Last Friday and Saturday were very busy days for active Kenyans and friends in Stockholm. On Friday, DJ Jimmy had a fund raising following the death of his mother in law while Queen Johansson also had a funds drive at her residence following the passing away of her sister in Kenya.
On Saturday, there was the Nyama Choma at Fittja Beach thrown by the Sound of Blackness. After the grill party, which was well attended, revelers were invited to the Redline Disco in Sätra for an all night disco. Another disco party was taking place at Norrbackaskolan in Märsta where the Hamsini group had thrown a unique bash where attendance was by invitation only. Apart from free entrance, both food and drinks were also free.
While everything appears to have gone well, problems have arisen following the Jimmy fund raising. A group of Kenyans have claimed that DJ Jimmy was trying to cone Kenyans out of their money by claiming that he had lost his mother in law.
According to this school of thought, DJ Jimmy does not have any mother in law because he is single and, according to pundits, he is not known to have been married in the past to warrant having a mother in law.
Some girls even called KSB trying to establish the validity of the harambee because in their minds, DJ Jimmy is a fresh bachelor who has been available for takes and that the question of him having a mother in law should not arise.
The rumours have been so hot that DJ Jimmy has taken contact with KSB to clarify the matter as a matter of public concern.
According to the DJ, he is not in the habit of conning people and those spreading malicious rumours that he may have conned anybody out of their money might be habouring a different agenda. He said that he has a daughter in Kenya mothered by his ex and that it is the grandmother of his daughter who passed away.
He told KSB that he still has attachments to his daughter’s grandmother through the daughter, arguing that the fact that he split with his daughter’s mother does not mean that he also seized to have a mother in law.
He advised those who would like to know the details about the matter to get in touch with him for explanations instead of spreading propaganda against his good name.
He added that those spreading the false stories about his Friday harambee do not know his background and that they are simply driven by enmity and jealousy for unknown reasons. He thanked Kenyans and friends who attended the fund raising and advised that those who know him well should ignore the rumours.
Masumbuko is a young Kenyan dude who arrived in Sweden some months back to look for greener pastures in Scandinavia. He fled from joblessness in Kenya, poverty, frustrations, deprivation and a host of other vices that have ravaged our country as a result of poor political leadership in an otherwise rich country.
To move to Sweden, Masumbuko told KSB that he was helped by Kwasa, a close relative who has settled in Stockholm and who managed to fix a tourist visa for him on condition that once he arrived in Sweden, he would have to work out by himself how he would settle in Sweden because he had refused to heed warnings to the effect that here, the big problem is not arriving but rather settling down because of problems na ma pepe.
His main argument was that there are so many Kenyans who have settled in Sweden and that if others have made it before, there is no reason why he should not make it also.
“In Kenya, I started a Mitumba business from scratch but it failed because of corruption. I don’t see why I should not make it once I arrive because I have been told that there are lots of jobs to take up in Sweden”, he allegedly told his relative Kwasa.
Immediately after his arrival, he was orientated by Kwasa who gave him all the basic information he needed to begin the process of settling down in Sweden. After two months, he was still going nowhere because the key strategy he had been given of fixing a Swedish woman to marry wasn’t working as quickly as he had expected. Swedish girls were not picking up Kenyan men like apples in the garden and when he spoke to KSB, he admitted that he had overestimated the romantic marketability of Kenyan men in Sweden.
He had a three months visa and when he noticed that time was running out, he met a Kenyan who advised him to buy time by seeking asylum. After weighing all his options, he matched to the Department of Immigration at Solna and declared that his life was in danger and that he wanted kujitupa (seek asylum).
HID IN THE BUSH FOR THREE DAYS
When he was called in for an interview, he said that he had fled post election violence in Kenya and that all members of his family had been killed by the Kalenjin worriors who also burnt down their house in Rift Valley. According to part of the story line which he availed to KSB, Masumbuko’s relatives who survived the wanton killings after Kibaki stole the vote last December were lynched in a Church where they had taken refuge. He told the Swedish authorities that he was currently disorientated psychologically because his life had been turned upside down by the post election violence.
