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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, July 28, 2005

40 goats for Chelsea clinton

I am glad I've finally found an english article on that topic, cause when i read it in the egyptian newspapers I fell on the floor laughing: It seems that a counciller in Nigeria likes Chelsea clinton and wants to marry her, so much that he offerd 40 goats and 20 beef cattles as dowery for her hand. In 2000 when Chelsea, her father and mother, now Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, visited East Africa, Chepkurgor, then a Fourth Year student at Moi University, tried to make his intention clear. He wrote to Clinton, offering himself as a suitor for Chelsea. 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. He sent the letter through then Foreign Affairs minister Dr Bonaya Godana and then US Ambassador to Kenya Johnny Carson. Naturally the US secret service people were not amused.. But, instead of the positive response he was anticipating, Chepkurgor received visitors from the National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS). His letter had sent security chiefs in a spin. It had been intercepted by the Foreign Affairs ministry and intelligence chiefs and he was summoned to a meeting with Godana. National Security Intelligence Service officers began background checks on him both at his Kisanana village in Mogotio and at the university. They interrogated his family, villagers, university colleagues and lecturers. So why didn't he just ask Chelsea for her hand? He said he wanted to marry Chelsea but could not discuss the matter with her because, in an African setting, such issues are dealt with by parents, elders and the prospective suitor. He added that he would travel to America to meet with the Clintons. Oh, what I would do to be a fly on the wall at that meeting!

3 Comments:

At 7/28/2005 04:20:00 AM, Anonymous Eddie said...

SM--there is a persistent rumor in the U.S. that Chelsea Clinton is the daughter, not of Bill Clinton, but of Webster Hubbell. (This is probably just wild speculation, but Chelsea does have a strong facial resemblence to Hubbell.) So, while you're busy being a fly on the wall, you should whisper in that Kenyan's ear that, as part of the deal, he should be provided with DNA profiles of Bill, Hillary, Chelsea, and Mr. Hubbell. That should liven up the proceedings.

 
At 7/28/2005 06:19:00 AM, Blogger aliandra said...

Eddie,

I think that rumor is nonsense. Chelsea looks like Bill with long hair.

 
At 8/06/2005 05:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigeria and Kenya are totally different countries! Have you ever looked at an African map any time in your life? Some ignorance are just inexcusable!

 

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