Honestly, I did not “factor in” the possibility that an article I wrote about Ambassador Purity could generate this kind of fierce debate. If you ask me, the article was intended to lament the distance between Purity and Wakenya vis-à-vis the Swedish bureaucracy especially within the diplomatic community. Another surprise was the possibility that Beryl Otumba, a Kenya-Stockholmer, would creep into the debate to attack me “for insulting Purity” without being specific or producing evidence.
Personally, I am disappointed that so far, Beryl has failed to respond to my challenge that she present alleged “insults” directed at Purity because everything I have written about Purity can be retrieved from the archives of this very blog. The articles have not been deleted and, in the face of her serious allegations, it is only civil that I make this kind of request.
I am disappointed because such a presentation could, probably, accord me an opportunity to re-examine my approach to Ambassador Purity with respect to my critique at KSB. An accusation of “insult” on the person of a Plenipotentiary is, by any stretch of the imagination, grave and if it cannot be demonstrated “beyond any reasonable doubt” or substantiated with hard evidence, the accuser runs the inevitable risk of being charged with the incorrigible crime of malicious “witch-hunting”.
Even in the field of Rhetoric (which I studied at Södertorn University) you do not make a claim without evidence if you want to retain your credibility and respect. As a “fellow traveler” who has studied Political Science at the same University, Beryl should know and understand that within the confines of academic debate, you do not state a fact without presenting a basis.
In my attacks against Purity, I normally present the facts and consequently, if Beryl directs accusations of “insults” at the Ambassador, the onus is on her to either present the facts to support her claim or give references. Since she has failed to do so, my friend Beryl needs to either withdraw her unfounded claims or keep her peace forever. If she must protect Purity’s image, she needs to do so without dragging my name into the defence.
Having said that, the worst surprise during this debate has been the anti-Beryl vitriol that has sprouted prominently and the enormous support I have received from fans and supporters alike. In fact, I thought that I am fighting a “one man battle” with Purity but from what I learn, I seem to be speaking on behalf of a silent majority. This is good news.
Regardless of what has been said about her, Beryl remains a friend of mine and since this debate started, we have talked on the phone. I know her as a steadfast, intelligent and promising Kenyan woman who knows and understands her priorities. I also know her as a responsible mother of two, a wife of a respected friend of mine and, most importantly, an ambitious young Kenyan lady who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. We do disagree in opinion but this is normal. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to find us taking coffee at a shop in town even after developments at KSB because my differences with her do not boarder on the personal.
I think that the petrol fuelling this debate is the perception by commentators that Ambassador Purity Muhindi is fundamentally indefensible. This position is informed by the fact that there is nothing to show to sustain the view that Purity has had a successful career as a diplomat. What is available is a plethora of failures, some of which have been well documented by me at KSB.
To some extent, I pity Beryl because of the unexpected and negative reactions which have not only questioned her credibility as a supporter of Purity but also cast aspersions on her character as a whole. For observers who do not know Beryl or those who do not understand her general demeanor, it would be preposterous to antagonize her on the basis of sporadic comments being spewed anonymously at KSB.
The dilemma is that at KSB’s comments section, anything goes under the banner of Free speech. Kenyans in Stockholm have already spoken. They refused to allow me to write about the Kenya-Stockholm society without the benefit of independent comments by the very people I passionately write about and, as a democrat, I responded and opened the comment section. Unfortunately my multiple appeals to commentators for moderation have fallen on deaf ears.
To get back to the point, I thought it would be appropriate for me to take a clear position on the current debate so that I am not misunderstood in the face of a torrent of comments emanating from an innocent article I penned.
I will continue to study the trend because it is in doing so that I also learn. My last appeal is for commentators to stick to facts, raise the debate level, remain sober and exploit the space at KSB to positively advance the interest of Kenyans in Stockholm.
