Dekula Band “Tangila Tangila”
Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Addr: Swedenborgs. 20
Pendel: Södra station
November 23, 2015
Dekula Band “Tangila Tangila”
Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Addr: Swedenborgs. 20
Pendel: Södra station
November 21, 2015
After stealing millions of Kenyan shillings from the taxpayer, and following massive and continuous pressure from the public, devolution Cabinet Secretary has just resigned.
Although she has yielded to pressure, she told the Press in Kenya that she had decided to resign in accordance with her doctor’s advice. She said that in the last period, her health had deteriorated due to constant attacks on her family.
Further, Waiguru, who will no doubt go down as the “goddess of corruption” to have served in the Jubilee government, said that she had asked Uhuru Kenyatta to relieve her of her duties.
Last week, Uhuru said publicly that Waiguru was not his girlfriend. In attacks against her, many Kenyans saw the failure of Uhuru to sack Waiguru in the face of corruption allegation as a confirmation of rumours that Uhuru may have been exploring Waiguru’s curves in a secret love affair alleged to be behind her appointment as Devolution Cabinet Secretary.
November 20, 2015
Jay Wanja, a Kenyan woman, has called KSB while in a state of panic saying that she needs help from fellow countrymen because her life is in danger. Wanja, who lives in Norsborg, Stockholm, said that she does not understand what is happening around her after she landed in a mental hospital in Huddinge where she was immediately locked up.
“I have been locked up now for more than one week and I have a long story to tell”, she told KSB. The woman said that she landed at the mental asylum after her close friends conspired and called police, saying that she had suddenly gone crazy.
“I am not crazy and I need help to get out of here as soon as possible. I fear for my life and the lives of my children”, she said, her voice shaking like someone who had just been frightened by a lion.
When asked why she wanted Kenyans to know that she was in a mental hospital, Wanja said that it is because she needs help from friends to save her life and the lives of her children. She believes that since she is not crazy, she will be subjected to medication at the hospital, a move which, she said, might see her go mental for real. “This should not be allowed to happen”, she thundered.
Wanja accused four Kenyans – two men and two women – of masterminding an operation which exposed her to African witchcraft aka ndumba and that when she started resisting the advancing sheitanis, they called police and convinced them that she was crazy. The police immediately transported her to Huddinge Mental hospital where she was locked up and put under a 24 hour observation.
When KSB contacted the hospital to establish why she had been locked up, a Nurse said that she was not authorized by law to give any information about the health status of patients at the hospital. She added that only a next of kin can be privy to such information.
When KSB spoke to one of the Kenyans whom Wanja accused of conspiring against her, the Kenyan denied any conspiracy and said that the woman was sick.
“Wanja had started locking herself in the house and the decision to seek help from authorities was done in conjunction with her children”, the Kenyan told KSB. The Kenyan said that by the time she was taken away, Wanja had developed “a distorted sense of smell” in a way that everything smelt rotten including water. “Something had to be done”, he said.
Four Kenyans at Stockholm’s Mathare
The Kenyan added that a few years ago, Nyambu, a Kenyan, murdered her two children after locking herself in the house for two weeks without help. “By calling for the intervention of the authorities, we were trying to help”, the Kenyan said. “If someone had intervened in the case of Nyambu, her children could still be alive today”, he said. After she murdered her kids, Nyambu was declared mentally ill and after a few years in rehab, she was deported to Kenya to chill and banned from entering Sweden for good.
It is known that one of the Kenyans the woman accused of being part of the conspiracy lives with her in the same flat while a woman she also accused of being the brain-box behind her tribulations is known to be one of her best friends and long-term ally.
A source close to the family told KSB that the woman has “not yet been certified as crazy” and that she was still under observation until next week when her case will be decided.
In the past one year, three Kenyans (two adults and one teenager) have had to be admitted at a mental facility in Stockholm after their lives turned upside down without notice. One adult remains locked, the second adult is free and appears to be going about her normal business while the teen-ager was declared a drug addict and placed on rehab.
Tough life in Sweden, unemployment, unending debts, family crisis, over-expectation by family members back home, sell-out by friends, rampant racism, discrimination, social isolation, unexpected twists and turns in life such as homelessness and threats of ISIS terror in Stockholm are causing some Kenyans to turn into alcoholism and drug addiction to escape from reality.
In the process, some members of the community are contemplating suicide, others landing on rehab centers while others are either going mental or are in different stages of mental break-downs. This is a tragedy!
