Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary: Changing Party Trends In Stockholm

For now, it appears as though the traditional and exclusive huge Kenyan parties at Norsborg are on the wane. Although a popular Party joint for Kenyans in Stockholm, Norsborg has had one major problem of security which every Party organizer knows too well. In the last three Kenyan parties that were organized at Norsborg, non ended without some kind of

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Why I Won’t Be At Purity’s Madaraka Gimmick

Obviously, a National day like Madaraka Day is a great event which deserves to be celebrated lavishly by Kenyans and friends both at home and abroad. In Stockholm, the Kenyan Ambassador to Scandinavia H.E Mrs Purity Muhindi has organized a three hour drinking spree at her residence where the Kenyan community has been invited as part of celebrations to mark

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ODM-PNU Power Sharing Will Not Be Possible

Kenyans have continued to awaken to the quotidian reality that the peace agreement signed by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga on February 28th might have hit a snag because of the gridlock surrounding the naming of the grand Coalition Cabinet that was expected to send signals that Kenya was eventually getting back to business following the

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Critics Of Kenyans Abroad Are Just Naïve

Occasionally, one comes across a scurrilous attack on Kenyans abroad in the Kenyan media by Kenyans at home who hate their Diaspora counterparts allegedly because members of this gigantic and growing Constituency are “washing dishes” abroad, “cleaning crap at Mac Donalds”, fixing beds in Hotels, doing rounds at old people’s nursing homes or taking up other junk jobs which, by

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Political Attacks Are Good For Public Debate

There is a big difference between a personal attack, a political attack, a personal vendetta and a critique be they against a point of view, an academic presentation or an idea. Yesterday, Mr. Gerry Midenyo, a Kenyan resident in Stockholm, disturbed the still Kenya-Stockholm waters by throwing a missile in the direction of Githuku wa Muirani, the former Director of the

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What Happened To Kenya-Stockholm Prayers For Peace?

      I just wanted to ask Pastor Samson, Pastor Muraya, Pastor Beatrice, Pastor Overa, Brother Jamlik, Pastor Muirani, Sister Catherine, Sister Lissa, Pastor Tilla, Sister Josephine, Brother Saidimu, Sister Naomi and all the holy brothers and sisters in Stockholm; I just wanted to ask them some polite questions which I first need to put into context. Since the crisis in

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UHCK Leaders Should Not Personalize Its Activities

As I was sleeping at KSB State House, a security alert was dispatched that Saidimu ole Ngais, the President of Chama Cha Mwananchi and Secretary General of the newly launched United for Humanitarian Cause In Kenya (UHCK) had fired an e-mail propelled missile in the direction of KSB headquarters. Ole ngais’s beef is that as Interim Chairperson of the recently

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Kenya: Perspectives On Armed Struggle

KSB has received mails enquring what needs to be done in the situation in Kenya. Some readers have raised the issue of ”Armed struggle”. We are re-circulating an article on this subject first published in December 1999 in ”Harakati” which used to be the mouth piece of “Kenya Youth Movement In Sweden”. The article is not related to the situation in

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Election Dispute Is Beyond Raila And Kibaki

In the process of bloody ethnic cleansing of members of the Kikuyu community in Kenya, brutal murders in our country that has claimed 311 lives, wanton destruction of property, chaos, blames and counter blames, some commentators have deliberately or indeliberately lost grip of the core issue that is fuelling the National democratic revolution in Kenya. On a long term, the

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