kyambogo University
Christian University Mukono
Makerere Univeristy
 Mbarara University
Gulu University

General public debate on 6 in Kampala.(venue will be confirmed soon)

I do invite you and anyother person to join us as we push the debate of seperation of state from religions to another level. If you are interested in this event, Please feel free to send me an email

Please NOTE: This tour is not against any religion.. Its a social activity to understand more of what we can do to make this Uganda a much more better place for all of us.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Can President Obama be the best President as many voters presumed?

This may answer some of our questions as to why it is practically impossible for Ugandans to get a visa to any non-African country.
In this photo,distance between Haiti and US
Haiti is a little under 1,000 km from the Florida coast.* That's still a very large distance to travel by wooden raft or small boat in an area that can be suddenly hit by bad weather. And when the weather is calm with cloudless skies, it's the burning sun all day long. And by the time they approach Florida, the US Coast Guard intercept them and will brutally turn Haitians away. As anyone can see, they can't go back to Haiti--they barely made it to Florida!

So now USA  have a black President who I would think would be sensitive to human rights--but being brought up in a middle-class life he doesn't seem to have the sensitivity towards racial minorities that many of them who voted for him thought he would.

*Uganda is 13,000 km from the United States.

Read President Obama could rapidly aid Haitian immigration seekers

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ugandan Government Must Prosecute Abuses by Counterterrorism Forces.

Human rights activists are so hated by governments, that they kill them when they have the chance. I would like to encourage all my readers, however, to donate some of  their spare time working with a human rights organisation in Kampala. Read

Sunday, June 20, 2010

We imitate our friends, their friends


I read about a lift service engineer in Dubai who committed suicide by tying himself to the undercarriage of his lift. When someone then called the lift to an upper floor the lift ascended and he was immediately killed by hanging. The unfortunate lift attendant left a suicide note stating that he had not been paid for six months and could not support his family.

His method of suicide was macabre, since he used the instrument which should have been his livelihood as the means of his death. His body went undiscovered for four days, during which time the lift went up and down with the corpse getting more mangled every time it hit the basement. It was a sad end to an unknown person’s life and it did not seem entirely rational, since logically his death will leave his family in an even worse position. I also read in a Kampala newspaper some time back, about an Indian gentleman who went to the Casino, presumably in a last ditch attempt to have a win which would pay his debts. When he failed he walked to the top of the building and threw himself off. Workers in China started committing suicide by jumping off buildings as a protest against low wages. The company rapidly responded with a large increase in salaries, but not before 12 workers had followed suit.

Suicide is contagious, not through touch, but the idea is contagious. In our perceptions and beliefs we are more influenced by those around us than we realise. Studies have shown that we are influenced by our friends (which is no surprise), but also by our friends’ friends and even by our friends’ friends’ friends. If one person jumps off a building, then another person may begin to think that this is a solution to their problems and follow suit. It is as if they have been given permission by the first suicide. This phenomenon explains the rash of suicide bombers we have today — they have witnessed many others doing it. They have also been brain-washed that this is a noble act and that it is the means of escape from this life of sorrow to nirvana.

It is a trait of human nature that we copy things very easily — when one person throws acid, other people think about doing it, if a man boasts of infecting women with HIV, others are influenced by his behaviour. If one boda boda guy rides with recklessness and bravado, this becomes the style for everyone. One need not wonder why child sacrifice has become so common, it is because a few people started and others joined in, calling it a traditional cultural rite. We are not independent from one another and are susceptible to being changed by what is going on around us. I used to think that patients would believe me as the doctor when I gave them the scientific explanation for a disease such as malaria or HIV, but over the years I have found their understanding of scientific theories is tremendously influenced by other factors. These range from gossip, to what they see around them, to traditional cultural beliefs, indeed in all walks of life in Uganda, evidence plays only a secondary role.

