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Postby DoomYoshi on Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:14 am

I'm going to go out on a wild limb now and assume that you aren't following the Kenyan election cycle. So, here's a quick recap:
The Kikuyu are an ethnic group in Kenya that are about 20% of the population. They are one of the neatest groups in the world because they have a traditional monotheistic religion that includes circumcision but isn't Abrahamic. The first president of Kenya (Jomo Kenyatta) belonged to this group and so does his son, the current president Uhuru Kenyatta (his mother's name is Mama). Uhuru is basically an ethnic clan leader although he is also the leader of the Jubilee political party.
Another tribe, the Luo (originally from the Nile so more geographically disperse and a much smaller population) has a preferred candidate Raila Odinga, from the NASA party, who was previously prime minister and his father was vice president.

Anyways, on August 8, there was an election which has been overturned by the supreme court for being too African. There was supposed to be a new election on October 23 but that might not happen since Odinga pulled out of the race claiming that the system is too rigged (I wonder if he is behind the times). So now these two ethnic tribes are about to engage in some major war (you heard it here first). What's crazy about this is that Obama is Luo and Wangari Maathai is Kikuyu so both sides have Nobel Peace Prize winners.

The thread title refers to the latest news: no surprise there are protests and then the government of Kenya pulled a page right outta Charlotte and Baltimore. They banned protests. This happened last year too when they were anticipating the election problems but with a slight difference. Last year the government still maintained that peaceful protests are allowed. This time they are banning all protests in 3 main cities but also with no election to come, there is nothing to look forward to except more violence.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 am

Very sad.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby mrswdk on Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:30 am

I'd wondered what movement there had been since the non-election. Sounds like Kenyatta is taking the approach of doing nothing whatsoever so that people eventually get bored and give up.

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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby waauw on Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:54 am

Another day in Africa.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby mrswdk on Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:50 am

waauw wrote:Another day in Africa.


Yeah, if it was in a European country like Spain the police would've beaten these protesters into submission weeks ago. Africans are so inefficient
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby waauw on Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm

mrswdk wrote:
waauw wrote:Another day in Africa.


Yeah, if it was in a European country like Spain the police would've beaten these protesters into submission weeks ago. Africans are so inefficient


Ikr. Genocide >>> police violence.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby mrswdk on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:23 pm

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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby DoomYoshi on Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:15 am

This thread recently got a lot less popular.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby waauw on Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:15 am

DoomYoshi wrote:This thread recently got a lot less popular.


Nonsense you're simply imagining it was popular.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby DoomYoshi on Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:00 pm

So, in an era of scapegoating, people have blamed the following things as factors in Kenya's implosion:
  • too many Somali and South Sudanese rapefugees in the country
  • The US Navy docking at Mombasa engaging in disruptive subterfuge
  • black people (sic)
  • al-Shabab

All of these miss the crucial thing though. It's racism, pure and simple. It's ethnic divisions. Kenya right now is living out the Woodrow Wilson plan for democracy. It's not a real mystery.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby 2dimes on Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:03 pm

What marsupials are there?
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby DoomYoshi on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:31 pm

2dimes wrote:What marsupials are there?


Well if you make a pouch out of hippopotamus leather, does that count?
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby 2dimes on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:29 pm

Do'know, I deny science.
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Re: Oh no you didn't!

Postby notyou2 on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:50 pm

OP, you spelled "dit'nt" wrong.
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