As many readers may have noticed, KSB is conducting an Opinion poll to establish what our readers think about reporting of scandals which has been a hot issue with some readers saying that scandals should not be reported and others insisting that scandals ought to be part of the KSB system.
After 34 votes were cast, those who think that scandals should never be purged from KSB are on the lead with 56%, those who say “No” are at 24% while those who would like to be reading scandals occasionally are at 21%.
What the statistics mean is that KSB readership is generally in favour of “Scandal reports”. The poll is running until September 1st and although the “Yes” sayers are currently in the lead, anything can still happen.
The Opinion poll is part of the democratization process at KSB so that readers can have a say especially on the thorny issues of reporting scandals. In the meantime, scandals that could have hit the headlines by now have been kept on hold as the final outcome of the poll is awaited. Some scandals are so scary that they have had to be sealed in a banker to prevent leakage.
A few days ago, a scandal seeker fired a rocket at KSB’s “Scandal depot” located at WordPress avenue and the damage was extensive. Following the attack, at least four scandals leaked out causing too much gossip in Kenya Stockholm as rumour mills did “booming business”.
After they leaked from the depot, the scandals were carried away by the wind which spread them all over the place. By the time it became apparent that the scandals had leaked, serious “collateral damage” had also been done because some commentators seized on the opportunity to roll out new and unknown scandals in an attempt to widen the scope of discussions, increase gossip levels and expand the scope of rumour mongering in Kenya-Stockholm.
Among the scandals that leaked out was the Hepatitis scandal (which has since been renamed “Typhoon Hepa” by experts), the scandal of the wife who has refused to return to Kenya and the Alicia scandal which shocked some readers.
Technicians at KSB had to work overtime to seal all the holes through which the scandals leaked although damage had already been done. Since then, security at KSB’s scandal plant has been beefed up through the installation of new and advanced systems, security cameras and other gadgets.
For now, the situation is under control although there is no guarantee that “Al-Wanascandali” will not try a new attack that may overwhelm security at the plant leading to a new explosion of new and even more lethal scandals. We hope that readers will vote wisely during the Opinion poll whose result will be respected by KSB reagrdless of the outcome.
The new addition is that Vqee, the Kenyan artist based in Denmark, has joined the line up of stars who will pack the evening with action at Rågsveds Folketshus on Sato, 29th August 2009. Vqee performed at the grand Nyama Choma that was organized by Sound of Blackness on August 1st and the audience was thrilled!
The multi-talented Sauti Sol will perform at Södra Teatern on Thursday September 3rd 2009 at the Södra Bar. According to Mr. Robert Waweru, Director and Producer of “Penya Africa” who communicated with KSB, the performance is part of Sauti Sol’s European tour which will end in the Netherlands in September. The show begins at 21.00 hrs and the big news is that entrance will be free.
The African acoustic band consists of 4 members; Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano, Delvin Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno who met in high school and originally started as an accapella group.
When they cleared their O-levels in the year 2005 they decided to take up music professionally. The band is inspired by the choices, consequences and challenges that the Kenyan youth face and the need to revamp the music industry with a different unique sound that cuts across all age groups. Musically, they are inspired by Fadhili Williams, Daudi Kabaka and other established African artists such as Salif Keita and Lokua Kanza.
Alliance Francaise in Nairobi has been their haven. They were finalists of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music 2006. They have had several shows at the Alliance Francaise since 2006, and in 2008 April they held their first solo-concert at the same venue. With a new released album called “Mwanzo” the response has been magnificent and overwhelming.
Their music is uniquely soothing and well rounded with their own infectious vibe and message. The album is a fusion of African sound with an urban feel; most of the songs are extremely well received when performed live among Sauti’s continuously growing fan-base.
The text is an adaptation of the official promotional text also available HERE.