Monthly Archives: September 2011
I was following a discussion on a social network forum on the Kenya post-election violence trials at the ICC. One person had raised an issue on the Ocampo’s Naivasha evidence. The inhuman acts that Kenyans were subjected to in 2007-8 in what I always refer to the darkest year in Kenyan history.
The best we could give her was an assistant minster for Environment post in 2003 when she joined parliament after a futile run for the country’s top seat.
Kenyans it seems will never learn a thing. Even before we bury the more than 100 Sinai fire tragedy victims,a fuel fire has claimed five more lives in Busia according to Kenya Red Cross.
September is now the black month in Kenya.
The worst tragedy was the Sinai slum fire that killed 100 people. The fire was ignited by fuel which had leaked from a Kenya Pipeline pipe.
In June, I was in Berlin the capital of Germany and decided to attend the Christopher Street Day. because it was summer we decided with my colleagues who were with me for the IIJ course to go and see what the parade was all about.
It was a gays, lesbians and gay rights supporters day.A gay pride parade that attracted about half a million revelers.
The Berliners came out early waving the six color flags,a symbol of the gay community world over. I had debated with friends for long whether to join the march or not. But my journalistic curiosity got the better of me.
The full statement by Media Council
The Media Council of Kenya appreciates the noble work by the Kenyan media in informing the public on yesterday’s Lunga Lunga fire tragedy. As the body in charge of promoting ethical standards among journalists and the media in Kenya, and in view of the latest developments, we are highly concerned with the deliberate contravention of certain articles in the Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya as entrenched in the Second Schedule of the Media Act 2007.
Today I have received many calls and emails on the splash photo of the Sinai fire tragedy. If by chance you have not seen a copy of The Star today I have attached the photo.
Many readers have demonized the paper and even the media watchdog Media Council of Kenya has raised the red flag. Social Media is awash with utter ‘shock’ at the ‘sensational’ route that the paper has taken to sell more copies.
“Working together for a better Tomorrow,” was the first Tweet by a Twitter account that claims to belong to the new Attorney General Githu Muigai on September 2,2011.
After the first tweet the AG was afraid that probably he was not communicating to anyone and he posted: “How does this work.it dont look like am communicating to anyone?”