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M AY 2010

CLASH OF THE SOUTH

AFRICA HERE WE COME!

TITANS GOR MAHIA vs. AFC LEOPARDS

VENUS vs. MARS WORLD CUP DRAMA

PLUS: FIFA WORLD CUP SCHEDULE A F R I C A’ S P R E M I E R O N L I N E M AG A Z I N E F O R P O S I T I V E E N T E R TA I N M E N T


Wanja NGUNJIRI

Elsie MWONGELI

Okwi OKOH

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Defensive player who works hard behind the scenes to keep opponent’s balls out of her team’s (inter)net

Excellent central defender who watches over the team’s back end with unparalleled efficiency.

IRON LADY

SPIDER

Mwangi KIRUBI

Vikki KEINGATI

Mark MUCHURA

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He’s the team’s playmaker. His ability to see the big picture during matches have helped the team stay focused and aggressive.

KWELI FCs highest goal scorer. He never misses a shot which has helped raise the team’s image.

Her dribbling skills and creativity under pressure keeps rivals guessing as to what KWELI FC will do next.

Also a formidable dribbler whose moves on the field can only be described as works of art.

RING LEADER

SHARP SHOOTER

DESIGN JOCKEY

ARTI SAN

SPECIAL THANKS Our Dad in Heaven Amani Maranga Wanjiru Ndegwa Ciku Mugwe Kenyatta Otieno

Njeri Ngige Mike Kembo Pastor Carol Wanjau Pastor Brian King

Hope Center Kawangware All our friends and family

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FROM THE

RING LEADER NERVE CENTER

Wagema MUNYORI

Jeri FURAHAH

Wycliffe AUGUSTINE

Gillian NDETI

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He strikes alongside the Sharp Shooter. His shots are also consistently on target.

Versatile Midfielder who plays many roles on the field; can help launch offensive attacks and also assist with the defense.

Another versatile midfielder who assists in counter attacks but also helps the Iron Lady strengthen her defense.

Protects KWELI FC’s reputation by not letting rivals score against her. No one gets past her without paying for it.

MARKSMAN

RUBIX

SMOOTH OPERATOR

on the cover AFC Leopards goalkeeper, Lawrence Webo dives for the ball during the match with Gor Mahia. Read their story on page 6.

PIED PIPER

WE can barely hide our excitement over here at the KWELI Nerve Centre. After years of barely containing our anticipation, the time has finally come. Ladies and gentlemen, by the time you read this, there will be less than two weeks to go before what I consider the most historic kickoff in football history. It will occur when hosts South Africa take on Mexico in the first match of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. It will effectively mark the start of the first World Cup to be played on African soil. People, that’s HUGE! But of course you don’t need me to tell you that. Everywhere you look, World Cup mania has taken a firm grip on our consciousness. There are offers to win free airline and match tickets, the prices of flat screen TVs have been lowered to within striking distance and who knows what insane desperado advertising we’ll see in coming weeks? You may not like football but here’s why should care: It’s a huge PR opportunity for Africa. This is our chance to silence the haters. This is our chance to get rid of our inferiority complex. And for KWELI’s Sharp Shooter, who will be travelling with friends by road from Nairobi to Cape Town, this a chance to soak in the beauty and diversity of Africa first-hand. The third and final installment of his column “Road to Soccer City” is featured here. But don’t worry, he’s going to keep us updated as they make their way towards the southern tip of our continent. Another thing is that the The World Cup is also going to be boost for African football. Those of us who aren’t going to South Africa are looking to the next best thing to provide that “stadium-feeling”. KWELI was at one of the most highly-anticipated matches in the Kenyan Premier League: AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia. Gor Mahia may not agree, but we feel it was a GREAT match; on and off the field. We’ve got the photos and video to prove it. We’ve also looked at the World Cup through the unique lens of our Venus vs Mars feature. Read how Malaika and Baraka’s relationship has been placed in jeopardy by his love - and her dislike - of football. In the meantime, I’m off to select the best spot for the satellite dish that will help us to watch the World Cup matches live at the KWELI Nerve Centre. And maybe we can barter advertising space for a month’s supply of popcorn, cold drinks and a flat screen TV?


