How to become a viral sensation in Kampala: Go irrigate a fence in public
A court in Kampala has fined an MP $11 for urinating on the Ministry of Finance fence. Legislator Ibraham Abiriga of Arua Municipality appeared before the Kampala City Hall Court and was charged with being a public nuisance. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine or spend two weeks in jail. The MP was released after paying the fine.
He recently admitted in a televised interview to have stopped and relieved himself because he was badly pressed. “I was badly off. Should I have spilled urine on myself?” Abiriga asked. His confession came after several pictures of him urinating on the roadside went viral on social media platforms.
Bob and the vanishing ambassadorship
Who is fooling WHO? The World Health Organisation appointed Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases, but now, following a global outcry, Harare claims that he was never formally appointed. “The president was quite surprised that he had been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the WHO. There was nothing, whether verbal or written, from the WHO intimating that it wished to make the president a goodwill ambassador,” said George Charamba, the president’s spokesperson. WHO directorgeneral Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was forced to rescind President Mugabe’s appointment a few days after it was announced, amid pressure from Western countries who argued that the 93-year-old leader had a tainted record.
Sixty-one years young and rude with it
You are 61 years old and you want to be in charge of youth affairs? A Youth Executive (county minister) nominee in Nyeri County, Central Kenya, Sheila Githaiga, 61, found herself in trouble during vetting over a “go hang” slur on Facebook. Young people took to Facebook recently to complain about Governor Wahome Gakuru’s appointing an older person to handle the youth docket. Githaiga, in reply to a comment by Beth Nyawira, posted “Go hang if you don’t want Nyeri to rise.” The comment was read aloud during her vetting.