Lady Chipukizi is a paperless Kenyan chick who is said to be creating a lot of havoc in Kenya Stockholm. The situation is so serious that alarm bells have been sounded at KSB headquarters. As a result of her underground machinations, reputations of respectable Kenyans are crumbling, relationships are collapsing, friendships are threatened, hot gossip has filled the air while tension is also growing in several quarters.
As word went out, no one understands how she landed in Kenya-Stockholm. So far, what has been gathered is that she has been gaining accommodation by sweet-talking Kenya-Stockholmers using her strong persuasive power and once she creates havoc in a home, she moves on.
Her target is men (whether married or single) and once she gets into a flat, she is said to have a unique way of trapping men. Within a span of eleven months, she has been through with five Kenyan men and the last one was dumped only three weeks ago as she graduated into Swedish men. She now has a jungu whom, according to intel, she has promised to “work on” until mapepe surfaces through the Immigration department.
Chipukizi snatched the jungu from a Kenyan woman who invited her for dinner as part of “solidarity with a paperless fellow citizen” still struggling to make ends meet. During the dinner, the woman was also supposed to give her long-term advice on “survival in Kenya-Stockholm” but after some time (when they made several contacts) the woman’s jungu boyfriend had been taken.
The woman told a friend that she still doesn’t understand how the whole thing unfolded because she noticed too late that her BF was dating Chipukizi clandestinely. When she tried to intervene, she was dumped by the jungu who told her point blank that he no longer “had feelings for her”. To date, she regrets that first dinner which was served with red wine where she suspects, Chipukizi took her boyfriend’s phone number secretly and later began underground movements that overthrew her as First Lady.
When Chipukizi was earlier introduced to a married Kenyan couple with two kids to help with baby-sitting when the couple was at work, the woman of the house had to show her the door weeks later when she began to smell a rat. At first, things were working quite well when Chipukizi introduced the woman to new shades of make-up which tremendously improved the woman’s looks. Another advantage when she moved in was that the bill for hair-dos went down to zero because she happens to be an expert salonist. However, trouble began when Chipukizi began to gradually bring new changes inna de house.
According to the storo, the woman’s hubby likes tea in the evening but the problem has been that the guy has to order tea every night before the woman can fix a cup and when there is no order, the guy goes to bed without tea and no one cares. Although the guy can also fix tea by himself, he is known to be lazy at such stuff especially when he is watching football. Once she gathered the evening arrangement and the man’s requirements, Chipukizi began to pack the thermos flask with tea after fixing the evening meal and punde si punde, the guy needed to make no orders because tea was flowing automatically after meals, the way tap water flows in the Water Closet when you are brushing your teeth in the morning. According to the system, Chipukizi cooked the family meal after which anybody who felt like tea could serve himself/herself from the kitchen and everybody was happy.
The tea thing came after a new level of cleanliness was also introduced by Chipukizi in the house. Suddenly, the house began to get in order with clothes well packed, furniture well arranged, the mountain of dirty clothes in the wash room reduced to zero, the kitchen licked clean on a daily basis and the system of dumping dirty plates in the kitchen WC abolished with immediate effect. Strategically, Chipukizi began to play the maid consciously as she looked for further opportunities to push her agenda.
Once the automatic “tea after meal” addition appeared to have been accepted, the chick began to move an extra mile. She embarked on a program of preventing the guy from making that walk to the kitchen by serving him tea in the living room as the family watched TV. The trick was easy. After meals, she would transfer the whole flask of “Kenya tea” into the living room accompanied by cups, sugar on the ready and spoons well placed for self service. She was even ready to make extra tea if need be but she soon discovered that the ka guy only consumed two cups then he was done.
It is at the point of serving the man on his seat that the woman of the house began to smell a rat. She raised the matter with the hubby privately in the bed room but the man brushed it off, saying that he did not see any problem with the arrangement. The guy argued that the family needed to use the services of Chipukizi to the maximum because she wasn’t paying rent and the argument seemed to have sunk in well. “Let us be served like Kings” the man is reported to have said. After a brief discussion, the matter appeared to have been settled with the understanding that the idea was to exploit the chick to the maximum. Then, the chick made a new and interesting move.