got WHAT WE’VE

B E E NT E R TA I N E D

BE I N F O R M ED

6 CLASH OF THE TITANS

20 FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP

BE I NSPI R E D

24 Venus vs Mars

Kenya’s hottest football match takes place in Nairobi

12 ROAD TO SOCCER CITY

Road to Soccer City Parts 1, 2 and 3; how to automobilize yourself to the FIFA 2010 World Cup

MATCH SCHEDULE Find out who is playing and when

‘His’ and ‘Her’ views on relationship issues

25 Voice of Reason

Pastor Carol Wanjau responds to the views in Venus vs. Mars


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CLASH OF THE

Gor Mahia vs. AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi. 6 kaKWELI | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10


TITANS RING LEADER & KENYATTA OTIENO WROTE IT, SHARP SHOOTER & MARKSMAN SNAPPED ‘EM

IT’S the clash that

football fans have been salivating over since the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) started on February 20, 2010.

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Click here

to see how passionate fans can get!

The air around Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium was already crackling with anticipation several hours before kickoff at 7:00 p.m. As people streamed into the stadium, some wearing green for Gor Mahia, and others sporting blue and white jerseys for AFC Leopards, isikuti drums and vuvuzelas could be heard a mile away. The match started well, and from the get-go “Gor” made their intentions clear. George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, Kevin Omondi and Dancan Makori had the Leopards’ defense backpedaling many times. Things were so bad at one point for the Leopards that their striker Itubu

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Imbem had to double-back and try to launch attacks from deep within his own defense. Itubu was replaced by James Orundu just minutes after Selenga Mangili came in for Umekwe Ekene. But it was a game of wasted chances for Gor even after they brought in Camerounian Baldwin Ngwa and Ibrahim Kitawi for Tony Onyango and Dan Makori. Fumbles in the goal area and the alertness of Lawrence Webo, the AFC goalkeeper, denied them goals on several heartwrenching occasions. AFC’s Selenga was initially denied

by Gor goalkeeper Jerim Onyango who punched his close-range header out for a corner. But on their next encounter, Selenga slammed a curling shot into the back of the net that Onyango will be perplexed about for quite some. Gor have now lost their second consecutive match, their last defeat was at the hands of KCB (Kenya Commercial Bank). AFC on the other hand is riding high. This win sees them take fifth position in the KPL table with 20 points. Gor is in sixth place with 18 points. Tusker FC is still at the top with 30 points followed by Ulinzi which has 25 points.


BELOW: Supersport host Carol Radul conducting an interview. Check out www.supersport.com

Gor Mahia vs. AFC Leopards is considered KENYA’S version of Arsenal vs. Manchester United

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Hundreds of insects are mesmerized by the floodlights at Nyayo Stadium. RIGHT: Fans lit up flares as the sun set. Even super-heroes took a break from fighting crime to watch the match! Can you spot one of them?

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Click here

to watch a video of some crazy fans!

www.kpl.co.ke

ED in 1968 while AFC Leopards was FOUNDED in 1964


ROAD TO

SOCCER PART I

CITY

If you haven’t applied for your annual leave, submit your request now. 12 kaKWELI | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10


EVERY four years the world shifts its focus from global issues like nuclear proliferation, global warming and the dropping quality and quantity of fries on Moi Avenue to the World Cup. This time round, the focus will be even sharper with the Cup coming home to Africa. For one month from June 11 2010, SA will definitely be the place to be. If you haven’t booked a ticket to watch a game by now, getting one might be hard. But as anyone who’s attended any World Cup will tell you, the atmosphere on the lawns outside the stadium where you can watch the games live on giant screens rivals the one inside. There’s no better place to experience the world’s cultures and meet people with a passion for football that transcends cultural and language barriers. This month, KWELI brings you the first of a 3-part series on how to get to Soccer City Johannesburg by road via Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and finally South Africa. It’s a trip that can be done in two weeks but you’ll need to take some days of rest and take in the sights along the way. You can check out a tentative road map by searching ‘road to soccer city’ under related maps on maps.google. co.ke. If you haven’t applied for your annual leave, submit your request now. You might need to take extra days unpaid if you intend to stay for the entire duration of the tournament. You’re traveling by car so you’ll first need to get your car in its best

