- KQ Plane overshoots runway at Entebbe. No reported injuries
- The Nairobi Star has a story about the Kenya Government not wanting to buy new limousines for ministers and the Prime Minister. Meanwhile the Uganda Government is selling 20 post CHOGM BMW jeeps – why not swop?
Speaking of which, what happened to the stretch limos that former presidents Moi and Kenyatta used to use. They disappeared totally during the first term of President Kibaki – but like with the re-discovery of Harambee House office shouldn’t they make a comeback in 2008?
- Is it a rule that lady drivers in expensive cars must wear monster sunglasses?
- The seat of power in Kenya is no longer back left; but front left next to the driver, then you can have bodyguards or aides in the back
- The latest power accessory is a chase car. Made popular by ministers, but now judiciary, military and even MP's & civic leaders use them when visiting trouble spots. Saw a military general last month, who has gone the Uganda route - his chase car was a pick-up full of soldiers with rifles
- It is scary to be a Nissan B16 owner - a car can have latest license plates (few weeks old) like KBA111E and already be missing indicator lights.
- Nice to see cars back in the DT Dobie showroom – which had empty windows in January and February. Damage to an $80,000 car is not worth the drive-past display. Besides if you want a Mercedes, you know how to get one, you don’t have to see it.