The Kisumu East Member of Parliament Shakeel Shabir insists that Asian parents should allow their daughters to hook up and get married to men from outside the Asian communities.
The legislature maintained that some members of the Asian community consider killing him after he decided to marry away from the Asian Community. Shakeel Shabir sees other women from outside their community in a different light. He has been able to connect with his Bukusu wife on a deep and intimate level and their marriage has been able to bolster a sense of belonging inside him.
As published by the Nairobian, the Kisumu East Member of parliament Shakeel Shabir is likely to be executed as he has charred the “norms and traditions of the Asian community” This has made him beef up his family’s security.
“They have been sending me threatening text messages, and some have even been daring enough to tell me this to my face,” Shakeel Shabir said.
He further revealed that his wife has also received threatening messages that can make her feel disconnected from her partner. According to Shakeel Shabir, the Indians were attempting to cast a shadow of doubt and hopelessness on their marriage.
“What infuriated them more are the comments I made and were published in The Nairobian, that most Indian girls are sexually frustrated because their parents lock them in the houses and don’t want them to mingle with young men from other parts of Kenya,” He disclosed.
Shakeel Shabir has been vocal about the importance of intermarrying. A publication by Standard quoted the Legislature saying.
“What infuriated them more are the comments I made, and were published in The Nairobian, that most Indian girls are sexually frustrated because their parents lock them in the houses and don’t want them to mingle with young men from other parts of Kenya,”
After the threatening messages reached him, Shakeel Shabir wasn’t in a hurry to report the issue to the police and this is because he believed he had the potential of convincing the Asian Community to change their perspective towards intermarriages.
He further stated that Indian ladies fear intermarriages because of a lack of exposure.
“Everybody, even you, is afraid of the unknown, and most Indian girls lead a sheltered life. They don’t interact with anyone outside their families, but if they had a chance to hang around African men, I am sure many Indian girls would happily marry a Bukusu, Luo or Kikuyu,” he said.
Shakeel Shabir has been married to his forever flame, a Bukusu woman, for more than a decade. For them, love doesn’t seem to go out of the door.