Man sues over sex boycott-Coast Women says no to sex boycott

Man sues over sex boycott-Coast Women says no to sex boycott

Man sues over sex boycott

Fri, May 08, 2009
A man on Friday sued the controversial G10 women group for calling for a 7 day sex boycott to force leaders in the coalition government to bury their political differences.
James Kimondo told the court that he was denied his conjugal rights following the just ended sex ban organized by the women activists.
Kimondo who is seeking damages claims the proponents of the boycott had interfered with his happy marriage.
Through his lawyer Wanjohi Gichuhi, he says his wife Teresia Wanjiku denied him his conjugal rights resulting to mental anguish, stress, backaches and lack of concentration and sleep.
He therefore wants the court to order the G10 group to pay him general damages.
The Kenyan women caucus dubbed the G10 representing various women organizations caused an uproar in the country over their sex ban call to compel leaders in the coalition government to end political wrangling.
Separately, the High court on Friday ordered police to allow suspected Mungiki sect leader John Maina Njenga access to legal representation and family visitation.
Justice Mohamed Warsame allowed Maina’s lawyers Paul Muite and Kibe Mungai who agreed with state Counsel James Warui to visit him at the CID headquarters where he is being held.
Maina was released by the High Court on the 28th of April but police re-arrested him within moments of his release.
A police statement said they had re-arrested the mungiki leader in connection with the Karatina killings that left 28 people dead.
Maina will now be arraigned in court on Wednesday 13th of May.

Kenyan women declare sex boycott

Wednesday, 29th April 2009

Sex, money and power are said to make the world go round, especially when dealing with politicians who take people round in circles until they feel dizzy.
Now, women in Kenya have joined hands to boycott sex for the next seven days to push for reforms and constitutional review.
Beginning today, G10 — a consortium of women lobbies — announced a week-long sex boycott to push for political reforms, and have secured support from a prominent personality in the land.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s wife, Ida, said she would support the campaign “100 per cent”.
“The women’s voices must be heard,” Mrs Odinga said, adding: “The boycott is not a punishment, but rather an action to draw attention to the issue.”
During a Press briefing in Nairobi on Wednesday, G10 said they had spoken to Ida and First Lady Lucy Kibaki and urged them to support their cause.
G10 coalition partner Rukia Subow of Maendeleo ya Wanawake said violence was escalating, people were dying of hunger and that majority of those affected are women. They must do something.
“This boycott shows how women have come to the conclusion that there is no solution being sought to end the political impasse. And while the two principals (Kibaki and Raila) haggle, the country has been thrown into confusion,” said Ms Subow.
But Kenya’s menfolk need not bother try doing anything. Those accustomed to securing “take-away”, the euphemism for twilight girls, be warned: They will not be in business, as the girls will be paid by G10 for “staying away from work”.
G10 officials did not explain how they would monitor the success of their campaign, or how to ensure those paid to keep off the streets actually do that. They will rely on goodwill and integrity of their supporters.
Extraordinary situations
Ms Patricia Nyaudi, the executive director of the Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida), a part of G10, said: “These are serious issues and should not be trivialised. The idea is to deny ourselves what we consider essential for the good of our country.”
Ms Carole Ageng’o, the executive director of Tomorrow’s Child Initiative, another G10 member, said: “Indeed, extraordinary situations call for extraordinary measures and the G10 calls upon women of Kenya to go on a sex boycott to protest at the poor leadership and to demand that the two principals take control and lead the country to its desired destiny.”
In their statement, the G10 members said while the two principals engage in power games, the country risked plunging into anarchy as hostilities between their supporters were renewed by the bickering over positions.
Ms Anne Njogu, the executive director of Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, said House Speaker Kenneth Marende had failed to make a strong decision and opted for a “safe” exit over the wrangles.
“The Speaker, yet again, missed the opportunity to show political leadership and instead chose to run away from his mandate by making a safe decision at a time the country needs tough decisive action,” Njogu said of Mr Marende’s decision on Tuesday to step in as temporary chair of the Leader of Government Business.
The G10 coalition said Marende’s ruling only served to provide temporary reprieve and soon the two principals will resort to more power games.
The women called on Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka to refuse to be used as a point of conflict between the two principals.
“The National Accord is a marriage between two partners and the introduction of a third party is mischievous, suspicious and meant to rock the partnership,” said Njogu.
The G10 coalition demands that the two principals show responsible leadership and commitment to the National Accord and reconciliation. To that regard, they will in the next seven days draft performance contracts for the two principals and present them for signature.
War-mongering husbands
“Should either of the two leaders fail to sign, it will be confirmation of the lack of commitment, bad faith and contempt for the people of Kenya,” they said.
Sex boycott is not an entirely new concept, having been used by European and North American women opposed to war in Iraq in 2003.
Thousands of actresses all over the world took part in a reading of the ancient Greek play, Lysistrata, as part of a protest against the war as they refrained from sex.
The play, written by Aristophanes in 415 BC, features Greek women who, fed up with their warmongering husbands, go on a sex strike in a bid to end the endless conflicts.
Eventually, the menfolk succumb and agree to a truce.
Last December, hundreds of Italian women pledged to go without sex unless their men promised to refrain from setting off dangerous illegal fireworks.
But if female sexuality has been used to make political statements, it has also been exploited to wrench power from women, as happened in the Gikuyu traditional society at the turn of the 20th Century.
Then, the menfolk impregnated their wives while their leader, Wangu wa Makeeri, was tricked into displaying her nakedness as she danced under the moon. This marked her downfall.
Source-The Standard
Guest house demands proof of marriage to admit couples
Ms Rachel Wangui, the Muriu’s Guest House caretaker, prepares one of the 46 rooms on the first floor of the two-storey lodging. Photo/ JOSEPH KIHERI


