For months now, the blogosphere, represented by the likes of Sukuma Kenya, have been hunting for one elusive beast: the banana yellow fuel guzzling Humvee with UN plates in Nairobi. This polluter of choice for one UN staffer has been accused of being an insult to the UN’s attempt at being carbon neutral and it’s actions on curbing climate change.

Well, guess what? The Humvee showed up. Not in a dingy nightclub or some dimly lit back road, but in one of the primary ‘green’ places in Nairobi: the Nairobi National Park - at the parking lot. By coincidence, I was there, with a good camera. That is why I am able to present this magnificent picture of one of the rarest and most elusive species of beast in Kenya.

*Note: no attempt made to blur the registration number plates – that would be redundant.

The banana yellow Humvee shows up again

The banana yellow Humvee shows up again

What the Humvee was doing in the one spot that makes Nairobi qualify to be called a ‘green’ city – and perhaps why the UN Environmental Programme has it’s headquarters in this city – is indeed puzzling. Did the seeming flamboyant owner suddenly realize that he cared about the environment? No doubt an oxymoron. Was it just another opportunity to show off his behemoth? Well, we’ll probably never know.

Whatever happens, the blogosphere can now feast their eyes on this beast and continue to ask themselves ‘will the UN Nairobi office ever change their ways?‘ ‘Will they ever practice what they preach?’ One thing is for sure though; the blogosphere will continue to try and bring them to their senses. Whether they’ll ever succeed or not is open for debate. Afterall, the eagles once sang:

And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

-The Eagles: Hotel California

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For months now, the blogosphere, represented by the likes of Sukuma Kenya, have been hunting for one elusive beast: the banana yellow fuel guzzling Humvee with UN plates in Nairobi. This polluter of choice for one UN staffer has been accused of being an insult to the UN's attempt...
For months now, the blogosphere, represented by the likes of <a href="http://sukumakenya.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Sukuma Kenya</a>, have been hunting for one elusive beast: the <a href="http://nwadhams.typepad.com/nwadhams/2008/10/found-in-westla.html" target="_blank">banana yellow fuel guzzling Humvee</a> with UN plates in Nairobi. This polluter of choice for one UN staffer has been accused of being an insult to the UN's attempt at being carbon neutral and it's actions on curbing climate change. Well, guess what? The Humvee showed up. Not in a dingy nightclub or some dimly lit back road, but in one of the primary 'green' places in Nairobi: the <a href="http://www.kws.org/nairobi.html" target="_blank">Nairobi National Park </a>- at the parking lot. By coincidence, I was there, with a good camera. That is why I am able to present this magnificent picture of one of the rarest and most elusive species of beast in Kenya. <em>*Note: no attempt made to blur the registration number plates - that would be redundant.</em> What the Humvee was doing in the one spot that makes Nairobi qualify to be called a 'green' city - and perhaps why the UN Environmental Programme has it's headquarters in this city - is indeed puzzling. Did the seeming flamboyant owner suddenly realize that he cared about the environment? No doubt an oxymoron. Was it just another opportunity to show off his behemoth? Well, we'll probably never know. Whatever happens, the blogosphere can now feast their eyes on this beast and continue to ask themselves '<a href="http://sukumakenya.blogspot.com/2009/01/so-will-you-kick-habit-unep.html" target="_blank">will the UN Nairobi office ever change their ways?</a>' 'Will they ever practice what they preach?' One thing is for sure though; the blogosphere will continue to try and bring them to their senses. Whether they'll ever succeed or not is open for debate. Afterall, the eagles once sang: <blockquote><em>And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast</em> <strong>-<em>The Eagles: Hotel California</em></strong></blockquote>