November 20, 2015
The only plausible explanation is that “it was Social Media” where verification of news and information is usually the last item on the Editor’s agenda. Here, sensation rules supreme and anything goes. A while ago, it was the turn of Sheila Wetangula to grab the headlines repeatedly on numerous social medias that willingly carter for the capricious appetites of Kenyans thirsting for scandal, hot gossip, odd news, humour, socialite life-styles and other unpublishable news shunned by mainstream media.
For days, blogs struggled to outdo each other in reporting the news and the headline grabber was non other than the Kenya-Stockholm sugar girl – Sheila Wetangula. Since she arrived in Stockholm from Norway many years ago, Sheila has cultivated for herself a sophisticated but surreptitious life-style only known to a tiny inner core that she has come to trust over the years.
Although KSB has written mountains of stories about her incognito, the Kenyan social media only discovered her the other day. The difference is that the profile she was assigned by social media was totally different from what is publicly known in Kenya-Stockholm. For readers just checking in, Sheila was presented in social media as the cute daughter of Senator Moses Wetangula while in Stockholm, debate as to whether or not she is Wetangula’s sister is still raging.
When she first burst into the scene in Kenya-Stockholm, Sheila appeared to have been swimming in a sea of money and living the life of what can today be described as the life of a socialite. At that time, she talked freely about her background especially to KSB and for those who know where to look, her personal history is embedded somewhere in the deep KSB.
Sheila was bearing the name of “Wetangula”, and with the huge amount of cash that was at her disposal, many Kenya-Stockholmers naturally developed a strong curiosity around her personal metamorphosis – from the “Wetangula DNA” in Kenya to a guest in Norway then to a Kenya-Stockholmer with millions to spend.
It is at that point that Sheila began to open up her intriguing autobiography during sporadic “swallow episodes” surrounded by professional guzzlers of wines and spirits, juicy products that were flowing freely like the Niagara Falls. With time, Sheila quickly developed a network of friends before she opened her struggle for papers when her natural extrapolations informed her that Sweden fitted the description of what she could call home. As she embarked on her struggle for mapeps, she also begun to retreat slowly from the Kenya-Stockholm social scene, a complicated environment that needs time and skill for survival.
One outstanding feature about Sheila is that she is not shy. Just like many Kenya-Stockholmers will testify, she openly told Kenyans that she is Senator Wetangula’s sister while she also talked openly about circumstances that had landed her in Sweden. KSB will not repeat these histories here because it is a long story. At that time, the amount of money she was spending openly somehow resonated with her explanation about her connection to Wetangula for where else could she be getting the huge amount of cash if she didn’t have some big fish in Kenya who was supplying then kronazz?
Be that as it may, some “gossip masterminds” who tended to doubt her story-line “because it was mixed up” decided to verify the facts independently. It was mixed up because she had also said that before she left Kenya, she had inherited property worth $1 million from a former white boyfie (related to the Lord Delemare family) who passed away. In her own words, the cash she was spending was part of this inheritance and this explanation somehow downplayed the theory that Wetangula was sending cash.
For the gossip masterminds, investigations started from the most unlikely source but which apparently, could have been the most reliable under the circumstances. For a long time, and before Sheila’s arrival, Kenya-Stockholm’s veterans knew that Weta had a side-dish back in Kenya whose brestacles he used to fondle during out- of-the box escapades. Somehow, things got hot and this hot breeder converted Weta into a fresh “zero-grazing dad”.
Weta had been firing out of his designated pen. It is another long story but to cut it short, the chick later settled in Sweden with her brilliant Weta-copycat-son. Apparently, when the masterminds tracked her down and sweet-talked her for info, she allegedly confirmed that Sheila was related to Weta along the lines she (Sheila) had described. Subsequent storos brought by Omundu kwa Omundu who had direct links with Weta also brought the matter to rest although according to Omundu, she was Weta’s cousin. However, the notion peddled by social media that Sheila is Weta’s daughter is totally knew and Sheila herself knows the truth!
For the last five years, Sheila has been living a rather quiet life. The social media storos seem to have been ignited by The Kenya Daily Post which went to Sheila’s Facebook page and after noticing her Weta name, baptized her “Weta’s daughter” and from there, it was just a matter of time before the storo caught fire online. Much of the photos in social media were plucked from her Facebook page, probably without her permission.