So you might believe that you are the master of your own decisions (and you are responsible for them), but you are also being influenced by the community you are a part of. Therefore, if I wish to change your behaviour, should I reason with you or should I first influence those around you and they will do the work for me? Have you ever wondered why corruption is spreading so rampantly today? Just look around — people are adopting the values they see in their friends and their friends’ friends. So the message is that if you really want to change an individual, you also need to work on the wider community. It is not that an individual cannot change, but he will be swimming against the current. This is why our leadership, in terms of the Church, cultural leaders and political leaders are so important, because they can set the standards for the community — but they often fail to understand the role they play.

Published on: Saturday, 19th June, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

President Museveni called Ugandan past leaders "swines" but he is a total idiot.

Many will agree that Museveni isn't too bright, but this is pure idiocy. Or, Museveni knows fully well that prayers for anything are a waste of time. So the President is attempting to get the nation to divert their attention from doing something meaningful against those who steal from the people. Those who steal our national resources. Read  Museveni turns to God in fight against corruption

This is actually funny: 'Mr Museveni cautioned that Uganda risks losing out on God’s blessings for if disobedience prevails “on the other hand, we stand to gain if, we obey God”.' Hey, the high-level thieves are receiving blessings--the people's money. They probably know that there is no such thing as a god.

Last paragraph of the Monitor article: "The President cites bribery, human sacrifice, sexual perversion, witchcraft and misuse of funds as some of the immoral things that have affected the country."

There is no such thing as "sexual perversion." There is sexuality in all its natural forms. This is another distraction constantly promoted by Museveni and the so-called "ethics" man. Bribery, human sacrifice, witchcraft, and confiscating public funds ARE immoral. And the biggest moral crimes that can be committed by high-ranking officials is associating with America's evangelists. We must get rid of them, We must get rid of colonalism that is returning to Uganda/Africa through religions.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

President Museveni can still be defeated.

Previously in Monitor daily paper, It was reported that.Museveni has 43% of the electorate.  M7 needs about 7.5% to win a majority. But 18% of the voters are not committed to M7.  Half of those voters--or 9%--could go to Kizza Besigye.  The other 9% could be divided among the other candidates--including M7.

One of the first things Besigye and any other winner from the opposition should do, if he wins, is to use his time in office to change the Constitution to impose either a one six-year term limit, or two 4-year term limits on the Presidency.

If Mr Besigye wants to go down in African history as a positive influence and an example for all other heads-of-state to follow, he should gracefully step down and the end of this constitutional limit, and support his replacement.

Monday, June 14, 2010

These Kiboko guys in Uganda's Capital Kampala.

This may be difficult to explain, but this seems to be curious at best:
1)  "The police chief, who never left his car, instructed his commanders to make sure the Kiboko Squad was out of public view."

2)  "the bulk of these men are traders employed in such businesses as hawking and vending."

The article tells me that the Kiboko are in the vending business, unless they're being paid by the police to beat people up as ordered. 

Somebody is telling the police chief to "control" certain activities in Kampala--such as demonstrations or organised protests against certain government policies or actions.

Therefore, if members of the Kiboko are venders, there should be an individual or group of individuals who give them literature (assuming they can read Luganda or English) explaining basic principles of democracy and why discouraging or harming those fighting against the Big Boys (M7 and others) is actually hurting the lumpen or members of the lowest of the working class or the chronically unemployed.  In other words, they are hurting themselves.

They must be shown that accepting small cash from the police is a cheap way of protecting the interests of the upper class in Uganda.

These Kiboko guys accept police money because they are poor, but also because of the thrill of being permitted and encouraged to beat people up.  In ordinary life they know they are very unimportant and impotent, but being paid by the police gives them a momentary feeling of importance.

I assume that when they're in the role of being a vendor, one could talk to them.My readers,please tell me how best we can talk to these guys!.

Read more on Kiboko squad

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Post-apartheid S. Africa? No different.