“I have nowhere to go because the whole of my village was razed down”, he wrote in an initial statement handed over to the Swedish Immigration authorities.
When asked how he fled Kenya, he said that he hid in the bush for three days where he had no food or water. At one point, he was nearly caught as a group of youths who were carrying spears, arrows, matchetes, rungus and other crude weapons passed by but he pretended to be dead and they left him.
If he is deported to Kenya, he will be arrested because a contact in Kenya had written a letter to him saying that he is wanted in connection with a group of youth he allegedly set up to defend members of his community from attacks. He has now been given a lawyer who is helping him with the case while he has been given a Personal Assistant to help him find his way in Sweden as he awaits for a decision on the case. He has produced several pictures showing how members of his village were attacked by Kalenjin opponents in the Rift Valley.
Although he lives at the refugee camp, he visits Kwasa from time to time. At the camp, he met Wilkista, a Kenyan lady who has also sought asylum on grounds that if she is deported to Kenya, she will be forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation.
Masumbuko said that he wants to be open about his case because he needs help from Wakenya. He needs a job, accommodation and new ideas on how he can go about his mission. He will be coming to Nyama Choma this Sato to meet Wakenya. KSB will update readers about the excursions of Masumbuko.
Queen Johansson has lost her sister in Kenya. Kenyans, friends and well wishers are invited to an Open House at DANSBANEVÄGEN 35 on Friday 25th July 2007. Take Bus 165 from Liljeholmen then alight at Karuseplan. Further information, ring: 0704936022.
JOINT STATEMENT OF ODM-SCANDINAVIA AND NARC-KENYA SCANDINAVIA ON THE LAND GRABBING CASE OF MR. GEORGE WACHIRA KIRIRA
The Orange Democratic Movement in Scandinavia (ODM-Scandinavia) and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia wishes to draw the attention of both the Kenyan government and the International community to the case of Mr. George Wachira Kirira who is currently landless and sleeping outside his home with family after his piece of land was fraudulently taken over by Mr. Joe Maina Ruthithi, a corrupt debt collector and fake born again Pentecostal Church of Africa pretender claiming money for an assault allegedly committed in 1982.
According to our Intelligence, Mr Muthithi is a well known extortionist both in Kiamariga and Kabiruini villages who is using his corrupt connections within the land system, the local police and the legal system to steal land from a helpless peasant using a case allegedly committed more than two decades ago.
Being a teacher, a Church elder and knowing that Kirira’s two sons have, in the past, died mysteriously, Mr. Muthithi is the last person who could have been involved in the grabbing of Mr. Kirira’s land through the back door.
According to the East African Standard (21/07/208) which reported the case, Mr. Kirira allegedly assaulted Mr. Muthithi in 1982 (26 years ago) after which he was fined Ksh 80,000 but by 1998, the fine had accumulated an interest bringing the total amount to Ksh 240,000. At the time Kirira’s land was fraudulently auctioned this year, the piece of land had a market value of Ksh 4 million.
At the alleged auction, the auctioneer was never named while it is Mr. Muthithi, the corrupt debtor, who allegedly won the bid. In all fairness, both ODM-Scandinavia and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia believes that this was a corrupt and fraudulent deal which should never have taken place in today’s Kenya and under the current Coalition government headed by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. What has happened to Mr. Kirira could happen to anybody in Kenya and it is because of the unspeakable level of injustice and corruption that both ODM-Scandinavia and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia have decided to intervene in the case.
We wish to draw the attention of Mr James Orengo, the Minister of Land and Ms Martha Karua, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to the fact that the alleged auction of Mr. Kirira’s land was not only illegal but also unacceptable because so far, the legal process that may have led to the auction remains a secret. Mr. Kirira’s house has been demolished, his land stolen in broad day light, his family left in the cold while his future has suddenly been made uncertain after a dirty deal that needs to be investigated by the Ministry of Lands and Settlement.
ODM-Scandinavia and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia wishes to draw the attention of the Kenyan government to the fact that on January 8th 2003, an attempt by Mr. Kirira to have the case reviewed so that he could auction a piece of the land and repay the debt was rejected by the High Court in Nyeri on November 15th 2007 (see East African Standard 21st July 2008). Instead, Justice Milton Makhandia sitting at the High Court in Nyeri, issued an eviction order against Kirira and without considering the details of the case which tended to favour Mr. Kirira.