The writing is on the wall and clearly states: “There is no room here for illicit sex!” And like the biblical law of the Medes and Persians during the era of Prophet Daniel, the rules cannot be revoked.
“Sometimes we are in difficulty because we are doing something right, but this was the bitter pill we had to swallow when we invested in this business,” guesthouse director Jeremiah Kibe Muriu says.

Ms Wangui points at the guest house rules “cast in stone”. Photo/ JOSEPH KIHERI


When the two-storey guesthouse was opened by the Provost of the Anglican Church Cathedral the Venerable Philip Obwogi in May 2003, the raft of morality rules turned many prospective guests away.
“We had no business for the first three months after we opened the doors to guests. All those who came and read the rules just turned away, some in a fit of rage. Others just laughed at us,” Mr Muriu says.
He recalls a man who went and booked a room, and in the evening, and left for a bar. Later, he staggered back into the compound at night, accompanied by a woman. “The guest was told to produce evidence that the woman was his wife and this infuriated him so much that he went to Bondeni Police Station and returned with some police officers to help him sort out the matter.
We stood our ground, and the two had to go and find alternative accommodation.”
The manager, Ms Monica Nguyo, said she had been called all sorts of names by prospective clients who said it was foolhardy to think of such hotel rules in the modern world.
“I once asked a man, who was accompanied by a woman, to produce a marriage certificate or both their national identity cards so that we could match the names, but he became irritated and shouted that they had not come to look for employment,” Ms Nguyo says.
Another man looked her in the eyes, scratched his head and asked her to go and tell her boss to open a monastery.
Mr Muriu says that all the watchmen and other staff have instructions to ensure that the hotel rules are observed to the letter, and that anyone who breaks any of the rules loses his or her job on the spot.
The investor believes he is playing his role in fighting against the spread of Aids and protecting young girls from exploitation by lecherous men.
“I believe that I’m playing my role in building a society that is morally upright. I believe if you can prevent a man from infecting a girl with a disease, you are straight before God and honest members of the society.’ Mr Muriu told the Nation.
His idea to have a no-illicit-sex guesthouse “was in response to the widespread conversion of many lodging houses in major towns into sex dens where college girls and even married women engage in sex for cash, especially during the day.
Mr Muriu said he was convinced that if all lodging houses had similar rules, thousands of Kenyans who have contracted the HIV virus could have been saved.
The businessman who moved to Nakuru in 1972 from Gatanga in Central Province, said that as a devout Christian, he was guided by the belief that no one could live two lives.
“Many Christians today are like a tree with abundant leaves but no fruits. You must defend your faith all the time and at whatever cost,” Mr Muriu says.
One cannot doubt Mr Muriu’s resolve, considering that he invested Sh20 million in the guest house, but is unwilling to make a fast buck if it has to come from the sinner’s wallet.
Mr Muriu — the name translates to a drunk person — has been a teetotaller all his life, and no alcoholic drinks are permitted on his business premises.
And that is the second rule that is cast in stone.


Kenyan women declare sex boycott
Wednesday, 29th April 2009

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