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Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City
The rate of daily deaths in Kenya at the hands of foreign sponsored terrorists has reached the most alarming proportions which now calls for a quick solution.

A Homa-BAY politician Hilary Ochieng’ Alila has said that if the dialogue which is sought by the opposition group could save the country from further bleeding to death, then such a meeting is necessary and must be held urgently before any more deaths.

Alila who is also a businessman in Nairobi spoke to this writer by phone from Dubai where he had gone for business. He said he was disappointed to read the disturbing news of fresh terrorists attack in Mpeketoni in Lamu which has left 48 Kenyans dead and property worth millions of dollars destroyed. ”We have lost so many precious lives in Kenya in the last ten years. We now say enough is enough. “This is a very serious issue and there is joking about it. Our leaders must come forward and save the lives of Kenyans.”

Alila criticized those who he described as amateurish politicians who instead of acknowledging the existence of Jihadists terrorists in Kenya were shifting the blame on to the CORD opposition leader Raila Odinga.

He said Odinga has been out of Kenya for close to three months, and during his absence from this country, there were more than 20 terrorists attacks in Mandera, Mombasa, Likoni and Nairobi in which innocent Kenyans lost their precious lives. He told those tasked with the responsibilities of protecting Kenyans and their properties to take the responsibilities and quit their jobs with immediate effect to take responsibility for the complacency and laxity.

The on going blames gamed and irresponsible comments from amateurish politicians out to attract cash handouts are some of the factors in undoing things. “Kenyans from all walks life must be patriotic enough to protect their beloved motherland, and its hard-worn independence.

Alila pointed out that it is was wrong to places all the security responsibilities in the hands of people from one ethnic background. This has made the security of our country becoming compromised. And this has resulted in the lapses of security apparatus in this country. The government must ensure that the posting of the key security men carries the face of the entire Kenyan society..

Alila warned those bad mouthing the others to tread carefully. They should only make their constructive contributions towards the need for a genuine dialogue between the opposition and the government. Some of the sycophants around the president have since coined the word, that Raila wanted to overthrow the government of President Kenyatta.

The politician did not say he had read the statement by the Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku via CNN news footage and felt that the man is not up to the task nor is he capable of holding the so important security docket. Ole Lenku should quit and go home to take care of his herds of cattle instead of making big blunders in a such life threatening situation in KENYA. He appeared not to know what he is doing. In such important docket with the government security docket

Turning on ODM politics, Alila heaped a lot of praise on Raila Odinga for having met with then Nairobi governor Sr. Evans Odhjiambo Kidero to iron out a few contentious issues affecting the party and its members in the City. Yhe Raila / Kidero meeting was a healthy and fruitful one. Leaders must consult one another in a friendly atmosphere and discuss issues affecting the wananchi This is why I am supporting to the hilt the idea of the proposed meeting between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga so what they should work out a road-map to permanent peace and tranquility in this country..

Alila at the same time advised theODM HOma-BAY county branch officials who were recently ousted from the leadership to take things easy. They should go home and re-brand themselves resolved to come back and claim the leadership in the future. But for now, the team which was formerly led by Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ are no longer in the picture..




Writwea Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

RESIDENTS of KISUMU city are up in arms against the county government headed by governor Jack Ranguma of spending the taxpayers money extravagantly by sponsoring foreign trips for MCA’s with no material gains to the residents

The issue has raised political temperatures in this lakeside City, which is now stinking in filth owing to non-existence of refuse and garbage collection. With waste paper littering the town streets and broken and sewerage lines goes unrepairable for weeks, some of the broken sewerage lines passes through the residential estates thereby posing health hazard to the residents.

Some of the MCAS who are scrambling for inclusion into the numerous foreign trips are semi-illiterate persons who can gain no experience that could be beneficial to the residents due to their communication problems’. The Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma seemed to have been captivated by the MCAs and is therefore unable to control the county government’s budget making millions to go to waste.

Discontent has arisen following the revelation that sixteen Kisumu MCAs have left the country for the tour of the State of Israel amid public protest against these fruitless and no value added foreign trips by MCAS which have no value to the residents. However, sources have revealed that when the sixteen return home, another 25 MCAs will also make yet another money fubbling trip to Singapore. Later this month. These trips, says the residents, could gobbles being stinking and giving bad dour everywhere include a Central Business district {CBD}, these valueless trips could cost the Assembly as much money as Kshs 30 million, which goes to the wastes and yet the City lacked basic amenities such as street lights, persistent acute shortage of water and poor system of refuse collection which as contributed to the City to be in bad state of stinking due to left and uncollected garbage and waste papers.

Those who are reported to have traveled to Israel are members of the County who have nothing to learn in the ultra modern Israeli farming system due to their communication problems. Some of them were petty kiosk traders with no elementary education before they were elected from the various town wards to the Assembly.

They include the Assembly Speaker Ann Adul and the Clerk Nelco Sagwe. The same Assembly Speaker Ann Adul last year squandered the sums of Kshs 694,847 when she was sponsored by the Assembly to attend a conference in Atlanta, US.

In January, this year, the County government coughed out the colossal amount of money when it sent 47 MCAs on a six days educational tour of the neighboring Uganda at the average rate of Kshs 3000 expenses per day each, The Assembly was also on spot for s trip to Germany for eleven MCAS who were paid Kshs 3000 each per day expenses per day.

Upon these MCAs return from such luxury trips, they offer no explanation of the experiences they gained in those countries, which could be of benefits to the Kisumu residents. These MCAS only come home quietly without calling either a press conferences to explain the gains and experiences they had acquired as a result of their expensive trips abroad. The residents of Kisumu now viewed and maintains that these trips are amounting to naked looting of the Assembly resources and therefore must be stopped. The Central government should ma pout the plan governing foreign trips by MCAs. The Office of the President must also initiate the system of giving clearance for such trip in conjunction with the relevant ministry in charge of the devolution .

The residents now call upon the Central government to intervene and to ensure that these luxurious Childish and useless foreign trips by KISUMU MCAs are stopped forthwith.

