Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The peril of the Middle income earner

Mr. Philip Kisia, the Town Clerk of Nairobi used funds from the City Council of Nairobi explaining among other things that only about 40% of the Nairobi population is an income earner.
Then he went on to say that apparently, since we are all equal, the ones who earn an income must sustain the ones who dont, if i read correctly.
So in that case, he has proceeded, after bargain to charge Ksh. 250 as a parking fee. He then asked us to visit his blog to let us know how the money will be spent. I can't seem to find that the part that the contracts will be awarded to his brothers/cousins/mistresses companies blog.ideasfornairobi.org
So all of you who took mkopo wa salo to buy your cars should not only be prepared to repay the loan at astronomous amounts of (16%-20%) p.a., pay fuel at Ksh. 96 per litre and a parking fee of Ksh. 250 per day. Let's call it the economics of owning a car.
How else are you robbed of your income?
The Government takes your 30%
The Government takes your 16 % on every item you spend
The City Council of Nairobi takes another Ksh. 250 per day
So what does that mean about 60% of the income you will slave for cannot go to savings and/or investments. You will spend it, upende usipende.
Let's go further into this
House rent -15%
Food -10%
So eventually, 46%+25%=71%
The rest 29% go to the City Council of Nairobi, magazines, Wedding committees, unannounced guests entertainment, beer, Safaricom Airtime, Church offering, Fuel, relatives who stop by from the village and say they have no fare to go back home, that dent you caused on the road, unprecedented contributions and everything else an entrepreneur is trying to sell, including the pencils sold on the streets, socks, key holders, passport holders, knives,car air freshner.......
I am not even talking about those who pay school fees.
Someone tell me how people survive in Nairobi.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Every other day

Raila ejected from Ivory Coast (Daily Nation)
CFA Institute loses papers from Africa (Business Insider)
What will happen to Apple minus Steve Jobs (Times Online)
The other story of the person involved in a fight with a cop (Youtube)
The deathly triggers (Daily Nation)
I bleach my skin just like the white tan their skin Inflexwebtrust
Mustapha calls off engagement  to Marya (Via Facebook)
It's always somebody else problem (wikipedia)
Online shopping mostly facilitated by MPESA
www.rupu.co.ke (deals on items)
www.umba.co.ke (mostly household items)
www.totallytoto.com (kids stuff)
www.totspot.co.ke (kids stuff)
www.mystrawberrystore.com (deals in stuff from IKEA)

Monday, January 17, 2011

When you are conned; Dear Esther Arunga

Religion is the opium of the masses- Karl Marx

There is one thing you need to know. Women are gullible especially when the word love is mentioned and with abundance. Mostly a woman needs to hear she is loved often and that that man cares about her. Any man can have any woman if he can convince her he really does love her. The contrary is so applicable for men. The more a woman loves a man, the more the man doesn't want her. The story of our lives.

It's with this, i say forgive Esther Arunga. She has been conned by one of the baddest boys of our times, Mr. Quincy Timberlake. Typical, bad boy who can't even speak English.  Imagine some guy who goes throwing words like "I will make her happy forever" or something corny like that. See interview with Pregnant magazine;


It began here, with hot secrets and rumours;


The rumours were confirmed;


Then her life went down in this manner;

She quit her job
Sold her spa
Married a phony
Now a mother to mini-phony

Not how her parents envisioned her life would be i am sure. If they are just like any other parents, they must have done several harambees and you know talked to a few aunties and uncles to send her study in Australia. One day, they envisioned she would be a lawyer and make the mulla. Well, she did even better. She became the symbol of the composed sophisticated news reader who caught our attention. Mine, mostly admiration. How could a woman be so confident. Well, she didn't even look like she cared if her hair had moved a bit.

Lots of interviews, threats, court cases, political parties and vice presidential ambitions later, a man spoke. His name was Hellon. He confirmed what we knew, that a Mr. Timberlake was a CON. No explanations offered. See Media Madness take on this


The best characteristic of a CON is that he believes everything is possible. Think of that Shinda Smart early text in the morning reminding you that you could be the winner of Ksh. 6Million, only if you send that text. Endless possibilities. Think of the love song lyrics "I will go and bring you the moon" . If you think Esther Arunga is foolish, then all the rest of the Kenyans sending all those texts are as foolish as they come. The con made her live in a bubble. Her world was perfect with him, or so he wanted her to believe. And if so, why should she care about her job or her spa. Then one day she will wake up and realize that reality is beckoning and that's the day her whole world will crumble.

Fairy tales ladies and gentlemen are the things minds of women are made of.

Recommended TV series
Lie to me

P/S If you ever read this Esther Arunga, just dust yourself  and move on like it never happened. Don't even discuss it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quote of the day

"I am a simple person who follows a strict habit. I wear only Hugo Boss and Zena designs right from socks to my shirts. I use the same routes and almost change lanes at the same spots. I love cars."
Ahmednassir Abdullahi

Friday, January 07, 2011

Africa is not

I am blogging from a matatu. I should take a matatu more often, every
time i do so, i get so ,many ideas. F driving in nairobi, it is a soul
sucking exercise. Anyway, back to my topic. Just a simple rant, dont
ask where it came from. Africa is not a condition. I read some blog
post that seem to suggest so. We are just a bunch of people conceived
and born in the same way as every one else except for our color
skin.corrupt as hell and yet, the same as you. Forgive us for thinking
that a service must be rewarded with splitting of the profits which by
the way fyi some one got by overpricing. End of rant