Brangelina babies photos sell for a stupefying Sh900 million


I love pictures of babies… babies I know, babies I don’t know, babies I will never meet nor do I care to. Recently when I put a desktop picture of a big cute baby gal, a colleague dissed me and told me to go get my own.

My fascination with other people’s baby pictures might have something to do with that fact that I do not have any of my own- for some reason the youngest I ever saw myself was at more than a year old. And even then I did not offer the most flattering model to the Village (more like district) cameraman who passed by every Sunday. I was so totally afraid of the cam that I was always crying in photos… and goes my sad but short affiliation with them pics.

Now I was stupefied when I heard that the Brangelina twin photos were sold to People magazine for $14 mil (Sh896 million).

Previously when People paid a reported $4 million to publish pictures of Brangelina’s earlier contribution to the human race in 2006, the issue actually sold out.

Certain sectors of the population — I’m taking a wild guess that most of them are women — get a kick out of seeing pictures of babies that were birthed by people they will never meet.

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I want to look this gorgeous when I am old

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Talk of a gorgeous Kenyan woman in old age and Orie Rogo Manduli is likely to come to mind. She is outrageous, yes, but she has grace, and poise, and confidence, and beauty not many 70-year-olds can have ( I aint sure of her age though).

I guess that’s why Miss Kenya 2005 Cecilia Mwangi wants to grow up to be like Orie Rogo- flaunting what she has even when Botox can no longer do the magic.

I loved the way Hillary Clinton looked during the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver. I wanna look this gorgeous at fifte, grandkids and all. Who says I can’t?

Modesty desperately needs a comeback in our society

I am not quite aware of the legal proceeding following rape or sexual assault but I was quite shocked when the medical officer from Nairobi Women’s Hospital came under fire in court for not asking about the sexual history of the three girls filing defilement case against Java Coffee House former proprietor Jon Cardon Wagner.

The girls aged between 13 and 14 may not be as innocent when it comes to theirs sexual history as we may assume from their ages but that is beside the point.

I do not even know why the law requires that one divulges their sexual history, because whether they were virgins or the everyday whore, rape or defilement cannot be excused. And whether I am sexually innocent or not, that in no way diminishes the injustice done to the girls. It is even more embarassing having to expose them in such a way.

Ok, I come from the school of thought that believes sexual matters are srrictly personal. And that is why I could not understand how, in Edith Fortunate’s feature on child pornography in The Saturday Standard, some girl (aged 15) could have sex in front of a jam-packed audience. Like, how?

 I have lots of problems with a man I am not intimate with viewing many parts of my body. But heck, having sex omundu omundu, not in front of a camera crew, but in front of an audience that could include everybody you know, from your brothers, to your primary school teacher!

And talking of modesty… it seems I am not the only one who thinks like that. A friend of mine told me that there was no way she could share the shower with a man who was not her boyfriend. He may have been a one night stand but some things like taking a shower to her, were too intimate. mmmh…