There is also a disaster in waiting in KISUMU. The dumpsite, which is located between Kachok and the Moi’s stadium, has attracted a lot of birds, feeding on the filth. The dump site is located right in the middle of the town. It is on the direct routes of the aircraft flight coming and leaving the recently much improved Kisumu International Airport. And the risk of the bird strikes on aircraft is there. This is because the dump site is on the direct route of aircraft coming and leaving the recently expanded Kisumu International Airport. Therefore there is an urgent need fr the KISUMU County government to look for another suitable dump site. Air disasters have occurred in other countries caused by birds hitting the airplane engines in flights and causing death and injuries to the passengers.

It is even causing amusement to leaned that the Assembly is currently using street urchins [Ninjas} for the purport of refuse collections in the town. Why? This kind of negligence is impacting negatively on the residents of KISUMU. The main Kisumu Bus terminal is stinking with dirty garbage and the same is sighted n Henderso,Lumumba, Ondiek, Kaloleni and Maakasembo and other residential estates



Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu CITY

Joseph Olita, the Kenyan whose body structure and features resembles the former despotic rule of UGANDA field Marshall Idi Amin Dada, and the man who played the leading role in the famous film ,”The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin has died aged 70.

Olita died suddenly at his rural home, which is located at Alego Kogelo, Nyang’oma village in South Alego Location, Siaya County and the family members reported that he had succumbed to high blood pressure and diabetes last Sunday. His death comes only 24 hours after the burial of his mother on Saturday.

The actor’s rural home is just situated next to the Obamas Kenya’s rural home, where the Kenyan relatives and ancestral family of the US President Barrack Obama lives.Olita had just returned home from Uganda where he has been living while engaged operating a business enterprise retailing the electronic apliances in Kampala city. He only returned to witness the burial of his mother last Saturday. His body has since been removed from the village and taken to Siaya district hospital mortuary for preservation pending the burial arrangements.

The villagers immediately established the burial committee under the chairmanship of the South Alego Ward Representative Joshua Osuri. His death came a shock and dealt them a heavy blow to the residents of Kogelo Nyang’oma who said he was a very resourceful man of cheerful personality who was very much loved. The villagers consider Oita untimely demise as a “bad omen” coming so soon after the burial of his mother a day earlier.

The towering man who during his prime life stood at six feet 5.5 inches and weighing about 150kg, bore striking resemblance to the late Idi Amin. The only different between the two was that Idi Amin was a semi-illiterate person and spoke broken crocked English whereas the late Olita was highly educated person who received his education at the prestigious St MARY’S Yala High School. .

Olita , however, will be remembered as one of Kenya’s outstanding film star for not only his sterling performance and role in the Rise And Fall of Idi Amin, but he had also acted in other movies where he featured prominently The rise and Fall of IdI Amin was prime red in Kenya in 1981. The film detailed the controversial actions and atrocities of the murderous regime in Uganda under Idi Amin blamed on the former dictator after his violent seizure of power in 1971 after ousting the civilian government headed by President Apollo Milton Obote in a bloody military coup d’état in 1971. His rule stretched to 1979, during which tie close to half a million Ugandan intellectuals, professionals and businessmen as well as politicians perished.

Idi Amin was kicked out of power by a combined forces of Ugandan exiles and the Tanzanian troops in 1979. He fled the country and lived in exile in Riad, Saudi Arabia until his death. Some of the alleged atrocities committed by IDI Amin were grossly exaggerated. For example that he had killed his own son an ate his flesh and that he had killed one of his wives and chopped her body and kept it in a fridge were all false. Idi Amin, though had unpredictable character and temper was a very friendly person. This writer visited him and on many occasion had lunch with him at the Makindie military Lodge outside Kampala

On one occasion during the annual assembly of African head of sates and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Idi Amin invited this writer for a coffee morning talks at the famous Gion hotel, where his arch-rival Julius Kambarage Nyerere the President of Tanzania was also booked.

And two days later while personally piloting alone one of the two helicopters from Addis Ababa to Kampala, Idi amin made a mistaken landing at the Kisumu polytechnic where a huge crowed had gathered for the visiting American evangelist Dr BILLY graham mistaking the gathering as the crowed which had come to welcome him. He made an emergency landing in an area which was six kilometers outside Kisumu Airport He saw this writer and beckoned him, after which th Nyanza Police boss and the PC. Were informed .They came and escorted him to the Kisumu Airport and then to Kisumu Hotel whereIdi Amin gave lunch to close to 10 local scribers before flying back to Kampala and after extending ,a personal invitation to this writer to visit him for an exclusive interviews. Most atrocities in Uganda were act committed by Amin henchmen, most of them semi-illiterate Nubian youth recruited from Nairobi Kibira slums and other parts of the neighboring Kenya and drafted into the most dreadful State Research Bureau {intelligence}.

Olita had served with the Brooke Bond Tea Company based in Kericho immiedtaey after completing hs high school at Yala where he was an active member of the school’s drama Club. This writer was then the Assistant public Relations manager with the same company based in Kericho.During the time of shooting the IDI Amin’s film in Kenya, Olita had privately expressed his wish for a face –to-face encounter meeting with the real Idi Amin who was then living in exile in Saudi Arabia and even wrote toa letter to the forer Uganda dictator, but got no reply until his death. He was a very cheerful and friendly personality.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo.

A prominent Homa-Bay politician-cum-businessman is back in the country and immediately declared that he has rejoined the ODM and would work hard with other party luminaries to promote the party activities in the region order to make it the most popular vehicles for the 2017 presidential election .

Victoryin 2017.

Alila whose business activities entail a lot of overseas travelling has been away for sometime. He gave the incumbent Homa-Bay senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ a run for his money during the March 4,2013 elections when he contested the seat on a PDP ticket after the much flawed ODM preliminaries.

He said the recent changes in the ODM county branch leadership was timely and would resuscitate the branch which hitherto has been adamant and non-performing owing to poor leadership new lease of life.

Alila said that he had full confident on the leadership of the new county branch chairmanship of Martin Otieno Ogindo the former Rangwe MP and the branch secretary Eng. James K Rege.. The new team ,he said has injected political dynamism in the branch leadership. Prior to the 2013 elections, Alila wa one of the ODM stalwarts who had sacrificed their own resources to ensure that the party wheels were well oiled in preparation of the 2013 presidential contest.

