Comment Regarding HIV/AIDS Deleted,We Apologise..

Posted on April 3, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

Time 2115.Friday, I have just read my mails and my blog since yesterday and realized that there was a comment that was not to be published regarding HIV aids,that was sent by a reader.I have deleted the comment,and I hope this will close the chapter regarding the topic.I have not received any sms from anyone  advising me regarding the comment,but all the same I do regret and apologize.I hope we did not harm any ones feelings.I have also responded to the other party by mail.

Clay Onyango.


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I am writing in responds to the article posted at KSB on April 6th 2009 by makosewe entitled, Purity Had Her day With Wangari Maathai…

The article depicts The Laurette Professor Wangari Maathai as not being happy for reasons Osewe says, she wasn’t allowed to meet the category of Kenyans Osewe tags as “real Kenyans”.

Consecutively, the KSB blogger and writer once again undermines the writer of this article as the Embassy’s “good boy” as he has always done.

KSB has been malicious before on the person of these writer but in several occasions these writer chose not to venture in to conflicts with Osewe,

I don’t want to go back to old sins committed by Osewe against me, but i just want to mention a few for the sake of the reader.

In an earlier article, Osewe calls me and wide spectrum of Kenyans for Walambaji (a Kiswahili term for“ass licker“)because I , like many other Kenyans,was officially invited to Jamhuri celebration which Osewe revolted against and asked others to boycott.

In his article, Osewe writes “A dinner with Kenyan VIPs without a “non diplomatic Kenyan face” could be spooky so Purity has a list of the “good boys and girls”.

In another instance, Osewe misrepresents my presence in the Kenyan day when he wrote; “Saidimu ole Ngais was spotted at a corner as was Clay Onyango, Vincent Odede and Mrs Mary Muirani. ….other faces were those of Embassy staff and their families.”

Those Kenyans who were there saw me discuss in length with the Ambassador on issues of nation building. Osewe says that Saidimu was seen in a corner ? Why should I when the sun was shinning and the sky was blue and I am a free man in a free country! I was in our Kenyan home in Sweden

In his article of June 2, 2008 – Posted by makozewe , Osewe brands me as a communist through his codded language thinking that it would go unobserved. I chose to let it go. It’s OK to play politics but it’s not OK to misrepresent other people. As far as I know, I have always been a social democrat!

I find myself ideologically on the left wing of modern social democratic ideology. Moreover, I seat in the Social democratic party committee in Bagarmossen so, don’t be surprised to see my name in the ballot paper in the next election when we take over the mandate from the right wingers. Brother Osewe is openly known to be of the far left! A true“politburo”?

Although there were nice photos among the uploaded once at my home page, you chose to lift the one you thought negatively represented the subject concerned. That’s less giving to say the least.

I wonder why you fail to give credit and a little positiveness when it’s rightfully entitled? Meeting and sharing a lunch with people of Professor Wangari Maathai is a dream come true to all Kenyans. If you weren’t invited this time, we might be in the list next time. I don’t ask you to be a good BOI though! Good luck.

It’s common sense that it’s impossible for all Kenyans to meet the Nobel peace price winner all at one go. The lunch reception took place in a hotel premise which could accommodate approximately 100 people. About 70 people attended the lunch reception. I met with Kenyans from different steps of life. I ‘ll upload beautiful Pictures later to confirm my argument.

I speak not for the Embassy of Kenya in Stockholm but I am in the believe that the Kenyan Embassy couldn’t invite all Kenyastockholmers to attend Professor Wangari’s reception at Sergel plaza hotel all at the same time.

The Kenya embassy spend the tax payers money for the reception, yes, my money too. This year, I sent my family in Nanyuki around ksh 300.000. I bought them 4 acres of land too. I call them for more that ksh 5000 a moth. I hope you haven’t forgotten that I am also taxed here in Diaspora as equally as I am taxed back at home.

I have paid bills for members of Mukogodo community suffering from water based diseases and HIV related illnesses. I have rescued women battered by their husbands and saved their children from malnutrition on behalf of the Kenyan social welfare system. Sometimes I complain and sometimes I realize I am doing what is required of me as a good citizen. Only that the good work may not be recognized by my country. I wish they did. I dislike to talk about what I have done for others but since you make me to, I take the challenge and sack the bitter lollipop. I have receipts for all my contribution including calling cards if you want prove.

For every krona I send home, the government of Kenya earns tax and as well as when they spend the money in the retain shops. So I am a real Kenyan? Real that the politicians who refuse to pay tax? or even more real that you who sends not a single krona to your people because they have it all in Kenya? If that so, then I envy you.

Mukogodo Maasai are among the most economically marginalized Kenyans. They need to have more young men and women who can take the heat and represent their ideas. Mukogodo Maasai and other minorities like Yaaku are a forgotten people! Did you know that police can harass them anytime they want? mass punishment?

