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Kabs the Peacemaker

By  | 20 October 2015 at 19:03 | 1548 views

Dear brother Leeroy Kabs-Kanu,

1.I have seen your own "rejoinder" on the Tony Bee-John Baimba issue. You and I are actually watching from the sidelines. Both Tony and Baimba are junior colleagues to me while Tony is a senior colleague to Baimba. I got my first university degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, in 1981, so Baimba is a junior-junior (double-double latte) colleague. If we were in the army, I would have been a General and Baimba would have been a Lieutenant. Tony would have been a Captain or Major.

2. My dear Reverend Kabs-Kanu, you made a serious mistake or blunder by publishing that "rejoinder" when you very well know you first published that article. All you should have done is to call Baimba (since you say email communication with him was problematic) and tell him that you will send me a message or call me. That was a serious blunder; it was like attacking yourself. But we all make mistakes, don’t we?

3. I know Baimba is in Freetown, he is very active on Facebook and very busy in the Vice President’s office with a lady called Alimatu. But I also know he is still the Press Attache at our embassy in China. If there has been a change, I am not aware of it.

4. I do not remember the misunderstanding about a barking dog you mentioned. I tried to pull it out of your website but it seems you have lost it among the other articles you say went missing from your website not too long ago. But if you get it, send it to me to have another look and respond appropriately.

5. And lastly, my brother, Gibril Gbanabome Koroma is my full name, not Gibril Gbanabome. Gbanabome is a title from the Poro Society of northern Sierra Leone of which I am a proud member.

I hope you had a happy Columbus Day (or Native American Day) yesterday.

Photo: Brother Leeroy Kabs-Kanu, publisher, Cocorioko newspaper.