The Journey

A Diary of my Pursuit of Life\’s Best

Paddy Aende

Mama always says, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I agree.

Now, if you are a politician and you must speak in public, then you must realise that these words bear more weight for you than for the rest of Kenyan folk. How, then, can one Hon. Paddy Ahenda be so bold as to talk about women as creatures and make a joke of such a thing as rape?

Rape is a serious issue, and as such, it must not be trivialised by anyone who thinks there is opportunity to make an attempt at humour.

I do not disagree with a lot of people who have alluded to the fact that his comment is not necessarily individual, but rather a mindset of many men, judging even by the numbers of male MP’s who attended the Bill’s Introductory Seminar.

In this category I will also classify a certain MP who thought it more important to debate on the CDF allocation than matters that are important and very close to the hearts of those women he loves more than life itself.

Just what is this country coming from? If our politicians are our teachers, then we would have to imagine that life is one big joke and it’s alright to play along. However, it’s not … and the bill, much as it may be flawed in its current state, must be treated with the necessary respect. If you must say something, let it be constructive.

We are watching you!!!

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April 27, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

4 Comments »

  1. Yay, I am numero Uno..

    I feel you rape is such a serious issue to be treated with that kind of contempt.

    Enyewe, i feel so bad. But what do i do? Tell me

    Comment by Shiroh | April 27, 2006 | Reply

  2. I think Hn. Kalembe Ndile (who wear yet to hear from on the Bill) has found a partner in the bloopers department.

    Yebo!!!
    It’s almost time for the bloopers to go.

    Comment by bankelele | May 1, 2006 | Reply

  3. Some people will be on the exit as they make the entrace and Paddy is one of them.
    Rape is a serious matter and its either we come out in the open and condemn it or we hide it and we are all feasted..

    Comment by Nakeel | May 9, 2006 | Reply

  4. Its like my brethren saying, “…its like raping a woman who is already willing…” and continues to chuckle his head off.Clearly, men south of the Sahara and elsewhere need to be enlightened on the ills of rape and other means of sexual and/or domestic violence.

    Comment by Yvette | March 28, 2007 | Reply


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