It is understandable that Sheila has never tried to correct the storo for who doesn’t want publicity? As she enjoys attention from Kenya’s blogosphere, Weta may be scooping his part of the bargain as the father of a 29 year old daughter living a care-free and lavish life-style in Stockholm! As Jeff Koinage would put it, “We can only sit back and enjoy the sensation. The one and only Sheila has set Kenya’s blogosphere on faya!” The following is a list of some of the blogs which have not been left behind in “breaking news” about Wetangula’s beautiful daughter! Click to access the storo as published by the blogs.
Nairobi I Wire I Niaje Ristobase I Kenya Crazy Media I Inlive News I Nyumbani TV I Mashada Enews I The Trend I Mpasho I Wurila I Kenya Daily Post I Kenya Latest News I CnYakundi I iKenya News I Viral Donge I Afroparazi I Newspic I Info Okoa I News Africa News I
November 13, 2015
Nairobi (AFP) – Kenya’s army is involved in a $400-million sugar smuggling racket in Somalia that also funds the Al-Qaeda militants it is supposed to be fighting, a report alleged Thursday. Far from fighting the Shebab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are, “in garrison mode, sitting in bases while senior commanders are engaged in corrupt business practices,” said the investigation by Nairobi’s Journalists for Justice rights group.
The report is based on months of research conducted in Somalia and Kenya, including interviews with serving Kenyan officers, United Nations officials, Western intelligence sources, sugar traders, porters and drivers.
The report also accused Kenyan troops of “widespread” human rights abuses — including rape, torture and abduction — and conducting air strikes “targeting crowds of people and animals” rather than the militant training camps it claims to bomb. Kenyan army spokesman, Colonel David Obonyo, denied the allegations, insisting Kenyan soldiers were fighting hard as part of the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
“We are not involved in sugar or charcoal business,” said Obonyo. “How can you sit down with Shebab one minute, and the next you are killing each other?”
View gallery Kenya’s army has denied repeated allegations of war profiteering since invading Somalia in 2011 after a string of kidnappings of tourists and aid workers blamed on the Shebab.
In the years since, Shebab attacks in Kenya have grown in number and scale — including the killing of at least 67 people at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in 2013 and the massacre of 148 people at a university in Garissa in April — with the militants saying the attacks are retaliation for the Kenyan military presence in Somalia and “war crimes” committed by Kenyan troops.
Persistent allegations of Kenyan military involvement in illegal business dealings in Somalia first emerged soon after the army occupied the southern port town of Kismayo in 2012, where it took control of a stockpile of millions of sacks of charcoal.
Successive reports by the UN Monitoring Group — which investigates terrorist financing and infringements of an arms embargo — have detailed the joint role of KDF, the Shebab and the local Jubaland administration in the illegal export of charcoal.
The most recent annual report, published last month, also referred to KDF involvement in the illegal sugar trade. Journalists for Justice estimates the total value of illegal sugar smuggling to Kenya at between $200 million and $400 million.
Its investigators found that KDF taxes every sack of charcoal that leaves and every sack of sugar that arrives at Kismayo, earning an estimated $50 million (46 million euros) a year. The Jubaland administration and the Shebab also tax charcoal and the sugar trucks driving from Kismayo to the Kenyan border at Dhobley-Liboi.
“The illicit conflict economy is benefitting both Al-Shebab and those ostensibly opposing them,” the report said. The group accuses an unnamed “high ranking military official” of running a sugar smuggling network that enjoys “the protection and tacit cooperation” or Kenya’s political leaders.
“The corruption and human rights abuses undermine Kenya’s goals in Somalia, provide funds to Al-Shebab, and ultimately result in the deaths of hundreds of innocent Kenyans,” the report said.
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
With great sorrow and sadness, the family of Mr. Oyuga Odada hereby announces the passing of Mr. Abonyo Odada, a former Kenya-Stockholmer, who has just passed away in Kenya. The late Abonyo is the elder brother of Ochieng Nyambok, Abonyo Omiti, Oyuga Odada and Magak Odada who all reside in Stockholm.
The late Abonyo passed away in Kenya after a short illness. According to a family source who spoke to KSB soon after receiving the sad news, Abonyo had no known illness but suddenly became unwell at his home village in Kabondo after which he was rushed to hospital.
“He developed chest pains at home and soon begun to experience difficulty in breathing. He was then rushed to hospital where he passed away”, the source told KSB.
Following the sad and shocking news, an “Open House” has been set up daily at Odada’s residence at Olshammargsgatan 61 in Hagsätra. A major Prayer Meeting/Harambee will be held at the same venue on Saturday, 14th November 2015 from 14.00 sharp.
