The bad guys

Sukuma Kenya knows how to kick up a campaign. He’s unrelenting in his quest for an environmentally, and carbon neutral UN office in Nairobi. If you don’t already know, Nairobi is where the global headquarters of the global United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is located.

Sukuma Kenya and others in the blogosphere are totally appalled by the largess with which the UN staffers in the UN office complex at Gigiri, Nairobi move around town. Sukuma and the said others apparently get migraines whenever they see the colossal 5-liter engine fuel guzzlers that most of the UN people drive around, garnished with their red diplomatic plates, clearly separating them from the regular Kenyan motorist in his 1400cc Toyota Corolla.

These behemoths of locomotion have galled Sukuma for ages and he’s made personal the quest to make the UN people ‘Kick the Habit‘ . No wonder – or not – Sukuma’s blog is now banned at the UN complex in Gigiri. In short, inside of the sprawling complex, you cannot access the blog. And here I was thinking that the freedom of speech is one of the fundamental freedoms that the UN stands for.

He’s been alerted by a friend that his blog is no longer wanted in Gigiri. What followed that is is not particularly clear but he’s now received somewhat official communication confirming that his blog is actually banned. Now the Media Department at UN-Gigiri has informed the IT Department to unlock that blog. Someone should check on that.

This is totally unconfirmed and is not an accusation, but I have had it mentioned that the newest – and most obscene – entry into the fuel guzzlers’ stable at UN office, the banana-yellow Humvee , belongs to a staffer in the IT Department.

The good guys

Perhaps it is Sukuma’s campaign or it is just that there are genuine environmentalists in the UNEP. I saw a Toyota Hybrid Prius the other day with UNEP plates. I couldnt have been happier. Here is the picture.

A much 'greener' car

A much ‘greener’ car

It seems that not all the people at UN want to drive around in ‘planet-killers’.

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The bad guys Sukuma Kenya knows how to kick up a campaign. He's unrelenting in his quest for an environmentally, and carbon neutral UN office in Nairobi. If you don't already know, Nairobi is where the global headquarters of the global United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is located. Sukuma Kenya and...
<strong>The bad guys</strong> <a href="http://sukumakenya.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Sukuma Kenya</a> knows how to kick up a campaign. He's unrelenting in his quest for an environmentally, and carbon neutral UN office in Nairobi. If you don't already know, Nairobi is where the global headquarters of the <em>global </em><a href="http://www.unep.org/" target="_blank">United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)</a> is located. Sukuma Kenya and others in the blogosphere are totally appalled by the largess with which the UN staffers in the UN office complex at Gigiri, Nairobi move around town. Sukuma and the said others apparently get migraines whenever they see the colossal 5-liter engine fuel guzzlers that most of the UN people drive around, garnished with their red diplomatic plates, clearly separating them from the regular Kenyan motorist in his 1400cc Toyota Corolla. These behemoths of locomotion have galled Sukuma for ages and he's made personal the quest to make the UN people '<a href="http://www.unep.org/wed/2008/English/" target="_blank">Kick the Habit</a>' . No wonder - or not - Sukuma's blog is now banned at the UN complex in Gigiri. In short, inside of the sprawling complex, you cannot access the blog. And here I was thinking that the freedom of speech is one of the fundamental freedoms that the UN stands for. He's been alerted by a friend that his blog is no longer wanted in Gigiri. What followed that is is not particularly clear but he's now received somewhat official communication confirming that his blog is actually banned. Now the Media Department at UN-Gigiri has informed the IT Department to unlock that blog. Someone should check on that. This is totally unconfirmed and is not an accusation, but I have had it mentioned that the newest - and most obscene - entry into the fuel guzzlers' stable at UN office, <a href="http://nwadhams.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/27/hummer.jpg" target="_blank">the banana-yellow Humvee </a>, belongs to a staffer in the IT Department. <strong>The good guys</strong> Perhaps it is Sukuma's campaign or it is just that there are genuine environmentalists in the UNEP. I saw a Toyota Hybrid Prius the other day with UNEP plates. I couldnt have been happier. Here is the picture. It seems that not all the people at UN want to drive around in 'planet-killers'.