Kenyan Stranded in Stockholm Needs Urgent Help
I came to Sweden about four months ago and life is extremely difficult. I paid someone some money to bring me here to seek greener pastures but things seem not to be working out. My host told me to go and seek asylum as a way of finding a base but I am not a political person and I was not ready to tell the story he gave me because I could not support it.
At the moment, I have no accommodation and I am being housed through the will of God by some contacts who sympathize with my situation. My host told me that since I failed to follow directives, I am on my own. The problem is that he has a family and living with him is just an extra burden. I had expected to get a job upon arrival but I just realized that my whole mind-frame when I left Kenya was misplaced.
In Kenya, I was a teacher by profession but now, I have lost my job. I am penniless. I know some people will say that I may have been foolish to have come here without proper plans and I do understand them. Things looked so real to me and I was misled. I have made mistakes and now, I need a solution. I am asking anybody out there with a good idea to help me.
Back home, I am a young father of two children and I am too ashamed that suddenly, I am helpless. I am writing this letter as a last resort seeking for help. I have tried contacting the Kenyan Embassy but I was told that the Embassy is not responsible for Kenyans here unless one is a tourist and has an emergency situation. I could not talk to the Ambassador because I was told that there was nothing to discuss. I do not know many Kenyans here but I am interested in raising some funds so that I can return to Kenya and start afresh. Any help will be appreciated.
Starnded Kenyan in Stockholm