Moses Njenga, a Kenyan resident in Stockholm and his sister, Rhoda Waithera who resides in Uppsala, have lost their Dad in Kenya. Friends, sympathizers and well wishers will be holding a Prayer Meeting at Njenga’s residence on Sunday, March 1st 2009 at Bäckgårdsvägen 51 (3rd Floor) in Vårbygård from 14.00 hrs. In the meantime, Njenga has an “Open House” at his residence which is the point of mourning. A committee headed by Mr. Daniel Mwaura has been set up to help mr. Njenga and his sister in Sweden cope with the tragedy.
The venue is about 7 minutes walk from the tube station and there will be candles to guide the guests. The Prayer Meeting will take place at a local which will be closed at 21.00 hrs but an “Open house” at Njenga’s will remain open as long as necessary.
A funds drive is part of the Program and there will be both a contribution book and a condolence book. According to Mr. Daniel Mwaura, Committee Chairman who has been briefing KSB, all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Those who may have difficulties in tracing the venue are requested to call contact numbers listed below.
KSB hereby sends deep condolences to the family of Mr. Njenga during this time of deep shock and sorrow. Losing a father is not an easy experience and we hope that the family of Njenga will have the courage and compassion to go through this sad and difficult moment of grief and painful mourning. There is a time for everything. A time to live and a time to die. Njenga’s father has left us. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Further info: Moses Njenga: 0737443325, Daniel Mwaura 0736694039, Wambui: 0737867978 and Kajoe: 0704085528.
Okoth Osewe: “There could be a lot of rhetoric about going back to an election but because in Kenya, politics is business, the MPs are already in business and for this reason, logic dictates that they will try to hold on to the coalition government as long as it takes and steer away from any crisis that may lead to the collapse of the coalition” – Stolen Presidency p.419 (November 2008).
Raila Odinga: “By accident, after a very bitter election in 2007 and similar past ones, we ended up with a government that offers the best opportunity to bring Kenyans together. It is my wish that we hold together until 2012. That will give us time to put in place measures that ensures we don’t witness what was seen in 2007″ – Raila Odinga (February 28th 2009)
Okoth Osewe: “Most likely, the Grand Coalition will deliver a new Constitution to the Kenyan people, possibly before the end of 2009″ – Stolen Presidency p. 420 (November 2008)
Raila Odinga: “A new constitution. That is the biggest reform we must achieve this year. Some people have been fighting for constitutional changes since the 1960s when the adulteration of our independence constitution began” – Raila Odinga (February 28th 2009)
As we mentioned in our last installment, there was not much contact between Barbz and Pastor Mapozi after both of them became homeless. Things looked bleak because there appeared to have been no light at the end of the tunnel. During this period, an abrupt and dramatic romantic twist happened in the life of the Pastor. The Clergyman fell in love with a paperless Filipino woman who had five kids to look after in the Filipines.
The new lover was a member of the congregation and she worked as a cleaner through a good company that was helping her survive. Barbz did not know about the Filipino woman (apart from her being a Church member) and although she was not meeting frequently with the Pastor, the two lovers did not cut off communication.
It is during this period that news reached the Pastor that Berbz’s contacts in Kenya had succeeded in selling off her property and that she would begin to receive money from her contacts in Kenya through Western Union. KSB agents believe that the Pastor came into contact with Barbz’s documents sent from Kenya through the Church or other channels showing that the sale had gone through and that money would soon start rolling.
When the news reached him, the Pastor was in the Church although it was not a preaching day. It was one of those Wednesdays when he went to the Church office for administrative purposes. Immediately the news was transmitted to him, the Pastor collapsed in a moment of shock.
Fortunately, one of the Pastor’s Kenyan converts was in the Church that day and once he understood that his Pastor boss had experienced something that looked like a heart attack, the Kenyan used his brain and called an ambulance so that the Pastor could be rushed to hospital for medical attention. In the meantime, the Kenyan found himself playing the role of a paramedic to keep the Pastor alive as the ambulance was awaited.
KSB has spoken to this Kenyan although he was unwilling to release further information about “the situation in the room” where the Pastor collapsed or to give graphic details of any pandemonium that may have followed the Pastor’s near-lethal collapse.
Nevertheless, the Kenyan was very apprehensive that the Pastor could pass away and his fears were multiplied by the fact that it was not clear whether it was a heart attack or a lethal stroke. The Pastor was zoomed inside the Ambulance and rushed to hospital where doctors discovered that he had suffered a blood clot in the brain.
He was immediately put under emergency treatment and as extensive examination continued, it was discovered that his life was not in immediate danger. However, the situation was serious enough to make doctors keep the Pastor in hospital for five days. What had shocked the Pastor to trigger a blood clot in his brain that prompted his collapse without notice?
Pastor’s Worsening Economic Condition
He was broke and as Barbz’s cash was getting ready, he had already made a terrible mistake and fallen in love with a Filipino woman whom Barbz did not know about. He had not broken up with Barbz and by taking up the Filipino woman to begin a new relationship, the Pastor was not just being unfaithful to his girlfriend Barbz but was technically cheating in a relationship.
The psychological crisis he faced was that he was already tied up with the Filipino woman and he had already gone very far with the relationship because they were already engaged.
Reversing this process was going to be difficult because forms had allegedly been filled up at the immigration to the effect that they were entering a matrimonial relationship even though a wedding was not yet in the works because he was broke while as a cleaner, it was going to take some time before the Filipino woman could scoop enough cash that could finance a wedding with a homeless husband who was also jobless, frustrated and down after being knocked by both the tough Swedish system and weird circumstances.