working condition. If there are any leaks or weird noises coming from the engine compartment, seal and silence them way in advance. Don’t wait for the last minute. Your car manufacturer’s local dealer or any reputable garage will be the best place to do this. Next, you need car and travel insurance. This isn’t the time to talk to someone who knows someone who sells insurance from a briefcase and a flash disk. Talk to the more established firms. For your car, you can get a COMESA Card that covers entry into Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For Botswana and SA, you can get third-party insurance at border control. There are many travel insurance packages available and all you’ll have to do is pick one that matches your pocket. KRA need to be sure that you’re not taking your car out of Kenya to sell it. And the respective authorities in each of the countries you’re driving through need to ascertain it isn’t your intention to dispose of your car when in their country. So talk to AA Kenya and get a ‘Carnet de Passage’. This gem is a 25page booklet that is recognized in all the countries en route to Soccer City. A

page will be retrieved at each border crossing and this will act as a guarantee you won’t sell your vehicle. The Carnet will set you back Kshs. 34,000/- and takes two days to process at AA Embakasi. You’ll also need to deposit a bond equal to your car’s value. You can get this from your preferred insurance company or bank. It’s at times like these that you appreciate unions like the Commonwealth. Since Kenya is a member, just like Tanzania, Malawi and Botswana, you won’t need visas to get past their borders. You’ll however need to apply for visas to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa from their High Commissions in Nairobi. Companions that will really help on this trip are www.essentialafrica. com, www.lonelyplanet.com and maps. google.co.ke. An in-car GPS navigator offers friendlier technology, you’ll be able to put aside the wide opening paper maps for. Don’t leave your reliable maps behind though. They always come in handy when the GPS gets arrested by Murphy’s Law. Next month, we look at places to stay, things to eat and stops you must make on the road to Soccer City.

TOP LEFT: The magnificent FIFA World Cup Trophy. BOTTOM FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Soccer madness... ABOVE: The Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg. RIGHT: President Mwai Kibaki holds up the World Cup Trophy.www.kwelimag.com | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10 13


SPORTS center

What WILL YOU say when your children ask you where

you were

when AFRICA, your CONTINENT, hosted it’s first FOOTBALL WORLD CUP?

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JUST by seeing the ads on TV, your heartbeat gets erratic like a fly on your windscreen, and body temperature, for lack of a better term, questionable. Come 2044, you feel you must say ‘I was there’ to your grandchildren. And nothing should stop you: not the HR department or the 4,000 plus kilometers between you and Cape Town. Imagine yourself in fifteen or so years sitting by the nuclear fireplace on Mars when your children ask you where you were when Africa, your earthly continent, hosted it’s first football World Cup. Will you tell them you were behind a desk in Nairobi, putting in your regular 8 to 5? To stop your offspring rolling in the fine red Martian dust in laughter pointing their fingers at you, we’ve combed the internet and books for places to stay and the route to follow as you head to SA to witness the greatest sports show ever staged in Africa.

ROAD TO

SOCCER PART II

CITY

SHARP SHOOTER WROTE IT & SNAPPED SOME OF ‘EM

By now, you should have your car serviced and insurance sorted. Talk to AA Kenya at Embakasi and they’ll give you a breakdown of what documentation you need for your car. Personal travel insurance is also advisable. Carry road maps too, clothes, toiletries, medication you may be on, passport, camping equipment and most importantly, a spirit of adventure. If you have a GPS, www.garmap.co.za has maps that cover the entire route. If being driven is your style, get in touch with Akamba Bus Services and Bunson Travel for details about their road packages. For the more adventurous who are free spirited and don’t want to be tied down to a set schedule, here’s a flexible self-drive plan! It will get you to the magnificent Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg in seven days, and to the elegant Green Point Stadium in beautiful Cape Town in just nine. > www.kwelimag.com | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10 15


