For Kenya Stockholmers in the know, there is a general explosion of scandals doing the rounds in Stockholm. Some of the scandals are so huge that even talking about them openly has become a taboo because of the reputation and responsibility of those involved while others are still in different stages of development.
As a matter of entertainment and because the scandals continue to flow like the Niagara water falls, it is time to touch on some of the most well known ones. We will avoid those based on ramous and hot gossip. Wakenya have entered into a season of scandals and it would be irresponsible for KSB to ignore this development.
Take the case of certain members of the Kenya-Stockholm Christian community (also known as Wafarisai) who are out-rightly living hypocritical lives while at the same time preaching to Wakenya to encourage them to become candidates for membership in heaven when they die.
There is a church group (that some Kenyans believe is a sect) which has had a very serious unit whose responsibility has been to “give advice” to married couples who enter into romantic crisis. If you feel that your marriage is not working, you are free to contact this group, pour out your problems “in deep confidence” and expect not just consolation but workable solutions that might rescue your relationship. To be exact, this group has been doing very well and many couples have benefitted greatly from their services. Little children have been saved from losing parents through “preventable divorces” and Wakenya have been happy.
The good work of the group has meant that more and more couples have been turning to the team with their problems. The Christian background of those involved in the mediations has given many Kenyan couples great confidence in the group because no one would open up private stuff (even in times of crisis) to someone or people likely to spend hours on the phone updating other Wakenya about “the latest” on Nani’s crumbling relationship.
Recently, a contact called KSB to accuse a leading member of the group of having “snatched her husband”with whom she has had a long standing crisis. According to the story, the woman contact has been receiving advise to help get her hubby “back on track” after he discovered that the husband has been ignoring his responsibilities.
What she didn’t know is that one of the female Wafarisai who has been helping them has actually been eying her husband and simply using intelligence gathered during discussions to entrench herself into her territory. Before the victim could figure out why her problematic hubby has been saying very nice things about the female counselor, her husband had already been taken.
The Counselor has herself been single. After the Mfarisai got convinced that she had trapped a new bull that could take care of her needs, she began to inform the loser to try and “think in another direction” because the hubby in question might need special treatment that may take ages before any good results could be seen.
“I am talking to him and I think he needs a lot of prayers. He is responding well but it might take time”, the Mfarisai told her victim but the victim did not understand exactly what the Mfariasi was saying because she was “talking in tongues”. In her ignorance, she thanked her for taking extra time to try and help them get back to real romantic business. Little did she know that the woman was already feeling some new and welcome warmth from non other than Mr. X.
The victim only woke up one day when another Mkenya called her and asked her what is going on because her husband is being seen too much with the female Mfarisai. The Mkenya did not know that the couple has been in crisis because the guy has been evading responsibility after making a baby with the woman. He still thought that he is a kijana and that despite the fact that he was being called “Baba” he still had all the traits of a kijana and so he still had the right to retain some of the privileges of a Kijana like taking off to a pub at very short notice to swallow once a call gets in that there is something a Kijana friend wants to discuss.
According to reports, the lady rebelled while the guy also stood his ground. The crisis deepened when the lady also starting playing the same game and dumping the baby to the guy – talk about giving him a taste of his own medicine. The guy became even more irritated.
The lady was out of work while the guy has had a long standing job. The employment equation only worsened the situation because the guy started using the fact that he is the main “bread-winner” to try and gain an upper hand on who was in control of the situation. The lady responded by arguing that without her little income from the Swedish insurance office (föreldrapenning if you have been there), all the bills could never be sorted out. She also argued that the guy works because she sticks with the kid and that if the guy could stick with the kid, she could also work and bring in even more cash. As the crisis deepened, the couple decided to seek help from Baggarmossen Church. Haya!
At first things were good because they were getting some helpful tips punctuated with bible reading especially on areas touching on marriage, the role of the man and the woman in the family and other stuff.
After some months, the lady victim reported that what she didn’t know was that the lady Mfarisai was working hard to make an impact on her husband in order to snatch him. She was telling the hubby that he “got a wrong woman” who doesn’t understand the psychology of African men. The guy started nodding. Mmmmmm.
