Assembly Hall at the Parliament Building in Nairobi, Kenya

Chapter 20 from the Book “The Games End”

Parliament Kenya

In downtown Nairobi a meeting had been called in the mammoth Assembly Hall at the Parliament Building. Minister P.D. Mnazi was standing in front of the packed crowd of MPs.

“These are serious times when our leader’s family continues to exploit our national treasures. Our rain forests are being burned down for charcoal to sell to the Gulf States. This horror has got to stop or there will be no forest left for our children and their children.” A roar came from the assembly. A few of the old MPs exchanged serious looks, whispering to one another as P.D. Mnazi continued with his speech. “Our people died in the forests with a handful of soil in their hands, believing they had fallen in a noble struggle to regain our land. Now that we have it back, our leaders are exploiting it.”

This was accompanied by a strong chorus of boos from some of the MP’s. One said, “He’s gone too far this time. This is treason.”

P.D. continued, “We the government have put good laws in place to stop the illegal poaching and selling of ivory, but how can you stop this illegality when people in high government are taking profit from it, and destroying the very foundation of Kenyan wild life? I have here,” he lifted this hand into the air, “photos of a recent raid of poachers led by one of our ruthless neighbors to the north, the Somalis, who have bedded down with our country’s leaders. One of our own game department personnel took these photos of the illegal buyers in Mombasa. Look, gentlemen! See who this illegal buyer is. Someone we all know in ­Kenya. Someone we respect in our high government. See for yourself! “He handed the photos to the man seated next to him and the photos were passed around the room. They caused a major furor.

“I have nothing more to say. You’re looking at the evidence.”

The photos were now in the hands of Major Darassa and Minister Mafalme.

Minister Mafalme spoke into Major Darassa’s ear. “It’s time to put operation “Hyena” in place. I don’t want to hear the details. Call me when you have the results,” he said

Major Darassa nodded. MP Mnazi walked out of the Assembly and Major Darassa followed a few feet behind.

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In downtown Nairobi a meeting had been called in the mammoth Assembly Hall at the Parliament Building. Minister P.D. Mnazi was standing in front of the packed crowd of MPs.

“These are serious times when our leader’s family continues to exploit our national treasures. Our rain forests are being burned down for charcoal to sell to the Gulf States. This horror has got to stop or there will be no forest left for our children and their children.” A roar came from the assembly. A few of the old MPs exchanged serious looks, whispering to one another as P.D. Mnazi continued with his speech. “Our people died in the forests with a handful of soil in their hands, believing they had fallen in a noble struggle to regain our land. Now that we have it back, our leaders are exploiting it.”

This was accompanied by a strong chorus of boos from some of the MP’s. One said, “He’s gone too far this time. This is treason.”

P.D. continued, “We the government have put good laws in place to stop the illegal poaching and selling of ivory, but how can you stop this illegality when people in high government are taking profit from it, and destroying the very foundation of Kenyan wild life? I have here,” he lifted this hand into the air, “photos of a recent raid of poachers led by one of our ruthless neighbors to the north, the Somalis, who have bedded down with our country’s leaders. One of our own game department personnel took these photos of the illegal buyers in Mombasa. Look, gentlemen! See who this illegal buyer is. Someone we all know in ­Kenya. Someone we respect in our high government. See for yourself! “He handed the photos to the man seated next to him and the photos were passed around the room. They caused a major furor.

“I have nothing more to say. You’re looking at the evidence.”

The photos were now in the hands of Major Darassa and Minister Mafalme.

Minister Mafalme spoke into Major Darassa’s ear. “It’s time to put operation “Hyena” in place. I don’t want to hear the details. Call me when you have the results,” he said

Major Darassa nodded. MP Mnazi walked out of the Assembly and Major Darassa followed a few feet behind.

About William Louis Gardner

William Louis Gardner was born in Minnesota and finished school there. He joined the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon in the Target Library of the world. Went on to the Pasadena Playhouse to learn television and movie making. He got a job with actress Marion Davies at her home. There He met a movie agent and started a career in Hollywood. William Louis Gardner has worked in Hollywood as the agent, personal secretary, PR advisor and manager for for Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Jill St.John, Bobby Van and director, John Huston. William Gardner is the author of two books, "Confessions of a Hollywood Agent," and "The Games End." William on GooglePlus
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