In our series of letters from Africa, Kenyan journalist Joseph Warungu digs deep into his own pockets to buy some Christmas presents for a special group of people.
With Christmas round the corner, I am in a mood for giving – and I am focused on the needy in Africa. No, not the sick who are sleeping on the floor in public hospitals, or sharing beds and hoping to get better one day.
I want to give Christmas presents to those who need them the most – our African leaders. They work so hard to drive this continent somewhere, anywhere. Yet hardly anyone thinks of them and sends them any presents.
I cannot afford to reward them all so I have put together a small package of gifts to send to five leaders:
- Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, 54
Charity begins at home so I’ll start with my own president.
Uhuru, when you open your parcel you’ll find one kilogramme of roast goat meat.
I know you love “nyama choma” as we call it in Kenya, so you will definitely enjoy this succulent dish. Read more