In his kind of desperate situation, the Pastor could have been lured into dumping Barbz who was still penniless and living with a good Samaritan of a neighbor back at Upplans Väsby to hook up with the Filipino woman who was already working as a cleaner and who held the only hope of him reorganizing his life. Both Barbz and the Filipino woman had no papers but the Filipino was ahead because at least, she had a job.
The situation was slightly complicated because the little money the Filipino woman (we could call her Terezza) was bringing in was also being used to maintain five kids in the Filipines and what this meant was that even though the Pastor had hooked her up, any financial rehabilitation of the Pastor was gonna take time because of divided expenses.
Hopes of the Pastor gaining ground through the Church were also growing thin because sadaka (church offerings) was so tiny to make any meaningful impact in his miserable economic condition. Besides, the church rent had not been paid for 7 months and this threatened the close down of the church which, in turn, could cast the Pastor from economic frying pan into the real fire.
Despite hard prayers to convince the congregation to dig deeper into their pockets, the global economic crisis precipitated by the international crisis of capitalism had hit members of the congregation very hard and this had reduced their ability to donate huge amounts of cash that could bail the Pastor out.
Although he is known to like “big talk” close acquaintances of the Pastor who have been providing quality intelligence to KSB agents who have been practicing how to “talk in tongues” as a strategy of penetrating into the Pastor’s Network reported that the Pastor is known to be a lazy man who does not like work but who likes spending.
With a bad record in the Swedish system that guarantees that he cannot rent a house with any company in Sweden, the Pastor was, nevertheless, not in a position to get into any gainful employment and this meant that his economic crisis was somehow permanent.
Magic Phone call to Barbz From Hospital Bed
Now that Barbz’s millions would soon begin to roll, what was the Pastor going to do with the Filipino woman? And how was he going to break the news of Terezza to Barbz who apparently, loved him to death? It is the lack of good answers to these questions that nearly gave the Pastor a heart attack.
Once he was admitted in hospital, the Pastor did manage to come to terms with his situation. While still on his hospital bed, he gathered enough courage and picked the phone to call Barbz because he had no better option.
“Hallo darling this is me here”, said the Pastor.
“Oh! Hello sweet heart. How are you doing?”, answered Barbz. She did not know that her sweet heart nearly passed away after collapsing in Church.
“Things are not good honey because I had to be rushed to hospital”, he said.
“Oh my God! What happened?”, asked a shocked Barbz. She held her hand on her chest as her heart skipped a beat.
“I collapsed in the Church and I had to be taken away in an ambulance”, he said. He sounded weak and Barbz could tell that he was unwell.
“Really! Are you Ok darling… Oh my God… what happened?… are you fine… is it OK… tell me”, Barbz enquired, her voice betraying a lot of concern for the Pastor.
“I am OK darling and under medication. I will be fine honey. I know I will be fine and that Jesus will help me go through this. I have faith in God and I continue to pray to our great lord”, said the Pastor.
“Nice to hear that you are strong honey. I know God is with us and we will go through all this together”, she said. She had calmed down because she could talk to him so she knew he was alive.
Although she had just received the news that her property had been sold in Kenya, Barbz avoided telling the Pastor about the news because she didn’t know how he would react after suffering a blood clot in the brain. Little did she know that it is this same news that had apparently landed the Pastor in hospital.
“Can I tell you something darling?”, posed the Pastor.
“Yes please… anything”, answered Barbz.
“I need to see you urgently. I know I will get strength when I see you”, he said.
“Of cause! I have to see you honey. I miss you very much. Ooooh… please I need to hold you. I come tomorrow very early in the morning. Is that OK honey?”, she posed.
“That’s fine with me. God bless you sweet heart”, he said.
“God bless you too honey. See you tomorrow and call me if there is anything, OK?”, she posed as she hung up. She took a deep breath to try and relax.
With those few words, the Pastor set the stage for breaking the news to Barbz about Terezza as he began a come-back strategy that would ensure that he got to Barbz’s millions. Barbz was herself innocent and ignorant of what awaited her once she got to hospital. She had no idea that she was already sharing his man with another woman.
Worse still, she had no idea that the Pastor was already engaged to Terezza. To crown it all, she had no idea that the relationship was so real and so deep that Terezza had bought the Pastor a mobile phone worth 5,000 kr from where the Pastor had been calling her.
Barbz was in for a huge shock and only God knew if she would survive a heart attack. She adored and loved the Pastor with all her heart and the thought that the Pastor could have engaged another woman was practically unthinkable. She had been mistaken. To be continued.
Barbz and her new Pastor Boyfriend settled in an apartment block in Upplands Väsby in Stockholm. However, a life that had been promising and full of expectation suddenly turned into a nightmare. After the Pastor lost his job, he also lost his apartment rendering the new couple homeless.
To prevent them from being thrown into the streets, a neighbor sympathized with Barbz and accommodated her while the Pastor was rescued by a youthful Church member who took him into his apartment at Hagsätra in Stockholm. At the time the Pastor lost his flat, the youth, who hails from Kenya, had risen to the rank of a Youth Preacher, helping the Pastor at the Church.
During their ordeal as homeless people in Stockholm, Barbz had very little contact with the Pastor. The couple was going through hell on earth. What Barbz was not aware of was that the Pastor had not been paying rent and that at the time they were chucked out, the housing company had been stretched to the limit with unpaid bills.
