Tuesday, July 26, 2005

how many cattle are you worth?

During the Clintons' 2000 trip to Kenya, Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor, who was then a fourth-year university student, asked for Chelsea Clinton's hand in marriage.
He offered to pay 20 head of beef cattle and 40 goats to the Clintons in accordance to African traditions. He also named as his referees, then President Moi, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chairman Zipporah Kittony and the Chepkoilel Campus Principal, Prof Margaret Kamar. He also gave the names his two college mates, John Tanui and Joseph Siror.

[...] But, instead of the positive response he was anticipating, Chepkurgor received visitors from the [Kenyan] National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS). (source ... via)
My favourite bit ... "He commended Hillary for standing by her husband 'like an African woman' in the face of the [Monica Lewinsky] scandal."