He advised all the political dead hoods who have lost their party branch [lim jobs to vacate their offices peacefully and retire honourably. In politics, no one is indispensable and the party belonged to the people, therefore once the people have decided to send someone home, such a person should vacate the office in a peaceful manner to avoid unnecessary wrangling, “he said, adding that bad leadership had killed the spirit of ODM members in Homa-Bay, which has witnessed a lot of violence in the last two years.

Alila urged party leaders to cooperate with the county governance and ensure the success of the devolution system. The same be practiced by the County MCAs who should also ensure that the is annoyed by both teams.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo.

FOR snubbing Dr. Oburu Oginga and sending him away without recording his statement on a highly sensitive assassination claim and referring to a relatively smaller police station at his Bondo home turf is a clear indication that our policemen e insensitive and not trustworthy.

Oginga had voluntarily volunteered to shade light on his most disturbing allegation touching on the safety and security of his younger brother and should have been given a hearing at the CID headquarters.

There is the need for good citizens to develop rapport and cordial working relations with the security personnel in this country as one way of stamping out the up surge in crimes

Reacting over the issue, the leader of the majority in the Migori County Assembly Johnson Omolo Owiro said the police in Nairobi should have acted with speed and immediately launch thorough investigation with the view to unearth the claim. Any claim touching on the life of a Kenyan citizen should be treated as a serious matter.

The Oburu Oginga allegation area aggravated by the fact that it also touch on several heads of states of the East African Community who met in the Kenyan capital two weeks ago to deliberate on the Inter-governmental Agency for Development {IGAD} on far reaching development policy affecting the EAC member states.

Those politicians and other busybodies who attacked Dr Oburu Oginga for having expressed his fears on the safety of his highly treasured brother erroneously played petty politics on otherwise a very serious issues.

Taking into account the old age saying that “Blood is Thicker than Water” the police were insensitive and erroneously played petty politics on otherwise a very serious issues.

Taking into account the old age saying that “Blood is thicker than Water’, those criticizing Dr Oburu ought to have known that there was no way the MP could have controlled himself and kept quiet after being told that the life of his younger brother was in danger, and that some prominent politician in the region had hatched a heinous plot to eliminate Raila Odinga. “Instead of vilifying the MP they should have shown him some amount of sympathy and pressurized the forces of the law reinforcement in this country to speed up the investigation about this sensitive matter, “said Owiro.

The MCA reminded Dr Oginga’s critics to remember that all the past political assassinations in this country had some elements of rumor before the perpetrators of the heinous plot executed their plans. The information about the impending plans and plots hatched to eliminate a senior, Kenyan politician had become common and reached the public domain.

Owiro who represented Central Sakwa ward in Migori County assembly praised Dr Oburu for being straightforward by voluntarily visiting the CID headquarters to record a statement, and the police in turn should have a courtesy of treating him fairly. This is what is required of a good citizen.

The police should have given the MP a hearing so that he could give his version of the matter and cleared the air. The air in this country is currently with thick cloud of rumor, taking into that Raila has a largest constituency and huge following in many parts of Kenya therefore any rumor and speculations touching on his life touched the hearts of many.

MCA Owiro reaffirmed that Migori County is the ODM stronghold and warned those involved in political tourism in the area to desist fro m doing son. He cited the leader of the PDP Omingo Magara, who is the former South Mugirango MP who recently visited the area and declared that Migori was a PDP stronghold under the false assumption that because the County governor \Zachary Okoth Obado was elected on the party ticket during the Mar4,2013 elections. He added that Obado was an ODM member ans still a member of our party.He on ly contested on PDP ticket after the much flawed ODM nomination system which had sent many other members packing and looking for green pasture in other parties.

He advised Omingo Magara not to export his PDP politics into MIGORI. He should prove his claims by producing the register containing the names of members of his party in the region failure which he should shut up his big mouth and steer off Migori



Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu CITY.

MEMBERS of the Kisumu County Assembly carried a heated debate earlier this week about the upsurge insecurity in the region.

They were debating on the report compiled and tabled by a special committee on security. The report mapped out ten security hotspots within the county.

The ten areas described as the most dangerous hotspot where the insecurity is so rampant. These areas included Sondu, Kondele, Aqasi, Ahero, Manyatta, Nyalenda,,Pandpieri,Otonglo,Milimani, KACHO junction, KIbuye and the Central Business district {CBD] and suggested that close Circuit television cameras be installed as well as street lights.

The report revealed that rape and sexual attacks are also rampant within Kisumu County,However, the report fell short of mentioning the rampant unemployment which is the major contributing factor to the state of insecurity in the region and how it could be solved.

The MCAs report also failed to mention the filthiness with which Kisumu is currently grappling with. In many part of the lakeside city refuse collection is something of the past. Heaps of waste papers and refuse littered all over the city centre in some places giving out stinking while discharging bad.odour.

The report failed to mention that ever since the County government took over the administration of Kisumu City from the former Municipal Council, the refuse collection, regular outbursts of sewerage lines, some of them at times passes through the residential estates are so common.

At the main bus terminal stinking refuse are littered everywhere.

As for security, there are several places within the City centre which have since been classified by the residents as no go areas

Despite the thorough checks at the three major gates leading into, the Tusky Mall, These checks are only good in preventing terrorists m but not the bands of pick-pockets and muggers targeting those leaving the Mall through the Tuk Tuk gate. one gate which is close to the Simba Club and overlooking the main Kondele road has become the most dangerous spot. Bands of youths masquerading as touts for the Tuk uk taxis, which are parked outside that particular gate and the motorbikes boda boda taxis parked at this particular gate fleeces the pockets of customers leaving the facility.

Those MCAs who contributed on the report of th county’s special Committee also raised the issue of the alarming increases in the incident of cattle rustling along the Kisumu Nandi County and Kisumu Kericho County. The Kisumu MCAs would arrange for the joint meeting to harmonize relations with the neighboring Counties and workout the modalities on how to stamp out the menace f cattle rustling in the region. with their Nandi and Kericho counterparts.

