Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Kenyan Outsider

Amir Ibrahim on Kamlesh Pattni's presidential bid.

Pattni: But today is a sad day; the saddest day in my life. I sat there as my application was rejected. I cried for the first time in many years, not since my conversion have I been so emotional. Reality sets in; they are trying to talk to me now. Trying to explain that all they want is a process that ensures my papers are in order. I overhear some of the MPs claiming that I would not win too many votes out of Nairobi, or out of Parklands; and then suddenly they change their minds. I think I know what it is, they want that million shillings for the Secretariat.

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