Politi­cians can be over­bear­ing, but most times they are just delu­sional

The East African - - OPINION -

The ec­cen­tric Kenyan pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Mo­hammed Ab­duba Dida, will em­ploy op­po­si­tion chief Raila Odinga as the chair­man of the Kenya Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion if he wins the fresh pres­i­den­tial elec­tion of Oc­to­ber 26. Mr Dida, a for­mer teacher who un­suc­cess­fully ran for pres­i­dent in 2013, says Mr Odinga is good at cor­rect­ing things that go wrong and he should be the head of the hu­man rights watch­dog. It did not dawn on Mr Dida of the Al­liance for Real Change Party that the elec­toral com­mis­sion has or­dered that the fresh pres­i­den­tial elec­tion will only be con­tested by Mr Odinga and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta.

No pur­ple rain, just tears from an eye­ball tatoo

A Cana­dian model has lost sight in one of her eyes af­ter get­ting a tat­too on her eye­ball. Catt Gallinger said the de­ci­sion to get the tat­too was a “mas­sive mis­take” and she is fac­ing a long re­cov­ery from the pro­ce­dure. At one point it ap­peared as though she was cry­ing pur­ple tears from her sclera tat­too as residue dripped out of her eye.

She said that she got the tat­too so that she would “feel more at home in my body,” but now she’s warn­ing oth­ers of the dan­gers and urg­ing them to do re­search. Gallinger, from Ot­tawa, said: “As it stands I will have to see a spe­cial­ist and am at risk of be­ing blind if it doesn’t get cor­rected. “This was caused by undi­luted ink, over in­jec­tion, not enough/smaller in­jec­tions sights.

Bur­glary with good in­ten­tion still a crime!

A Good Sa­mar­i­tan who smashed the win­dow of a burn­ing ve­hi­cle to ex­tin­guish a fire and save a child risks be­ing charged with bur­glary. Te­quila Isaac­son of Idaho, US, smashed the win­dow of a burn­ing truck to get to a fire ex­tin­guisher to douse a fire and avoid a sit­u­a­tion where the truck would have ex­ploded with the child in­side. But when the po­lice ar­rived, Isaac­son was told that us­ing a fire ex­tin­guisher that doesn’t be­long to her is theft, no mat­ter how good her in­ten­tion. “”I’m in ab­so­lute shock. He out­right stated that un­less I was will­ing to pay for it right then and there, he would be charg­ing me with bur­glary,” said Isaac­son. The Washington State Pa­trol said their trooper did talk to Isaac­son about who would be re­spon­si­ble and the con­se­quences. They said so far, no charges have been filed.

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