When the truth eventually surfaced, it emerged that the house was not rented in the name of Pastor Mapozi but in the name of a Nigerian national who was married with children. The Naija had come to the assistance of the Pastor as a friend when the Pastor was in need.
The problem was that the Pastor’s record was so tainted that he could not be allowed by any company to rent a flat anywhere in Sweden. Because the Naija (name on file) was in the good books of the system, he volunteered to help the Pastor out with his housing problem, just before Barbz arrived in Stockholm. The agreement was that the Naija would stand for the contract and take responsibility with the Pastor’s job being paying rent and other utility bills. This did not happen because the Pastor defaulted.
By the time the Naija noticed that the situation was really bad, the Pastor had allegedly accumulated a debt of over 100,000 kr. Part of the Pastor’s responsibility was to sort out the phone bill. Since he was in the business of defaulting on every deal, both the accumulated house rent and phone bill became so huge that the Naija quickly landed in the house of the dreaded Swedish Kronofogden (the debt collection agency).
The Naija then started hunting for the Pastor to teach him a lesson. The situation at the Church was also very bad because the Pastor had not been paying church rent for almost eight months and the congregation was on notice that the Church would be closed down unless the rent was paid.
One day, the Naija traced the Pastor at the Church and demanded to speak to him. He was preparing members of the congregation to begin “talking in tongues”. A Kenyan (name on file) was manning the door and when he weighed the Naija’s mood, he concluded that the situation was a bit dangerous because the Naija looked like someone who was baying for the Pastor’s blood for some inexplicable reason. The Kenyan feared that the Naija needed to cool. He looked like a wounded lion.
The Ksh 7 million Land deal
Sensing danger, the Kenyan refused the Naija entry into the Church, arguing that he needed to wait until after the Church service to spill his anger. By the time he left the Church compound, the Naija made it clear that the congregation knew that the Pastor had messed up his life through non-payment of rent after he came to his rescue to address the Pastor’s state of homelessness. The Naija lambasted the Pastor for being evil, arguing that he was a family man who did not deserve that kind of treatment from a person calling himself a Pastor.
Just before they were thrown out of the house, both the Pastor and Barbz had began the process of recovering Barbz’s property in Kenya. Something that irritated the Pastor was that the process was taking too long as the Pastor’s financial crisis also deepened. The Pastor had already drawn up a scheme on how the cash would be used and the leading strategy was that the couple would start rolla-skating bizz which, the Pastor believed, would ensure that the couple’s fortunes grew to transform them into permanent millionaires “in Euros!”
According to documents made available to KSB, the sale of Barbz’s property in Kenya appeared to have been a slow process but once the process got in motion, things were moving really fast. Barbz had a piece of land in Mombasa and according to an “Agreement for the sale of land” released By Barbz’s agent who was also based in Mombasa, the land was sold to a German national whose name and address is also contained in the agreement. The agreement is dated 1st December 2008 and begins by stating the basic rules. A copy of the agreement has also been availed to police investigating the case. The agreement says in part:
“-Name withheld- of Postal Office Box number xxxx Mombasa (hereafter called the “Vendor” which expression shall where the context so admits include his/her successors and assigns) of the one part”.
“-Name withheld- of Post Office Box xxx (hereafter called “the purchaser” which expression shall where the context so admits include his/her personal representatives and assigns) of the other part”
The document then goes on to say that “the Vendor is the registered owner of a property situated at xxxx more particularly known as Diani Beach measuring approximately xxx acres”.
The document goes further and says that “The Vendor at the special instance and request of the purchaser has agreed to sell and the purchaser has agreed to purchase the said property free from encumbrances”.
In a more graphic section titled “How this agreement witnesseth as follows”, the document states that “In consideration of the sum of Kenya shillings Seven million only (Kshs 7,000,000) receipt whereof the Vendor hereby acknowledges, the Vendor hereby transfers unto the Purchaser the said property free from encumbrances”.
The Transactions To Pastor’s Church Account
Further text in this section states that “The Vendor hereby guarantees and binds himself that he has got title to the said property and in the event of lack of title or any other cause, the Vendor shall immediately be liable to refund the purchase price plus interests thereon of 10%. The document also continues to state that “The vendor shall immediately upon the execution of these presents, give vacant possession of the property to the purchaser”.
After the signing of the agreement with all the legal requirements, it took time for cash to begin flowing in. During this period, Barbz was already in Sweden, living a difficult life with a neighbor as the Pastor remained accommodated in a house in Hagsätra by a Kenyan youth who had become one of his most loyal followers and who had also attracted a good number of Kenyans to the Church.
A Kenyan admitted to KSB that he admired the youthful Kenyan Pastor who had been with the Church for over five years and that part of his decision to join the Church was based on the performance of the Kenyan youth whose name is also on file.
After the agreement was signed, the German national, who resides in Kulmbach, Germany, returned to his country to begin the transfer of funds directly to Barbz in Sweden. In a document written and signed by this German (document on file), the cash was being sent in Euros and the initial dispatch was 3.400 Euros that was sent to Barbz directly in December.
The second installment was 5.000 Euros, also sent to Barbz, the third was 12.500 Euros sent directly into the Bank account of the Pastor’s Church, another installment was 12.500 Euros sent to the Pastor through the Churche’s account and another installment was 6.000 Euros also sent directly into the Pastor’s Church account. This is the tiny part of the transactions which is well documented. In the document, the German says:
“I hereby confirm that the following amounts (listed above) are ALL for the purchase of Land/Plots in Kenya only. The use of the money is absolutely not intended for the pay back of any loan. With kind regards from Germany”. The letter is signed.