During the debate on the security report, Nyalenda Ward representative James Were said his ward ought to have been included in the report because thiis in areas where nine people have been stabbed and wounded within the last one week. Were further alleged that some of the village elders in his ward are colluding with criminal elements. These elders are the same people who are known to be alerting the thugs about the impending raids by the police giving them room to escape police dragnet

Another MCA cited the traffic snarl on Kondele road during busy hours as something which is contributing to day .

Another MCA attributed the insecurity in Muhoroni sub-County as caused by the landless squatters and pleaded with the County government to ensure there are no landless people anywhere in the region.

The report further revealed the rampant cases of rape and sexual attacks. She urgent the MCAs to ensure that the Sexual offence Act is reinforced to the letter within the county in order to reduce the menace.

Ape cases in the recent past have gone bringing to question the effectiveness of the gender k report desk at kisumu police Station ad at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital.

The report did not mention anything to do with the alleged existence in Kisumu if a hit squad, the gun men who have recenttly imposed dawn to dusk curfew on Kisumu City residents. The gun totting hit squad gangs is frequenting bar and restaurants and all popular eating houses. They are involved in carjacking and even in some cases have shot the motorists to death. Stolen motor vehicles are hardly recovered, and nearly all the public joins in the town have had a visit by the gun totting hit squad.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo

SO they came with thud winning mega construction tenders worth billions of dollars on road networks, government buildings and institutions construction while carrying brief-cases swollen with bribe cash money. However, the days of massive influence by big business people from Bringing who have dominated the construction industry in Kenya for decades is soon coming to an abrupt end.

Under the reign of the retired President Mwai Kibaki, the Chinese big business people invaded the Kenyan market

The Chinese contractors fizzled out the traditional Kenya in business partners from Western Europe, especially those from the EU nations which had dominated the construction industry ib Kenya in the pre-independence and post-independence period between 1963 and 2002,

Major construction firms like Mowlem Construction of the UK, Sterling Astaldi of Italy, Israelis solebhonen and other were swept away, as the generous Chinese big business people visited government offices in Nairobi with their hands well oiled with bribe money.

President Mwai Kibaki made several official tours and state visit of China in the company of top government officials and cabinet ministers where he signed numerous bilateral agreement on trade. These missions opened floodgate, and no sooner, the streets of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital and other urban centers were swarmed by Chinese hawkers, hawking with petty wares such as ball pens, mobile phones, radios, watches and other cheap items.

At first, the indigenous Kenyan hawkers in Nairobi streets staged a near violent protest against the Chinese hawkers,

Kenyan businessmen of African origins are up in arms against any more Chinese. The National Construction Authority, the state body that is tasked with the responsibility of regulating guidelines to check on the construction sector and to check the growing Chinese influence on the oriental’s on local construction scene last month came out with the gun blasting.

The authority’s action came as the result of numerous complaints lodged by the local African contractors that the Chinese contractors were taking the lion’s share in nearly all the big construction projects.

The authority recently issued a statement saying that the local construction companies are now edged of public infrastructure work to private virtues. The Authority said it would lobby parliament and the House Committee on delegated legislation to have rules aping the Chinese contractors participation in Kenya building industry.

It reported that both house and the team have agreed that the regulation be published after Easter Monday before being tabled by Parliament.

Among the key concerns raised in the regulation is that at least 30 per cent of the monetary value of a project should go to the locals. This will made possible through joint venture or sub contracting.

Some of the Chinese construction firms undertaking major infrastructure projects in Kenya include China Road and Bridge Corporation and China Wu Yi was to constructed to build the Kshs 4.47 billion standard gauge railway line between Kenya’s port city of Mombasa and Nairobi. But already the parliament is demanding detailed account of how this particular tender contract was dished out and has called for a probe team to be setup

China WU WAS last year named the contractors University of Nairobi’s 22 story Building Complex valued at Kshs 2.3 billion ad another Chinese company China Jiangxi International is the main contractor for the proposed tallest building in Nairobi Hazina Trade Center..

The authority regulation dictate that recruitment or employment of foreign technical or skilled workers on such contracts shall be done on occasions when skills by the foreigners are not avoidably locally..The dishing out the tenders for such project must be approved by the regulating authority. Compulsory training of lower carder construction by the NCA upgrade their standards.

All these strings now being attached to construction industry retargeting to put in check the Chinese excesses.



Reports Our investigative reporter.

REPORTS reaching us say there is a total moral decay at Kendu-Bay SDA mission. This follows the rumors and speculations that two senior pastors who hold coveted and plum jobs at the oldest SDA mission in Southern Nyanza were recently fished out of a lodging with their pants down while making love to two married women. The incident, according to an impechable source occurred at Nyakoe Market, 26 miles away in Kisii district. The two senior pastors are said to have driven their vehicles all along from Gendia SDA mission, which is located near Kendu-Bay town in Karachuonyo constituency to Nyakoe Market in kitutu Chache constituency, central KISII district in Kisii county.

Apparently unaware that their enemies had set a trap and hired several boda boda motorbike riders for their hot pursuit, the senior clergymen are said to have booked themselves rooms in several lodging outlets at Nyajkoe which is about 10 kilometers to the northwest of Kisii town on the main Kisii-Oyugis road.

Same reports say that local residents of Gendia Mission and its environs have been writing letters to the Lake Conference headquarters of the SDA complaining about the immorality perpetuated by senior pastors, directors and others. But no action has been taken.

On this particular occasion, the two errand pastors were caught red-handed while in action at their usual sexual hideouts, the hired boda boda motorbike riders are reported to have patiently waited for the pastors to finish their sexual mission and escapades with the married women before they struck. In a big panick while heavily sweating the two pastors are reported to have coughed out a colossal amount of money totaling Khs 60,000 to bribe the boda boda men in order to regain their freedom.

Other reports note the decaying immorality at this, one of the oldest SDA mission in the region, which is reported to have been established by the white American missionaries way back to 1902. Of late there are reports of protracted confrontation and witch-huntw pitting pastors working at the Mission, but who hail from the neighboring locations outside Karachuonyo constituency with local priests. This witch-hunt has intensified and recently saw one pastor from the locality being summarily sacked following allegation that he had swindled and misappropriated the mission of millions of shillings.