I'm waiting to see if this happens: 'Local commentators have decried that the new stadiums will turn into "white elephants" after the World Cup.'There were promises after the fall of apartheid: 'After the historic all-race elections in 1994, the ruling African National Congress promised to build a house for every poor family to redress the injustices of apartheid. But today, cities such as Cape Town face acute housing shortages, pushing the poor to squat on public land or occupy empty buildings, even sidewalks.'

Read this story that I didn't see: In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated

Saturday, June 12, 2010

South Africa: World Cup Excitement!

I'm sure you're wildly enthusiastic about the South African soccer match and are devoting your every waking moments watching guys kick around a ball.(am not personally even though i watched the kick off and will write on my observations in my next post) 

These photos remind me of the enthusiasm generated with the election victory of Pres. Obama in Nov. 2008 and again with his Inauguration of 20th January 2009. Question: One-and-a-half years later, how has Obama helped Africans as most believed he will?

Similarly: How is this soccer match in South Africa going to help South Africans--or Africans in general?

The building of the stadium made investors rich. They would argue that jobs were created for the poor. But where is that money now? I would say that landlords now have the money, and the rest simply fed the black slaves in Africa to be present when rich guys decide to do something else for their own enrichment.

Notice that in some of the attached photos, black Africans don't even have their own television.
Instead of watching some dumb soccer match, what should Africa's poor be doing?

"This World Cup Is Not For The Poor": The Ugly Truth Behind The Celebrations

Friday, June 11, 2010


Written by Weekly Observer news paper 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 18:16
He is best known as a former Katikkiro (Buganda Prime Minister), but Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere is also an African revolutionary and NRM historical who served as RDC in the early years of this government. Below is a slightly edited statement he made on Tuesday while officially joining opposition against the government he helped bring to power: Today, we are turning a new page and beginning the chapter that will end with the words, “And all the Ugandans lived together happily ever after.“

For me, this is the beginning of a new phase of public life. When I retired from the office of Katikkiro of Buganda, I resolved to retire from public life and live out my days happily on my farm, enjoying the fruits of my labour and company of my family, loved ones and friends.

Even though there was much that I had not achieved, I had not met any man who had accomplished all that can be accomplished in life. I was content to leave the things that were left undone to the next generation and to enjoy what I felt was a hard-earned retirement.

But events have forced me to re-think my decision to participate in constructive change.
It is not a decision that came without massive soul searching. I have quietly travelled widely across Buganda and Uganda. I have sounded out peers and opinion leaders from various native nationalities and across the spectrum of religious and political beliefs. I have spent time reading, researching and analysing current events in Buganda, Uganda, East Africa and Africa as a whole. Everybody that I have spoken to, everything that I have seen and heard; all the material that I have read has compelled me to take a step forward; to stand up and be counted because Uganda is in need of positive and constructive change.

I am truly convinced that it is time for change but change cannot come about if we sit at the sidelines and hope and pray that somebody will deliver it like manna from heaven. We have to engage in the struggle to bring it about. All of us have to do our part and I have decided today to come up and do mine.
In his speech to the London Conference of 1961, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Michael Kintu, speaking on behalf of the Kabaka, the Lukiiko, the chiefs and all of the people of the Kingdom of Buganda, made the following remarks about Uganda’s impending independence from Britain:

“We in Buganda, look forward to the time when Uganda will take her place among the ranks of independent and sovereign countries. We hope that this will be very soon. The Baganda regard Uganda’s independence as a means to a happy, prosperous and great nation in which all of us, our children and many generations to come will live in freedom and harmony.”

When I read those words again recently, I asked myself whether independent Uganda has truly met the aspirations that were so eloquently laid out by the late Michael Kintu. Without questioning whether a Uganda that is still dependent on aid money from donor countries can be said to be truly independent, I asked myself the following questions:
Is Uganda happy?
Is Uganda prosperous?
Is Uganda a great nation?
Is Uganda a country in which all of us, our children and many generations to come live and will live in freedom and harmony?Sadly, the short answer to each of these searching questions, 48 years after Uganda achieved independence, is “NO!”