Other documents containing details of bank transfers directly to the Pastor’s Church account (with the name of the Church clearly stated) and Western Union transfers are on the hands of KSB. We will detail these transactions in the next installment because I have to go to bed now.
Through a statement by “Network for Africans Unity”, KSB has been requested to pull down a poster that apparently has created a war of words between Network for African Unity on the one hand and Africa Maison on the other
The poster was sent to KSB via email and a request was made that the poster be published at the blog. Through a phone call, KSB did confirm whether the poster was destined for publication and whether it was “Final”. We got an OK.
Because KSB is not responsible for errors in the poster, and because KSB did not participate in the design of the poster in any way, it cannot be pulled down from the blog. We believe that the poster needs to remain at KSB for purposes of reference and to put the stories and statements linked to the poster into their proper context, now and in the future.
We will however be happy to publish any new poster that clears the confusion and other statements being released to address the matter. We believe that in as much as the matter needs to be sorted out, pulling down a poster that has already entered into KSB archives is not just inappropriate but also unethical.
The credibility of KSB will be at stake if we publish material from different sources only to pull them down without proper reasons. We believe that the issue at hand could better be addressed through other available channels. KSB will however cooperate with the two parties as the search for a solution to the dispute continues.
On behalf of the founders of “Network for Africans Unity” in Sweden I would like to respond to the statement that “Africa Maison” posted at KSB regarding the “YES WE CAN ALSO PARTY”. Members of Africa Maison are part and parcel of the initiative that started the Network for Africans Unity in Sweden. They, Africa Maison, has not at any given time indicated withdrawal from the Network for African Unity.
The initial activities that would launch the unity of Africans were agreed upon 01-01-09 and the agreed mode of promoting them was blogs, SMS and posters. Financial resources were contributed by all parties including Africa Maison. The first get together was the YES WE CAN PARTY we held in Sollentuna. This get together drew in participation of Africans from different parts of Africa, whites from Sweden and beyond, browns from all over the world.
The aim of the party was to celebrate the inauguration of one of us, an African, H.E Barrack Hussein Obama, for having been sworn in as President of the United States of America and to take inspiration from him that everything is possible.
Through YES WE CAN theme, we believed also that we could achieve anything we want and bring the change we need for the betterment of our conditions and the future of our children, both here where we live and back home in Africa where we still have masses of people in great need of help. This is how we arrived at the theme “YES WE CAN”.
Realizing that it is not common to gather large numbers of Africans in seminars and conferences, we chose a strategy that would gather them in order for us to put across a message for the need for greater unity of Africans in Sweden and later call a formal conference and democratically and inclusively launch an organization that unites us.
This strategy of using the power of music and entertainment was endorsed and has yielded demand for us to continue making “get togethers” and foster unity.
It is due to great public demand for another get together that we sat in ndugu Jimmys house in Märsta as initiators and planned to have the next gathering on 28th February 2009. At this meeting, Jimmy offered to be one of the DJs to entertain people and that is why his name appears on the poster we made.
As planning of the event went ahead, I was informed by Mr Tengo that they had decided to participate in the second event as individuals and not as an organization – Africa Maison. We said that was fine. At a later stage, Mr Tengo, who represents the group, told me he would not be able to contribute the financial resources required but wished the strategy to continue and that he would continue to promote the event. He then said that other individuals would contact Samson Mande on their own. We said that was fine too and that’s why Tengo’s name and telephone contacts remained in the promotion documents (flyer) just like in the first get together we organized.
Mr Yunas Mutana contacted me and told me that he too was not going to be able to contribute funds but he may offer other services if he finds time.
Ndugu Jimmy Lomme and Mr Otieno Owiyo never told me they could not participate while they never said that they wished to withdraw from the next event or the Network. It is only on Saturday that Jimmy told me he was not happy to have seen his name on the flyer and I was surprised. I went ahead and advised Mr Okoth Osewe not to involve Jimmy’s name in the SMS group which he was scheduled to send.
Then, I talked to Tengo who informed me they were going to have a meeting on Sunday 22nd February 2009 and that he would communicate the out come to us.The next thing I saw was an SMS message from Mr. Otieno about a statement he had published at KSB. Then I advised Mr Otieno to withdraw the flyer from KSB until further notice.
That is how the events have unfolded. We did involve our brothers in good faith and guided by the spirit and gentleman’s agreement that we have to unite Africans in Sweden. These events are documented in protocols we have so far written since we met in January 2009.
We did not understand that for our partners, the inability to participate in one event means withdrawal from the strategy. We thought it would be very un-African for us just to strike people’s names because for one reason or another, they are not participating in an event. In any case, we were not guided to strike their names off.
But we take it that the undertaking has brought miss understanding and anger and for that we wish to apologize for the inconveniences it has caused them and to the public.
Let Mr Osewe stop any publishing of the flyer bearing the names and contacts of Jimmy at once. We are making corrections and sending him a new flyer.
We are also making an effort to remove the posters and ask those volunteers who put them in places we may not know to remove them. You are also free to help us remove them where ever you see them.
Meanwhile the strategy for uniting Africans shall continue. You are all still invited to come to the Party at Rågsved on Saturday 28th February. Our brothers, Jimmy, Otieno,Tengo and Mtana still enjoy free will from us and shall be allowed free entrance if they make it.