The names of the two senior pastors caught red-handed while making love to two married women from within the villages around Gendia mission are withheld and could not be quoted for legal reasons. However, the news about the Nyakoe incident has spread within the locality like bush-fire and has become the common knowledge after reaching the public domain. One of the pastors allegedly involved in the sexual escapade when reached by phone, dismissed the reports as part of the blackmailing effort being spreading against him ad his colleague by the fired pastor who has ganged up with his kins within the locality, and now hell-bent to tarnish their names He said he suspected the disgruntled pastor as the one who had hired the boda boda to motorbike riders to follow them in the hope that once the two are dismissed from the plum mission jobs, and the new directors appointed he might stand a slim chance of being reinstated back on his job. The whole affairs at Gendia Mission is now portraying a picture of total confusion and moral decay.

The locals have also put their weight behind those accusing pastors working at the Mission as promoting immorality instead of giving the church members spiritual nourishment. Instead they are said to be involved in sexual escapade with no respect to married women.

Reached the two boda boda motorbike taxis riders confirmed how they followed the two pastors and their secret lovers for close to26 miles and caught up with them at Nytakoe Market which is located a few miles from Kisii town and while watching from a safe distance saw the pastors booking the hotel rooms. They idled themselves around the market and gave the two something like 40 minutes before they struck and surprised the two as they were just about to leave their hideout. They, however, denied that they were hired by someone to follow the pastors saying they did so on their own volition following numerous complaints about the misconduct of the two priests which has become common in the public knowledge. Within the villages around Gebduia Mission.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Migori Town.

The time is ripe for the Cabinet Secretary for the internal security to work in collaboration with the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to collaborate together to ensure that all funeral gatherings in Luo-Nyanza are officially licensed by the police for security reasons.

This suggestion is very valid and in time. The government should act much faster before innocent blood of the peace-loving Kenyans are spilled at such gatherings. The police should be informed in advance of the individual personalities expected to deliver eulogies.

The event of last weekend when Nyanza politicians turned funeral homes into a political platforms and forums is pointing out clearly the new political dimension now taking shape inside Luo-Nyanza. And as such the government should not wait until after bloodbath is witnessed. It should act now before it was too late.

It would be too late to consider licensing all funeral gatherings in Luo-Nyanza only after some people have already been butchered to death, The Migori incident should be an eye opener. It is believed that millions of shillings was spent in hiring drunken goons and vehicles that ferried them from distant places to the funeral home at Kakirao, while some of the thugs were sounding war-cries while praising their masters and insulting their perceived political enemies.

What happened at Kakirao village near Migori on the weekend could have resulted in bloodbath had Migori OCPD and his team not acted swiftly and with speed. in averting the bloodbath.

Political goons were ferried into the funeral home in Matatus, pick-ups and hundreds of boda boda motorbikes from as far field as from Kaler in southern Kadem near the Kenya-Tanzania borders. Some of the goons looked drunkard and heavily intoxicated menacingly threatening mourners.

Others were brought in hired vehicles from the nearby Uriri district, Rapogi trading centre, Ranen market, Awndo and Rongo towns

Hundreds of motorbike taxis arrived at the funeral home while the Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo was addressing the mourners and the commotion that followed forced him to cut short his speech for close to 40 minutes.

Most of the VIP arrived while the area MP Mohamed Junet who was the master of ceremony was giving his speech. It appears as if governor Obado was not pleased with the ceremony being conducted by the MP. He took the microphone and made it clear that in accordance to the constitution, the governor was superior to the MPs in line with protocols. He said in the presence of the governor the MP should not conduct such ceremony.

Governor Obado invited Siaya Senator James Orengo who in a brief address told the mourners that Migori County was one of the areas which is under the ODM influence, and that most of the important jobs within the Migori County government should be held by the ODM members.

These remarks by Orengo did not go down well with Governor Okoth Obado who shot up from his seat and told Orengo in face to stop inciting people

Orengo’s security details sensing that their boss was in danger drew their guns at ready. Governor Okoth Obado’s body guards also moved menacingly closer with their guns at ready.

Speaking with the rage of anger governor Obado told Orengo that some of the people who have come here while claiming to be close to Raila Odinga ere the same people who were once opposed to Raila’s presidential bid in 1992. They are the same people known to be misadvising Raila and that is why he had lost the presidential race twice.

At this juncture Charles Oyugi Owino {alikowa} the host pleaded with the crowd to maintain calm and be orderly in vain. He was joined by the Migori OCPD. The pleas by both men went unheard as scuffles broke out an chairs started flying as the mourner fled in all direction.

Someone grabbed the public address system and disappeared with it, forcing governor Obado to drive to Migori town about 12 kilometers away and bought the new microphone, with which he continued addressing the mourners while Owino Jalikowa ushered most of the guests into his house.

The police threw a cordoned and created a de- militarized zone between the VIP tent and other tents to ensure that none was hurt as chairs and other missiles and objects flew all over the expansive compound.

Governor Obado supporters sung derogatory and insultive songs against Orengo referring to him as “raitor’ repeating the same words used by governor Obado.

The police were forced to call for reinforcement of more police officers from the nearby police stations in Awendo, Rongo, Kihancha andMacalder.

It was later established that the hired goons and thugs carried hoe-sticks, and stones stones in readiness for any eventualities.

The majority of goons had traveled from Uriri, the governor Okoth Obado’s home district and appeared to have received the briefing of the impending troubles before they were ushgere into the funeral home stead.

LAst Friday, a similar situation was witnessed at konyango Jieri village near Kendu bay town during th buria of Mrds Pamels Odondi Opar the former managing director of the Big Five chans of hotels in Kendu-Bay town. Fighting broke out and one local politician Whcliffe Odhiambo Ojijo was beaten up to the ground.

The hell broke out when the Homa-Bay governor Cyprian Otieno awiti had just arrived in the company of a number of VIP, mostof them members of the executive of his county government.

