Debate: Stop Selling Kenyans “living In The Underground”
I am shocked to hear that the murderer of the late Juliet Kavinga is free for lack of evidence. It’s so sad that the family back home in Kenya will never get justice for losing a loved one.
The main reason why lam writing these few lines is because of the way she died. Juliet, being over seven months pregnant, could still be alive if she had the right information as to how things work here in Sweden.
Many Kenyans in Sweden know the legal status of a pregnant woman and how the law operates when a guy with Permanent Residence Permit (PUT) or citizenship impregnates a woman in this country.
Why do people come here and go through hell hiding themselves from fellow countrymen ? There is no way the Swedish government could have deported Juliet after five months pregnancy. The Swedish law says that a woman cannot have an abortion after four months. In the circumstances, Juliet had the right to go to clinic every month because she was carrying a child whose father was a Swedish citizen.
She could have been issued with a Permanent Resident Permit because of her baby. Juliet didn’t need that guy while there was no reason for her to go underground. My question is: didn’t her so called friends enlighten her by giving her this information?
Even if the guy didn’t want the child, probably to avoid taking responsibility which is obligatory in Sweden, she could still have made a deal with the father. For example she could have signed an agreement that the dad will be paying an amount of money monthly, quarterly or yearly directly to her thus avoiding the Försäkringskassan (State insurance) which is more strict and bureaucratic. In that way Juliet could have had both her precious baby and Residence Permit to live and work in Sweden with no further contact with the guy. This kind of advice should have come from Kenyans.
It is so sad that Kenyans who are “underground” fear fellow Kenyans more than the Swedish authorities. I ask: Why? All over Kenya, there are millions of people who can do anything so that they can send their children to the Western world to make some money to help them back home.
Some even take loans with the small piece of land they have to pay for the ticket and other expenses for their children to make it here. I am very disappointed that these countrymen later find themselves in the camp of “illegal immigrants” then hide from Kenyans because in the past, many of them have been sold by Kenyans to police and deported or betrayed by the same people whom they hoped could advise them.
When they are deported back home, they don’t have a life anymore while their siblings or parents also suffer from many draw-backs. Those left behind at home had looked upon this person to help them pay school fees, settle the bank loan and so forth. What happens to these families after losing the only piece of land they own to the bank because a Kenyan betrayed a fellow Kenyan? l say: Stop this behavior! You don’t have to help someone with money or a place to sleep. What this Kenyan needs might be a few kind words and right information so stop selling each other!
Nobody owns Sweden. What you do to people will eventually affect you because what goes round comes around. Let us be happy that there is another Kenyan trying. Let us be happy and help one another. The worst part is the negative mentality of some people who say oh, l can’t help this person because him /her might succeed more than me!
I think that’s cheap and petty because what God has written is definitely yours. It is too sad that there are those who could have a heart attack because someone else has been doing better than them! Lets not forget that nobody controls the air we breath. The only person who does that is God (if you believe in Him). If he takes away the air you breath, your time in this world is over.
Peace and love to all Kenyans. Let us unite because in this country, we are all visitors, just like those who are in the “underground”. Let us give our fellow countrymen the support they need.
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