We shall have a meeting with our brothers soon after the event to address the miss understandings and to harmonize our cooperation in uniting Africans.
Abib Aidara, Samson Mande, Barry Yahya, Armel Semahuna (networkers)
There is crisis at KSB because Gmail has gone down. Much of the propaganda that was expected this morning from agents cannot be accessed neither can KSB send mail to vital contacts who feed the blog’s information tanks.
Gmail management has recognized the problem and, according to tech support, the company is working on the problem to bring services back to normal.
In the meantime, KSB’s email communications have been paralyzed and there will be no email contacts until the problem is resolved. We are working on an alternative emergency mail in case the problem persists.
On Friday the 20th of February, a poster was published at KSB by “Network for African Unity” informing KSB readers about an African Party that is scheduled for Saturday, 28th February at Rågsved Folkethus.
In the poster, it is stated that Mr. Tengo, a leading member of African Maison, a Stockholm-based African group, is one of the key contacts and, by implication, one of the organizers behind the Party. It was also stated that DJ Jimmy, who spins for African Maison, will feature at the planned disco.
The leadership of African Maison hereby informs all KSB readers, fans and the general public that the organization has nothing to do with the Rågsved Party. While we have organized a hugely successful Party before with “Network for African Unity”, we have neither been consulted nor incorporated into any organizational matter with respect to the planned Party.
Under the circumstances, Africa Maison is requesting the management of Network for African Unity responsible for the Party to pull the poster down, make corrections and stop using names of Africa Maison leaders to lure crowds to the Party without permission.
Most importantly, African Maison demands for a public apology which must be published at KSB as part of redress. To use the names of members of African Maison without permission and to include telephone numbers of individuals in a public poster without their knowledge is the height of fraud which is not just unacceptable but malicious. It is an abrogation of the fundamental principles of inter-organizational cooperation in any field.
We hope that Network for African Unity understands the magnitude and major legal implications of the fraud and that organization will act quickly on this issue to avoid African Maison taking any further steps or actions that may be open.
We can only build a lasting unity within the African community in Sweden through transparency and accountability, not through deceit, manipulation and back-door dealings.
Charles Otieno Owiyo
If there is one thing that excited Lady Barbz, it was the thought and imagination of travelling to Sweden to meet and unite with her lover in a fresh romantic connection that promised to add flavor to her life following the death of her dear white hubby back in the white highlands where she was used to high life complete with a state of the art Benz car and other goodies of the millionaire type.
Although she had officially quit opulent life as a matter of principle especially after her life came into danger over property squabbles, the prospect of a new life with a brand new lover whom she had come to admire somehow filled the void that had crept into her life after tragic circumstances.
Barbz checked in at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on February 12th 2008 and as she waited at the departure lounge, her imagination wondered with lots of fantasy. She had never met the Pastor although it was like he was already part of her real life.
She had interacted with him before but only electronically in Cyberland. Now, she was destined to meet him in real life, a moment she had waited and worked for using all resources that were at her disposal. “I loved this guy with all my heart”, Barbz told KSB.
When she speaks, you notice her take a pause in a moment of nostalgia while sometimes, she begins to fight off tears as she expresses the kind of love she had for the Pastor who had melted her heart completely but who has now torn her heart apart. Suddenly, she is now depressed and needs to talk to friends all the time although she doesn’t know the real intentions of others moving very fast close to her.
Although she seem to have some really nice friends, predators and other suckers appear to have surfaced, competing for her attention, presenting their problems to be sorted out as she is pushed into playing the role of Social welfare by people who never used to be close.
Kenyans who know the Pastor and who are members of his Church have been tracked down by KSB. According to information gathered, the Pastor is a “Professional brain washer”, manipulative and cunning although other members of his Church have admitted that they never knew “the other side of the Pastor” until the Barbz story was blown out by KSB.
From tales collected around the Pastor’s Church compound by KSB agents posing as converts to gather intelligence, he passes as a “smooth operator” who has the ability to mesmerize his audience with biblical tales and as he liberally takes over people’s emotions, they open themselves up to be taken advantage of before they are conned in various ways that they never understand until it’s too late.
Arrival in Norway and Check in at Radison Hotel
It is reported that the Pastor draws strong ethos through a well-polished narration of emotional and, sometimes, tragic personal experiences that notoriously leaves his listeners in a powerful and sympathetic posture as he works them up to trigger a wave of “talking in tongues” moments that moves the Church experience to heavenly levels. He is reported to exhibit an unbridled level of piety while his rhetoric is said to be capable of convincing a princess right into the act of what you know in record time!
Barbz is just one single victim who is beginning to understand how her life was taken over by the Pastor within a very short time before she was converted into a slave and later exploited because she had resources that were stuck in Kenya. She is just beginning to experience freedom and as she fights depression, she is determined to see her life go on.
When the Pastor preaches, it is understood that he delivers the message so powerfully that sometimes, members of the congregation begin to shed tears as if Jesus Christ has just landed from space. What else could be more manipulative?
Back in Kenya, it was time for Barbz to board the plane and, like any other passenger, Barbz went through the delicate routines prior to boarding as she mingled with white people who were coming from holiday to take that last stroll into the aircraft with nothing but hand luggage. Eventually, she took her seat ready to await for the next item on the agenda, a flight into the world of wonders in Scandinavia.
