Kenyan who offered 40 goats and 20 cows to Clinton as dowry for Chelsea killed by elephant
The editor of a weekly magazine says a Kenyan man who once offered former U.S. President Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter's hand in marriage has been killed by an elephant.Okay then. Apparently that is considered an occupational hazard for journalists in Kenya. Mental note made. Don't sign up for assignments in Kenya without consulting a PH and talking to the guys from Norma...
Dorothy Jebet, editor of the Kass Weekly, said Wednesday journalist Godwin Chepkurgor was attacked by an elephant herd while on assignment for the magazine.
Now, honestly, other than the WTF angle I got nothing. I have no idea why this dude wanted Chelsea's hand in marriage (and, yes, FTR I thought the "Chelsea is a dog" jokes were in poor taste when she was 12. No matter how much I may have disliked her father-intensely, for those who were curious-as a child she was not fair game). Regardless of her lineage, what some whackadoodle half a continent away does is no reflection on her.
Now, you want to talk about gnarly ways to die, though. "Attacked by elephant" has got to one of the top five (right up there with "blow up space asteroid to save Earth" or "run over by a stampede of angry beavers"). Although I would imagine it would lead to a closed casket. Or perhaps being buried in a baggy.
Should have offered more goats, man...
That is all.