Hedais was parked to capacity and a local MCA Julis Gaya of Central Karachuonyo requested the local individuals to give the room so that guests from distant places could be settled at the VIP podium, Ojijo who appeared to have taken one or two and was tipsy flatly refused to give room for the visitors,

Tom Dola the rachuonyo North ODM branch chairman moved to the podium and politely requested ojijoto be have like a gentleman and move a bi so that the VIPs could be seated. Ojijo again refused and insulted Dola, As the two exchanged fists punches, ODM youth joined the fray and Ojijo was beaten up. THe commotion sent mourners scampering for their dear lives.



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By Agwanda Saye

Residents and fishermen along Kamin Oningo Beach situated off Ndori-Luanda Kotieno Roard within Rarieda Sub County in Siaya County have something to rejoice about courtesy of Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project’s efforts to uplift living standards along the Lake Victoria shores.

To the fishermen long gone are the days when they were used to be marooned in the lake, incur post fishing harvest losses, use of ordinary boats for fishing and as well they don’t use natural fishing gears.

The beach which is run by a management unit headed by Tobias Ochieng’ Katete are thankful to LVEMP 2 for having granted them finance to have a safety motorized boat, fence their beach and improve the livelihoods of the residents within the beaches.

According to Katie , they presently collect harvested fish on time courtesy of the motorized safety boat as well as help in rescue missions in times of distress among the member fishermen within the Lake.

“The motorized safety boat does not only collects the fish from the boats in deep seas but also helps in transportation of the sick along the beaches and the islands as well as rescuing marooned fishermen in the Lake” Katete added.

He adds that previously there were incidences of boat capsizing and killing both passengers and fisher folk as a result of delayed rescue something which is a past now.

He further says that the motorized motor boat is usually on stand by for twenty fours and is ready to help in case of any lake accidents regardless of whether the victims are members or not but of course at subsidized fee which is going for the boats’ operational costs.

The said boat is also used in monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities within the lake incase of any eventuality within the lake.

Katete adds that their objectives seems to have yielded fruits as fish yields have gone up by 50% as their statistics in November 2013 shows that they goat 2800 kg of Nile perch while in October the same year they could only harvest 2130kgs.

The fishermen further have something to cheer about as the Beach Management Unit has made it sure that they remit a certain percentage of their earnings to their savings as well as their safety is guaranteed within the lake as there is a mobile phone hotline’s number which they can use in any form of emergency.

“Our women and youths have not been left behind as we have youths sports and some small errands run by the youths and our women are contracted to ferrying the fish from the boats to our banda.



Reports Leo Odera Omolo

THE Homa-Bay ODM County branch chairman Gerald Otieno Kajwang was last Sunday kicked out of the branch leadership and the immediate former Homa-Bay MP Martin Otieno Ogindo elected in his place. Also kicked out was Mrs Monica Amolo, who has been the acting County branch chairperson wile Kajwang’ was contesting for the coveted office of the party’s chairman during the aborted party national elections. Mrs Amolo, however, will remain the branch treasurer.

Also named the branch vice chairman is the Kasipul politician Charles Ong’ondo Were, while the Mbita MP Miliie Odhiambo was named the branch organizing secretary. The position as the branch secretary is held by the Karachuonyo MP Eng.James K Rege whose status quo remained the same.

Delegats from all the eight parliamentary constituencies covering the entire homa-Bay county converged at Homa-Bay town where they carried out the elections to fill most of the vacant positions at the branch.

The officials also resolved to forgive all those party members who for one reason or the other had contested on March 4, 2014 using nomination tickets of other political parties and welcome them back to the ODM from now onwards.

Last Friday Mrs Amolo had faced the hostile crowd of mourners at Konyango Jieri near Kendu-Bay when she made veiled criticism of the Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero questioning the source of millions of shillings, which he has been dishing out at the numerous fundraising meetings in Luo-Nyanza. Apparently angered by the unwarranted attack on Dr Kidero the hostile mourner heckled Mrs Amolo booed her forcing her to cut short her speech.

The incident took place during the well attended burial of Mrs Pamela Ezra Odondi Opar,the managing director of the Big Five chains of hotels in Kendu-Bay. Mrs Amolo who had reported that’s he had gone to the funeral home to represent her boss Otieno Kajwang’.

The ball was set rolling by a hard hitting and electrifying speech by the chairman of the Luo Councilog elders Mzee Meshack Riaga Ogalo who questioned the rationale of branding those who have ditched the ODM TRAITORS.

Mzee Ogalo said that Kenyans had fought the bloody war in the second liberation battle while fighting for the democratic space and he was disturbed to hear other saying that those with diverse opinion were dividing the Luos The community has remained united for close to fifty years, but gained nothing from such unity if purpose except abject poverty.

He told the mourner to jealously guard against those who are hell-bent to destroy democracy in the country and also at the same timeto preserve the devolution system at all costs.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

The burial of the US President Barrack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Abong’o Onyango Obama is set for Thursday, April 24,2014. It will now take place in a public Muslim cemetery I n Kisumu city.

Zeituni’s mother Mama Sarah Obama made an announcement in her Alego Kogelo home in Siaya County. She disclosed that the body of her daughter who died in the US two weeks ago will be flown from the US to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on Thursday morning and thereafter will be flown further to Kisumu about 400 kilometers south west of Nairobi.

From the Kisumu airport the body will be taken to the main Muslim Mosque in the city center for prayers and will then be buried the same day at the town’s Muslim public cemetery.

It was previously hinted that Zeituni was to be buried at her matrimonial home at Kendu-Bay. The place where she was married. She has four children three sons and one daugfter all grownups. And according to Luo traditional norm and virtue, a married woman either divorced, separated or otherwise is required to be buried in her matrimonial homestead. It could be that the negotiations between the two families which could have seen her being buried her Kendu Bay did not materialize.

Since the death of Zeituni in the US was broken at her rural home I Alego Nyang’ma Kogelo there has been a big influx of friends, relative and well wishers as well as mourners to the home to condolence the family.