Our people are drowning in a sea of poverty, even as a privileged few enrich themselves through corruption on a scale that has never been seen before! Our infrastructure is falling apart - it is sometimes hard to tell where the potholes end and the roads begin, yet all the time we hear about trillions of shillings being dedicated to the roads sector only to be stolen by thieves dressed in suits.

Our education system is taking in more children than ever before but giving them nothing in the form of the life skills or vocational training that they need to succeed in the modern world, with the result that the streets are teeming with highly literate, and even graduate, unemployed or underemployed youths.

Our hospitals - largely bequeathed to us during the colonial era - are falling apart, there are not enough doctors and there is no medicine. Life-saving drugs are stolen from Government clinics to be sold on the black market and the market is awash with fake drugs so that even those who can buy the medicines sometimes die because they are not getting the right dosage.

We hear constant talk of economic growth but nothing is said about how inequitably this growth is distributed. A privileged few are getting very rich whilst the majority remains poor. Nothing is said about the rising national debt, yet we can see the ruinous effects of mountainous national debt on countries like Greece.

Our people are not being encouraged to be productive or to save money. All you ever hear on the radios and see on the TVs are adverts encouraging people to spend more and more of their meager incomes on consumption, consumption, consumption!

The sectors in which Uganda has a natural competitive advantage—namely agriculture and tourism, are perennially under-resourced. So yes, there may be economic growth but is it sustainable over the generations or it is a bubble fuelled by borrowing and foreign aid?

Our politics is still overly militarised and polarised. There are constant threats of “crushing” opponents. Critics who speak out are harassed, locked up and thrown in jails on trumped up charges. Communities have been set against each other in a manner that can only lead to violence and bloodshed. Peoples that were previously living in harmony are now being set against each other. The state has been personalised and democracy is lacking. Everyday we read about courts cancelling rigged elections and the election thieves simply walk out of court straight to the nomination ceremony of the resulting by-election.
When it comes to Buganda, of which I have extensive knowledge, the issues are acute. The central government has made advocating for Buganda’s cause a treasonable act.

Our beloved king, Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, has been barred from travelling to Nakasongola and Kayunga - and has been made the only citizen of this country who needs permission to travel within Uganda.

People who expressed their displeasure about this illegal act in September 2009 and others who were minding their own business were mercilessly shot dead by the Police and Army. The central government is determined to deprive the Kingdom of Buganda of income by withholding rent payments for buildings and facilities it occupies.

The central government has resolutely refused to return Buganda’s expropriated property and communal land (the so-called 9,000 sq. miles) and has refused to properly address the repeatedly expressed desire for a federal system of government.

The beloved CBS radio was closed down and its licence revoked on flimsy grounds. And recently, when the Kasubi Tombs burnt down, mourners who had gathered to express their grief were shot to clear the way for the President’s visit! These are matters of basic justice that must be resolved once and for all and that is why I have come out today - to mobilise everybody to work towards the establishment of a federal system of governance for the whole of Uganda and to advocate for delivery of justice for Buganda.

So, we are not happy, we are not prosperous, Uganda is not great and we are not living in harmony. People are filled with despair. Uganda needs to get back on track and become the country which we all know that it can be. We need to achieve change and restore hope.

I am impressed that despite all of the hurdles that are placed in your way, the members of Inter-Party Cooperation have had the vision, wisdom and courage to pool their efforts and resources together so as to bring about democratic change in Uganda. I am highly impressed by the fact that despite the provocations and heavy-handed injustices meted out to several of you as individuals - the times that you have been arrested, summoned to the CID, branded terrorists etc., or as organisations - the blocked rallies and processions, the denial of radio airtime, etc., you have kept your determination and resisted the temptation to resort to destructive violence. You have forsaken the easy promise of rewarding careers and a carefree existence in the private sector, sacrificed time with your families, been pushed into exile and/or thrown into jail in order to bring about lasting change in this country. You have been the mobilisers in the establishment of a tradition of democratic, lawful and non-violent opposition and this country owes you a huge debt of gratitude.