We can’t be sure that these were the real words the woman helper used because we were not there but it reportedly went something like this: “Your main problem (the guy) is that the woman you married is Swedish in the mind and African on the skin. I hope you don’t cook or change diapers”. The Kenyan man began to see some good points. Suddenly, the guy started making appearances at the lady’s place for “extended consultations”. Whenever he came back, he did not want to eat because “he was OK”. He had been fed and probably boozed? The story is very long.
When the victim was informed that her hubby is too much in the company of the Mfarisai, she began to question him about the nature of the contacts. That is when the guy went bananas. He started spending nights away from home without explanations and turning off his mobile phone. In the meantime, the nice side of the Mfarisai continued to take up the better part of the guy’s defence mechanism.
Since this case is now “well known” the question is how it will impact on others who might need help from the Church or how it would affect the reputation of the good people at Bagarmossen church who honestly want to continue helping in the field of matrimonial crisis. We understand that the Mfarisai in question is now telling her colleagues in the Church not to “interfear with her personal life” because that has nothing to do with Jesus.
Today, the guy is together with the Mfarisai while the woman has moved out with the ka poor kid. When she began to confront the offending woman, the woman reportedly said that the only way to win the hubby’s heart is to try and understand the root of the problem and that this is what she is trying to do. The woman continued to deny any romantic relationship with the guy although at the moment, Wakenya in Stockholm know that the guy is taken. Guess who is involved?
On Saturday 30th June, Kenyans and friends of Pastor Betarice Kamau are gathering for the wedding ceremony between Mr. Olle Lundgren and the Kenyan Pastor. The event takes place at St Klara Church from 14.00 followed by a reception at Skapnäck Church. The wedding is public because through various channels including KSB, everybody has been invited.
According to Pastor Beatrice, she has invited everybody through word of mouth, telephone contacts, email, cards, sms and through the Internet. The Pastor told KSB that she has been unable to reach every Kenyan personally and stressed that whoever knows about the wedding should feel welcome.
“We are Africans and you don’t have to get a personal email, an SMS or a card to feel that you are welcome”, she told KSB. She said that since she doesn’t have the contacts of every Kenyan in Stockholm, Wananchi should be comfortable with the various channels available.
Planning for the wedding has been going on for more than two months and now, plans are entering into their final stages. It will be the fourth time a Kenyan is throwing a public wedding in Stockholm since the beginning of the century. Among Wakenya in Stockholm, the wedding will be the main event to watch over the week-end.
The pioneer of Kenya-Stockholm public weddings was Mr & Mrs. Laban Mberi whose wedding was followed by Mr & Mrs. Nashon Mbugua before Mr & Mrs. Clay Onyango took the deep plunge. Now, it’s Pastor Beatrice Kamau and only God knows who is next.
Wakenya have been tuning and relationships have constantly been changing but we will “wait and see”.
Of cause, other Kenyans have also been wedding but the unions have mainly been closed to the general public with tightly controlled invitations Swedish style!
You have been informed and by now, you must have marked your calendar. According to Pastor Beatrice, “Don’t say you were never invited”. KSB takes this opportunity to congratulate the bride and the groom and to wish them well on the special occasion of their wedding.
A case in which a Kenyan national is facing multiple charges of rape, assault, deprivation of freedom and attempted murder of a Swedish woman he was residing with has began in Stockholm but in Camera.
During the first hearing of the case on Tuesday June 26th, members of the public were not allowed into the court room. The Swedish authorities could not immediately give reasons for the lock-out as the expectation was that the trial was public. A lawyer told KSB that a person involved in a case in Sweden has the right to request that he/she be heard in camera especially when the person is a witness.
During the Juliet Kavinga case, a former girlfriend of the Swedish national who was suspected to have killed Juliet presented her evidence in camera. The public (including KSB crew) was requested to leave the court room just before she took the witness stand.
