Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Four British "Spies" captured in Kenya.
No doubt the airport at Nairobi is the base for the Kenyan air force's latest state of the art fighter aircraft which need keeping away from potential enemies.....like white middle age hobbyists.
Odd, isn't it, that the punishment for such a serious offence as espionage is only one year,indeed a mere fine if you choose that option. What happened to the 20 or 30 years handed out in the cold war? The amount looks like a deliberate figure that is big enough to split between several back pockets but small enough to not be worth fighting over in the courts.
I have always been puzled by the lack of the obvious comment "How come such a serious crime as espionage attracts such a small punishment?" I recall a dozen Brits in 2001 being found guilty of spying in Greece. Some received three years and others a year in jail SUSPENDED! A suspended sentance for spying? What would 007 say?
Is there a link between the two. Both countries have a record of waging a terror campaign against the UK in the 1950's. The Mau-Mau in Kenya and EOKA in Cyprus,led by General Grivas, the Cypriot born Greek officer.
So there is my take on the subject..Corrupt officials of a country still bearing a grudge.