She had bumped into Kenya ground nuts at one of the immigrant shops in the suburbs and bought a pack using her little pocket money. That night, the groundnuts found their way into the sitting room to go with the tea then the man made a huge blunder. He commented to the effect that Chipukizi seemed to know “how to take care of men” and that was the end of it. Ground nuts are said to increase “spungetos” in men, allegedly increasing their “fire power” although it was not clear whether this is what the guy was referring to when he praised Chipukizi.
Nevertheless, the guy noticed that his woman was not happy with the comment and he knew that there would be a serious tiff once they hit the bed room. When the man began to defend Chipukizi once again claiming that she was just trying to please the family in exchange for help with accommodation, the wife went berserk. An extra explanation that the comment “was just a joke” did not sell either.
Shouts of “she has to go” began to echo from the bed room and when Chipukizi learnt about the crisis, she understood that her time in the flat appeared to have been over. The wife called the Kenyan friend who introduced Chipukizi to the family and ordered her to pick her up immediately. By the time she was shown the door, the couple had already entered into a deep relationship crisis.
The guy’s position was that it was wrong for his wife to have become suspicious because of an innocent comment while the woman’s view was that Chipukizi was making advances to capture her man using tricks from Kenya but that the man was not seeing it. She claimed that Chipukizi had no respect for her after the family accepted to accommodate her. Once she was thrown out, Chipukizi opened her own “BBC channel” to tell her part of the story. It is through this channel that she is creating a lot of havoc.
She began telling contacts that the guy is being controlled by the wife whom, she claimed, did not know how to cook properly. She manufactured a lot of negative gossip about the woman which soon filtered through the numerous Kenya-Stockholm channels and now, the crisis between the couple is part of “hot gossip” doing the rounds.
Once she was chucked out of the house, Chipukizi worked her way into the crib of a Kenyan bachalero whom she confused at “Little Nairobi” and walked away with him the same night. KSB agents are following her escapades but in the meantime, readers ought to take note that a new sensation by the name “Chipukizi” is in town and the latest is that she has a stolen jungu BF.
The summer is here, Kenya-student parties have been a hit and the World Cup has been galvanizing as ever before. KSB has been going slow to give agents time to relax, gather and fill up the propaganda silos because unlike diamonds, summer is not forever. However, some storos cannot just go away.
KSB has been overwhelmed by email-phone responses to Ambassador Purity Muhindi’s debacle during Princess Victoria’s Saturday wedding. If you missed the juicy part, Plenipotentiary Ambassador Purity had been invited to the wedding by the King of Sweden and basically, this meant that she was within the bracket of “Official guests”.
Our Ambassador is known to have converted Vitenges into her official “Trade Mark” especially within the diplomatic community. If you are a man and you have a woman in your life, you must know a thing about women’s concept of changing attires – that it is based on “non-repetition” of clothes at functions especially if the lady’s circuit of friends and acquaintances are the same. This is good for fashion and the general well-being of the ladies because why buy a nice looking dress if there is nowhere to show it off? A good comment will always earn you some respect among the ladies and if you are the type who does not recognize style, then you are just another good for nothing twit.
Purity has been “shining” with her Vitengez and, jokes aside, this has been very good for our country Kenya and Africa in particular. Vitengez are very unique clothes, both in texture and design and when compared with Western fashion, they definitely stand out as sophisticated. When she was invited to the big wedding, obviously Purity had to do it her way – she had to fix a Kitenge! However, she must have miscalculated big.