So I am forced to send money every month to save the lives of about 32 individuals who directly live on my student salary. Does anybody recognize my nation building contribution? Does the Kenyans Embassy realize how important Ole Ngais is in defending the name and face of our loving Kenya? How about Osewe? Do you write that in your well articulated articles? or you only see the dark side of our people? The Diaspora Kenyans must be respected as a very significant partner in our nation building coalition both by national wise and internationally.

However, it’s important to note that Ole Ngais isn’t any body’s boy! As you write in your blog, I find it degrading.
The least I demand is a honorable redress. I am of the impression that you generally disrespect me in person just as you do to many other Kenyans and Kenyan officials in this cold foreign country we came to call home.

It’s a shame that it should be this way because I had expected more from you being a political veteran? a citizen’s journalist and blogger pioneer among Kenya Stockholmers and above all a political science student.

I respect your intellectual and writing ability only that I wish so much that you invest the energy in constructive and nation building activities instead of seeking to undermine, destroy and gimmick your fellow countrymen. I had hopped not to write this about you.

Maybe I live in the illusion that we’d patronize each other and help to shape our community to advocate not only for our rights as minority in Sweden but also as a powerful Diaspora Kenyans constituency with rights and obligations as all other constituencies in Kenya.

I still expect that we collectively demand attention from the regime since we all pay tax (VAT-value added tax) every time we send money to our families in Kenya. We spoke of dual or multi citizenship, easy and cheaper way of sending money to our people at “home” the right to vote from abroad and the right to invest in Kenya without being taxed as a foreigner. I realize how difficult it becomes to speak of this issues in situation where a country is slowly slipping back to a single party and totalitarian regime.

It’s nevertheless depressive to read from a blogger of your caliber making a rift between Kenyans and Kenyans. In your article, you right “In the picture, it was like Maathai was wondering where the maathai_03real Kenyans had gone because when she was last here, she was “….real Kenyans as if some Kenyans aren’t real enough? In the picture here, you only identify two Kenyans and so this leaves me with a bitter taste in my tongue on what you make out of my son Lemayian Obama Ole Ngais? is he not a Kenya in your perception because he’s mothered by a white Swede? Or because he’s born in Sweden? In your real Kenyan world, what are the real characteristics of real Kenyans? What do you what my Obama to be brought up like so he can be regarded as a true Kenyan by people with the same perception as you? Many Kenyans have intermarried so you wouldn’t speak of a clean or real Kenyan… but wait, is a Kenyan an ethnic group? or is Kenyan a race? Moreover, you seem to suppose that Pastor Tillah Mukasa (to the left) and Saidimu Ole Ngais(center) aren’t Kenyans enough? Am I missing something here?

The other day, I had a discussion with my fellow friends at the launching of MAAGI. Surprisingly, only 8 Kenyans attended our launching party which was advertised extensively. Coincidently,when President Obama was inaugurated, about the same number of Kenyans attended Cyndee Peters’ Obama’s Gala in Stockholm.

However, just as Obama’s Gala on January 20th, people of other nationalities arrived from from the top of the hour until the end of the party.Just as Cyndee rocked the party at his excellency’s inauguration, MAAGI got the attention she deserved including a fantastic relationship with potential donors.

Despite all that success, my heart was heavy when I realized how little support I had from my fellow people. This challenged has sharpened my teeth to tear down any obstacle and and in the future knowing that not all who call me brother may in fact be my real brothers! Yes, “real” But you know what, if Obama can be the president of the most powerful nation in the world, having originated from the plains of Kogelo? who is MAAGI not to be anything she wants in Sweden?

Our separation and condemnation of other’s just because they aren’t good enough or equally experienced gives no motivation to building Kenya together. I’ve noticed the other time when Clay was attacked for not being in the possession of analytical skills. Clay was abused by academics who are supposed to be the society’s guardians regarding how to apply the modern tools in nation building.

I don’t advocate for Clay’s misdeed either, but I disagree with your power control strategies. It’s a pity that the academics who posses the analytical power and are champions of intellectual rights could not stand up and show us the way.

You arrived to Sweden maybe 15 years ago? Am not sure.. However, it’s now your taking your degree in politics which you’re also studying in English. Kudos brother.

Comparatively, I relocated to Sweden June 14th 2001. Today, I am doing my second term on the same degree as you, but in Swedish language at Södertörn university. I know you’ve struggle to keep me anonymous in all good matters I do and you’re disappointed that I have little or no scandals at all, otherwise you’d definitely capitalize on my downfall. Mr Osewe, Why do you feel threatened by me? I thought we were brothers in arms both ideologically and fate wise? Thank God am the master of my destiny!

In your writings,you have noted that the pictures are lifted from Ole Ngais home page and I appreciate it, but you must have forgotten to link back to us. It’s not enough that you mention the source, it is required that you link back to the original source of the material you’re using. This home page observes Copy right Creative commons share alike

This is to confirm the dignity of the the previous discussions that caught fire at KSB, you and other commentators were keen on always referring to the source of information but you seem to fail to respect the same intellectual right you protect so much at KSB.

Although I know you’ll twist and thread my article as it suit’s you, I hope you’ll rectify your missteps because it’s essential for a better and healthier society. Thanks in advance.
Ole Ngais.

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