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  1. AGI December 10th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    The body language and facial expression say it all, thats quite an icy handshake, like there is mistrust on both their faces. Unless the cameraman decided for this particular picture

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  2. marloow December 10th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    So Mr. Obama also shook hands with Raul Castro of Cuba…very much in keeping with the theme of Mr. Mandela’s life/funeral service. Conveniently missing in Mr. Kirubi’s publication is the part where Mr. Obama went on to excoriate those in attendance for paying lip service to the ideals of Mr. Mandela while ruling their respective countries in a manner antithetical to the fallen icon’s ideals. I would put Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Castro in that group…

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    1. Naturalsceptic December 10th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Thought he meant George Bush whom Mandela castigated for the Iraq war. Mandela posed for photos with Uhuru in 2009 showing his belief in innocence until proven guilty. He also met Mama Ngina, wrote about Jomo Kenyatta as an inspiration, and has a massive poster of Jomo Kenyatta at the entrance to his home.

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      1. marloow December 10th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        You are right I can also see Mr. Obama’s criticism applying to Bush and Blair…and you are right..Mr. Mandela did castigate the Iraq War.

        As for “pausing with Uhuru in 2009” Madiba also embraced Fidel Castro and Col. Gadhafi…so what is your point?

        The greed of the Kenyatta family and the impunity with which they have behaved over the years has completely tarnished their reputation. From grabbing land to using the world bank funds for resettlement post-independence…to poaching of the elephants…

        Try as you may to revise history, the Kenyatta family has conducted itself in a manner completely antithetical to the ideals the man who “met Mama Ngina” (who incidentally has been implicated in the poaching of the country’s elephants); behavior that has landed Uhuru at The Hague!

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        1. JohnOchollaOsumba December 10th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

          man you said it all.

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          1. Duncan Muchina December 11th, 2013 at 6:14 am

            Said what?….can you interpret for slow mortals like us?

        2. natenate December 11th, 2013 at 8:43 am

          accept and move on coz your remarks wont change a thing.

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          1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:24 am

            What does “accept and move on” even mean?

            Besides, my comments are not intended to change anything or anyone’s opinion. I am exercising the right to express an opinion without slandering or libeling anyone. Kenya has already been characterized as a “failed state” whose president and deputy president are both facing charges of crimes against humanity at The Hague…It is also one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

            In spite of the foregoing, y’all decided to elect the same suspects as your leaders and to tolerate a culture of rampant corruption and impunity going back to the days of the country’s first president….a trend/nyayo fuatad by its 2nd, 3rd and now 4th president; the latter 3 who are now singing the praise of Nelson Mandela yet they have led governments whose character is diametrically opposed to almost everything Mr. Mandela stood for.

            You can wallow in your ignorance and failed state…the likes of TZ and ETH are not waiting….just like the 4 Asian Tigers of the 80s did not wait for Jomo and Moi’s Kenya back then!

          2. Marilyn Mwanainchi December 11th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

            I am so glad you expressed yourself so eloquently. It is good for readers to know that although the result of an election depends on the prevailing system of power, some Kenyans have set a higher bar………….south Africans made their sentiments known quite loudly and clearly that they had higher expectations of their leaders, ( the loud boos directed towards their current president , Zuma) , It is good to know that some Kenyans have also set a higher bar., that association with corruption , criminal courts etc is something that disturbs some Kenyans……there is some integrity somewhere in that country after all…

          3. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

            @Marilyn: thank you for the kind words and thoughtful response.

            I have seen what is possible when people set aside petty and selfish differences for the greater good. I posted an article titled “Kenya @50: Self-inflicted injuries” on Mwakilishi that looks at how since independence, Kenyans have allowed a country with so much potential to be amongst the most corrupt in the world…not to mention a “failed state”….