By coming together in this way, each of the parties of the Inter-Party Cooperation have exhibited a level of political maturity hitherto unseen in this country. We have been accustomed to winner-take-all politics and a polarising attitude of “either you are with us or against us”! I am sure that the Inter-Party Cooperation is going to bring about a permanent change in Uganda’s political landscape. It is going to usher in a new era of mature, institutionalised, consensus-driven and principled politics. It is clear for all to see that coalitions based on the need to promote and protect the national interest are better than selfish one-man or single party rule. This happens in several countries throughout Europe and has even begun in the UK since the last elections. Uganda needs consensus-driven politics with the national interest being put first instead of the selfish interests of one man or one party.

I have come up today to offer my service to this nation by acting as a midwife of change. I will mobilise our people as well as other political and civil society organisations, so as to bring about the change that we need to make Uganda “a happy, prosperous and great nation in which all of us, our children and many generations to come will live in freedom and harmony.”

I come to this task with all that I am. I come as a Muganda, who has had the privilege of serving in the highest office that can be occupied by a mukopi. I come as a Ugandan who heeded the call of national duty and served as a District Administrator as well as engaged at senior executive level in the private and public sector. I come as Pan-Africanist, who risked life and limb fighting for the liberation of our bothers in Southern Africa from the yoke of colonialism.

These  are  different  identities  that  I  wear,   proudly together,  without any contradiction, it is possible to be a proud Muganda, a good Ugandan nationalist and a Pan-Africanist; for each flows naturally out of the other. Ask any Muganda which clan is the best and he or she will tell you that his or her clan is the best. There are 52, clans - but the love for clan has never diminished the love for Buganda. Ask any person whether they love their family and they will tell you that they do, but they love their village and their county as well as their country. Even the English have a saying, that take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. I would therefore like to repeat that there is absolutely no contradiction between loving Buganda, loving Uganda and loving East Africa or Africa. We love them all the same and you cannot sort out the problems of the bigger entity without sorting out the issues of the lesser entities.

I would like to call upon all people of voting age to make sure that they get themselves on the electoral register! Your vote is the only opportunity that you have to directly exercise your power as a citizen. Do not waste it. Do not be deceived, all is not lost and change is not impossible. We shall achieve change and together we shall restore hope. But we can only do so if we are registered. So, please, all of you that have not done so, please go out and register today!! Arm yourself to be part of the force that will bring change to this country.

Secondly, I would like to call upon all people who are presently sitting on the sidelines, watching our country going downhill in disbelief, to come out and actively engage in competitive politics. My call especially goes out to the Baganda, who love their kingdom and their country, like me. We cannot sit on the side and hope that somebody is going to sort things out—we must stand up and be counted. When I saw all that was going on and the challenge that was facing the Inter-Party Co-operation, I felt that I had no option but  to ask the Kabaka to relieve me of even the vestigial and largely ceremonial cultural duties that I had so that I could roll up my sleeves and get stuck into competitive and partisan politics.

The great Greek philosopher, Plato, once said that “The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men!”  We cannot sit idly by, whilst the cancer of corruption and power lust destroys our beloved Kingdom and our country.

Lastly, I call upon all members of the Electoral Commission to look into their consciences. Whilst I don’t have any reason to doubt their integrity at an individual level, it is a proven fact - repeatedly upheld by the highest courts in this country, that as a Commission they have failed to administer and deliver free and fair elections at a national and lesser level. The upcoming elections must not only be free and fair, but they must also be SEEN to be free and fair. Nothing about the way that the Electoral Commission has conducted itself so far, leaving aside the issue of how it was appointed, has shown that it has learnt any lessons since 2006. We still have absurd situations such as the bad handling of the on-going registration exercise that threatens to leave many young voters disenfranchised, or the strange result of the Kalagala polling station in the recently concluded Mukono North by-election. Members of the Electoral Commission should know that they hold the future of this country in their hands and that they should step down in the interest of transparency of the forthcoming elections. If they cannot do it for themselves, then let them do it in the interest of their children and their grandchildren so as to bequeath them a peaceful and stable Uganda.

