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Kenyan Women Declare Sex Boycott!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Women declare sex boycott

    Updated 5 hr(s) 55 min(s) ago

    By Susan Anyangu

    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.

    The Standard | Online Edition :: Women declare sex boycott
  2. Kikojozi

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    10 days only???!!!! These ladies are not serious. This wont work.

    They should hold out until a political settlement is reached. These old blokes can go for months without feeling the urge. Less viagra expenses for them.
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    Kenyan women hit men with sex ban

    [​IMG] The wives of the Kenyan president and PM have been asked to join in

    Women's activist groups in Kenya have slapped their partners with a week-long sex ban in protest over the infighting plaguing the national unity government.
    The Women's Development Organisation coalition said they would also pay prostitutes to join their strike.
    The campaigners are asking the wives of the Kenyan president and the prime minister to join in the embargo.
    They say they want to avoid a repeat of the violence which convulsed the country after the late-2007 elections.
    Relations between Kenya's coalition partners, led by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, have become increasingly acrimonious.
    Now the dispute has moved to the nation's bedrooms.
    Lead from the front
    Patricia Nyaundi, executive director of the Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida), one of the organisations in the campaign, said they hoped the seven-day sex ban would force the squabbling rivals to make up.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Great decisions are made during pillow talk, so we are asking the two ladies at that intimate moment to ask their husbands: 'Darling can you do something for Kenya?'[​IMG]

    Patricia Nyaundi
    Federation of Women Lawyers

    She said the campaign would start from her bedroom and that emissaries had been sent to the two leaders' wives, Ida Odinga and Lucy Kibaki, urging them to join in and lead from the front.
    "Even commercial sex workers should join in the campaign which is so vital to the country," Mrs Nyaundi told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.
    "Great decisions are made during pillow talk, so we are asking the two ladies at that intimate moment to ask their husbands: 'Darling can you do something for Kenya?'"
    But the BBC's Anne Waithera in Nairobi says the campaign is likely to meet resistance from some men.
    Our correspondent says some would argue that Kenyan men cannot even abstain for two days.
    The campaign is being backed by several other lobby groups, including the Caucus for Women's Leadership and Maendeleo ya Wanawake - a nationwide network of women's groups in rural Kenya.
    Mr Kibaki and Mr Odinga agreed to share power last year to end post-election violence, which had left some 1,500 people dead and forced 300,000 from their homes.
    But the deal has soured with the premier's party claiming he has been sidelined and protesting over everything from electoral reform to the lack of a toilet for Mr Odinga during one recent official visit.


    Hii idea mnaionaje?

    Watoto wanajifunza nini kutoka jambo kama hili kwa watu wazima?

    Wanawake bongo nao wajiunge kupinga ufisadi kwa njia kama hizi?
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    Itapendeza sana, ila sina uhakika kama watafanikiwa na kampeni hii.
    hapa kwetu haiwezekani, wanawake wa nchi hii hawawezi kuvumilia siku kumi.
    ratio ni 2:100
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    Ha ha ha ha ! kwa ndugu zetu wa Kenya , joto likizidi please feel free to cross the border, Tanzanian women will greet you with open arms!!
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    Mapenzi na siasa vinaingiliana vipi? true love should be unconditional!
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Wanawake wengi wa bongo wangeweza kufanikisha kampeni kama hii dhidi ya mafisadi; isipokuwa wachache wenye hulka ya Sophia wangeshindwa!! Mpo hapo wana JF?
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    Inamaana hawa akina mama hawawezi kukaa zaidi ya siku 10 bila kushughulikiwa.....basi mambo...!!!
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    sasa hawa akina baba wakienda ktk nyumba ndogo: nani wa kulaumiwa?
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    Labda watazi-identify nyumba ndogo na kutoa onyo na kama walivyoahidi....watawalipa akina dada wa "twilight" ili wasifanye biashara katika siku hizo....up hapo...lolol
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    Shughuli imepata wachezaji!! Bora wangenyima kwa mwezi mmoja, siku 10 wanafanya kubeep. he he, tujaribu kuwafanyia wanaume wetu wa Tanzania tutakuta wahabeshi ndani au susa wenzio twala(utani)!..LOL

