Kenyan club opens in Stockholm

Kenyans living in Sweden during the official launch of a new Kenyan-themed restaurant, Club Mombasa, in Stockholm in mid February 2015. PHOTO| WILLIAM OERI

What you need to know:

  • Unlike some European cities, there are no other known Kenyan clubs or restaurants in Stockholm. For a Kenyan visiting Sweden like me, it was refreshing to have a Kenyan experience away from home.

  • Osore Ondusye, a retired Maths and English Kenyan teacher, is married to a Finnish woman and has been living in Stockholm for 30 years. This is an event he couldn’t miss. The 65-year-old says: “Before tonight, Kenyans in Sweden hardly met. Kenyans mostly know of get-togethers via a website: Kenya Stockholm Blog, established about 20 years ago.”

Every night, Dagobert Restaurant & Pizzeria, a Turkish-owned establishment in Stockholm, Sweden, transforms into a Kenyan club. Named after Kenya’s second-largest city, Club Mombasa Stockholm is now the meeting point for Kenyans living in Sweden.

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