Given the nobble clientele that was expected at the function, Purity must have figured out that the Kings and the Queens had never seen her before, leave alone her Vitengez. When she went into her collection at the Residence in Nacka, she pulled out a Kitenge that is probably one of the most overused since she was posted to Stockholm. Her calculation must have been that she was getting into “a new territory” and so no one would actually detect that the Kitenge had been “repeated”. In the eyes of the nobble ones, it would as well pass for new, possibly with positive comments here and there as she muttered “thank you” to every “You look nice” kinda extension.
Purity miscalculated with her Kitenge choice because she hadn’t factored in the possibility of a KSB Paparazzi hanging around at a wedding where black faces were “as scarce as a goat’s hunchback”. Together with her hubby, they were obviously shocked to notice that KSB was also “among the media” that was coving the event. It was at that point that a shot was taken and posted at KSB, exposing her overused Kitenge that should have “gone into pension” by now.
The only positive thing is that only Kenyans who have seen Purity in that same Kitenge (now fit for mitumba) could immediately detect the “error” so she had some reason to smile. However, the damage had been done because the storo would hit KSB anyway. As the Swedes are busy with analysis of the wedding in every media, KSB is also bizzi with a different kind of analysis – thanks to Purity.
In every event of this magnitude, officially invited guests are supposed to be seated somewhere when the function gets underway. In fact, Kenyans in Stockholm might have to lodge an official complaint with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs because how on earth did the official representative of the Kenyan government in the person of Ambassador Purity Muhindi end up standing for long hours at the pavement and in the scotching heat when the wedding was well underway in Church?
Purity Standing Outside the Gate at King’s Palace
When the picture was taken, Victoria was saying “Yes I do” and at KSB headquarters, staff members were very disturbed when news arrived that Purity and hubby had been kept by security within the confines of the pavement (almost 500 meters away from the Church) when she was supposed to be taking the seat where President Mwai Kibaki should have been sitting. Assuming that Kibaki was in town to attend the event, could he have been left to stand by the pavement or is this a typical case of racism and discrimination aimed towards Purity because she is an African woman Ambassador? Are we dealing with a case of sexism or is this the way events were supposed to unfold? Kenyans must demand an explanation.
Just before being dumped at the pavement, Purity had been forced to join a huge crowd of Odiangabuks who were bussed in and dumped at the pavement. Our Ambassador had expected to get there in her flashy official white chauffeur driven Benz car. For the first time since she arrived in Stockholm, Purity found herself riding in a bus and a contact who was in the bus told KSB that she looked very disappointed because other Kingly notables arrived in some of the most expensive cars on the planet.
The good part is that it was time for Purity to experience “the real life” in Stockholm as the bus zigzagged across town to take them to their destination. The question which the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs ought to answer is why Purity was blocked from using her official Benz. The question of security should not arise because our Ambassador enjoys immunity and this ought to go with her basic travelling arrangements which has it that she ought to travel in a Benz at the minimum. Cramming her in a bus with a huge group of Odiangabuks was an abuse to our country, the homeland of the President of the United States of America. After this bus trip, it amounted to “adding salt to injury” by dumping our Ambassador at the pavement. Is this matter gonna pass without being taken up with Swedish authorities?
We could have left it there but then, the worst thing happened. At the reception, Purity never even entered the gate of the King’s palace despite her “invited guest” status. Once again, what is the explanation? At the Church, Purity’s face never appeared on national TV although there were over 40 cameras coving the event for over ten hours. In the main hall where distinguished guests were being ushered and shown their seats live on TV, Purity was nowhere to be seen.
Remember that it was a Saturday and our Ambassador was on duty being paid by Tax payer’s money! If you were following events, you will notice when guests were being ushered into the hall where the magnificent cake was cut. Surely, how do you attend a wedding on your official capacity as a government representative then you end up standing outside when guests are dinning and when the cake is being cut? As Kenyans who live in this country, there must be an explanation. No stone should be left unturned until the truth behind Purity’s marginalization at the wedding is established!
