Where real life and the Onion intersect, stories like this exist.

September 4, 2007

Usually we think of famine relief food going to victims of natural disasters or dry seasons.

Not victims of monkeys.

But alas, monkeys are disturbing the lives of those in one village in Central Kenya to such an extent that farming has been ground to a halt. It only gets worse, however; as one woman tells, these monkeys are not just eating crops:

“The monkeys grab [our] breasts, and gesture at us while pointing at their private parts. We are afraid that they will sexually harass us,” said Mrs Njeri.

The women of Nachu have taken to wearing men’s clothes to avoid harassment, but this has been to no avail. “Monkey squads” have been formed toscare off the animals, but as the brilliantly captioned picture in the bottom third of the article plainly states, they “aren’t very good at scaring monkeys.”


Monkey death squads

I don’t mean to belittle the plight of the Nachu, but the BBC at its finest this article is not.Thanks to Dave.


7 Responses to “Where real life and the Onion intersect, stories like this exist.”

  1. Alain Says:

    “This monkey scarer is armed with stones”

  2. Lisa Tang Says:

    Say that form monkey anything to Mrs Njeri thyem at chance do about it for them are we sometimes not that dead should we anking form very good that see Anywhere see them

    Thanks Lisa Tang

  3. Anonymous Says:

    wow wow wow wow

  4. Mike Says:

    I say the monkey scaring groups need a monkey stick.

  5. ivy Says:

    wat tha

  6. IvyNeely Says:

    thats one ugly monkey

  7. Anonymous Says:

    i like monkeys

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