According to information gathered by KSB, the prosecution is not just seeking a jail term but also deportation of the Kenyan back to Kenya once he completes his jail term. According to details of the case, the Kenyan allegedly raped the woman on several occasions while he is also suspected of threatening to kill her on multiple times. According to police investigations, the Kenyan allegedly threatened to kill the woman by suffocating her with a pillow.
On occasions when she was allegedly under deadly threat, the Swedish woman is reported to have telephoned some close contacts weeping that her life was in danger. Police interrogated a handful of the woman’s contacts who reportedly gave chilling tales about constant threats to her life. The Kenyan has denied all the charges.
The problem with the case is that there are no eye witnesses who could stand up in court to corroborate the woman’s allegations. Without witnesses, Kenyan legal analysts believe that the case might be shaky unless something dramatic happens. The case is expected to be dominated with “word against word”. The case will continue on a daily basis until the day of judgment. It is expected to last for at least two weeks.
In the meantime, the trial of an HIV positive Kenyan who is suspected to have raped two Swedish women is yet to begin because police investigations are still underway. The Kenyan is suspected to have infected the two women with HIV.
The case is also problematic because the Kenyan is alleged to have committed the offences about two years ago. The major huddle in the case is that the crimes were never reported to police immediately and this situation is likely to create major obstacles especially in the value of evidence.
From the perspective of KSB, the two Kenyans might be freed if the rules of evidence are strictly followed. The advantage on the side of the accusers is that the system is likely to be on their side because of racism and discrimination within the Swedish Justice system especially when it comes to cases involving Africans.
Despite the availability of ample evidence, a Swedish national who was suspected to have murdered Juliet Kavinga, a Kenyan national, went free. When the case came up in the appeals court, it was also dismissed. For many Kenyans who understood the case, the acquittal of the suspect was difficult to grasp without the element of racism within the Swedish Justice system coming into the picture.
Billy Boy, a Kenyan national, was sent to prison for eight months two years ago after being accused of assaulting a Swedish woman. The crime was allegedly committed two years before the trial and although there was no strong evidence, Billy served his term to the end.
The case of this writer who was brutalized by Swedish guards early this year and in which pictorial evidence of circumstances of the crime existed never made it to court “due to lack of evidence”. Four Swedish nationals who witnessed the crime did not matter in the case. Police were called immediately to document the crime but still it failed to even make it to court. KSB is following the cases.
Kenyans who are chronologically challenged are increasingly finding it difficult attending Kenyan Parties in Stockholm which, they believe, have been taken over by the youth. The generation gap is beginning to have an impact and the consequence is that Kenyans who are over 35 years old are becoming unable to cope with the standards being set by the youth on the dance floor. Aware of this phenomena, some Wazees have began calling for “Waeze Hukumbuka Parties” where they can feel more comfortable.
“The problem is that you go to the disco and you find out that your son or daughter is also there”, said a Kenyan parent with teens approaching their 20s.
The age bracket aside, elderly Kenyans find the suggestive dance styles “embarrassing”. At the moment, the style that is booming is the “back hook” where the Manzi turns her bums to the male partner who then reduces the distance from in between as he begins to rub his “frontal lobes” on the pointed bums in unison with the rhythmic beat of the Music.
At this point, the lady is in a “bending posture” and you only need to watch the video to understand the sexual dynamics of this dance floor operation that is sweeping across the Kenyan youth like wild fire. They love it!
In fact, it is almost semi-pornographic and one could sympathize with Kenyan moralists in Stockholm who posit that the scenes are “not good for children”. The only consolation is that they are not worse than scenes on “The Voce” Music channel on Swedish Television watched by kids daily and on a routine basis. The difference between the Kenyan displays and “The Voice” is that on the channel, the dancers are sometimes “in their pants only” while the “sex-packed” motions are sometimes explicit “beyond belief”.
A parent could get away with “The Voice” scenes by explaining to the kids that “those are white people” but in many cases they are African Americans doing business in the Entertainment industry. When the scene is almost similar in a Kenya-Stockholm disco setting, what do you say to the kids? That those Kenyans are crazy maniacs copying unacceptable white cultural values?