I am calling upon all Baganda and Ugandans to do the following things: Register to vote, spread the good news that hope has arrived and that lasting change and a solution to Buganda’s and Uganda’s problems is coming.

All those with capacity and ability, who care to bring about lasting change for Uganda should get off the fence and out of the woodwork and present themselves for competitive politics at all levels, starting right from LC1, LC2, LC3, LC5 and through to Parliament; and so let us go out to Buganda and to the rest of the country with a message of change and a message of hope. Let us go out and tell our people that change is coming soon and that very soon Uganda will be “a happy, prosperous and great nation in which all of us, our children and many generations to come will live in freedom and harmony.”

Awangaale Ssabasajja Kabaka.
“For God and My Country!”

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Finally on my way back to Uganda

I arrived at the public taxi park in the mornings at around 8:45am. I found touts shouting Kisumu…Kisumu…Kisumu and chose to select the car behind because the one on the front stage had a woman in the front seat and I wanted to sit in it. I told the screaming touts begging me to give me time, they sensed that I wanted the front seat, so they now turned to persuading the lady to swift to another seat, but she was determined not to do so, and I kind of agreed with her. I didn’t see any reason why they wanted her to swift for me. She was a traveler too, who wanted to have a greater view of the road just like me. Yes I must admit, she was right and I would have done the same.

An hour later, the front car taxi was full with its 14 passengers allowed under the law but with few extras on board too. Passengers started jumping onboard very quickly and within minutes, it was full and ready to hit the road. We cruised downtown on Uganda road (the road from Kisumu to Busia is named Uganda road) mostly because it crosses to Uganda. I felt sad leaving Kisumu. It’s a clean and well-organized city. Its cuisine had an impact on me. I liked them, but now I was here in the taxi waiting to be bumped into potholes as deep as graves. The taxi stopped at Caltex Petrol station to pump air into the tyre and this took us around twenty minutes.

We started our journey, as usual by the traffic police station picking money (bribes) from the taxi conductor, stopping now and then. It’s so frustrating and annoying habit. We were soon in Maseno and I requested the driver if I could take a picture of the Equator boundary marker and he agreed he stopped, I jumped off and quickly took the photo. It looked nice to see the environment around that place.
Equator mark but pictured when the camera had default date settings.

I quickly noticed something that took my attention, the huge number of churches and other worshiping centers on the road from Kisumu to Busia. Each township and village, had more than seven churches and I counted more than two hundred of them minus mosques. I recalled seeing kids heading to school on Friday in bare foot, yet now, they were coming from churches in smart clothes and shoes. Do parents of these kids wanted to appease "God" to grant them something? Why would they make their kids walk to school in bare foot and then dress them smartly on a Sunday morning mass? I asked the driver why would Kenyan parents do that to their kids. He had no answer.

I spent more of my time keeping quiet and taking pictures and by around 12 PM, I arrived at the border, very tired, crossed quickly and jumped on a bike bodaboda to the Busia-Uganda taxi park. I jumped in a taxi that took almost a year to get passengers, later it was full and on the road, the driver was a younger man, who was good and in his 30s. He was very careful on the road. We arrived in Kampala at around 3:30pm. It felt not so nice to be in our ugly city. I put everything behind and embraced it by entering restaurant to have food and later home.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

I have always asked my freinds on why I never heard of Isreal seeking AID from World Bank,and many so called rich nations! Now I know that  millions of Americans (those who work and pay taxes) are contributing to a theocracy that, in turn, is costing Americans billions more in "defense" of Israel. $5.5 billion for such a small country is a lot of money! And as the article says, Israelis are earning good money--so why do Americans send aid dollars to them instead of to, say, Uganda,Central America and many many other Coutries that are struggling?

