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ed
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News From Kenya

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Just thought an uplifting thread that has nothing to do with US politics would be fun. I will cull the Kenya feed and report in periodically.

Here is one that should bring a chuckle
Kenya's Homa Bay: Fart pushes Speaker to suspend debate
9 August 2019

The Speaker requested air fresheners of "whatever flavour... whether vanilla or strawberry"
A heated debate about market stalls was disrupted by a foul smell and furious finger-pointing at a Kenyan regional assembly on Wednesday, local reports say.

"Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is," Julius Gaya reportedly told Homa Bay county assembly.

But the member he accused of farting is said to have replied:

"I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues."

Hoping to clear the air, the assembly's Speaker Edwin Kakach then instructed members to step outside and take a break from the chamber.

Reports also say he asked officials to bring in air fresheners "to make it pleasant. Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it's vanilla or strawberry.

"We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad."

Yet the smell is said to have subsided before any such sprays were found, allowing the debate to continue.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49290641 <----- n.b. "BBC"!!!
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The one who smelt it, dealt it. ;)
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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I actually just almost post that exact same thing. But I figured the Kenyan translation is probably, "I'd never do that in front of my colleagues!"

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Ahhhhhh. Kenya!!!
Birthplace of Presidents!!!!!!
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