As concerned Kenyans in Scandinavia who have been deeply touched by this case, we wish to alert the Kenyan government that it has to intervene in this case otherwise we will have no option but to open a campaign so that justice can prevail and Mr. Kirira’s stolen land returned.
Since the war of liberation led by the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (Mau Mau), the issue of land has never been resolved in Kenya and the open stealing of Mr. Kirira’s land under a new Coalition government is evidence that land grabbing through the back door in Kenya is still alive. It has to be noted that since flag independence, the issue of land has failed to be addressed adequately by three subsequent regimes and the example of Mr. Kirira is a tip of the iceberg.
We take this opportunity to appeal to Kenyans at home and abroad to study Mr. Kirira’s case very carefully because according to our understanding of the case, and after speaking to Mr. Kirira on the phone, there is no justice for the poor land owner and the oppressed in Kenya.
The on-going war in Mau forest emanates from the problem of land which has never been addressed or put on the agenda in Kenyan Parliament. In Mount Elgon, Naivasha, Kiandutu, Molo, Kibira, Korogocho, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Mathare, Soweto, Uasin Gishu, Njiru, large parts of the Rift Valley and Central Province, people are still landless while top politicians currently in government are owning huge tracts of land in our country which are lying idle.
The case of absentee landlords is choking the country when millions of Kenyans are landless. The Ndungu Report is adequate documentation of the state of land grabbing in Kenya, an issue which requires immediate and urgent attention by the current Coalition government of Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.
We demand that:
1. The Coalition government of Kenya intervene in the case of Mr. Kirira by re-visiting and overturning the judgment made by the corrupt Judge, Mr. Milton Makhandia who presided over the case.
2. The land of Mr. Kirira be returned to him with immediate effect and his demolished house reconstructed at the expense of Mr. Joe Maina Muthuthi who corruptly masterminded or influenced the decision in the case to pave the way for the grabbing of Kirira’s land.
3. Mr. Kirira be compensated for days spent in the cold with his family after his house was demolished and that he also be compensated for psychological torture, humiliation, degradation and human suffering he has already underwent as a result of the grabbing of his land and demolition of his house.
4. The Coalition government address the issue of land urgently through Constitutional reforms and any other measure appropriate in the situation.
5. Hon James Aggrey Orengo, the Minister of Lands and Settlement, make an urgent Ministerial statement over the issue with copies to ODM-Scandinavia and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia.
6. The MP for Mathira Hon Ephraim Maina to react to the issue with immediate effect since the issue concerns one of his own constituents.
7. Representatives of government agencies especially the DC, the DO, Chief, Sub chief, OCPD commanding Kiamariga Police post and others be brought to answer questions as to how such a dirty and criminal deal could have proceeded opening the way for a poor Kenyan and his family to be deprived of ancestral land they have resided on since birth.
If the government cannot take immediate action, ODM Scandinavia and Narc-Kenya Scandinavia wishes to warn the Coalition government that we will never rest until this case is resolved. The two party branches will not just open a campaign on the case but will also ensure that this case is dramatized before the International community.
As we write, we wish to add that we are in the process of fund raising to realize the Ksh 240,000 which has led to Mr. Kirira’s land being stolen in broad day light. We are in the process of setting up a bank account to mobilize funds Internationally as a first step towards intervening in the case.
We appeal to Kenyans at home and abroad to join in the campaign to help in the recovery of Mr. Kirira’s land. As Kenyans who believe in democracy, human rights, freedom and the rule of law, our position is that we cannot stand by and watch Mr. Kirira’s land being stolen in broad day light and his children being forced to live in mystery through corruption and other illegal deals.
Mrs Hellen Opwapo,
Mr. Daniel Mwaura Njuguna
Chairman, Narc-Kenya Scandinavia
Dated 23rd July 2008
DJ Jimmy has lost his mother in law in Kenya. He is having an “Open House” on Friday 25th July at Magnagatan 36 in Märsta from 18.00 hrs. For those who will attend and just in case you are not on wheels, take bus number 582 from Märsta and take off at a stage called Vidargatan. KSB Sends condolences to the family of DJ Jimmy during this difficult time.