            I am glad the world got to see South Africans react to what is possible (Obama) and what is not acceptable (Zuma); the latter being one of Uhuru’s acolytes at the recent pathetic attempt by the AU to drop the charges at The Hague…

            Kenyans/Africans need to expect more from themselves and their leaders…

    2. eeeee@yahoo.com December 11th, 2013 at 10:26 am

      we kenyan dont care please excuse us

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      1. James December 11th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

        Talk for yourself, I am a Kenyan who gets affected by negative public images of my home country, e.g Uhuru being our leader , yet he has criminal charges against him, whether he is guilty or not, the association is very damaging to Kenyans looking to be perceived respectfully abroad…….that affects me as a Kenyan abroad…..you do not care, that also affects me because of the perception of integrity and value among some Kenyans..is the bar that low ? …We need to raise the consciousness and value levels of some Kenyans, when value becomes a joke and mockery, it is disconcerting…..what society is Kenya, what is the Kenyan culture???

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    3. KingMenes December 11th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Mandela fought because he knew some real truth about humanity.Before you incriminate anybody with your shallow view of things,I guess you should search and know what this “truth” Mandela knew or was talking about,only then can you pass any judgment.The view you have expressed above is a regurgitation of what Obama said and it is not based on the philosophy Mandela thought he “knew”.

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      1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        Mandela knew “some real truth…”….my “shallow view of things”…”pass judgment”….”regurgitation of what Obama…”…and “not based on the philosophy Mandela ‘thought’…

        Man…talk about ranting…using big words and saying absolutely NOTHING.

        @King…since you are privy to the “real truth” not to mention a line on what Mandela really thought…please enlighten me?

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    4. Njeri December 11th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Kirubi obviously has no values…..as a young Christian Kenyan, I would never look up to him, or Uhuru….they teach the young to be fake, have no integrity and lie…I wish we had more mentors to look up to, e.g Obama’s honesty or Mandela’s humbleness…

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      1. Muthiigi December 11th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

        As a young Christian Kenyan, you would not be expected to be looking up to anyone other than the author and finisher of your faith. Having done so, you would then be praying for your leaders not judging them. Remember too that when Paul wrote that we should pray for our leaders, he was in a Roman prison at the time of Emperor Nero who used to enjoy Christians being fed to the lions.

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      2. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        One’s religiosity aside, Mr. Kirubi is a sycophant and the beneficiary of his proximity to Kenyatta Pere. While he has been able to build on the opportunities he was afforded during his days with Kenatco, one wonders how he would have fared in an open and fair system…not one completely based on patronage and tribal affiliation…

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  3. JohnOchollaOsumba December 10th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    A thug will never look at a good person’s eyes.

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  4. natenate December 11th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    That handshake is very firm and shows despite political differences, world leaders can come together in times of grief.

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    1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Not in Kenya where funerals become political rallies….

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      1. natenate December 12th, 2013 at 9:27 am

        who cares where

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  5. xris. December 11th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    “There come a time”…& the tyme came for Obama to witness , the cheering, adoration, & standing Ovation, accorded to Uhuru, by an adoring Africa! The tyme has come for Obama to realize that no amount of Pressure, either from the States or Europe will deter Africa from charting her own course & destiny & determining for herself who her Leaders will be! This message was passed Loud & Clear to an obviously shocked Obama!

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    1. Embarassed Kenyan December 11th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      what ignorance.!!!..integrity , value, this is something you clearly do not understand. , you embarrass Kenya when you post such ignorant comments…I am Kenyan but just to let readers know, not all Kneyans think like you or Uhuru….some Kenyans actually espouse the values of Mandela and all great leaders … ,

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      1. xris December 12th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        just like your posted name, you are the True Embarassment, you are even unable to spell the name of your own country! Secondly, Uhuru is a great Leader, with or without your acknowledgment! The Western poisoned chalice that you are obviously drinking from will not change the destiny that Jubilee has for this country!

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        1. Domingo December 16th, 2013 at 9:34 am

          Usituvishe vilemba vya ukoka tafadhali.