Somalia: Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed concludes visit to Kismayo

From: Free Somalia Press

Mogadishu, Saturday, 19 April 2014 – His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed concluded his seven-day working visit to Kismayo with a ceremony to mark the progress made during his visit. The ceremony signals the success of the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister and the commitment of the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) and other stakeholders to promoting peace and harmony amongst the people of Jubba. The leader of the Interim Jubba Administration H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madobe), parliamentarians, cabinet members, traditional elders, women’s groups, religious leaders, diplomats, UN and AMISOM officials attended the ceremony, which was held at the former Insurance Centre.

Representatives from the UN, AMISOM, IGAD and the neighbouring countries praised the progress made during the Prime Minister’s visit and the agreement between the political factions in Jubba vowing to support the peace process and the implementation of the agreement.

Addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said that progress in Jubba benefits all communities. His Excellency praised the leadership and efforts of H.E. Ahmed Madobe and his administration, the traditional elders and women’s groups of Jubba, calling on them to collectively continue to work for peace, collaboration and the development of Jubba.

It was announced during the ceremony that the troops who had been positioned outside the city of Kismayo for some time have now agreed to come into the city after engaging in successful talks with leaders from the federal government, IJA, and traditional elders. This marks the beginning of a process to officially integrate those troops into the Somali National Army so that they can receive their rightful benefits and salaries.

“We are all committed to working for peace and collaboration, and it is my hope that all Somalis will work towards a better Somalia. The period of conflict, war and mistrust is over. We are turning towards peace, development and peaceful co-existence for the people of Jubba,” the Prime Minister said.

A communiqué was read before the participants of the ceremony that outlines all the points that were agreed upon and reaffirms the commitment of all parties to the Addis Ababa agreement between the Federal Government and the Interim Jubba Administration. The Prime Minister acknowledged the efforts made by the Interim Jubba Administration and paid tribute to SNA Forces and AMISOM for their role in the fight against Al-Shabaab.

After extensive consultations with the IJA and the community in general, the Prime Minister:

1. Instructed the full implementation of the Addis Ababa Agreement;

2. Instructed responsible authorities in the FGS in coordination with IJA and community leaders to immediately work out the implementation of the integration of the forces in the Jubba Regions;

3. Welcomed the recently established Technical Security Committee and instructed the committee to fast-track on-going integration efforts;

4. Established a joint high level committee to chart out action plan for the implementation of the outstanding issues in the Addis Ababa and Mogadishu Agreements;

5. Acknowledged the supportive role of IGAD and Ethiopia in the implementation of the Addis Ababa Agreement;

6. Urged the International Community to assist FGS and IJA priority programs in the Jubba;

7. Endorsed the reconciliation committee to organise Kismayo reconciliation conference;

8. Established inter-clan peace committees composed of elders and women groups to help the reconciliation efforts in the region;

9. Advised IJA to establish the regional assembly as soon as possible;

10. Welcomed IJA to engage with the National Defence Working Groups (DWG);

11. Instructed relevant federal institutions to provide the necessary support to IJA line institutions;

12. Directed the Federal Ministry of Defence to enlist SNA troops from the Jubba Regions so that they participate in the Concept of Operations (CONOPS). This undertaking should be concluded within the next 4 weeks;

13. Strongly warned those who obstruct the on-going peace processes in the country and appealed to IGAD and the international community to cooperate with the FGS in taking measures against the obstructers.


Nuer Community in Uganda Condemns Mass Killing of Nuer Civilians at UNMISS Base in Bor

From: South Sudan Press

19th April 2014
Press Release

Kampala, April 19, 2014 (SSNA) — In the wake of current renewed scale of fighting in South Sudan after stalled Peace mediation process under auspice of IGAD in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and SPLM in Opposition, Nuer community in Uganda are in deep sorrow and painfully mourn the senseless killing of civilians in UNMIS on 17th April 2014 in what appeared to be a well coordinated attack by Juba-sponsored militia youth recruited mainly from Bor community. We deem this cancerous act as a fulfillment of what Makuei Lueth -The Minister of information attempt to do in the early days of February 2013 but he was denied access to enter UNIMISS base.

In terms of human loss, that cowardice attack on civilians in Bor has resulted in death of one hundred and forty five people (145) mostly women and children and had also left two hundred and seventy three (273) seriously wounded and are currently undergoing deflated medical attention in the same UNIMISS premises. It is worth mentioning here that the victims and other survivors are part of unarmed civilian mostly from Nuer ethnic groups who sought refuge in UNIMISS base in Bor.

Under universal accepted rules of engagement, such deliberate attack on UN premises definitely constitute a gross violation of international laws in which United Nation Mission in South Sudan sought her mandate to protect civilians in conflict situations.

As a community, we condemn in strongest term possible the senseless killing of Nuer children and women by the government of South Sudan. This is a clear plan by the defaulted government to eliminate one ethnic community in South Sudan under helpless and silent watch of UN. While principles of international humanitarian law Geneva-convention of 1949 and other subsequent protocols that call for the protection of non-combatant; the Nuer community in Uganda questioned the principle of neutrality that UN had played by failing to act under their mandate i.e. chapter seven of UN Charter in light of ethnic massacre staged by Juba government.

Finally, we are strongly urging the warring parties in South Sudan to refrain from attacking civilians. In the same note, we are appealing to UN Security Council to increase number of UNIMISS forces in the country as a deterrence measure to a possible scale of genocide.

On behalf of Nuer community in Uganda,

Signed by:
Samuel Gai Kuinit, Chairperson
Kuajien Chamjoak, Secretary General


Reports Leo Odera Omolo

Information emerging from Arusha says the East African Business Council has elected Felix Mosha, a Tanzanian, as its new Executive Chairman for 2014/2015.

Mosha now succeeds Virnal Shah a Kenyan who had served the umbrella of private sector organization since May 2013.

Mosha, who is an Economist, will be tasked with ensuring that non-tariff barriers are eliminated as they are main uniting factor to the growth of the private sector and are slowing down the integration process.

The region also needs to speed up the integration process for the benefit of its citizens.

Mosha has outlined key privileges that he will focus on during his tenure.