Hamsini club is probably one of the oldest surviving East African Organizations in Sweden and now, the Club’s leadership has decided to host its Annual party for the first time in Märsta by moving it away from Uppsala, the traditional hosting ground. The Party takes place of Saturday, 26th July 2008.
Known to be a Club for men only, the history of Hamsini goes all the way to 1989 when it was formed. The Club’s members are mostly from East Africa though Kenyans and Tanzanians dominate the membership. Its base is in Uppsala where 60 percent of members also reside.
In the last 3 years, the leadership has managed to recruit more members from Stockholm and this is why the group thought that it was best to host this year’s bash in Märsta in Stockholm. At the moment, Hamsini has 10 members in Sweden while others reside in Africa.
Speaking to KSB about the Saturday, bash Hamsini’s current Secretary Mr
Charles Otieno Owiyo said that most of Hamsini parties have been taking place in Uppsala because of the high concentration of its membership in the city.
Asked about the modalities of joining the Club, Mr Oti was quick to say that
even though Hamsini is a Club for men only, one of the requirements is that a member must have a wife or a partner in order to be accepted.
“We do accept guest students of both sexes but they are always with us for a short time after which they usually travel back home after completion of their studies at the Uppsala University”, Mr. Oti told KSB.
“Any interested person should contact me or come to any of our meetings which usually takes place every end of the month”, he added as he gave further details about the Party.
“The party is strictly for Club members and invited guests. It will begin at 18:00hrs till chee”, he said.
The venue will be Norrbackaskolan in Märsta and Dj Jimmy will be spinning all night long. Attendance by invitation means that the Party is exclusive and this kind of development is new among Wakenya in Sweden.
At the time we went to blog, KSB was still trying to squeeze in an invitation through a Club member so as to be able to spy on what happens at the Party and probably bang a story for our readers who will be out of the radar. Things were looking good.
Picture caption: Charles Otieno Owiyo, Hamsini Secretary.
I am glad to announce that my regular number -460736533068 – is back into the Network. The bad news is that during the period of “information blackout”, I have missed some hot Kenya-Stockholm gossip because some contacts did not get at the blog on time to update themselves that my phone got lost.
I disconnected the phone from the phone company so when someone buzzed me, the message was like “The number is temporarily out of use” or something like that.
In the process, I missed a story about a Kenyan lady who is becoming a matter of public concern to Wakenya because “anatembea na everybody”. As a mature adult, she has a right to do whatever she decides but according to some concerned Kenyan moralists who have the inside edition, she could be carrying the “big ugonjwa” and the risk, according to those opposed to her kutembea, is that she could be spreading the ugonjwa around because many of her contacts are apparently not updated that she is sick.
Naturally, you can’t know who is and who is not sick. When I tried to dig, I was told that there is evidence that she is sick because she was recently seen collecting medicine from the normal joint. I am one of those people who think that Kenyans who have ugonjwa kubwa should not be stigmatized but when it comes to leg-spreading to every Kamau, Onyango and Ondieki who knocks at the ka-door of the ailing sister, the issue begins to take the shape of a serious health risk especially to the Kenya bachelor community.
According to a Kenyan who has followed the lady’s history ya Kukanyagwa, Kenyans will soon start dropping dead one by one “and people should prepare for harambees”.
That could be an exaggeration but the other point is why Kenyan men are also cruising with their scud missiles irresponsibly and launching them in any direction and at any open black hole during their Vasa explorations. Do these Kenyan men have to take responsibility or should they be free because it is the lady doing the rounds?
You are a Kenyan bull and you know too well that our troubled lady has lost control of her critical gears of personal restraint especially when she is inebriated. You are mesmerized both with her extra-ordinary beauty and characteristic trade mark smile which is notorious for exposing those white even teeth and cute dimples to boot.
There is no question that she used to be very responsible when she had an equally responsible hubby but once her marriage collapsed (and this is perfectly normal in life), her personality and behavior began to take a downward turn as frustrations of single life and economic crisis began to pile up.