Road to SOCCER City

Day One Set off from Nairobi early and take the A109 to Athi River, then get on the A104 up to the Namanga border crossing. Once over the border, continue along the A104 to Arusha where you can stop for lunch. Once lunch is digested, take the B1 that heads to Dar es Salaam past Moshi. In the shadows of the scenic Usambara Mountains is where you’ll pitch camp for the night, at Green Hill Rest Camp near Korogwe.

Total distance covered for the day: 600km.

Day Two 1 Kenya Shilling approx. 18 Tanzanian Shillings. After breakfast, continue with the B1 past Korogwe and take a right at the junction with the A14. Stay on the A14 until where it meets the A7 at Chalinze. If you go left, you’ll be in Dar es Salaam in less than an hour. Right is where you should be headed though to be in Morogoro in time for lunch. The Uluguru Mountains will be to your left. After lunch, the journey continues on the A7 to Iringa where you take a left at the junction with the A104 - yes, the same A104 that you first met at Athi River. Continue on for about 40km to the Old Farm House at Kisolanza (+255 754306144) where you can pitch tent for the night.

Nothing beats the experience of being woken up by birds singing and the sweet sun warming up your tent. After breakfast, continue on the A104 until Makambako where you’ll bear right at the junction with the Njombe Road, continuing on the A104. At Mbeya, you’ll find a variety of restaurants where you can enjoy lunch. Make it brief because a border crossing into Zambia awaits at Tunduma. Once over the border, continue about 320km on the T2 which is locally known as the Great North Road. About 40km before Mpika, turn left at Lwanya Village. Follow the signs to Natwange Community Campsite (+260 966677198 +260 977229101) where you pitch camp for the night.

Distance covered: 550km.

Distance covered: 800km.

There’s SO MUCH to see on the

Day Seven Tents - packed! Fuel - tanked! Continue the A1. Stop at the capital Gaborone for lunch and to replenish your supplies. This should be another brief stop over as a border crossing into SA at Lobatse awaits. After punching the air with your fists and blowing into your Vuvuzela like mad for going over the last border crossing, take the N4 to Rustenberg where you can spend the night either at Rustenberg Safari Camp (+277 413737758) or Rustenburg Kloof Resort (+27 145941037). Check the FIFA and SA Tourism sites for detailed info about the many accommodation options you’ll have in SA.

Distance covered: 700km.

Day Three

way and this being the

Day Eight 1 SA Rand approx. 11 Kenya Shillings. You’ll be part of an expected three million visitors to SA during the World Cup so expect many motorists on the road, some of whom will be driving on the proper (left) side of the road for the first time. This will increase normal travel time though with SA’s excellent road network, it shouldn’t break your pedal. Continue on the N4 past Pretoria and head on south past Johannesburg, taking some time to see the magnificent Soccer City, then continue south into Kroonstad where you can stop for lunch, then head on along the N1 to Bloemfontein for an overnight at Reinheim Camp (+27 837781437).

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Day Nine The excitement of this being the last day of our journey means that you’ll naturally be up early. Take into consideration that most accidents happen when the journey is coming to an end because levels of alertness drop greatly. Continue on the N1 to Beaufort West for lunch. Then drive to Table Mountain and celebrate the end of your journey as you overlook the elegant Green Point Stadium. Pitch tent at Camp SA (+27 21981 8712) and thank God for getting you here safely. Now, this is more of a rough guide to getting to Cape Town. Nothing is cast in stone - this is the true spirit of adventure. You might fall in love with Vic Falls and decide to stay an extra day and maybe even swim down the Zambezi into Lake


Road to SOCCER City

Day Four 1 Kenya Shilling approx. 61 Zambian Kwacha. Zambia is a long-ish country and as such, we’ll spend this day still within Zambia. After packing all belongings into our cars, drive back to the Great North Road, and continue on past Mpika towards the capital Lusaka. You can have lunch at Kapiri Moshi which is at the junction with the T3 before continuing on the T2 to Eureka Campsite (+260 211272351) about 10km from Lusaka.

