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Been a student, I have been trying to do a lot of academic research of late.Do not ask me for the results of the above research, since a separate research done by others found out that most of the research done in this university gathers dust in the library in which I am now seated. In case you are wondering about me suffering the same fate, ie gathering dust, the chief librarian has assured me that it takes a number of years in one position to gather significant dust, in this library. therefore, I am unlikely to suffer the same fate, since the library is closed at half past eleven in the night.

He also assured me that the likelihood of me been locked in the library is quite low, and if it did happen, he would have to research on how it happened. However, I pointed out to him that a similar research conducted to find out if shoppers had been locked in a burning store was halted due to lack of eye witnesses. Nobody has researched on the lack of eye witnesses, which apparently could have been as a result of thick smoke blinding potential eye witnesses.

I go on to tell the chief librarian about other research that i have been conducting.I tell him that I may have stumbled onto a localized version of Russian Roulette as I was conducting my research. I am convinced that Kenyans have been playing a form of Russian Roulette.the Kenyan Roulette, as I will refer to it, consist of many stages, each stage been quite complex, and involving many players at a time.

Stage one s played on the Kenyan roads. Participants dive vehicles, applying the same rules that are used in Electronic Arts' Need For Speed games. such rules include:
Driving on any side of the road
Racing fellow drivers in case you get bored,(this is especially true if you are
driving a matatu)
In case you hit a pedestrian, keep driving, stopping will result in you loosing precious points
You will get points for pulling stunts, especially in accidents scenes e.g. flying off bridges
inspecting cars before driving is a waste of precious time
Between the Kenyan passengers & Pedestrians and the driver; whoever is still arrive at the end of the game wins.

Stage 2 involves a far fewer number than stage one, but its scale is quite large. It again involves playing the same version of Russian roulette with Kenyan lives. the other group of players involves stakeholders involved in supply and provision of basic necessities like medicine, maize, fuel etc. In this game, the people charged with supply will aim at irregularizing the provision of the said goods, while the Kenyans will fight for the same supplies, which will now be either in short or of poor quality such that they don't serve their purpose.Between the two, as n the original, whoever outlives the other wins.

Other than researching on such games, I also happened to research on the size of the Kenyan shilling. This was after a friend of mine suggesting that the Kenyan Shilling must be very small, since it has a habit of disappearing right in front of everyone's eyes. This is true, given that even stock brokers are left short of words when asked to explain rampant disappearance of clients money.they shrug their shoulders, and say that the Kenyan shilling has disappeared before from parastals, banks and even when been transported, and they therefore don't see theirs as an exception. Economists have also claimed that the shilling has continued decreasing in size, with more and more people been unable to find enough of it to foot their bills.

As I was doing the above research, I also learned that that the president was researching on the possibility of hiring a plumber. the plumber was supposed to research on massive leaks in the government, which had led to leaking of sensitive government data, especially from cabinet meetings. I happened to learn of this through meetings of such a meeting, which had leaked to the East African Standard newspaper.

I would have continued with my research, but i had to cut my list short in order to research on why I did not have enough time to continue with my research. Other things i would have researched on include:
. Disappearance of thousands of Kenyans, who research has shown that they likely disappeared, only to reappear in other areas as Mungiki
. I would also have researched on why the taps did not have a continuous supply of water, but I ended up spending more time looking for water instead.

I hope that you are able to carry on with your own research.

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