A Family Support Committee headed by Mr. Ochieng Nyambok has been set up to help the family cope with the shock that has struck the family and brought all activity to a standstill.
The late Abonyo, who was in his early seventies, was among the first Kenyans to arrive in Sweden in 1973 after the late James Wuod Maggero who landed in the sixties. In 1995, Abonyo returned to Kenya for good to start a new life in the village after decades in Sweden although he left many friends behind.
Obviously, Abonyo’s younger siblings are planning to travel to Kenya to bid farewell to a loved brother, a father, an uncle and a friend to many people who knew him as a principled man who never wavered when it came to speaking his opinion especially on controversial issues.
Abonyo, who was a vehicle mechanic and who worked in Sweden for many years in the same profession, was a fiercely independent person whose political views never resonated with both the sitting government and the opposition. His view was that both politicians in government and the opposition were of the same political character marked by political opportunism, sycophancy, hero worship and mediocrity.
Mr. Abonyo constantly regretted the low political consciousness of millions of Kenyans which, he believed, had obstructed the introduction of ideological politics in Kenya, allowing opportunists to peddle tribalism, nepotism and mega corruption under Kenya’s deformed capitalist system that has been in place since flag independence in 1963.
KSB sends deep condolences to the entire family of the late Abonyo. We hope that the family will find strength and courage to go through this very difficult and trying moment marked with grief.
The late Abonyo was loved by everybody who appreciated his forthrightness and will greatly be missed by relatives, friends and foes alike. He was a simple man who left the sophistication of cosmopolitan life in Europe to settle down in the humble simplicity of a back-water village in Kabondo, never to return to Sweden. May God rest Abonyo’s soul in Eternal Peace. For messages of condolences or further information, call: Odada at 0736932714 or Nyambok at 072296544.
November 11, 2015
I often get a chill down my spine whenever I hear Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto repeat their now boring and tired rhetoric: “The Jubilee Government will crack the whip on corruption.” Take a look at Ruto’s past corruption allegations and Uhuru’s plush life, courtesy of his mom Mama Ngina’s and dad, Jomo Kenyatta’s alleged looting of public coffers, land grabbing, and massive killing of elephants for illegal ivory trade. Mama Ngina is listed online as the third richest woman in Africa worth $1 billion, with her family owning “Kenya’s largest dairy company Brookside Dairies, media company Mediamax, Heritage Hotels, Commercial Bank of Africa and hundreds of thousands of prime Kenyan land.”
Given the above background, Uhuru Kenyatta does not have the political will to fight corruption since his enormous wealth is based on it. Three foreign commissioners who were among Kenyan publishers of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report in May 2013, mentioned in a statement that the Office of the President had pressured them to delete paragraphs from their final report which documented witness accounts of irregular land distribution by Uhuru’s father, first president Jomo Kenyatta, to his family, cronies and members of his Kikuyu ethnic group.
Some of the deleted paragraphs revealed Kenyatta had given his son “a large tract of government land which was, apparently, acquired without official approval and without compliance with legal procedures as a wedding gift in 1976.” Further, Kenyatta “unlawfully alienated to himself 250 acres of trust land on the coast that was supposed to be held by the government in trust for the people. Irregularly, President Kenyatta took all of Tiwi and Diani trust lands at the expense of local people who immediately became ‘squatters’ on the land and were subsequently evicted, rendering them landless and poor.”
With such allegations, Uhuru can never implement the TJRC report which directly implicates his family members and threatens his wealth, since it recommends repossession of all illegally acquired public land. It is also important to note that in 2013, the Jubilee-dominated National Assembly deleted a section in the TJRC Act of 2008, which had earlier prohibited MPs from altering the report, thus enabling political manipulation of its findings and recommendations.
Roots of corruption in public sector
Confusion reigns in Jubilee as each member shouts loud in defense of the government’s useless record against corruption. When you see Senator Kithure Kindiki, a distinguished professor of law kneeling down among Jubilee political thugs and praying that the International Criminal Court (ICC) should set free William Ruto, then you know Kenyan academics become stupid when they get elected as politicians. Another light-weight Jubilee debater is nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi, whose naïve take on corruption is just pathetic.