When she landed in Norway hours later on February 13th, the Pastor, whom we can call “Pastor Mapozi”, was there to meet Barbz at the airport. It was during cold winter but with the warmth that awaited her in the arms of her new lover, winter could as well pass unnoticed especially during the first few days.
Interestingly, Barbz’s relative who had connected her visa to Norway was not at the airport to meet her because she was busy that day. The newly united lovers checked in at Radison Hotel in Oslo where they stayed until February 17th 2008 before hitting the road to Stockholm city where the real life was set to begin. The Pastor is said to be a good planner if he is looking for something.
Pastor Mapozi had taken all precautions and made sure that he had a car. From the Hotel room, the couple drove all the way to Stockholm, a journey that took slightly over six hours. Soon, they were in the Pastor’s Apartment where a new life had began.
It was first things first. Familiarization with the environment as they began a journey to understand one another. Barbz had to catch up quickly with life in Sweden and it should have been easy because she was living in the midst of a wealthy white family in Kenya. As each and every day passed, the barometer of love also climbed a notch higher. In summary, it was “all systems go”. Eventually, and after all the pain, Barbz had found that perfect partner or what some spinsters could call “Mr. Right”. Then one day, hell broke loose.
Pastor’s Women Abandoned in the United States
Pastor Mapozi lost his job and the sad development slowly began to change the economic situation between the two. Barbz was not pumping in any money because she had no money. In fact, it was the Pastor who paid for her air ticket because she was broke even though she had left a fortune in her name in Kenya. The Pastor became restless, negatively emotional, easily irritated and utterly unpredictable. Barbz began to wonder.
During the good short days that they had been together, Barbz had told the Pastor everything about her personal life and history. The Pastor knew that Barbz had left behind property worth 70 million Kenyan shillings, how she had feared for her life, how her dear husband had died of cancer and how she quit the home of her late white hubby when she believed that her life was in danger.
Armed with this information, starved of cash, desperate and without a job, an idea came to the Pastor. Barbz needed to begin a fight-back to recover her property in Kenya. The Pastor had been in Kenya before to try and set up a Church which didn’t work out because of fraud, conman-ship, greed and internal Church wars with loyal Church members who could not understand certain aspects of the Pastor’s behavior especially on the question of women who were members of the congregation.
According to Munala wa Munala, a Kenyan blogger who knew the Pastor way back in 2002 after meeting him at a Swedish language training school, the Pastor is a man who likes living beyond his means, loves underhand dealings with women and doesn’t take responsibility whatsoever.
In the course of investigations, Munala told KSB that Pastor Mapozi cannot return to the United States although he is a US Passport holder because he has not been paying child support after abandoning two women in the States. Because of his irresponsibility, his US Passport was apparently confiscated by the American Embassy and now, he can only travel to the States with a one way “Travel Certificate” because “he is wanted”.
In the States, the Pastor has two kids with an African American woman while he has another two kids with a Ugandan woman. Both women and the four kids were abandoned by the Pastor after he fled to Sweden to escape from justice. After he landed here, the Pastor hooked up with a Swedish woman whom he resided with for two years before the woman filed for divorce because the Pastor conned her of money estimated at over half a million Crowns.
Barbz Abused, Threatened and Passport Taken Away
During his “playing moments” with the Swedish woman, Pastor Mapozi allegedly approached a bank and pretended to be his wife, filled up a loan application form, forged her signature, submitted it to the bank and got almost half a million Swedish Crowns.
When the bills started rolling in, the woman was shocked because she could not understand why the bank was sending bills for a huge amount of loan she knew nothing about. She contacted police and the Pastor was arrested. KSB is trying to track down the Swedish woman for the “Inside Edition”. The Swedish woman discovered that she had married a thief and filed for divorce. By then, the Pastor was reported to have been in Kenya, running with Kenyan women.
The story is meandering and we will have to get back to the “Kenyan Church front” with Munala wa Munala later. As mentioned earlier, when the Pastor noticed that he was penniless, he systematically began to put pressure on Barbz to begin a struggle to reclaim her property which she left behind in Kenya.
In the process, Pastor Mapozi began to intimidate Barbz that if she couldn’t obey orders and try to get the money, he would talk with the Swedish immigration authorities and get Barbz deported to Kenya. Barbz was scared to death because she believed that if she is deported to Kenya, something bad could happen to her because since the property was still in her name, the white family could not get access to it without trying to harm her. To calm her down, the Pastor told her that he would seek asylum for her in Sweden!
As tension grew in the house with the Pastor getting more and more desperate, Pastor Mapozi began to use desperate means to get Barbz to act. The Pastor seized Barbz’s Kenyan Passport to ensure that she could not run away. In the process, the Pastor began to beat and mistreat her. Barbz was scared because her new lover was mutating into a molester and so she wanted to run away but she was trapped. It was one of the most difficult moments of her life. Frustrated and torn between the prospect of being deported to Kenya and fighting for her life in Sweden, Barbz gave in to the Pastor’s demands.
With his connections in Kenya built during the period he was trying to build a Church, the Pastor began the process of tracing Barbz’s property to be recovered and money sent to Sweden. In our next installment, find out how Barbz’s property was sold and millions of Kenyan shillings wired to the Pastor’s bank account in Stockholm city.