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    2. Domingo December 16th, 2013 at 9:33 am

      I suppose the US and Europe were the ones butchering innocent wanainchi during the PEV

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  6. siasakali December 11th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I can see and hear Obama asking UHURU are you the true Kenyan criminal presso or just someone else i’m seeing? And UHURU answering yes i am your honour.

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  7. KingMenes December 11th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Africans and I mean the black man of Africa needs to go back to history,search himself,know himself and reconcile himself with the present state of the world order.Only then shall the African be prime to lead the world as he did before.Mandela has shown that an African does not need to monopolize weapons of mass destruction to rue the world,not at all.He can rule the world using his own sense of justice and humanity.Ubuntu!

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    1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Well said….to which I will add the following:

      Mandela showed that one does not need to hang on to power for ever to remain relevant and impact the society therein. He further demonstrated that real power does not come from how much land you own (grab) or how much money you have stashed away in Swiss accts.

      Nelson Mandela showed the world that real power comes from the strength and power of one’s convictions – to do the right thing for OTHERS…even those you do not agree with!

      Madiba showed the world that real power comes from learning about and from your oppressors….not becoming like them like most (African) leaders did…especially Kenyatta Pere.

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      1. Njeri Onyango December 11th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        The desire to be shown in shot with Mandela is clearly a tempting one – one
        Kenyan politician was recently
        rumbled for Photoshopping an image of himself to make it look like he was
        together with Mandela. WHO WAS THAT I WONDER…NEVER HEARD OF UHURU VISITING MANDELA IT WOULD HAVE MADE NEWS DONT YOU THINK?????

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        1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

          the politician is Mike Sonko…

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  8. Eng Nicholas Kitheka December 11th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    No looking straight in the eye???

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  9. Diaspora Kenyan December 11th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Reading from body language in the photo, Uhuru cannot even look Obama straight in the eye! Obama is looking at him straight in the eye with a serious expression. I wonder what Obama told him….Pictures speak a thousand words, I wouldn’t be proud of this moment or picture if I were Uhuru…it reads guilty and ashamed all over his face, eyes down, too embarrassed to look president Obama straight in the eye…Also look at the hand shake, Obama looks quite firm, Uhuru? ?? Like caught in a trap of embarrassment

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  10. Diaspora Kenyan December 11th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Reading from body language in the photo, Uhuru cannot even look Obama straight in the eye! Obama is looking at him straight in the eye with a serious expression. I wonder what Obama told him…something to do with..let me guess….International criminal court( ÏCC) perhaps???…….Pictures speak a thousand words, I wouldn’t be proud of this moment or picture if I were Uhuru…it reads guilty and ashamed all over his face, eyes down, too embarrassed to look president Obama straight in the eye…Also look at the hand shake, Obama looks quite firm, Uhuru? ?? Like caught in a trap of embarrassment

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  11. Njeri December 11th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Read the following BBC LINK , Last paragraph is very telling.. I wonder who the Kenyan official was

    The desire to be shown in shot with Mandela is clearly a tempting one – ONE KENAYN POLITICIAN WAS RECENTLY RUMBLED FOR PHOITOSHOPPING AN IMAGE OF HIMSELF TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS TOGETHER WITH MANDELA………..

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  12. Taabu December 11th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Poor Jomo Jnr so UNEASY. Kamwana must have been thinking about the lady from South Nyanza (FatouAuma).

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  13. Njeri December 11th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    CHECK THE BBC SECTION WHERE THEY MAKE LIGHT OF OBAMA’S SELFIE WITH CAMERON

    READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH – DECEMBER 11 , BBC NO SELFIES HERE….

    Read the following BBC LINK , Last paragraph is very telling.. I wonder who the Kenyan official was

    The desire to be shown in shot with Mandela is clearly a tempting one – ONE KENAYN POLITICIAN WAS RECENTLY RUMBLED FOR PHOITOSHOPPING AN IMAGE OF HIMSELF TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS TOGETHER WITH MANDELA………..

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    1. marloow December 11th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      The Kenyan politician who photoshoped themselves into a picture with Mr. Mandela is Mike Sonko…

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