|It is very interesting to see how people are one sided and misinterpreting the article that was published here on Jamii. I am just a messenger and my job was to deliver the message of which I did. If I did anything wrong was to deliver the message. Jesus was assassinated for delivering the truth to the people of the world. People are projecting things and taking things out of context. There’s absolutely no question in my mind that the woman in discussion is a good person and I have nothing personal against her just like many of you. The article has been misinterpreted and confusion has been circulating around to make what was good intention to look bad. For those who are claiming to defend the woman, are even worse because they are attracting the attention to the story. I do appreciate our freedoms and our values and anything else that we as Kenyans we hold dear.
I was just delivering the message and for those who are pointing their nose in Jamii’s direction are doing no good than just adding salt to an already salty situation. Instead I will advice them to focus their criticisms on the situation and not personalities. It is very unfortunate that the very people who are supposed to lead us morally right they sometimes bargain with God. God always keeps his promises and our confessions of sins are supposed to be continual because we continue to do wrong. True confession requires us to listen to God and to want to stop doing what is wrong. David prayed to God to forgive him the hidden sins and to keep him from the willful sins. Our attitudes must be that of confession and obedience. Anyway I was just refreshing my memory.
If you really care for the woman in discussion of whom I don’t even know her on a personal level, why are you playing up the decorated justification mechanism without evidence whether it is true or not. To me, you want to play the “Jezebel” theme up as much as possible, especially in comparison to the diplomat. I do sympathize with the whole situation on both sides not only one side. I would like to emphatically and persistently deny that I had anything personal to the female in discussion. My focal point in the article was corruption at the embassy and I still stand on it that the Kenyan embassy in Sweden is corrupt and we have to look the Jezebel article in that direction. Those who are trying to capitalize on the story are being warned that the story by the time it was published, Jamii had enough evidence that can only be produced in court if needed.
Jamii triggered political firestorm by raising questions about the relationship between the allegations and corruption at the Kenyan embassy. Jamii’s position is that the story stands for itself. It’s unclear to Jamii on what ground do people think that we just hate someone and one day we wake up and start sending missiles in wrong directions. In the article, we emphasized on corruption and not love affair the way people want to portray it. We spoke about the formation of truth and reconciliation, emotionalism among Kenyans, unpaid salaries at the Kenyan embassy, peace, transparency, accountability, job fixing, human trafficking, land grabbing among other things. Why are we not looking at it in that direction? I have seen Kenyan blogs in Sweden promoting porn picture and using bad language, why haven’t we condemned it?
Let me make it clear that Jamii does not rely on anonymous sources, retelling old stories and raising the possibility that the diplomat may have had a romantic relationship without providing evidence and the origin of the allegations. A top friend and adviser to the alleged, fearing there might be an intimate relationship between the two intervened to protect the diplomat’s good reputation from falling down. One of the friends to the lady told Jamii that he persuaded her to stop seeing the man but she said it was only friendship which I think it is okay and recommended.
A similar story was reported last year and in the story the journalist included extensive historical material and the background of the whole saga. Where were the defenders by that time? I do agree that the two must be left in peace if they love one another and if nobody is complaining about their relationship. Everybody has a story and of course no one is perfect me included. The idea is supposed to be left to the two lovers to decide their destiny. Most of the incidents reported by Jamii had been reported before and for that reason this is not a new story to raise ire and discussion. However the whole thing has been misinterpreted and I hope those who are looking at it in the name of the woman are misplacing the whole meaning of the article.
The article drew criticism but also supporters among Kenyans in Sweden. Those who are concerned told me the story “is certainly relevant.” Others found the story wanting because the hole in this story is the innuendo they can’t prove. “All of this is old,” said one reader. Others think, “This would have been a legitimate story when it was a story.” Jamii still believes that it is very crucial to form the commission proposed by a Kenyan in Stockholm so that Kenyans can have time to repent their past and start building a new Kenya where people respect one another.
It is now 1 year since you went to be with your creator. It has not been easy at all without you. There is not a single day that has gone without us talking and thinking about you. Memories are still fresh and many things and incidents remind us of you. When we see families together, we feel your absence. When kids run to hug their fathers, there is always a flashback. Husband and wife together, there is a longing!
With the same measure that we have remembered you, God has continuously reminded us that he is with us. He has been with us and has eased the pain and anxiety that came with this great loss! He has been, Immanuel; God with us!
There are days when life lost meaning and all we wanted was to be with you. You just left without a warning .We wish we read the signs or even got a hint. We have wondered how it happened, what was it like? We have wondered what it is like on the other side, is it better for you?
The children’s questions are still endless and many times the answers are not satisfactory. As a wife, I have told God many times that I did not choose that option. Your being away has complicated our lives and has forced us to make adjustments that we don’t want to make. They say life must go on and it is a fact, but it’s not easy. We have at times to explain ourselves why we have done things in a certain way all because of you.The sad faces of your parents and siblings don’t make it any easier. James we miss you so much, it still hurts, the pain lingers on.
We thank the Almighty God for his steadfast love and his abundance. We thank God for the church, friends, families and the Swedish authorities for the endless support. We thank God for the Government of Kenya that has stood by us all through. May the Lord bless you abundantly!
There will be a thanksgiving service at Immanuel International Church (Kungstensgatan 17,at the Tulesalen) in Stockholm on 8th September 2007 at 5p.m, all are welcome. Family and friends in Kenya will also be meeting in Kisaju (Kajiado North) on the 15th sat at 12 noon for prayers.
You are dearly loved and missed by your dear wife CATHERINE, the children, TANYA and JOSH, parents, brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and colleagues.
God be with you till we meet again!
By: Catherine Kiboi & Family.
For a couple of years many Africans have been blaming it on lack of sleep, too much pressure from job, poor blood, but now the real reason has been found:
We’re tired because we’re overworked. Here’s why:
1. The population of Africa is 800 million: 200 million are retired. That leaves 600 million.
2. There are 200 million in school, which leaves 400 million to do the work.
3. Of this, there are 100 million employed by the government. Leaving 300 million to do the work.
4. 50 Million are in the armed forces & related jobs; which leaves 250 million to do the work.
5. Take from the total the 150 million people unemployed. And that
leaves 100 million to do the work.
6. At any given time there are 50 Million people in hospitals. Leaving 50 Million to do the work.
7. There are 20 Million people in prisons. Leaving 30 million to do the work.
8. 1 Million are Chiefs, Kings, Queens, Presidents, Ministers, pastors, Voodoo or Juju Masters. Leaving 29 Million to do the work.
9. Now, 28,999,998 Africans are out of Africa . In Europe, USA , Asia etc.
That leaves just two people to do all the work. You and me… but you’re sitting there on your chair, at your computer, reading these useless mails instead of working………… That leaves one person, only me, to do all the work….
CLOSE THIS WINDOW N GET BACK TO WORK :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By: Mr. Mwaura Daniel.
Published by: Jamii Crew.