I am writing to express my worries of the continued misconduct of some people in the Kenyan community that gather at the Executive Carwash pub.
I normally spend my weekends hanging out with my friends in this supposedly pub for mature, civilized people. This Saturday I did the same.
Everything was well as we interacted with a group of Kigali Health Institute students who were bidding farewell to their lecturer.
The group was made up young boys, who acted like it was their first night out in Kigali.
The boys were enjoying themselves, dancing all the while until disaster struck. As midnight approached, one of the excited boys used his mobile phone to take a photo of two Kenyan girls who were dancing next to them.
As soon as he did this, one of the girls attacked the boy held him by the shirt, slapped him repeatedly as she uttered abuse and ordering the boy to delete the photo.
The boy was denied a chance to explain.
As the boy was being manhandled by the Kenyan lady, the manager of Carwash ran around the bar calling on all Kenyan men to come to the rescue of the girl.
Within seconds, a group of five huge muscular Kenyan men showed up; you could imagine what happened to him. It was like he had been thrown in a cage of hungry lions.
Surprisingly, Mr. Wahome, the manager of the pub, led the Kenyan gang.
He slapped, kicked and punched the same fellow who had been buying his alcohol and food.
The Kenyan girls in the house and their Kenyan men joined the fight and whoever could utter a Kinyarwanda word among the group of students would earn themselves a beating as well.
It’s not the first time something like this is happening in Carwash before my eyes. A few days back, I went to Carwash with one of my colleagues to play some pool.
My friend went to the counter to pick a drink and a drunk Kenyan fellow, commonly known as ‘Doctor’, hit him on the shoulder!
I called Wahome and reported the case; he politely went away with the ‘doctor’ and bought him a beer.
Mr Wahome and my brother and sisters from Kenya, respect the country you are in; violence solves nothing.