Distance covered: 650km.

Day Five

Day Six

Zambia’s main tourist attraction is also the world’s most famous falls - Victoria. These are the apex of a planned Victoria (lake) to Victoria (falls) road trip that’s about to start cooking. As you marinate over that, continue on the T2 and take a left on to the T1 after crossing the Kafue River. Continue on the T1 from here until Maramba River Lodge (+260 976587511), a few kilometers from Livingstone where you can set camp, have lunch and drive on to enjoy the Victoria Falls. For the more daring, bungee jumping can be done. And for those of us who appreciate the sanctity of life, photos at Vic Falls will do. After that, we’ll return to camp for the night.

1 Botswana Pula approx. 12 Kenya Shillings. From Livingstone, you have the option of heading into Zimbabwe and hitting SA via Bulawayo but you’d rather take the M10 towards Kazungula, from where you’ll cross the Zambezi River into Botswana. Stick to the A33, driving on the outskirts of Chobe National Park for a lunch stop over at Nata. From here, head left on the A3. About 10km before you get to Francistown you’ll find Woodlands Stop Over (+267 71302906) where you can camp for the night.

Distance covered: 550km. Distance covered (excluding bungee jump): 450km.

journey of a lifetime, take as MANY DETOURS as you can...

Kariba. Or you can decide to have a rest day in Botswana. There’s so much to see on the way and this being the journey of a lifetime, take as many detours as you can, especially on the way back when you’ve already tried one route. Be a courteous traveller. Don’t throw litter from your car - even if it’s biodegradable. This attracts budgetbending fines in many countries. Leave your camp area cleaner than you found it where possible and don’t let the World Cup excitement turn you into an irritant to other motorists or campers. Service your car when leaving Nairobi, when you get to Cape Town and again when you return to Nairobi.

The journey is about 4,500km one way. This will mean you’ll need to fill your tank about ten times. Fill your tank every morning or when at a major town and don’t let the gauge needle get close to E at any time. There are many decent towns en route where you can replenish your food and snack supplies. See you on the A109. ☐

Click here

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ROAD TO

SOCCER PART III

CITY

RING LEADER WROTE IT, MARKSMAN SNAPPED ‘EM, PUT TOGETHER BY DESIGN JOCKEY

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Click here to watch interview with team

ADJACENT PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Richard “Astar” Njau, Mwangi Kirubi, Naomi Mutava strike World Cup poses.

WELL before the sun rises on June 26, 2010; a group of adventurous young Kenyans - Mwangi Kirubi (KWELI’s Sharp Shooter), Catheleen Gitau (filmmaker), Richard “Astar” Njau (gospel hip-hop artist), Naomi Mutava (banker) and Gibran Mjomba (tour operator) - will leave the suburbs of

despite the highly-charged atmosphere at the Gor/AFC game, it can’t compare to what fans will experience at the World Cup. “For me, it’s about being at the World Cup Finals. The next time it’s in Africa, I’ll probably be 60 or 70. Oh yeah, bungee jumping at the Zambezi, and I don’t even swim,” Naomi said, much to the shock of some of her travel mates who were unaware of her daredevil I’m WILLING to just to have the agenda. Some are looking to journey. The , the cities, the , different experience nature, others have ! climates...it’s going to be a severe case of football fever, or are after an adrenalin fix while some are just hungry for adventure. Whatever their individual just to have the journey. The people, Nairobi and head south in a silver objectives are, there’s no doubt that this the cities, the food, different climates... Subaru Forester named ‘Sylvester’. Their will be one of the defining experiences of it’s going to be crazy!” added Astar, who destination? Cape Town, South Africa their lives. was also at the game. about 4, 185 kilometers away. KWELI will be chronicling the trip Members of the group attended Sharp Shooter was gracious as part of our World Cup coverage, so the game at Nyayo Stadium because enough to serialize their plans in his make sure you check out Sharp Shooter’s it’s one of the biggest matches in the “Road to Soccer City” features that dispatches from the road, which will be Kenyan Premier League’s schedule. we’ve run in past issues. He’s also been featuring on kwelimag.com... we’re ready They were looking to get a tiny taste featured on BBC’s Network Africa and for South Africa, the question is are they of the energy and excitement that on Citizen TV talking about the road ready for us? accompanies high-profile football. But trip of the decade. “More than anything, it’s the journey, getting to see and experience God’s beauty. Like the section between Moshe and Korogwe, where it’s just flat and beautiful,” Sharp Shooter said just after the AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia match. “It’s the journey. The whole experience. I’m willing to miss the finals