During the Kenya Summer Jam Party, a youthful Kenyan male who was in a white hat and long sleeved shirt shuttered the record when it came to how far the “back hook” could go. His partner, a stylish and equally youthful lassie, advanced the moves with the zeal of a “professional”.
Although the scene could be entertaining depending on your attitude, the moves were clearly beyond the reach of an average Mzee wa Kazi in Stockholm who suddenly finds himself confronted with youthful bums pointed in the direction of his flailing cruise missile. After watching the video clip, an old timer called KSB to announce his resignation from the Kenya-Stockholm dance floor.
The DJs don’t care. When they understand that the youth are getting even closer, that is the time when they fix the “tempting to touch” songs. In one clip at the Summer Jam Party, the DJ openly provokes the dancers by sharpening the lyrics through the microphone with the “And if you want to remove it, your underwear…” lines. In other words, he gives the girls the option of removing their thongs if they think it’s the best alternative under the “heated” circumstances on the dance floor so what is to be done? Blame the DJ or the lyrics?
According to a Mzee wa Kazi, MTV and other channels have taken over the thinking of the youth when it comes to dancing. At the summer Jam, it was a typical case of the mini skirt “being too short”” while in some cases, the view of the bra from the back is a scene that was perfectly acceptable. To put it mildly, some breasts were simply “tied up with ropes” woven around the chest and as the boobs shook violently to the staccato beats of the music, you could think that they would pour out if the ropes accidentally untied. Some fatty chunks of meat were wrapped in very tight short trousers and as they were shaken slowly from left to right, the action had the capacity to set an average male mind circling endlessly. It was a scene you could watch over and over again depending on what you were interested in. At the entertainment level, it was real.
“MY SON IS REALLY ON YOUR DAUGHTER”
There is a case when a tiny strip of cloth had been wrapped around the waist in what passed for a skirt. When the whole bundle of a girl did her moves, it was easy appreciating the fact that she had white pants on because the piece of a skirt kept on exposing the pants (imagine the intervals of a blinking eye) as she jumped up and down to amuse herself, oblivious of what was happening from below. You did not need spectacles or a high powered telescope to absorb the color of her thingy.
In another case, a well fleshed Kamanzi who was also scantily dressed started gyrating her bosom as she held on a chair strategically placed in the middle of a circle of dancers who were going round like a train shaking to the rhythm of “wacha waseme…usiku watala” Taraab music (let them say at night they will sleep). The catchy part is that the lady in question assumed that the chair she was “challenging” was a man in bed. The rest could only be left to the imagination.
Instead of reacting like they had been surprised by such an “immoral move”, the dancers actually cheered the girl wildly, as if she was a heroine. The gratification underlined the fact that what she did was appreciable and the message was that others could go ahead and even reach a “climax” with the chair so you are all alone when you sit there and complain about Kenya-Stockholm morals standards.
At first, I thought that when the revelers were warned by the DJ that KSB was filming, they could slow down and avoid the more suggestive stuff or even take a break. This did not happen. Instead, one dancer was asking “Wako wapi?” as she moved on to perform a dangerous display with her partner who was equally excited. Others simply seized on the opportunity to “perform a show” with their partners in order to send the message home – “This is how we do it in Stockholm so take it or leave it”.
When the clips were uploaded at Youtube, a dancer called KSB to complain that she was not in the videos although she had been dancing the whole night. The disco went on for 10 hrs and we could not film everything because that was unrealistic.
Some Wazees have confessed that they have no energy to go down in slow motion in one of those funny styles. “It is like taking a press-up”, said one Mzee. Besides, I have a big tummy that cannot even allow me to put on my shoes without help from some kind of stick”, a Mzee told KSB. “I just have to watch”, he admitted.
Are separate discos for Kenyan Wazees viable in Stockholm? This is a question that cannot be adequately answered. Within the Swedish society, there are disco sports for all age groups. The problem is that these spots are not Kenyan in terms of clientele and music. There is nothing wrong with Kenyan Wazees garnering for special Parties if they feel that mixing with the hot blooded youth is becoming problematic. The youth just have to do their thing and not much can be done if they have developed a tendency of taking over discos in Stockholm.
