Panic As Ailing Kenya-Stockholm Old Man Jets in From Kenya
An elderly Kenyan national who has been ailing in Kenya and who has been unable to travel back to Sweden for medical attention has arrived in Stockholm. The Kenyan was picked up by an ambulance soon after he landed at Arlanda International Airport and driven direct to hospital where he was admitted.
The Kenyan travelled under a complicated arrangement which saw him depart from his Kisumu residence to Nairobi then to Sweden. Among those who met him at Arlanda were two Kenyan friends.
The Kenyan, whose three children arrived in Sweden in August 2008, is in good condition and making good recovery. A top KSB staffer has visited him in hospital for a chit chat. The Kenyan said that the situation in Kenya is extremely difficult and that Kenyans are dying of hunger and treatable diseases. He said that the level of poverty is so high that Kenyans are ready to do anything to get money.
The arrival of the Kenyan is of enormous interest to a cross section of Kenyans in Stockholm because of complications likely to arise at his domestic square. The Kenyan has been home for more than three years, time when another Kenyan is said to have settled in his flat and “inherited his family” including his dear wife.
His arrival will, most likely, shock the Kenyan wife inheritor because the new couple had overruled any possibility of the old man returning to Sweden from Kisumu where he was abandoned to die. The situation was so serious that the woman used to tell friends that “we are waiting for the funeral”.
Majority of members of the Luo community where the ailing old man hails from boycotted the house soon after the woman was inherited on grounds that it was taboo to inherit the family of a living person and set base in his house especially if he is sick and debilitated.
Many Luos thought that if the couple were in love, they needed to conduct their affair elsewhere and not in the same flat where the old man used to live and in the presence of his children. The affair plunged the Luo community into a “cultural crisis” as the couple threatened to use the system to fight back anybody who tried to intervene.
The late Mr. Owili Ongaro is known to have been the last Luo elder to have tried to mobilize a group of elders to approach the wife inheritor to give room but he passed away before any approaches could be made. He told KSB that the guy had done something “that was unthinkable”.
The Kenyan’s three children, who were assisting him after he suffered a stroke and landed on a wheel chair in Kenya, were kidnapped from Kenya in an operation that was masterminded by the woman and her new hubby. The story, whose details have been gathered by KSB, is very complicated and its numerous scenes will unfold like a thriller if it hits KSB. As the old man recuperates in hospital, the couple is reported to be “in a state of panic” as they await the consequences of the old man’s arrival in Sweden.