July 31, 2005

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Five Years Later, Kenyan City Councilman Still Left in Suspense

From Philadelphia's own NBC 10, via WorldMag Blog: A Nairobi (yes, the one in Kenya) city councilman told a local newspaper today that five years ago he wrote to former president Bill Clinton, offering a dowry of 40 goats and 20 cows for the hand of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. The letter also told of plans for a large and expensive wedding presided over by Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Mr. Chepkurgor, the councilman in question, says he will reman celibate until receiving a response, for which he is still waiting. An anonymous security official said that Clinton most likely never received the letter, because his staff probably regarded it as a joke. Mr. Chepkurgor's offer is very generous by local standards. This might be viewed as a rather tragic case of cultural insensitivity if it wasn't so funny.

Posted by Kenny at July 31, 2005 2:40 PM
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Or his letter could still be stuck in government bureaucracy.

Posted by: Lauren at July 31, 2005 2:46 PM

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