Besides, some of them are single and have to look for hunting grounds while their time for real fun is now. You could argue that they could go to Swedish discos – many of them do. But when something Kenyan comes by, it’s normally something special so it’s not strange that they normally tend to dominate the floor.
It is difficult to be present at the disco as an observer when your son is squeezing the daughter of a close friend of yours on the floor. How do you react when the friend is also at the Party?
“Hey Mamen. Son wa mine is really on your daughter”. Surely, this kind of conversation might not just be possible and Wazee have only one option. They need to sit down and discuss their problems at Kenyan parties because whichever way the coin goes, Wazee will always be the underdogs at Kenyan parties in Stockholm when it comes to action on the floor and the youth do not simply care. The fundamental issue is that you have been attending Kenyan parties for the last 15 years then now, you can’t because you are growing old.
By keeping away from Kenyan parties with the argument that these parties “have been taken over by the youth”, Kenyan Wazees in Stockholm are in the process of isolating themselves even further within the Kenya social scene. Is it time for Kenyan Wazees to organize their social interactions in Stockholm?
New links have been added at the blog site: KSB video Blog and Youtube links. This will make it easier for fans to access the videos. Check out the links below for an update.
As the naked reality of the Stockholm-Dance Floor status continue to sink into the consciousness of Wakenya in Stockholm after the Summer Jam, Party lovers have something new to think about. The Sound of Blackness will be blackening the disco-hall at Norsborg Musik huset with a new Kenyan sensation who is expected to increase Kenya-Stockholm Party temperature to even crazy levels in the mid-night summer heat.
This summer, Sound Of Blackness (http://soundofblackness.se) brings you one of the top Kenyan DJs in the US, for a live performance right here in Stockholm. DJ Otieno V will be moving the crowd at Musikhuset at Tomtbergav 370 in Norsborg on Saturday the 7th of July. DJ Otieno V is affiliated to Capital FM Nairobi (http://www.capitalfm.co.ke) and regularly rocks clubs all over the US as well the radio and major events in Kenya. He has toured and performed with popular Kenyan artists like the Kleptomaniax, Longombas, Redsan, Nonini, Jua Kali, Pilipil, Flexx, Jimwat, Necessary Noise and the biggest Kenyan DJ units across the globe. He has performed in the UK a few times and this time round, Sound Of Blackness would like you to have a taste of the Vee Entertainment (http://veeentertainment.com) experience. With our close and personal friend, the legendary DJ Otieno V, alongside Stockholm’s Sound Of Blackness party rockers DJ EZ Frank & DJ Safi its gonna be a party like never before – please come out strong and safe !!!
For information please visit http://soundofblackness.se. More details and updates coming soon.
If you have been wondering what might have happened to the KSB Report about the ”Kenya Summer Jam” Party that was hosted by ”Sound of Blackness” about ten days ago, you have been right. We have been working on the video clips so that the action can be brought to KSB funs on an “as it was” basis instead of writing a lot of propaganda in the net. You need to watch the clips in order to understand the latest on the Kenya-Stockholm dance floor.
If you missed the Party, take heart because the clips are on the way. The Party was “hotter than summer” and that is to put it mildly. If you were sleeping in your flat, we can confirm that some crazy Party lovers from Kenya and their friends were having lots of fun doing their thing at Norsborg music huset.
Every ingredient of a Kenyan Party was present with one exception. There was much more “daring moves” by the dancers while the youth seem to have gone “overboard”. The video clips are coming in different parts and we don’t want to pre-empt anything.
“Sound of Blackness” will be hosting the “Grand Nyama Choma” on the 28th of July so you better mark your diary. The event takes place at Fitja Beach. A poster has been worked out and it will be available for download at KSB before the end of the week.
In the meantime, we have to get back to the business of uploading the “Summer Jam Party” clips because some fans who have been calling headquarters can’t wait. Others who were at the Party and who knew KSB was filming ought to relax with enquiries as to when the clips are hitting cyber space. It is just a matter of time…
What has so far been confirmed is that there will be at least three parties, one Nyama choma and one live show. But Nyama comes first.