Corruption in the public service is traced back to the Ndegwa Commission, authorized by Jomo Kenyatta in 1970, and headed by then-governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Duncan Ndegwa, to investigate the appropriate structure and remuneration of the public service. A key recommendation of the Commission’s 1971 report was that public servants would be allowed to own private property and run businesses. However, it ran against the global trend that does not allow them to engage in private enterprise since “by owning private property or engaging in business, a public servant is likely to abuse his public position” (Odhiambo-Mbai, 2003, p. 121, in the African Journal of Political Science). Njonjo Kihuria avers that: “In fact, some of the richest people in this country were either cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, provincial commissioners, districts commissioners, district officers and parastatal chiefs, because they used their offices to privatise public wealth.” (The Star Newspaper, November 2, 2015)
The public-private nexus
Sebastian Gatimu, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, recently published a comprehensive article titled: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Corruption’, which outlines the nexus between the public and private sector, in the perpetuation of corruption. “Kenya’s private sector has been listed among the world’s most corrupt. International audit firm Ernst & Young reported that one in every three Kenyan companies surveyed had paid bribes to win contracts. The survey, which is conducted in 59 countries, ranks Kenya behind Egypt, Nigeria and Namibia as economies where private sector corruption is most pervasive and tender award processes most distorted,” wrote Gatimu.
Meanwhile, an article in the Business Daily newspaper on November 9, 2015 titled: ‘Succession Wars Lift Lid on the wealth of Kenyatta Era Oligarchs’, mentioned that a Mr. Kathumba who was Jomo Kenyatta’s cook while he was prisoner in Kapenguria prison before independence, left a “50-acre prime land in Embakasi, next to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi estimated to be worth Sh3.5 billion.” It is only in Kenya where a mere cook can be a real billionaire, and not in Zimbabwean dollars.
The Standard newspaper has also run a piece titled: ‘Corrupt Kenyan Leaders to Face US Sanctions’ which states: “President Barack Obama’s government has warned Kenya’s leaders linked to corruption that they risked facing sanctions believed to include travel bans.” Obama has simply walked the talk he gave during his July 2015 trip in Kenya. Whereas Jubilee sycophants claim the West means nothing to them, and they do not care about American sanctions, they are internally bitter that Uhuru Kenyatta has engaged the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, as his chief adviser. However, they forget that Uhuru’s father had sucked up to the white folks and even sired a son, Peter Magana Kenyatta, by an English woman named Edna Clarke.
Uhuru belongs to the thoroughbred class: far from his die-hard peasant followers, and has married a half German, half Kikuyu woman. It is documented that Jomo Kenyatta was against the Mau Mau, who were Kikuyu freedom fighters whose large tracts of land had been grabbed by white colonialists. A report by journalist John Kamau indicated that Jomo Kenyatta had planned to deport hundreds of Kikuyus to the tsetse-fly infested Mpanda Settlement Scheme in Rukwa region of Tanzania, just 25 days after he had become prime minister in 1963. See http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/blob/view/-/683648/data/112144/-/yrf7yfz/-/seeds.pdf
It is pointless to remain academic about Kenya’s corruption because available documents indicate its pervasiveness, yet the political class fuels it for personal gain. All the legal instruments are in place, yet Jubilee keeps blaming Opposition leader Raila Amolo Odinga, for their inept strategies in fighting corruption. Uhuru and Ruto are “political sons” of former Dictator Daniel arap Moi, whose 24-year plunder of Kenya’s economy is a case study of how NOT to be a leader. Further, in 2002, then-presidential candidate and now former president Kibaki had promised to stem corruption, but his ten-year record beat that of Moi. Uhuru Kenyatta, the selfie, PR president, was in the beginning quite vocal about fighting corruption and even created a web portal to directly engage Kenyans, yet he has hit a dead end in the process. His personal anti-corruption web portal http://www.president.go.ke/en/category/corruption.php never took off.
Although Gatimu recommends that: “To end corruption, African governments must urgently re-evaluate the role of public and private sector and come up with stringent regulations to curb the menace” all the ethical provisions enacted to curb corruption during Kibaki’s tenure in office, currently mean nothing for Uhuru’s administration. In 2013, five out of the 18 Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) nominated by Uhuru and William Ruto and vetted by the National Assembly, were suspended in march 2015. Suspended CS Davis Chirchir, a Ruto ally linked to the Chicken-gate Scandal, has been vetted once again and cleared of all corruption allegations, yet the public money reportedly lost under his watch has not been accounted for. In conclusion, Uhuru and Ruto have no moral grounds to fight against corruption, since they personally continue to gain from it.