The requiem mass for the late Mr. Moussa Awuonda which took place at the Stockholm Sjukhem Chapel on February 20, 2009 began at 14:00. After welcoming people with a prayer, the presiding Swedish priestess gave Dr. James Wariaro the opportunity to present a eulogy, which he did excellently. He walked the listeners through Moussa’s struggles and successes from Kenya to Europe. He praised his great personality, humor, sarcasm, intelligence, rationality and the constant fight for justice through his writings. He explained how Moussa had begun writing a book about the life of African immigrants in Europe and hoped that somebody would continue and finish it later on.
The chapel which normally accommodates a maximum of forty congregants was jam-packed with fifty, from all walks of life with Awuonda’s casket in the middle. His youngest sister Ruth had arrived from Kenya to represent the family, while Ann-Marie, his girlfriend, was also around together with Taiwo his son, who had traveled from the US.
Although the mood was somber, it was spiced up by a man called Tauna from Namibia, who could intermittently play the kalimba (an African thumb piano) and a long horn that he turned around to produce a calming sound. He later said that he had known Moussa for many years and towards the end of his time, he would visit at the “sjukhem” to play this instrument, which was his favorite.
After the mass formality, the priestess allowed people to lay flowers on the coffin and say goodbye to Moussa. His family began and his sister Ruth asked people to sing “What a friend we have in Jesus” which was Moussa’s favorite and used to be sung by their mother whenever he visited Kenya. Thereafter, his former colleagues and friends paid tribute by sending him off in their own style and languages. Not a single photo was taken inside the chapel.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth (the owner of Elizabeth Salon) trooped in with Mrs. Hellen Opwapo, Ms. Florence Aroka, her sister Lenza and their brother Dan, and the chapel got charged as they paid homage by singing “Amazing Grace”. It was an emotional moment. Mrs. Opwapo got so moved and as she placed flowers on the coffin, tears rolled down her cheeks. She later told KSB that Awuonda was like her son and that his death had affected her deeply. Elizabeth later electrified the place with prayers. Thereafter, Tauna once again gave congregants the kalimba treat and the priestess ended the ceremony at 15:00. She deserves praise for conducting it perfectly. People then mingled briefly and said kind words to Moussa’s relatives and spouse.
Outside the chapel, his son reminded the mourners to move to a nearby “träfflokal” for refreshments. It was laughable to see some Kenyans arriving at 15:00; “Kenyan time”. At the refreshment venue, Taiwo paid a glowing tribute to his father and regretted that his twin brother Odongo could not join because of his busy schedule in the US. He had learnt a lot about Moussa during his one and a half month’s visit in Sweden last year and when he recently visited his ancestral home in Alego, Kenya.
During the mingling at the lokal, there were amazing stories from Moussa’s former colleagues at the school of journalism in Stockholm. One Swedish lady said that although she had not met Awuonda for many years, there was something telepathic during the day he died because his name came to her mind. She later followed the story at KSB. However, during their days at school, she was captivated by Moussa’s continuous fight for justice through writing, just like many others. Tauna the Namibian kalimba man, also said that their contacts were on and off over the years, but Moussa kept his African traditions alive by listening to such music.
Ms. Rose Adero who was quite emotional because of her close friendship with Moussa, narrated humorously how during Moussa’s ailment at the sjukhem, he would ask for traditional Luo dishes like “omena”, “obambla”, “apoth” or “sukuma wiki” which she had brought from Kenya recently. Moussa would often say: “Let’s go and pollute the environment” meaning that warming the dishes in the microwave would emit unpleasant smells that Swedes were not used to. She said that Moussa had put up a spirited fight and had come to terms with death towards the end.
Those who attended included Mr. Ben Ng’ang’a, Mr. Joshua Oyugi, Mrs. Catherine Kiboi from the Kenya Embassy in Stockholm, Brother Githuku wa Muirani, Mr. David Obanda from Uppsala, Mr. Joseph Goga, Mrs. Onyango Sumba, Mr. Ken Aroka, Ms. Susan Mukami, Mr. and Mrs. Oyuga Odada, Mrs. Wariaro and one of her daughters, Mr. John FM from Uganda, some Kenyan children who had accompanied their parents, Swedes, Latin Americans and Asians.
Dr. Jared Odero For KSB
At a glance, she is a very innocent girl. She could easily pass for any other African lady walking in the streets of Stockholm and at 27, she is young, energetic, out-going and focused on the future. In reality, she is a Kenyan millionaire in Stockholm and, according to reports from agents, she is real.
When KSB got feelers that a Kenyan lady had been conned 400,000 kr in Stockholm, we were skeptical, just like any other innocent bystander. But that was before the details could be examined. It turned out that the she had actually been conned a whooping 900,000 kr which is huge by any stretch of the imagination.
Her name is Babz and when KSB eventually managed to track her down for a talk at a posh Stockholm restaurant, it was “all expenses paid”. The story had gotten a “Breaking news” profile at KSB and it was hot so we suspended all activity to find out. Readers were calling to get upfront information and we had to do something. That is when the saga began to unfold.
Babz was in Kenya married within a rich white family which is one of the families which owns Kenya. The family owns vast pieces of land especially within the “white highlands” while it is known to be ruthless and deadly. A grandson within the family is currently facing a court case in Kenya after shooting a Kenyan dead because the poor guy was hunting on the family’s grounds. It was the second deadly shooting of a Kenyan by the grandson. Both shootings were reported in the Kenyan media.
As she enjoyed life in her matrimonial home, tragedy struck. Babz’s husband contracted cancer which killed him. The whole family was struck with grief but beside the mourning, one issue remained unresolved. What was to be done with Barbz, now that her hubby had passed away?
