To ancient Roman 2011 would have been annus horribilis, a horrible year.We are talking famine, demolitions and dreadful disasters, senseless fire accidents and death by starvation.It was a year with seasons of incredulity: Mike Sonko and his theatrics, and the potency of black magic as one lawyer was “attacked by a snake that turned into smoke” while a 75-year old creaked his bones over a 12 kilometre race and finished 11-minutes behind the winner.Then there was the security guard who gave Sh83 million to a “complete stranger” as Elgiva Bwire became a study in how to leave a permanent mark to a city.We learnt of new places: Loliondo. Ras Kamboni. And cost of furniture. Like the Sh200, 000 seat without massage powers.As usual, no year ends with a homespun soap opera. And athlete Samuel Wanjiru’s death, sadly, provided a glimmer side to fame and (mis) fortune.There were touching moments such as the death and state funeral of Prof Wangari Maathai.There were things that suspended belief— the Sh36 million gown for Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding to Prince William.
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