“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“As soon as you remove user fees there's a massive expansion of demand. In Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, a total of 8 million children went to school who had not gone to school before. You need new teachers, need new classrooms; there are new pressures on the system.”
“Unfortunately our previous warnings and appeals have received a very limited response from donors. We don't want Kenya to become another Niger, where ... donations only increased when people started dying after months of appeals for contributions to prevent deaths.”