STRATEGIC RELOCATION VIA SMS
She never used to visit the pub but things have changed. At the time she split up with her ex, she had nice fleshy goods which quickly put her into business – a cute face, smooth curves, perfect madiabas and soft polished skin that many men would like to be associated with. She became even more “tempting to touch” by packing herself in breath taking and sexy attires, the kind that made her irresistible to even the most spiritual Pharisee walking in the streets of Stockholm. As a bundle of beef rolling in town, she could turn heads.
To be exact, you actually used to admire her when she was married and now, here she was, flirting with you in a pub in town, late into the night and staring at you irresistibly, almost saying with her body language that “you’ve got me tonight” and you have no doubt about that.
You don’t want to care about what she has been doing because your lust for her took over long time ago. In any case, the vinywaji have put you into the correct mood and you chose your words very carefully to ensure that you don’t say something stupid that could torpedo the arrangement that is already in place – both of you are ending up at your crib tonight and nothing else.
Although you are sitting next to her at Vasa, you send her an SMS that the two of you relocate to a nearby drinking hole to avoid the crowd of walevi at Vasa. You don’t want to send a whisper through her ear because an evil minded mlevi sitting close could be watching and the last signal you want to send in the situation is that you are sharing some secrets.
In other words, you fear giving her too much attention because a KSB spy could be around and since you are a “Public figure” in greater Kenya-Stockholm (forget about your shit job that puts you down), you are important and it is possible that due to too much attention, you could be linked to her by the hyper-active-super sensitive community of Kenya-Stockholm rumour mongers who are themselves polished professionals at creating the dirtiest of scandals.
You have positioned yourself as a leading member of a Kenyan organization or political Party branch in Scandinavia so you have your own status to protect. Besides, you are also pushing with Nani and hell would break lose if she gets wind that you are scratching this new catch whom we could call Kabibi for convinience.
Sending an SMS in the pub to Kabibi is strategic because you are 100% sure that if you are seen leaving Vasa with her, it will be “mission impossible” trying to convince gossipers ya kwamba haumkati. You know that if things work out, it will be one of those one night “lay-downs” and the best you can expect is that she could be admitted into the register of breasted visitors at your crib, a good maendeleo for your muscles and work outs.
Your “plan B” would be for her to leave Vasa first then you follow after five minutes but that is still risky so you send an SMS that she gets you at the other joint in 45 minutes time. That kinda interval is sure to kill all suspicions. She gives you a clear signal by blinking her left eye and you know it’s done. It’s been long since you last stretched your muscles and emptied your two tanks. An opportunity has presented itself so why not? You reason in your zonked and crooked brain. You give excuses to your pals in the pub because tomorrow you have to go to work very early. Kumbe.
Just like the beginning of the Iraq war, the plan goes as scheduled and she arrives at the other joint carrying her expensive red hand bag. She swings into the place like an accomplished model and, still talking on the phone, locates your position, zooms in your direction in a delicate gait that almost melts you down then she settles on a chair you had put in position to ensure that hakai mbali. You are carried away because you cannot still bring yourself to imagine that it’s you who will be handling “the whole material” in just a few hours and from the safety of your crib.
She has reinforced lipstick that has revived her looks since you last saw her at Vasa and as she settles close to you, you are captivated by her sweet scent that reminds you that she has sprayed perfume afresh, just for you. You begin to appreciate the presence of perfumes and lipsticks in body shops while the experience also teaches you something about ladies – body care products of the perfume and lips stick type could send a serious message. You spy her necklace and you come to grips with the fact that it could swallow the whole of your pay package.
Kabibi’s conversation on the phone seems long but you have to wait. You figure out that she is talking to another bull so you are not alone but this doesn’t worry you. You know she is also very sophisticated and as long as your agenda is going well, you don’t have to distabilize the mood especially with intrusive questions so you keep your cool.
The fact that she has followed your design tonight means that you are at a much better position to “eat the cake” than any other bull still wasting time on the phone.
