Friday, 4 December 2009
BILL GATES SNEAKS INTO KENYA
In another case of an American well known person sneaking into Kenya 'unknown' and unnoticed was William Henry Bill Gates III, an American businessman, Philanthropist, nerd, workaholic agnostic richest man on the planet for the latter part of last century and...
Ok, he probably would have wanted this shushed and toned down.
Bill Gates a Seattle based businessman and a [global] do-gooder jetted into the country on an undefined day and date to check out how his humanitarian efforts were making a difference to humans. Gates ran a spot check on malaria drugs inventory, lasting approximately ten minutes at a local drugs store in the small town of Eldoret in the Rift Valley.
" actually, i just hopped in for my holidays and figured i could just pop in town and check on stuff just to make sure" he said.
" not that i don't trust these guys with mosquito drugs but, like i said just to make sure none of it lands in the blackmarket in Juba or Ruwanda. We got similar programmes running there too" he added
But close aides determined he has been always hands on and as they said," sometimes struggled with delegation".
And since leaving Microsoft one and a half years ago time is all he has had to organise and exercise 'fair' health care provision to the worlds people with no strings attached. He denied he was in a race to be the biggest charity but quietly reveled at the thought of besting Melinda in handing that skinny kid a cup of porridge lest she makes him 'look bad' like in that last round of golf.
"Fortunately nobody was watching".
Gates, clad in a checked shirt, khaki pants and brown shoes roamed freely as if he owned the small town whose resident he provides ARV's through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was also reported as apparently roaming incognito, till he was long gone, according to his PR people in a rental Toyota Regius and [modest] convoy of not very shiny and/or so mettalic black Land Rovers "did it hit them just who was in town".
Eldoret being the cradle and home of long and distance runners who scoop gold with ease for the country in international competitions, many a townspeople thought Gates was an agent or scout for a sports management company.
It is further revealed he ordered his security detail to 'take in the air' while they still could as he bent down low through some narrow entrance to a grass thutched hut to take a sip of Mursik[sour milk] from his Kalenjin buddy Kiptoo whose dairy business he supports through Micro-loans.