Delta, Zain and KQ Tweet Around

and other Bank Twits
Twitter is a micro-blogging tool that is really nifty for doing mini-posts, forwards and other remarks that (are on any subject) and are maybe not worthy of a full blog post. Here’s a summary of the last few days on Twitter:

May 29
– @MauriYambo Kenya Co-op Bank directors shareholding Stinks
– KTN’s Larry…. Madowo @larrymadowo on Twitter
– After a few drinks I discover I may be related to @kafai and @gishungwa! #TIA

May 30
– Morning traffic jams in Nairobi Kileleshwa. Spy some Apts being built into the river & fear that one day, river will rise & reclaim its banks
– Government of Kenya shot itself in foot with punitive alcohol tax. Spirit brewers going belly up, Uhuru should correct

May 31
– Happy birthday young @intelligensia

Jun 1
– @mwaikibaki will launch Kenya’s fibre optic cable this month
– @mwaikibaki says Kenya census starts august 24. Ends with his famous phrase, calls hecklers #pumbavu
– Cadbury seems to have discontinued my fave choc wafer, while alvaro is on sale – buy 5, get 1 free!

June 2
– Some Nairobi buildings were designed by Mario bros – with secret floors, VIP lifts, hidden entrances, hostile guards to negotiate
– Santander Bank may sponsor Ferrari next year – does that also make Alonso their new driver?
– Does patient capitalist Jacqueline Novogratz @jnovogratz have the answer to the role of aid in development?
– The African Union wants to set up an African Central Bank
– @TerryanneC Delta Airlines maiden flight earlier scheduled for tomorrow from Atlanta to Kenya postponed indefinitely
– If I had to subscribe to one magazine for life, it would be the Economist

June 3
– @coldtusker -even without airport CEO, artur, 1jet1 – US may want more than one airport checkpoint to filter passengers, so non-stop no go
– @mamboleo ranneberger welcomed delta in the news and was to officiate today. Mwakwere has been in US for a week waiting to fly
– @MIMImagazine new Sade album this year
– What’s wrong with Kenya airport Security?
– Want to speak like Kenyan kids? – try the Sheng dictionary…
– Got an accurate shares statement by e-mail from CDSC Kenya – so my stockbroker is still honest

June 4
– Should companies care about what’s written about them online?
– Former ministers and MP’s mentioned in parliament as masterminds of some collapsed Kenya pyramid
– Michuki and Ruto top a NTV viewer poll of best performing ministers in Kenya. Ok… #Kenya

June 5
– @alykhansatchu “In September 2008, all hell broke loose, it fell like the Titanic” – Titus Naikuni Kenya Airways CEO
– @coldtusker Kenya Airways losing 4 billion after Zain’s 7 billion loss, there’s a lot of blood!

June 6
Nairobi city council asking 100 shillings ($1.25) to photocopy each 100 words of new laws that will punish residents #FAIL
– Follow George Ayittey @ayittey for a harsh dose of Afro-reality
– JKIA arrival lounge – musician Jua Cali and Uganda leader Kizza Besige arrive unnoticed

June 7
– Button-Brawn wins turkey GP. Kenyan crowds are ABB – Anyone but Button
– @karuoro does XYZ fail for taking shots at politicos who are too funny to be imitated or is it the poor voices?

June 8
– Reading Africa confidential to see which way Gabon goes: Lady Senate president should succeed, but Bongo Jnr. is minister of defence
– Weekendgossip: Delta planned Nairobi route before they mergered with Northwest – who are KLM partners. KLM have invested for many years in Kenya Airways so does it make sense for Delta to fly to Nairobi?

June 9
– Why would Wanjiku Mugane quit the EABL Board?
– R/T @kainvestor @kachwanya Zain looks to close $12bn deal to sell Africa unit – report:
– Soldiers are not allowed with guns in the room (and other hotel rules)
– Time to do the tax return thing – 3 out of 4 years waiting for a tax refund

June 10
– How the Lakers won Game 2: I wish Bill Simmons watched Soccer and F1 because there are more conspiracies than NBA
– The folks at DNA Kenya have published a Promiscuity Index Report: Ave No. of Steady Mistresses! Ave No. of kids per steady Mistress! Ave No. of 1 night stands since wedding! #DNAKenya

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