You exploit the time she is bizzi on the phone to order drinks, just to alert her that she doesn’t have to worry. You know she is taking Mariastad because both of you have just left Vasa. You have to order the drink quickly because a delay could probably enable her to come to her senses and change from Mariastad into a whisky, Barcadi or some complicated and expensive cocktail that could begin to punch gaping holes into your credit cards.
Because your social life hangs on credit cards, you know something about interest rates, transaction fees and unnecessary bills piling up on your door so your game plan is just within Mariastad kinda swallowship. These are the only moments when you begin to pray to Jesus Karast silently that the dear wallet be spared from unknown attacks because last month, you failed to send money to that ka-relative in Kenya because you had to urgently tame some wild bills that popped up when you were out hunting for a skirt wearing creature after days of ukamwe.
You went out to have a drink but now, you have a date and the financial stress is already there because for a final impact, you will have to order a meal because you hope to get her to your crib to night and cooking is one of the rare activities that takes place in your kitchen. You understand that you can’t go to her place because she has kids who know you quite well and if you make that mistake, you are clear about the consequences.
ABRUPT CRISIS AS HOT GOSSIP HITS KENYA STOCKHOLM UNDERGROUND
Things work out well at your new retreat and soon, you are on your way home. You thought it would be siri but unfortunately, you have been spotted by Nani as you make that final corner from the Tube station, just a few meters from your keja. The bump into is so close that you stop for a brief chit chat and to try and cover up things a bit.
“I have also met Mama Nani here and there is something I wanted to ask her”, you begin. The truth is that you made an agreement at the pub that she’s yours for the night but you danganya expecting to get away with it easily. Then suddenly, a crisis erupts.
“Eti you have met me here when we have spent the whole evening together and now we are going to your place. You think I am shit?” Kabibi intervenes, standing akimbo and shaking her shoulders as she gives you a blast.
You have to do something. It is the first signal that she is really drunk and she has pulled a huge surprise that will take you days, if not months to repair because your friend sio mchache in spreading stuff. You apologize quickly, cut the conversation and say kwaheri. You are in real trouble and you have to call your friend as soon as possible for further cover up otherwise the thing might end up at KSB.
You calm her down because you can’t afford to let go after spending a fortune. Your muscles have been down for weeks while psychologically, you were set to dance below the sheets tonight so? You will deal with the crisis later and reasoning is easy because the vinywaji are in control of all your vital faculties.
After Mkatano the following morning and Kabibi has left, you draw a map of how the runour might begin to spread. Nani whom you met will give the story to this and that Mkenya who will spread it to Nani who will get it to the Norsborg Network where ita tembea the whole of Kenya-Stockholm.
The best strategy is to call some key channels within the wider Network and throw a clue “about how Kabibi drinks herself these days” so that when they get the story, it is already distorted. You can throw in a bait which goes like this: You met her at Vasa, she told you she’s gonna visit a friend who stays at Alby where you stay but at the Tunnel, she insisted on following you arguing that she wanted to see where you live. You refused because it was late and she was too drunk.
You then met Baba Nani just as you were leaving the station but when you told him that you had just met Kabibi at the station, she became upset and started saying that you have been together the whole evening. You later dodged her because you don’t want mambo zake. In your disinformation campaign, you leave out the mkatano part because that is the core of the scandal you are trying to avoid.
When the hot gossip hits the underground BBC channel, you are not the guy who shies away. You continue to explain your position while checking who is in the frontline in spreading the rumour. If you can find a scandal about the person, you go for it. “Nani is spoiling my name but what about him?” you counter. By then, you have gone into the archive, pulled something dirty, added salt na pilipili then fire because after all, this is Kenya Stockholm na kama ni kubaya ni kubaya.
You have to defend your reputation. You are just discovering that despite her smashing beauty, Kabibi ni wembe sharp sana. She unpacked the goods for your consumption but now, you are paying heavily because enemy forces have manufactured fresh propaganda that una ugonjwa kubwa ju she has been your girl. It goes that it’s you who is responsible for her divorce and besides, you were seen together at Alby sa Nane usiku on your way to your house. But you are a survivor and you know you will go through this although it might take time. That is just another part of Kenya life in Stockholm.