August 13, 2013 Mad Hatter

WHEN AIRPORTS BURN

Agni, the deity of fire in Hindu has very many roles. In part, the deity links the mortals and the gods. Agni has two heads. One symbolizes immortality and the other is a mystery to mankind. Agni is the acceptor of sacrifices, but never takes the sacrifice himself. One thing I know not, is whether, the presence of a fire, like at airports, signify the presence of Agni, or Agni’s will.

Now, I am also not sure, if arrival terminuses at airports can be sacrifices, that billowy smokes of luggage please gods. But well, I will make an assumption, that it is true, when airports burn, sorry, when JKIA burns, the gods take the sacrifices.

On April, 14th, 2011, some American folk, Hank Krakowski, resigned from his work. Now you see; Hank was the head of Federal Aviation Authority Traffic Organization. And he resigned because a controller at Reno-Tahoe International Airport could not be reached for 16 minutes because he was asleep.

This is really funny, a folk who is perhaps miles away sleeps for 16 minutes and his employer feels so guilty, that he decides to call it quits. Perhaps because he was not keen to ensure that those employed as controllers all had acute insomnia. I tried to see whether the names, Hank or Krakowski means anything close to sleep, in any language, but I did not manage to.

You see, in Kenya, the head of KQ, at anytime, it has many planes at JKIA, is called, NaiKUNI, something like, Na hii KUNI, quite a factor, for fires to start, right? I actually, am told there is a folk within the KAA, JKIA ranks who is called, Kibiriti, now that is really a tough coincidence.

Well, you see, I had woken up pretty early that morning to catch a flight to Johannesburg. So I when the country saw its pride, JKIA is quite something by the way, go up in flames, I was there, surprised.
The worst that has befallen any official so far, has been being summoned for questioning, and the redeployment of the KAA security. Now, one of the few Cabinet Secretaries I have come to like is Engineer Michael Kamau. You see, as a PS, that guy did awesome things, like Thika Super Highway.

If my memory serves me right, Mr. Secretary, I almost said, Minister, you were the first to arrive at JKIA. In a black jeans trouser, I actually did not see your bodyguards, I am sure though, they were somewhere. Well, you were on the phone, and was shouting something. Something, I am sure you have forgotten, but I will remind, it was something like: Stima yote, kwa uwanja ifungwe.

Now, Eng. Kamau is also the chairperson of a committee that was tasked by the President to look at the JKIA fire. You see, the Engineer should tell the country the person who he was talking to the phone with. And FIRE that person first.I do not mean the literal, JKIA flame thing on their coat, but in the sense, in which the Republican American, Donald Trump, is famed for using the using the word:

How can fire burn in an airport, for one hour while electricity is still very on, then, the government calls in FBI to determine whether there was flammable material that helped the fire to spread. I am sure, electricity was kept on to ensure that they saw the fire they were fighting, right?
Now, I was talking about Agni, that god of fire, if he takes airports as sacrifices, I am sure he rejected the JKIA Arrival terminuses. You see, as a god, I will only take fires that are extinguished with those big, red trucks with sirens and men and women dressed in asbestos suits. I will not, take fires extinguished by the Nairobi, CLEAN WATER trucks, or NYS folk-hood with pails and buckets.

I do not doubt it, not even a moment, that the JKIA fire was a result of extreme negligence, started off, as a small spark, to grow into one of the largest infernos ever. I am sure, my friends the pressitutes, I borrowed this from Charles Obbo, would like to see how the airport burnt. Here is how it happens, When Airports Burn:

The Fire Starts like Smoke

The Fire Starts like Smoke

Then our first, and only priority for the time, is evacuating people

Then our first, and only priority for the time, is evacuating people

Then as the fire rages on, we keep electricity on so that we see it clearly

Then as the fire rages on, we keep electricity on so that we see it clearly

3O MINUTES LATER, ONE FIRE ENGINE ARRIVES

3O MINUTES LATER, ONE FIRE ENGINE ARRIVES

But the Fire defies that Engine, and a couple more get in

But the Fire defies that Engine, and a couple more get in

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A COP, Keeping people away from fire, Uniquely. I actually wondered how Kenyans would like to go to the fire, think about it

A COP, Keeping people away from fire, Uniquely. I actually wondered how Kenyans would like to go to the fire, think about it, being restrained from going to the fire

And folks get stranded

And folks get stranded

On Your Left, the first tweet to the world about the fire was from her

On Your Left, the first tweet to the world about the fire was from her

IMG_1405 The Governor was also here
And the Governor Came

And the Governor Came

That is when the head of Airport Security, Erick Kiraithe Walked in

That is when the head of Airport Security, Erick Kiraithe Walked in

Ans he walked, to secure a burnt Airport

Ans he walked, to secure a burnt Airport

And a Police Helicopter then circled the Airport

And a Police Helicopter then circled the Airport

And the President was escorted in

And the President was escorted in

The President was quite concerned

The President was quite concerned

And the Head of CID, THE Internal Security Minister briefed the President

And the Head of CID, THE Internal Security Minister briefed the President

This Man must have seen real Crime for his Department to Investigate

This Man must have seen real Crime for his Department to Investigate

Stranded Me

Stranded Me

And the Head of NSIS & CEO NaiKuni

And the Head of NSIS & CEO NaiKuni

The Fire saw the President, the governor, the minister, the Inspector General and the Fire Engines, it calmed down

The Fire saw th
e President, the governor, the minister, the Inspector General and the Fire Engines, it calmed down

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