Spotted this afternoon near the Nairobi arboretum: A yellow Humvee resembling the one above (possibly an H1, not an H2 or an H3... this was a real military-grade Hummer). The kicker: It had U.N. plates.
Now, that's interesting. U.N. staffers' love of expensive cars has been well and hilarously documented, but this struck me as insane. You're working for an organization at least part of whose purpose is to do a little good in the world, and you're getting paid pretty well. Potential ethical quandaries there, but fine, leave that for another day. There is, however, a real short-circuit when you're buying not even a Mercedes, not even a big old Toyota Landcruiser, but a full-blown Hummer, and it's banana yellow. I've got nothing against yellow Hummers per se, but a U.N. staffer with a yellow Hummer seems, I don't know, a little in your face.
Oh, to have gotten a picture. To have gotten a picture! How about it: Does anyone out there know the U.N. employee who had the cojones big enough to buy, import and drive a banana-yellow, military-styel Humvee in Nairobi? It's as if the fellow pinched it from a nearby peacekeeping mission, slapped on a new coat of paint (Yellow! No one will recognize it) and went down to the DMV to get his new registration.