    Sex na Siasa wapi na wapi?!.. Wengine wataunga mkono wakiwa nje na wanawake wenzao huku ndani ya nyumba wanatimiza mahitaji kwa waume zao. Akili ni nywele!!!
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    wanataka taraka hawa
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    Mtoto mzuri maswali yako ni yamsingi japo umejitoa katika kundi la watoto . Ungesema hivi, ''watoto tutajifunja nini...''. Anyway kimsingi hii strategy kwa maoni yangu haitakuwa na tija zaidi ya kuidharilisha jamii. Kwanza yaweza kuwaletea matatizo ya kindoa kwani ni kinyume na taratibu za ndoa hasa za kikristo. Mke hana hatia juu ya mwili wake ile mume and vise versa. Wanawake wakitanzanzia washaurini wanawake wenzenu wanaharibu Kenya huko.
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    The sex boycott ends at 6pm sharp today. We wish to congratulate the women and their men for supporting the G10.

    We have 5 national issues:-

    1. The National Accord and Reconciliation Act, 2008 should be renegotiated.

    This was a ceasefire document. The architecture of this Act is weak and can only lead us from one crisis to another. The G10 therefore demands a renegotiation of NARA at zero option.


    Before the Constitution of Kenya can be rewritten, we must build national consensus; and then constitutionalize that consensus. To build a constitution around a divided nation is fallacious

    Similarly, there are three challenges facing the people of Kenya: Unga, Unga and Unga. The G10 puts the government on notice regarding unga. And the constitution is about Unga! We call on the exploited women and their disillusioned men to unite under a common call of “No Unga , No Constitution”. There is no point giving a brilliant constitution to hungry, angry people.


    The G10 disagrees with the church and all the other persons calling for an election at this point in time. This talk is reckless to the extreme. The women of Kenya and their men refuse to participate in a snap election. At zero option, the principals should fix their problems. And if they cannot, G10 is happy mediate.

    4. The G10, the Presidency and the Prime Minister should form a coalition to address the security situation in this country.

    We invite the President as Commander in Chief, the Prime minister as the supervisor-in-chief and the women as the mothers of this nation. The G10 acknowledges that we have failed as mothers and that is why our sons have gone into crime. G10 invites the presidency and the prime minister to partner with the mothers across this nation to restore the security to this country. G10 will be the rearguard!

    5. G10 rejects the Politics of Divisionism

    Regarding the post election crisis, the president is guilty of the sin of omission; the prime minister is guilty of the sin of commission. The two owe the country an apology for this. They should not delegate the healing and reconciliation process to a government department. They need to lead this. This is the least they can do.


    1. The G10 is in the process of securing appointments to meet with, and deliver the performance contracts and accountability audits to the two principals on Friday the 8th of May 2009. We have every confidence that they will meet with us and sign the contracts. If, however, for any reason, we are unable to deliver the performance contracts to the President and the Prime Minister in person, the G10 women in Othaya constituency and G10 women in Langata will deliver them to the principals at home

    Signed by the G10 at Nairobi this 6th of May 2009

    Mary Njeri (COVAW)____________Rukia Subow(Maendeleo)_________________

    Patricia Nyaundi (FIDA)__________Debra Okumu (CAUCUS )________________

    Dommie Yambo (DTM )____________Fatma Mohamed (NCWK)_______________

    Rosemary Okello (AWC) ______________Tabitha Njoroge (WILDAF)___________

    Ann Njogu (CREAW)______________Dommie Yambo Odotte (DTM)___________

    Carole Ageng’o (TCI)__________________ Saida Ali (YWLI )_________________

    Faith Kasiva ( GEM)____________________

    Carole Ageng'o

    G10 member
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    Found this on youtube ....interesting view from pwani
    [ame=]YouTube - Gumzo Mitaani: Ususiaji wa ngono[/ame]
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    Hata wangeamua miezi mitatu maana CDs wangevuna vibaya sana :) Njemba zote zingeamua kuhamia kwa CDs.
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Very true perspective from the women from Kenya's coast.
    "...wagome kina Lucy Kibaki na Ida Odinga pamoja na mkewe Kalonzo
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    Huyu jamaa anasema 'PATACHIMBIKA!'

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    Duh!!!...sasa kazi ipo.
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    GAME OVER! Kazi imekwisha! Sasa tuone haki mahakamani. Nchi zilizoendelea mwanaume hana haki ya kupata kitamu tamu chake muda wowote. Sasa sijui mahakama africa zitasemaje!