That’s it. The new look The Standard newspaper continues to sink to deeper depths. It is bad enough that the sports section is upside down. Page 2 however consistently goes beyond the ridiculous.
Take today’s issue. The front-page splash is a big headline: Top Al Qaeda Man Now Back in Kenya. Here is a big story, just five days before the anniversary of the US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam as once again the mastermind behind Kenya’s deadliest terror attack has slipped through the police’s shredded net...in Kenya.
As an aside, the timing of the failed arrest makes you question the extent to which Fazul Mohamed is just a political pawn as far as Kibaki’s administration is concerned. What a coup it would have been for the embattled coalition to parade Fazul Mohamed before the eyes of Kenyans and the world media? But they screwed up.
But back to The Standard. You have to wait to Page 7 to read any more on this development because Page 2 is dedicated to the perverted whims of some flasher. I’ll hand it to the journalist though, Peter Opiyo, for his choice language. Here is an extract:
Seizing the opportunity, the man reportedly unzipped his trousers, removed his manhood and moved closer to the dozing woman…When the woman awoke, she noticed her seatmate was fidgeting. Before long she came face to face with the reason with is discomfort – his exposed, erect manhood. So shocked was she that she immediately let out a loud scream.
Congratulations to The Standard for shuffling its pack with such effect.