Safari ya George W Bush hapa …
Watanzania ni wakarimu. Wako tayari kutumia muda wao mwingi, hata ule ambao wanauhitaji ili kujipatia riziki, kwa ajili ya kumkirimu mgeni. Hawawazi makuu. Hawawazi kwenda kupora rasilimali za wengine katika mataifa yao. Hawawazi kuuza silaha, nyingine zikiwa za maangamizi, kwa pande zinazopigana vita. Hawawazi kujifanya wababe na watemi wa dunia. Hawawazi kutumia hila ili kujipatia faida kubwa.
Pichani, baadhi ya Watanzania waliotumia muda wao kumlaki Bush. Waliambiwa kuwa angewasili saa 8 mchana. Haikuwa hivyo. Walivuta subira. Saa 10 nayo ilipita. Walivuta subira. Miye nilichukua picha hizo saa 11.30 jioni. Saa 12 niliondoka mahali hapo. Bush aliwasili kwenye saa 1 hivi usiku. Hapo barabarani alipita mkuku. Hata waliotoka kwenda kumlaki hawakuona tena umuhimu wao wa kuwa pale.
Wengi walisikika wakisema kuwa afadhali waliokuwa majumbani, maana wamefuatilia ujio huo kwa kituo kupitia TV. Shukrani ya punda mateke?
Mitandao ya Marekani imejaa taarifa kama hizi:
Thousands of people lined Bush’s motorcade route the entire way in from the airport in. He was greeted by dancers in tan shirts bearing his likeness and waving American flags. (Yahoo!)
Bush’s welcome inwas not all positive. In the country that was the site of one of the deadly truck bombings against U.S. embassies in 1998, a Muslim group demonstrated Friday against his visit in ‘s streets.
He defended his trip’s overarching emphasis on the positive all the same.
“When you herald success, it helps others realize what is possible,” Bush said. “This is a large place with a lot of nations, and no question not everything is perfect. On the other hand, there’s a lot of great success stories, and the United States is pleased to be involved with those success stories.”
On Kenya, Bush endorsed a power-sharing agreement on Saturday.is peeling off from his entourage on Monday to make a quick mediating trip to . Her top Africa deputy said that anyone on either side who obstructs the political process will face U.S. penalties. “There will be not be business as usual,” Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer told reporters traveling on Air Force One with Bush.
Bush also he hopes to use hisvisit to press for a speedier deployment of a joint -U.N. peacekeeping force to . Bush intends to thank Rwandans for contributing the largest contingent of troops to that mission, a gentle nudge to nations he believes are not doing enough.
Hiyo ndiyo safari ya Bush barani Afrika. Kazi ipo.