We guessed it right! Purity and hubby Muhindi were at Princess Victoria’s wedding and they were captured on camera. They were kept queuing for long hours as Queens, Kings, Princesses and Princes from other countries walked majestically inside the Church and later to the King’s palace. Predictably, our Ambassador and other Odiangabuks were kept away from TV cameras and their faces never appeared anywhere on the national TV screens, both at the church and at the reception at the King’s palace.
Purity is known to have a strong and powerful taste for “Top class” functions in town. She would rather miss a trip abroad to attend a dinner hosted by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The high profile wedding is exactly what fits into Purity’s idea of events worth attending. Although she could be treated with more respect at a Kenyan function where she is most likely to dine at the high table, she tends to ignore all Kenyan functions.
Purity believes that Kenya-Stockholm functions “are too low” for her attention and this bad attitude is partly responsible for her rejection among a cross section of the Kenya-Stockholm community who think that she may be suffering from inferiority complex. We wait and see whether she will attend a Kenyan wedding scheduled for 3rd of July t St Klara Church. It is notable that last July, she boycotted a Kenyan wedding while when a new Kenya-Stockholm wedding popped up in December last year, she went missing in action once again.
What is interesting is that at Prince Victoria’s wedding, Purity was donning the same worn-out Kitenge she has been swinging around in on several occasions. One would have expected her to fix a new Kitenge fit for the “Kingly wedding”. Could it be that she has given up on changing Vitenges, now that she is soon being recalled after her tour of duty ends in August?
Since her time at the Embassy is running out, Kenya-Stockholmers can only hope that any new Ambassador posted at the Embassy will not repeat Purity’s numerous mistakes which have seen her live a life of isolation from the Kenya-Stockholm community as she chases after white Swedish functions with passion.
The Kenya-Stockholm football team will face their Cameroonian counterparts today Saturday June 19th at Mälahhöjdens IP (Tube: Mälahöjden) from 17.00 sharp. Kenyans and fans alike are encouraged to turn up in large numbers to support the team which comprises of Steve Karani, Mutiso Mukundi, Muchemi Ngatia, Charles Ndungu, Isack Rama, Tebby Maundu, Makan Macharia, Anton Abila, Michael Mukundi, Francis Kariuki and Abdul Shabir.
The Kenyans are reported to be in good form and they are expected to give the Cameoonians a very hard time. Two advantages which could propel the Kenyans to victory is their agility and “staying power”. The Kenyans are young and energetic and these qualities are expected to play a big role in their overall performance.
The tournament has been organized by the newly formed Sports Association of Afro-Scandinavians (SAAS), a serious group that will no doubt fill the vacuum in the field of organization of sporting activities especially among Africans. KSB takes this opportunity to wish the Kenyans success in their debut match against the Cameroonians.
Mel Nyambok, a Kenyan lady resident in Stockholm, has lost her brother back home. Kenyans, friends, sympathizers and well-wishers are invited to a Prayer Meeting at Mel’s residence in Osmö (Address Björnclousvägen 43: Pendel to Nynäshamn) on Saturday June 19th from 14.00 hrs. Mel, intends to travel to Kenya to attend her brother’s funeral. The brother died after being knocked down by a car in Kenya.
In the mean time, there is an “Open House” daily at Mel’s residence where mourners continue to condole with the bereaved family. For further information, contact Mel at: 0736236790.
KSB sends deep condolences to the entire family of Mel at this time of great shock and sorrow. The brother died under very tragic circumstances and we hope that the family will have the courage to go through this very difficult moment. May God rest the soul of Mel’s brother in eternal Peace.
DEKULA BAND “NGOMA YA KILO” PRESENT’S:
PLACE:LILLA WIEN BAR “LITTLE NAIROBI”
DATE:18-19 JUNE 2010 FRIDAY-SATURDAY
A group of Kenyans interested in football has appealed to other Kenyan footballers in Stockholm to join them set up a Kenyan team that would participate at a new African tournament organized by the Sports Association of Afro-Scandinavians (SAAS). The tournament, which is already underway features teams from Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon, Somalia, Senegal among others.
