Don’t misunderstand me: I am not supporting piracy. But wandering through the streets of Nairobi I wondered if piracy is really so bad as some research suggest. Kenya was singled out as one of the number one piracy countries in the world. Imagine: 30 percent of al the books you find in Kenya are pirated and 90(!!!) percent of al music is pirated. The entertainment industry tends to complain about this, which is understandable, but on the other hand: hundreds of fathers are coming home every night to feed their children with the money that they made with selling pirated CD’s in Nairobi’s streets. Guess who is buying those CD’s and DVD’s. It might be interesting to make the sum and find out what is costing more: non-effective development aid or piracy… and: who really pays the price? I am enjoying Kampala and all its goodness at the moment…. It’s hot, just before the short rains and, believe me or not: a friendly guy just offered me some DVD’s: the movie General Idi Amin and Pirates of the Carribean 2 for three euro each. His children would have been happy if I would have bought at least one. Have a pirated day!