The answer could have been easy had Babz’s husband not left her property. The nice hubby left his property to be inherited by his wife and this is what happened. Unfortunately, the white family was not happy because it was property worth a huge amount of money. According to estimates, Babz was left behind with property worth a million US Dollars. This was over 70 million Kenyan shillings and this is where the millionaire story in Babz’s profile begins.
Apart from having inherited millions in Kenyan shillings, Babz is no ordinary Kenyan girl. Her uncle is currently a top Cabinet Minister in the Coalition government. Because of circumstances and “rules of engagement” he will not be named.
Falling in Love
After the death of her husband, Babz entered into crisis because the white settler family was not amused with the fact that their son had left behind property worth a million dollars to a native. A conflict of interest began to play itself around the inheritance arrangement and it did not take long before Barbz noticed that her life was in grave danger because she was not reaching any agreement with the family.
As danger continued to loom, she became scared and eventually fled the white home stead. She abandoned the property because from her point of view, the money was not worth her life. In any case, her reasoning was that she came into the family with nothing so why should she walk away with millions especially if the matter was looking like a matter of life and death issue?
Her walking away did not however, change the economic situation because despite her departure, the property was still in her name. The settler family is ruthless and her fear was that something nasty could happen to her because of the huge amount of money that was at her disposal. Leaving the property alone to be taken care of by the settlers gave her some solace and the opportunity to begin a new life away from the family even if she didn’t have the money.
It was at this point that her life began to change. She left the family alone to do as they pleased. She moved at her parent’s place to take it easy. But something new happened. She had a friend who was sympathetic with her situation. She looked very lonely, having lost her husband and abandoned her property.
The friend advised her that instead of living a gloomy life, she needed to get active and look for a new partner. It was this friend who introduced her to “Internet dating”. She became active and one day, she hooked up with a man in Sweden through Face Book. The guy looked innocent and besides, he was a Pastor in Stockholm, a perfect combination.
The communication introduced her to a new world. The guy was a sweet talker. Suddenly, emails began to take center stage, sometimes interrupted with long phone calls. Punde si punde, webcams took over as communication became dependent on high technology. With time, Babz fell in love with the Pastor and it is at this point that matters also began to take a very interesting twist.
The Pastor appears to have fallen in love and as communication intensified, the question which began to linger was whether Babz could travel to Sweden to join her lover. However, there was one problem because the Pastor could not invite her to Sweden.
New Life in Stockholm
His Passport had been seized by the American government because he was not paying child support in the United States. He was divorced but not following the rules. Babz’s plans of travelling hit a snag because apart from the Pastor’s Passport having been seized by the US government, another big problem was that the Pastor was not in a position to invite her to Sweden because the Pastor did not qualify.
Through her thinking, Babz realized that she could go around the visa hitch somehow. She wired up a relative in Norway who invited her and through this move, she got a visa. She was determined to join her new lover against all odds and this required imagination.
The guy sounded genuine, cool, reasonable, collected, organized, innocent, holy and, most importantly, full of plans for the future. For her, it was a dream come true after her husband had passed away following a deadly disease she could not control.
Following the death of her husband, she had been lonely and miserable and the fight over property made things even worse. Now that she had abandoned the fight over property and gotten a new man who was promising, things were set to change.
In a dramatic turn of events, Babz’s new Internet boyfriend bought her a ticket to travel to Sweden so that she could join him. Although the visa was issued under the guise of her travelling to Norway to visit her relative, the hidden agenda was that she was set to join her lover in Stockholm and that is what happened.
Babz landed in Stockholm to begin a new life with the Pastor and things were cozy. Two lovers from different parts of the world had been united through the Internet and sky was the limit. To be continued in Part 2.
According to latest finings, the Kenyan woman whom we reported had been conned 400,000 kr actually lost more more money than earlier estimated. As investigations continue, information available indicate that the Kenyan sweatie actually lost 900,000 kr (Ksh 9 million) to a Stockholm Priest who also abused and beat her in a bizarre case of love, money, betrayal and intrigue. Three KISS agents are hooked on the case 24/7 and soon, the thriller will be featuring at KSB as the “Inside Edition” of this saga is rolled out for consumption.
A Kenyan woman may have been conned over 400,000 kr by a Priest in Stockholm who allegedly cheated her that he is going to marry her as a way of enabling her to settle in Sweden.
The woman, whom, investigations have revealed, could be linked to a top Cabinet minister in Kenya, discovered that she had been conned after it emerged that the Priest had married another woman.
Evidence of financial transactions, which have been presented to police, have been examined by a KSB agent dealing with the case who says that the story could be one of the biggest scandals involving fraud in Kenya-Stockholm. KSB is following the story.
According to information reaching KSB, the younger sister of the late Mr. Moussa Awuonda will be travelling to Sweden to attend her brother’s funeral. A source confirmed to KSB that the sister will travel tomorrow to be in Stockholm before Friday. Information gathered by KSB indicate that the lady had obtained a visa from the Swedish Embassy to travel.
Her presence at the funeral will be a big relief to a cross section of Kenyans who were worried that since Awuonda’s body would be cremated, questions would linger if no immediate family member attends the funeral to be part of the cremation.
KSB has been trying to confirm through a source whether Awuonda’s relatives in Kenya supports the cremation and so far, information obtained indicate that relatives are not ready to state their position over the issue. Awuonda had left a will that his body be cremated and a portion of the ashes be sprinkled in Lake Victoria in Kisumu city.