Kenyans fighting over an orange

On the plane from Nairobi to Djibouti I read in ‘The Standard’ newspaper of 5 April that officials and supporters of the political party ODM-Kenya (the Orange Democratic Movement – Kenya) had stormed the offices of the country’s Electoral Commission demanding the registration of the orange as the party’s symbol. However the ODMPK (the Orange Democratic Movement Party of Kenya) has already registered the symbol and has vowed not to give it up. Their lawyer said ODM-Kenya had many options, and that there were many other fruits ‘like the avocado, guava, apple or lemon’ that ODM-Kenya could use instead.

Honestly, I didn’t make that up. Thank goodness the politicians in Senegal seem to be a little more concerned with the real issues facing their population.

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