FITJASTRAND: A grill-feast will be taking place at Fitja Beach on Saturday 23rd June hosted by M.A.D, a Kenyan organization that mainly focuses on children and youth activities. The cost of eating Nyake has not yet been circulated. According to information posted by MAD leaders, the event starts at 14.00 hrs.
I was talking to one of the MAD founding members who was not very happy with a KSB article about a ”MAD children’s Party” and when I talk about “MAD leaders” here, I don’t know what will happen. The dilemma is how to refer to the organization without avoiding the connotation that comes with the MAD acronym. Anyway.
After filling up at Fitjastrand (or Fitja Beach if you like), Wakenya will have the opportunity to roll their beefs to Albyskolan where MAD will be hosting an all night Party. Entrance fee has not yet been circulated but it is expected to be 50-60 kr. It is the first time MAD is trying its hand on a Kenya Nyama choma. The group has hosted a couple of Parties at Albyskolan in the past together with children’s activities which have been very successful.
MÄRSTA: If you can’t make it to the MAD events on that Sato, you have the option of checking out what is happening in Märsta where a group of Africans mainly composed of Wakenya, Watizedi and Wazairwa are throwing a bash. The group behind the Party is called “Mason African”. The point of action is Norrbackaskolan and the address is Odensalavägen 1. You will need to take a bus (No 581 from Märsta station) in case you are not yet rolling on wheels then shuka at Norrbackaskolan from where you can then tip-toe to the venue just a few meters away.
A Nyama choma at the same venue has not been confirmed. The Night Party starts at 20.00 hrs and, just like the Alby Party, runs throughout the night so you can keep your body busy the whole night. DJ Jimmy and DJ Yunas will be spinning and, according to what they told KSB, music will focus on latest hits from Kenya, Tanzania and Congo. The crowd is expected to be very mixed. The group has also organized Parties at the same venue which have been well attended. There is a considerable presence of Africans (especially Wakenya) in Märsta and this factor is what has been driving Parties down theiya.
The pet peeve by Wakenya in Märsta has been that Norsborg and Alby are far-away venues and that an alternative Party center at Märsta is also just in order. From what KSB has established, the distance doesn’t really matter for Wakenya. What they want is good action especially on the music side. They will go anywhere if they are convinced about what to expect. Alternative DJs are good for competition in an industry that is still “under development” among Wakenya. At the moment, “Sound of Blackness” appears to be slightly ahead with heavy music gear and a good mastery of dance floor characteristics.
VUMBI LIVE!: In case you are into more live stuff, then you could as well book your day at Järva fältet (between Tensta and Rynkeby) for some live stuff. The center of attraction will be non other than the famous Kasule (popularly known as Vumbi) who will be playing live for a huge audience with his group – Makonde. Vumbi is one of the main artists who used to play at the former Star Light Club and he is well known by Party crazy Wakenya.
Speaking to KSB, Kasule said that he will mainly be focusing on East African music and that the event runs the whole day in open air. If you are keen on catching Makonde in action, the group will play from 14.00-15.00 hrs. Food will be available in plenty and it will also be a good out-door event kuzubaisha jamii just in case you are one of those planning to escape to Alby or Märsta to do it alone after a busy day with the clan. Our job is to bring it up and say where it happens otherwise it’s all yours for the chosing.
We are not yet through with the Onyango Oloo video clips and more are on the way. In this clip, Comrade Oloo field some questions from the audience during a recent meeting with Kenyans in Stockholm. To watch the video, Click Here.
A new Edition of “Ukweli Wa Mambo” Newsletter has been released by MP Mwandawiro Mghanga. Much of the content of the Newsletter is a continuation of Mwandawiro’s struggle against character assassination, mud-slinging, intimidation and blatant political harassment by the Kibaki dictatorship which has been trying to link the MP with criminals who have been murdering Kenyans in the name of Mungiki. Do download the latest Edition of “Ukweli Wa Mambo”, Click Here.