A statement from police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said on
Thursday the five were on an official visit to the Kenyan border town
of Mandera, when their vehicle was attacked by heavily armed Somali
five had crossed the border from Mandera town to go to the border
village of Bula Hawa inside Somalia for shopping," Kiraithe said in a
statement. He said the police
have sent two prominent local emissaries to secure the release of the
five Kenyans and contact has already been established with the local
leaders for the same purpose.
The five have been identified as Wajir South district education
officer Moses Mwangi, his quality assurance colleague Charles Nyakundi,
the provincial quality assurance officer Onchiri Onyancha, their driver
only identified as Abdullahi and an unnamed Wajir South education
The officials were attending the provincial primary school ball games tournament in Mandera Town in north eastern Kenya.
were abducted at Bula Hawo Town, a kilometre away from the border town
of Mandera. They had apparently gone shopping on the Somali side of the
border, a fairly normal activity in the area.
Barack Obama's economic blueprint sounds like one his communist father
tried to foist on Kenya 40 years ago, with massive taxes and succor
shrouded as "investments."
As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr. advised the
pro-Western Kenyan government there to "redistribute" income through
higher taxes. He also demonized corporations and called for massive
government "investment" in social programs.
Writing in a 1965 scholarly paper, Obama's late father slammed the
administration of then-President Jomo Kenyatta for moving the Third
World country away from socialism toward capitalism. He chafed at the
idea of relying on private investors — who earn "dividends" on their
venture capital — to develop the country's fledgling economy.
"What is more important is to find means by which we can
redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all," said the senior
Obama, a Harvard-educated economist. "This is the government's
obligation." The "means" he had in mind were confiscatory taxes on a
scale that redefines the term "progressive taxation."
"Theoretically," he wrote, "there is nothing that can stop the
government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get
benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is
Therefore, he added, "I do not see why the government cannot tax
those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings
which can be utilized in investment for future development."
There's more at the link. And the full text of the original Obama Sr's. paper can be found at this pdf.
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