Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday Moanings Part XV

What ever happened to this chap?



Last I heard he took up with a sugar mummy and disappeared without even doing his Form 4 exams.

I was reading the Kenyan press on-line and came across the Prison Warders' strike. I don't support their threats (release of hard core criminals) but on the other hand the press has been highlighting their pathetic living standards and working conditions for years without any change at all, even when Uncle Moody was gallivanting around the country improving conditions for prisoners. What I find even more ironic is how we have not built even one prison since Independence, surely there is no excuse at all for that!

I had my first sushi experience this weekend and I really must say it was most enjoyable, whoever knew that raw fish tasted that good? This was the perfect way to end a day that was spent at an outdoor festival (pics coming soon), that I went to with work mates and a friend of their who used to work in our organization. She left the organization under acrimonious terms so when we became cozy she had no shame in digging up and sharing the dirt of the organization with me, which was also confirmed by one of my work mates. I'll share later but let's just say I'm not going to be looking at some people in the office in the same light. One of my work mates feels she has gone as far as she can with the organization so is doing some serious job hunting, she reminds me of this crappy job that I used to have where most of the department used to spend half the day passing around job vacancies to each other. The funny thing though is how upper management seemed not to notice the low morale all over the office.

I was listening to the new Maddona album and it's surprisingly good, there is one important lesson Janet Jackson can learn from her and that is innovation and reinvention. Maddona has had misses but more often than not she goes back to the drawing board and reinvents herself, Janet on the other hand has over played the sex kitten card if you ask me.

The only word to describe this story is sick! Is it something in the Austrian air or something that is turning out these kidnapping pedophiles? I wonder if the daughter will ever recovers.

A few years ago. I had the feeling that this article was inevitable. I don't know if anyone remember a few years back in Kenya how there used to be one thousand one different fashion shows and titles, Ms Langata, Ms Eastlands, Ms Nakumatt, Ms Toyota, Ms Jam Rescue, Ms Florida 2000 etc. With no main governing organization or standards. many of these contests were just an excuse for men to ogle women and shop for their next pretty young thang.

As I had posted sometime back, our two main papers always have to post their annual article on the State of Prostitution in Kenya today. Here is what Standard came up with, it does seem the more "westernised" Kenya gets, the more brazen the advertising gets. It's this excerpt that I found interesting;

"It a thrilling business," she says. "I was forced into it due to hardship and the harsh living conditions, and now I pay my own fee and still have something left over to send to my mother who is a widow."

Her mother believes that she is the beneficiary of a lucrative internship with an international NGO in the city.

The use of the words force and thrilling in the same sentence to described prostitution. Her account makes prostitution not seem that bad. Yes the headline does sum up the whole tone of the article but even so, the writer should have at least mentioned some of the hardships or something faced by those in the trade but who knows maybe the hookers he interviewed don't face any hardships in the trade? For 1,450/= an hour maybe I too should hop onto a plan and join the trade?

Have a productive Monday people!

12 comments:

Nakeel said...

Fao Yipeee!!!

The Prison warders story is soo sad and the commmitte that was named is the one that contributed to the rot so there is no one going to save them but that threat of releasing the hardcore criminals is just killing. I say they be given their raise like 1000%.
Passing of job vacancies sounds soo familiar. That Austrian mother how cant she not tell her daughter had dissappered she never asked where the kids came from jinga type yeye.
Miss Tourism used to be a thing when Mrs Kamunge used to organize it atleast she knew what to do the enzi of kina Debra and Winnie Omwake I feel Terry Mungai does it just for fame and money but not to sell the country soo sad.
That biashara sounds soo catching but wait till when AIDs catch up or those weird real diseases.
Woah can't wait for the sushi pics.

Lovely week Aco.

Gay Nairobi Man said...

Aco,

Don't get too caught up on corporate gossip, its rarely true...if it were then I have bedded all the lasses who work or me( and a lad for good measure) and that coming from an ex- employee.

