Monday, December 7, 2009

Magical Kenya!

"Magical Kenya!" is the slogan for television ads from the Tourist Board of Kenya in a perhaps misguided effort to make people the world over want to go there. Magical Kenya indeed, news about the power of magic and witchcraft in Kenya is commonplace, like the following Internet news article:

NAIROBI, Kenya — The mistaken belief that albino body parts have magical powers has driven thousands of Africa's albinos into hiding, fearful of losing their lives and limbs to unscrupulous dealers who can make up to $75,000 selling a complete dismembered set. (Huffington Post, with reference to a United Nations report.)

Evidently, the left leg of an albino is a particularly prized possession among Kenyans who do not wish to leave their luck to chance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I once had a girlfriend named "Kenya." And she was magical.