Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I have been away for the past week or so and since I have so much going on in my life right now, I barely have time to post. I stumbled upon this case online about six teenagers killed and then burned in Nakuru, north-west of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on charges of rape and theft. The full story is available here.
Also in other news, still in Africa, or more precisely in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, a controversial ringtone has become a public topic of gossip since the ringtone was launched. The said ringtone is a racist song with lyrics that treat black people as "kafir", a derogatory term used since apartheid to degrade black people and goes further in saying how they should be tied and dragged behind the back of a racing truck.
Dr Lionel Louw, chief of staff for the office of the Premier in that part of the country and also a rep of the Moral Regeneration Movement says that the form of behaviour reflected in that ringtone is criminal and punishable by law.
Although he recognizes that it's quite difficult to trace the originator since the file is distributed via wireless technology.