That Austrian story has more holes than a sieve! How can that mother not know what goes on in her own house for 24 years?

No comments on that kid who all know is hiding in Eastleigh with a walalo woman.

Mwangi said...

You know I have never been to a country or heard of a place where prostitution isn't linked to depression and/or drugs and/or crime. I keep looking for happy, healthy prostitutes-strippers are also in this category-who have nice, hopeful lives without any of the baggage and I can't find. If you know any please steer me in the right direction?
Release prisoners: Now THAT'S leverage??
Why build new prisons, or roads, in Kenya when you can simply keep that money for yourself? Kenyan economics 101.

ragskanyi said...

I just might also follow in your footsteps!

ndungu said...

Coming Soon

Pics of hardship in minis/hotpants and more from k-street.

neema divine said...

omigosh!!! that kid Czars, we used to hang out together, even when he got famous ( as if!) we still hanged out a bit, he is crazy i know. my friends ( who are also his friends) never hear from him anymore, so i'll go with the rumours...but he is wasted his life, basically!
and that Austrian story, honestly...i smell a rat, there are sick pple in this world, i mean, when the babies were born, all the crying, baby clothes and stuff...didnt mama realise sth is wrong???...there is more to it!

Msanii_XL said...

Yuck @ sushi...lol

The Austrian story is too bad, i mean dude needs to go away for long, basically a monster, fukk that he is old nonsense.

Glado said...

Lmao @ Mwangi Kenyan economics,,,sad but true.

@ Msanii u dont kno wat ur missing out on.

Aco i read that prostitute storo and i was shocked on their boldness. I checked out the ads section in the bak of the paper and their it was,,,there were ads right there. Kwanza ati their hses are right nxt door to the White house :0)

As for the wardens, its all just too embarrasing.

Majonzi said...

Kenyan press lacks in seriousness.... for real who will be thrilled to be in a business that they were forced into? How dare they glamorize the trade? Everything is a joke, in Kenya I tell you.

The Austrian-- shock!!

I don't remember the last time I was in office.. and even then I kept away from gossip.. Best thing is BEWARE, none of them is your friend.

Acolyte said...

@ Nakeel
I did read that some of the parties who contributed to the rot refused to be in the commitee, at least some Kenyans have some sense of shame.
I do think that some of these contests have outlived their use even out here they are no longer a big thing. Sadly no sushi pics.
@ GNM
Well this isnt gossip but tying the strings together. I had noticed some things and when I aired my observations she tied things together for me.
I think maybe that mama had been stepped on kabisa by the hubby.
@ mwangi
There is more often than not a link to prostitution and drugs. Even though there does seem to be a group of them that wants the trade legalised.
Sadly in Kenya greed comes first.
@ ragskanyi
Lol by all means do so!
@ ndungu
Those are pics I have to see!
@ neema
Well good to know that the kid didnt have a sudden breakdown. Yes there is far more to this story than we know.
@ msanii
Aaaaaaaaah c'mon dude! That dude needs to die in jail I say.
@ glado
Yes some of those mamas have friends in high places to be able to operate next to state hse, there is also a joint right across the road from CID hq, imagine that!
@ majonzi
Kenyan press has lacked focus for a minute I tell you!
Well in my case it was more gathering info and confirming it against a source, I dont do idle chatter lol.

val said...

It took me a while to rem the guys name..Czars!! yenyewe where has he disappeared to?? reminds me of the TZ guy "Mr. Blue"...is he still around???

Glamourising prostitution is so wrong..no matter how you sugar coat it..its still selling ur body.

That Austrian story..I just feel for the kids..what will their lives be like?

gishungwa said...

1450 per hour tax free hmm, like you my calculator is out but for me its not an option.
That Austria story is soo saaad.
Prison warders, whats 11k supposed to do for a family heck even for one guy and the living quarters are shameful.