Hamas leaders say that they will continue being at war with Israel until they give up land captured in the 1967 war. However, Hamas also says that Israel does not have a right to exist. So, the first claim they make cannot be trusted.

It's very difficult to take sides--but if we don't take sides, this will continue to cost the world in many ways--money, lives, lost opportunities because of diverted human and material resources, etc Read the full article here  The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sunday morning in Kisumu

I was now alone in Kisumu. Not sure exactly what to do at this time. I chose to return to the Kisumu public park to witness more of the KCB motor rally fans. I squeezed through the multitudes of people who gathered around, this was the only event taking place in Nyasaland,thus attracting more than what the organizers wanted. This park hosts a cool bar which has also an upper section which attracts better view sceneries. I walked to the top of it. Like in most Kenyan towns, I found the revelers enjoying Tusker beer. Yes it’s the most favoured beer in Kenya.

There was a guy busy drinking and either was discussing either business or the rally results. Judging the number of Tusker bottles on the table, it looked like they’d been there all day. This attracted my attention to take a picture. I walked up to the tusker guy and requested if I could take a picture. He told me that “its not acceptable”. I answered that its okay. I went in the corner of the bar and took several pics of the rally fans and when I turned around, I saw the Tusker guy trying to convince the other beer brotherhoods that it seems I was taking their pictures,sensing that this could lead to hurts when someone throws a bottle to me,I decided to leave and returned to Kisumu hotel for my final day.

It was now around 6:40pm and was tempted to go on to Octopus club downtown.I had visited this place in 2003,it was not long since I was there and couldn’t tell if the place still exisited,honestly Kisumu have changed a lot since my last visit, and I noticed that many buildings I saw were now replaced buy new and well planned buildings. Octopus clud had some nice looking working girls (call them women) and its these women that was disturbing my inner being but later I chose not to go ,and I rather walked to the hotel slowly.

I arrived at the hotel at around 7:45pm.I was amazing to se huge number of people inside,at first I thought they do came to watch those English Premier League which I had no idea which teams are there. It turned out to be that these people came to listen to the Presidential campaigns supporting the drafted Constitution all way from Nairobi Uhuru Park which was aired live. There was nothing much to do, I picked my key and headed to room 205. The toilet and sink was not yet repaired, moments after I entered it, it started shouting, perhaps it was shouting before I came in too. I called the receptionist and described how this whole issue wasn’t good me. He simply said that they are sorry; they cannot change the rooms now. I calmed down and went to my bed. It felt lovely to be resting. Tomorrow I will be on the road again back to Kampala.

I had a great sleep that night despite of the noise from the toilet. I think it was because of my failure to sleep the previous night, so now I was covering it too. Morining came so quickly and having finished shower, I walked to the dining room for yet another lovely and tasty breakfast. Whenever I travel to long journeys, I look more for breakfast than anything else, may be I like eating so much. There are times when I only looked up for those sweet melodies from hotel rooms coming from fucking buddies, this time I didn’t think about sex, there was no one in the hotel creating those lovely melodies that most of the times stops me from sleeping.

That day’s breakfast was the photocopy of the previous one when it came to menu but served by different people. After my breakfast, there was nothinch much to do,I have checked out and it was now time to look for my way out of Kisumu to Kampala. I must stop here and wait you onboard as I cruise through Kenya to my home country.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I certainly applaud Bishop Senyonio for his support of equal rights for GLBT people

I certainly applaud Bishop Senyonjo for his support of equal rights for GLBT people.  However, towards the end of this article you'll read: "The real problem is a lot of ignorance about human sexuality. God has created diversity." Knowing about human sexuality must be done through science, not the Bible.  The Bible--and all holy books that I'm aware of--condemn same-sex relations.