Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Work of Art Threatens to Bring Down Kenya's Coalition Govern
The Kenyan Newspaper the Daily Nation reports that the one year old coalition government is on the brink of collapse after a discovery of a 17th century work of art worth billions of shillings in State House, Nairobi, Kenya. The art is attributed to the Dutch master Van Rentyal. The Kenyan Head of State, Mwai Kibaki is said to have ordered the valuable work of art to be stored under armed guard in his official residence’s armoury. Different factions of his government are divided as to what should be done with the art work with some saying that it should be sold to feed the hungry and help build roads or fund other social welfare projects around the country. Another group demands that the work of art be restored and put on show as part of the nation’s heritage.