By Maureen Odiwour
It appears Kisumuâs Kenyatta Sports Ground has been converted into the notorious Muliro Gardens if the recent busting of two couples in the act at 6pm is anything to go by.
A middle-aged Indian man and a black woman aged 21 or so were the first couple to be nabbed by the infuriated mob.
According to a businessman who sells refreshments at the Sports Ground, the couple had made it a habit of lazing around the park towards evening. He had once seen them misbehave, he said.
He revealed that the couple would sit at the sports groundâs flower area, a recreational park where people rest and pass time.
Each person visiting the field always has an agenda, with some having a rest after a long day of hustling in town for a job.
Others use it as a meeting point while conmen sit to strategise about their next victim or move. But for this couple, lust was in the air.
To begin with, they just munched peanuts and talked, but it was not long before blind passion took over.
They were, however, unaware that their days of frolicking in Kisumuâs âGarden of Edenâ had expired.
Their downfall began when other Ground users became offended with their public kisses and caresses. Those with small children started leaving as they could foresee the worst happening.
Eunice Ojwangâ was among those at the Sports Ground, waiting for a cousin whom she expected to arrive by bus from Nairobi.
âI thought the ground was an ideal waiting point only to be disappointed by the coupleâs shameless behaviour,â Ojwang said. âThis is Kisumu, Kenya â not some nudist beach in Europe where people threw morals to the dogs a century ago.â