So far, several Kenyans have joined forces to set up the team but according to Makan Macharia, a Kenyan footballer who is helping set up the team, more players need to volunteer.
“We want to make the process as open as possible and we appeal to all interested Kenyans to join us”, Makan told KSB.
Kenyans who have submitted their names are: Steve Karani, Mutiso Mukundi, Muchemi Ngatia, Charles Ndungu, Isack Rama, Tebby Maundu, Makan Macharia, Anton Abila, Michael Mukundi, Francis Kariuki and Abdul Shabir.
Once interested Kenyans get together, the group will move to set up the Kenyan team which will represent the country in the tournament. Those interested can get in touch with Makan at: 0737643655. The Kenyans have also been mobilizing through Facebook and once they constitute the Kenyan team, it is expected that they will give other teams a tough time in the tournament.
The Internet is one world where anything goes and sometimes if you do not understand the rules, you might end up messing up or embarrassing yourself. At a blog site like KSB where there is possibility to pass comment on issues, the use of handles to post anonymously is almost the norm. You can have a consistent handle or you can keep changing it if you are not interested in stamping out your profile.
There are moderated comment sites and un-moderated ones. KSB is moderated and it is up to the admin to decide which comments are approved, are edited or dumped in the bin. KSB is moderated because in Law, and as per the agreement of WordPress that houses KSB, commentators are not personally responsible for their comments. I cannot therefore allow material that could put KSB in legal problems to be published.
As the admin of KSB, I tend to edit comments to remove names mentioned adversely while leaving the content regardless of what the content says. This is in line with freedom of Expression/Speech. In cases where content is edited, the commentator may have used extremely foul language that is unacceptable within the context of a story or got angry with me and threw expletives in my direction. Sometimes, a lengthy potion of a comment written in a language other than English could also be expunged although Swahili can be tolerated to promote it as Kenya’s national language.
While I accept criticism in a debate on the basis of issues, I don’t provide a platform at KSB for my enemies to abuse me with expletives and I am sure many people will do the same. Removing names of people who have been accused without evidence shields KSB from possible prosecution. This is standard practice and is perfectly normal. That brings us to my second point.
In the process of passing comment, there is something called “flaming”. Roughly put, a flame is a process where commentators begin to abuse one another or use dirty language to try and outdo one another during an argument about an issue. Of late, there has been a lot of flaming at KSB and an original story about an inherited wife has turned into a flame between one Adongo Opiacha on the one hand and a hoard of commentators on the other.
Although Adongo had some very valid points to opponents in the debate, he/she veered off the mark and opened a wide attack on communities, children and their parents. This has earned him/her a lot of flame and I notice that he/she has, naturally, been silenced.
One known tactic of flaming is to pretend to know the opponent then manufacture dirty facts to fire him/her. Since many commentators are using handles, it is almost impossible that one commentator can know the personal details of an opponent and attack him/her using personal and malicious information. In some exceptional cases, an opponent can read the real life signature of a fellow opponent in the text through mode of expression, factual presentations, style of writing, approach to issues, use of vocabulary and other features to identify the opponent then go on attack using real life facts.
What has happened to Adongo is that his/her good points have been invalidated by his/her blanket condemnation of groups of people/parents who have, in turn, opened a flame against him/her. Another problem with Adongo is that he/she tried to put himself/herself at a “higher pedestal” to gain advantage in the debate while at the same time “hitting below the belt”.
The ensuing contradiction in his/her approach appears to have been fuelling attacks against him/her. You cannot tell someone to stop adultery then in the next moment you are yourself adulterating!
In her support for the woman, Adongo could have argued her points soberly and factually but his/her weakness is that she mixed his/her points with bitter vitriol which was quickly isolated by his/her opponents who, in turn, appear to be feeding him/her a different variety of vitriol in a moment of revenge.