miss the finals

people

crazy

food

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Algeria Algeria have not qualified for the World Cup since Mexico 1986. Their relatively strong young side will be looking to impress.

Cameroon Striker Samuel Eto’o is the man to watch, they’ve also got a strong midfield and intimidating defense.

Ghana Ghana were the first African nation to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. They have won two FIFA U-17 World Cups and in 2009 won the FIFA U-20 World Cup, beating Brazil on penalties.

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast is in the same group as Brazil, Portugal. Ouch! But with super strikers Didier Drogba and Saloman Kalou in attack, hope is alive.

Nigeria Nigeria plays entertaining football but struggles to score goals. They fired their coach early this year after coming third in the Cup of Nations.

South Africa The hosts are hoping to prove their critics wrong. Who knows what “home advantage can do for the lowest-ranked African team at the World Cup? www.kwelimag.com | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10 21


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Italy Paraguay New Zealand Slovakia

Brazil Korea DPR Côte d'Ivoire Portugal

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09 Dec 2009, 16:09 - FIFA Content Management Services


VENUS vs MARS

THE DRAMA: Baraka and Malaika have been going out for a year. Baraka’s best friend has invited them over to watch the final match of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Malaika declines because she’s not into sports and would much rather go to the movies with her pals. Baraka accuses her of never showing interest in his hobbies. She accuses him of trying to take over her life. The situation rapidly deteriorates into a bitter argument and they each run to their best friends for advice. Here’s what their pals had to say...

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MALAIKA ,after Baraka showed

DUDE , it’s been a while since we last

up in your life and started hogging all your time, we rarely see you at all. You practically do everything together. Now that you want to spend a bit of time hanging out with us he is being a baby about it...please! You don’t even like football. A two-hour break from all the lovey-dovey stuff is very important and healthy for your relationship. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This is emotional manipulation. You have the right to make your own decisions. Malaika, you need time with your girls to recharge, indulge in some ‘creativetalk’, let your hair down for a while, then go back to the activities you and Baraka enjoy together as a couple. He needs to enjoy football with people who also like it, and in this instance it is his boys, you will be a distraction. Emotions will flare and you will see a side of Baraka that you would rather leave to his boys. Have you thought what the other guys will think when he shows up with you? His boy was just being polite by inviting you; he honestly doesn’t expect you to show up on his arm. It will make both the host and you anxious and uncomfortable especially if his girlfriend is not there. Malaika, let boys be boys. Just say a firm no and move on. This is not something worth fighting over. Find activities you both like doing, and do not forget the fact that you are individuals and not Siamese Twins, so you do not have to hang out together all the time.

