So what’s with Kenyan women and foreigners! One may wonder. “I will never again date a Kenyan man! I am fed up with them! From cheating to lack of effort, being unromantic and their endemic complacency. I want to be cherished, to be loved, adored and treated like a queen. I swear thismonth I am going white,” my close friend Sasha ranted as we had coffee the other day.
She has developed a negative perception against Kenyan men and no longer goes on dates with them. And to ensure she attracts mzungus, she has adopted a different lifestyle. First, she wants to be skinnier and thus has joined a gym, this from someone who once claimed she was allergic to working out.
Secondly, she is now into long straight weaves, and puts on make up 24/7. Sasha also no longer hangs out in places where commoners like myself frequent; she hangs out in up market establishments; a ploy she says increases her chances of meeting white boyfriends.
It may all seem like a tiresome and costly sacrifice, but according to her, this is a price she is willing to pay to get the man of her dreams. Whether she bags a white man or not, only time will tell.
Interestingly, she is not the first Kenyan woman I have heard express interest in white men. Tales have been told of many other women who want nothing to do with Kenyan men.
Some Kenyan women will do anything humanly possible to date a mzungu. Some have no qualms dating or even marrying white men the age of their grandfathers. Others give up on food all together to look stick thin because white men fancy slender women. Some have even given up having children to keep their white men.
It is not all for nothing because word on the street is that mzungu men are very domesticated, they can cook and clean. Also that there are not only gentlemen, but also great romantics.
That if ever there was a race that invented romance it is the mzungus. And of course being starved of romance by our men you can only imagine why that is so attractive for many Kenyan women.
Away from the mzungu, there is also an obsession Kenyan women have with men from West Africa, especially Nigerians. On the Kenyan market, Nigerian men sell like hot cakes. Those who love the Naija brodas claim that they are romantic, passionate, treat their women like queens and are willing to spend outrageous amounts of money on them.
However, when it comes to Kenyan men it is one problem after another; they are unromantic, unfit, lacking in the art of conversation, they cheat, are not proactive and love to hangout too much in the bar, and are not gentlemen (most have never even heard about opening doors for women or even pulling seats).
On a scale of one to ten, they would probably score a two when it came to romance; another two when it comes to being gentlemen, for faithfulness a one and the list goes on. And so, while men like to hide behind the excuse that women who date foreigners are only after money, it is clear as day that they are the ones who need to up their game!