Adongo is now disadvantaged because since he/she attacked many people through generalizations (the Luo ethnic group for example), she has created more enemies who have united against him/her to teach him/her a lesson or two.
The main issues of the original story have been forgotten as Adongo became the center of attention. In a flame such as this, if Adongo does not respond with fresh insults, the matter will, most probably, end there. However, if she responds with new attacks, the flame will, most likely, continue and it will be up to the admin to close down the discussion by switching off the comment facility on this particular story especially if the situation turns nasty.
According to reports reaching KSB, there is tension among members of the Kisii community in Kisumu as a by-election in South Mugirango constituency in Kisii district came to an end today, Thursday. The By-election was called after Omingo Magara, the former Treasurer of ODM and immediate former area MP, lost his seat following a successful election petition last year.
In the by-election, Magara contested on a PDP ticket while ODM is seeking the seat by sponsoring Magara’s arch-rival, Ibrahim Ochoi. Magara decamped from ODM when it became clear that he would not get a direct nomination to contest the by-election. In his new Party, he is being supported by ODM opponents lead by renegade William Ruto, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and other ODM rebels.
The problem in Kisumu and the threat facing members of the Kisii community is that Kisumu residents, who are predominantly Luo, expect members of the Kisii community in Kisii to support the ODM candidate because doing so would mean that they are pro-ODM and, by implication, pro-Raila Odinga, a front runner in the 2012 Presidential elections.
Although the Kisii community in Kisumu have nothing to do with the by-election in Kisii, a rejection of ODM candidate (who held the seat by way of Magara) would be construed by Kisumu residents to mean that the community had abandoned the Party.
Following the stealing of Raila’s Presidency in 2007, members of the Kisii community were among those who paid heavily after being attacked for their alleged failure to vote for the Party until Raila Odinga intervened by telling the Luo community not to attack the Kisiis because they voted for the Party which scooped a number of seats in Kisii district.
There is a big number of Kisiis doing business in Kisumu and they are reported to be in a state of panic as vote counting also continues because in case ODM loses the seat, the risk is that they will have to close business and return to their ancestral lands in Kisii.
If the Kisiis in Kisumu are attacked, there is likely to be a domino effect because Luos resident, working or doing business in Kisii will also have to leave. A Source in Kisumu told KSB that some Kisiis had already left Kisumu city to await for the election results and to study the situation before they can decide whether or not to return to Kisumu.
The political dynamic in the situation is purely ethnic and although attacks on Kisiis on the basis of a lost election elsewhere may be illogical, it might be inevitable because ethnicity continues to drive politics in Kenya due to lack of ideological parties where political differences are based on differences in ideas and not ethnic origins.
The Jet carrying Rapper Billy Boy has just taken off at Arlanda International Airport en-rout to Kenya together with his G-Ruff group. Speaking to KSB shortly before take-off, Billy said that G-Ruff Sweden is going to link up with G-Ruff Kenya for purposes of promotion and other business. The group has been working on a number of songs that Billy will be promoting on the local Kenyan scene. The group is expected back in Stockholm in a few weeks.
News reaching KSB say that Apostle Karanja’s plane has just touched down at Arlanda International Airport. According to a KSB link, the Apostle is with his wife Teresia. They are scheduled to attend a three day Conference in Stockholm, starting tomorrow Thursday.
Jane Nyakairo, a Kenya-Stockholmer, has lost her mother in Kenya. Friends, sympathizers and well-wishers are invited to a Prayer meeting on Friday 11th June at the residence of Peter Kinyanjui from 17 hrs. The address is Odensvägen 10 in Norsborg. Further information can be obtained through: 0739533010 or 07356349351.
KSB takes this opportunity to send Nyakairo and her entire family deep condolences following the tragic loss of her loving mother. This is a trying moment for Nyakairo and we hope that the bereaved family will have the courage and determination to go through this very difficult moment. May the soul of Nyakairo’s mom rest in Eternal Peace.