sat to talk, but I understand why. When you told me what’s been happening with the two of you, my first reaction was utter shock. I almost didn’t believe you. I had given Malaika props for being the perfect chic, and even the boys were beginning to think that she could be “The One”. Let me get this right; Malaika threw a tantrum and claimed you wanted to control her life because you told her I had invited you guys over for the final? Really?! That is the most incredulous thing I ever heard. Since when did watching soccer become an act of dictatorship? Jokes aside, you and Malaika have been going out about a year now, and I know you really care for her and have been seriously considering putting the clamp around her finger. I know how much she means to you, but this is not about that. Though we love them to bits, women have double standards. You’d expect her to think it a minor inconvenience to spend 90 minutes of her time doing at least one thing that YOU enjoy. Remember, that you are the one labeled insensitive, uncaring, unfeeling, e.t.c. if you don’t accompany her to a flower show, but she’ll sulk if you asked her to a rugby game. I thought dating was a discovery process. I thought the man opened up his life for the woman to explore and the woman did likewise. Apparently not! The woman’s takes precedence over everything and you are dragged into it, like it or not. What’s the deal with women? My advice is to let her be. This is a war you will not win. Come watch the final with the boys and let her bond with her friends. It might actually do you some good to get away from her.


THE VOICE of REASON

the need to be nice to one another. At the beginning of a relationship, two people will often go out of their way to be extra nice to one another. They will go the extra mile to accommodate each other’s preferences even at great inconvenience – a case in point the jamaa who will take his mama shopping or the mama who will accompany her man to the mechanics. This is not a bad sacrifice but it is usually obligatory, as failure to comply might produce some not too good consequences. Because of the fragility of the relationship, a couple will instinctively do things to keep strengthening the bond.

WITH PASTOR CAROL WANJAU, who serves as a pastor at Mavuno Church and is trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist. She has been married for 15 years to Muriithi Wanjau and they have three children.

WOW!! What a dilemma! I feel you so much because we also went through something similar, only it was rugby and not soccer! I can also bet you that lots of couples will also finding themselves in this predicament this season. In fact, to be fair, this dilemma comes up whenever a World Cup season is on and the trends are predictable: Scenario one: The jamaa (young man) wants to watch games with his boys. His mama feels neglected, starts resenting him and his pals and initiates sanctions against these activities by throwing a tantrum each time he goes out. If this proves ineffective then she applies even more stringent controls. Her arsenal increases until she gets what she wants. Net result: a frustrated guy and a disgruntled mama (young lady). Scenario two: The jamaa decides to invite his mama to watch the games with him and his pals. Girl declines offer as not particularly interested in the game. Jamaa gets disappointed because she is not interested in this sport that he values very much, which to him can also read as rejection. Mama cannot understand, wonders what the big deal is and just how fragile the ego of jamaas are. Net result: frustrated guy and frustrated mama. What to do with World Cup. How should a couple negotiate? Baraka and Malaika’s relationship falls neatly in the category of ‘young love.’ This is a new relationship. It is only one year old. In fact the ‘young love’ category extends into the first two years of marriage, which means it is common in all couples. This is the phase where trust is being built and it is usually a very fragile phase. A couple might not even understand the fragility of their relationship but often their behavior will belie the fact. These behaviors include

I can also bet you that lots of couples will also FINDING themselves in this predicament this season. They will find that they want to spend a lot of time together and will often see their commonalities easier than their differences. All these behaviors are important in helping a couple form but it is important to realize that these are two individuals with different personalities and preferences. When differences do come up however, they should not threaten the relationship but rather be seen as opportunities to grow in negotiation skills using the principle of fairness and sacrificial love. In the interest of being willing to be fair to one another, plus also being willing to sacrifice for one another, what adjustments will you make for one another during this season? Over to you Baraka and Malaika. www.kwelimag.com | ISSUE 3 | MAY 10 25


2010 FIFA World Cup Faves Let’s celebrate Africa!

Click here to watch our very own K’naan perform the official World Cup song!

Click here to watch a cool 2010 FIFA World Cup ad!

Click here to watch a cool 2010 FIFA World Cup ad featuring our Didier Drogba!

Click here to watch a 2010 FIFA World Cup ad inspired by our very own Roger Milla!

Click here to watch Africa’s elder endorse the 2010 FIFA World Cup!

Click here to meet the official 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot!

Click here to watch the official match ball getting an African name!

What are YOUR faves? Share your personal 2010 FIFA World Cup favorites and give us your views on this issue of kaKWELI by posting a comment below!

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