Friday, January 11, 2008

Its a Harvest time!

As the country continues to bleed and burn, one sector (or should it be called industry ) is laughing and gloating like crocos during the masai mara migration. it reminds you of those national geographic documentaries about the african wild. that no dark situation is totaly dark to everyone.

this is the time when most NGOs will be getting more funding. the 'humanitarian' organizations are now busy writing fake proposals seeking funding to help the situation in Kenya. i met one program manager who is based in the southern sudan and he indicated to me that this was a great time for those people in kenya. the man doubted loudly about the number being tossed about as the people currently displaced or killed. the program managers must make it sound really bad for them to be able to open the fat purses in the west.

the other NGOs going to enjoy are the civil rights or civil society NGOs. they just love it when governance fails like now. you will recall that these guys were very active during Moi days only to die off when Kibz checked in, mainly because most were absorbed into government. but now some of them have been kicked off like Kituyi, kibwana etc. those guys am sure are going back to their offices to draft proposals on how to solve the stand offs.

and for the employees of these organizations, pay rise is in the offing since kenyas security rating maybe dropped further meaning the staffs will be given more hardship and security allowance

indeed, one ME officer once told me that they found world vision at one time had inflated the figures of the orphans they were supporting by over 10 times. while they claimed 34000 kids in their watch, they only actually had 1400!

10 comments:

  1. i agree NGO's are back, big time. clash analysis, IDP & resettlement, consitutional & legislation - you name it. I am also free to write proposals

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  2. Everyone or rather most people will always look for a way to make a kill when the other party is suffering. To them, its a once in a lifetime chance to make easy money so why not capitalize on the situation on the ground. Kenyans are helpless at this time, they need food, there is no food in Kenya and the NGOs have to come and help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless. Problem is they do it not thinking about the affected by their own selfish needs.

    I remember two years ago I was approached by some friends to start an NGO for those affected by the AIDs pandemic. Everything was in place until I found out the main reason for 'us' doing this. It wasn't to help them, it was to help us. I felt sick. I pulled out. But not everybody thinks the same. In Kenya you would think that they are all run by the same dude. They are ALL the same. They will never change.

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  3. Everyone or rather most people will always look for a way to make a kill when the other party is suffering. To them, its a once in a lifetime chance to make easy money so why not capitalize on the situation on the ground. Kenyans are helpless at this time, they need food, there is no food in Kenya and the NGOs have to come and help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless. Problem is they do it not thinking about the affected but their own selfish needs.

    I remember two years ago I was approached by some friends to start an NGO for those affected by the AIDs pandemic. Everything was in place until I found out the main reason for 'us' doing this. It wasn't to help them, it was to help us. I felt sick. I pulled out. But not everybody thinks the same. In Kenya you would think that they are all run by the same dude. They are ALL the same. They will never change.

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  4. I guess there will be more Kenyan 'Asylum Seekers' in the UK in the next 6 months claiming to flee tribal persecution in Kenya.Unfortunately, these asylum seekers won't be from the Rift Valley or Nyanza but will be from the 'dangerous parts' of Kenya such as South C, Karen,Kileleshwa and Spring Valley

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  5. @jadear, from the events of the past kenya is as much a jungle as the sahara. the wild law applies and i strongly believe that you need to have money to survive in this country like i have indicated in the earlier post. i also strongly believe that Kibaki and co stole the vote coz the winners were poor people. had the winners been rich people kibaki would not have had any problem handing over presidency

    for that matter am disappointed that you threw out such a golden opportunity to join the platinum league in kenya!

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  6. @pesatu, he he. its survival of the wittiest. if you see and opportunity grab it my dear!

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  7. OD, we're usually on the same page on most issues, but I disagree that the election was "stolen from the poor". With an estimated wealth of Ksh.4 Billion, Raila does not fall into "the poor category" by any measure. I have been an ODM supporter all along, we all know there were "irregularities" (read rigging) in the electoral count, but when I see the mayhem going on and the opposition calling for more mass action to create more mayhem, I cannot be supportive of it. It really breaks my heart when I see the "real poor" lining up for food at Jamhuri park and various police posts while EMK & Co and RO & Co are at an impasse. When families that have lived in the Rift Valley for over 40 years and have no other place to call home are camping out in the open because their lives are at risk. When I see helpless, innocent little bodies of children stuffed in a box and being transported in the back of a pick-up truck. What have these children done to deserve this?
    We all want a resolution to this and violence is not the answer.
    Raila has very mildly spoken against the violence - not with the thrust and vigor that I heard from him when he campaigned for my vote.
    EMK has been disappointingly lackluster - I know that's his personality, but at this point I think desperate times call for more aggressive measures. Neither one of these 2 camps has shown any credible drive towards ending the violence.
    The ODM & PNU leaders are not poor by any stretch of the word. These are all wealthy men and women, eating well and sleeping well, stepping out in their brand new suits and shiny faces for press-conference after press-conference while the "real poor" are languishing in deplorable conditions.

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  8. @no-spin, i suppose the greatest violence on the kenyan people was done by the electoral commission of Kenya. every other kenyan who have supported the ECKs sin including Kibaki, his 'Vice', the entire cabinet and supporters are all guilty of this crime. just like Jesus said to Pilate, the person who took us to this point are guilty of a greater sin

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