Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang'ula will head a government delegation for a pre-inauguration bash organised by African diplomatic missions in the US. "It is a big fete that will be attended by delegations from many African nations," Wetang'ula said. What a jerk! Doesn't he realize there is a food crisis in the country? Kenyan children are starving! He didn't even know how much his trip would cost, referring journalists to his accountant instead... Other members of the delegation include Ministers Najib Balala (Tourism), Prof Anyang Nyong’o (Medical Services), Helen Sambili (Sports) and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Farah Maalim. Others are MPs Hassan Joho, Eugene Wamalwa and 2004 Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai.
This is supposed to be a private party, but who will pay for the tickets (not to The Hague, but to Washington...) and travel allowances which will amount to a few millions of shillings? The Kenyan taxpayer, that is you and me. Using public money for a private party in the US, while 10 million Kenyans are facing starvation... Enjoy the thought!