They include free movement of persons across the region, movement of services, ensuring food security across the region, elimination of NTBs, free and speedy acquisition of work permits, domestic taxes, harmonisation, improving EABC viability and mobility enhancement.

Other Board members elected were Vice Chairperson Nyumbere of Burundi, Olive Kigunga of Uganda and Denis Kabera of Rwanda.

A report released by the EAC Secretariat that cover he past 55 NTRS were resolved from 36 that were resolved in 2012.

The World Bank doing business 2013 report highlighted NTBS as one of the key challenges the region faced with. Inadequate infrastructure, particularly roads, railways and energy, have also hindered the process.

Established in 1992, the EABC is the apex body of business associations of the private sector and corporates from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. It also aims to protect the environment conducive to business and growth.

Meanwhile other new items came out of Arusha based secretariat of the EAC syas that a push to remove unnecessary trade barriers and develop key infrastructure progrests has driven trade between East African countries to new heights.

New data by the United nations (EAC) ensurer that between 2000 and 2012.



By Our Reporter

Members of the Clergy drawn from the entire Kisumum County are up in arms against a former Kanu party operative within the region for destabilizing the work of God within the Lakeside County.

According to the men of the frock, they have vowed to organize a public prayer day and curse the man who during former President Moi’s time acted as his blue eyed boy under the auspice of an amorphous organization whose main aim was to get hand outs from the President under the guise of bringing members of the luo community to him who by then were really hostile to his regime.

Presently the former Kanu operative is operating a church situated a long Kisumu-Nyamasaria road where we have authoritatively established that it’s attended by members of his immediate family members as many have taken off from the church because of his conish and unchristian ways which are contrary to the biblical teachings.

“This man is a sheep in a wolf skin, when we settled on the name of the fellowship which we were to register he connived with elements like him and registered the said fellowship behind our back and he has done that twice, should we still continue having him as one of our own?”the agitated clergy wondered.

They also accused the man who masquerades himself as a Bishop together with his wife as the force behind the fragmentation of the once one and all powerful fellowship which brought together all the clergy from the entire luo land.

He is also blamed for the recently conducted elections for Nyalenda,Bandani and Otonglo areas with a view of weakening the Kisumu Clergy Fellowship which is lead by Bishop Winnie Owiti wife of the head of Voice of Salvation and Healing Churches which spreads across the entire East Africa.

They also accuse the man of constantly issuing press releases and illegally signs their names without informing nor involving them and those concerned have so far recorded the statement with the police.

It can be recalled that during his joyous moments during KANU reigns he had a former clergy who is now deceased locked in police cells after defeating him in Kisumu Pastors Fellowship Network and it took the intervention of the current East Africa Law Society President James Aggrey Mwamu to have the said clergy released.

On most occasions Prime Minister Raila Odinga had to order his body guards to physically eject him from both his Karen and Bondo home when he used to frequent the two homes ostensibly to give Raila propaganda which Raila never needed.

“This man thinks people are fools, while he was with Moi he used to say so many bad things to Moi about Raila and now he thinks Raila could still buy those propaganda, we used to wonder why he would go to Raila’s homes as early as 3 am or 4am under the guise of praying for them” one luo Senator lamented.

The man who for a long time fooled donors to send money to his many church projects which were all ghosts elephants is said to be undergoing very difficult moments in life as the American Embassy has for the past ten years denied him a visa to gewtb into the country of opportunity in what they say was his “unforgiving conduct” the last time he was there.

He is always seen in most hotels within Kisumu idling and reading newspapers.


Reports Leo Odera Omolo

The small, but busy Rodi-Kopany town, which is located at the junction of Ndhiwa-Rongo and Homay road on Tuesday morning witnessed a peaceful demonstration staged by the ODM youth against the area Senate representative Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ over his remarks against the Nairobi governor Dr Evans Odhiambo Kidero.

The placard waving youth numbering about 500 told the senator to leave Dr kideroalone and concentrating his mandate of serving the people ofHoma-Bay County. Kajwang’ had warnedthe governor that he would be impeached for expressing his opion that the party shod support Okello in hid bid for the party nominatin inNyando and also the embattled migori governor Okoth Obado if the Supreme Court order for the by-elections to be held in the two places after the hearing and judgement of appeal cases currently lodged before the court.

The you demanded that Otieno Kajwang’ should account for development projects he had initiated for the mutual benefits of the electorate in Mbita constituency, which he had represented for close to 19years ever since 1992 when he first won the elections on a Ford-Kenya ticket.

The youth claimed in one of the placards Kajwang’ had left the Mbita people unceremoniously after failing to deliver the goods in two decades. He had actually absconded and took refugee in the Homa-Bay county senate seat knowingly that the had let down the Mbita people would not get any votes there.

The youth sung and an danced on the road and briefly blocked the road stopping motorists before giving way.about Kidero’s attractive record of helping the poor by way of donating his hard earned money to wards the socio-economic projects in various locations in Luo-Nyanza and elsewhere.

If there is anyone who should be impeached that man should be Otieno Kajwang’ who is only credited for his lyric of “Bado Kuna Mapambano” which has no valued added in as far as the war r against abject poverty in the region is concern. “This time around this kind of political deceits in Luo-Nyanza must come to an end if the community is to realize its ambition of voting Raila Odinga as the next President of Kenya in 2017.

One of the youths who requested not to be named alleged that it was the likes of Otieno Kajwang who caused the mass exodus of most of the former Pentagon members of ODM. They forced the likes of William Ruto, Musalia Muadavadi, Charity Ngilu and others out of ODM.

The party lost the March 4, 2013 election to the jubilee due to the laxity and poor performance by those who surrounded Raila Odinga as his close kitchen cabinet and advisers.

The demonstrating youth alleged that the Senator is known for bad-mouthing other politicians, especially those politicians from out side the Luo community. He should double check his loose tank.

Instead of trying to gaggle Dr Kidero,Kajwang and his friends should put their act together and work out the election winning strategies for 2017, which should be different from his usual singing lyrics.


Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu

KANU headquarters in Nairobi has moved to court and obtained a temporary injunction against three Kisumu men who are said to have illegally appointed themselves land lords on its Kisumu town based land plot.

The plot comprising of 105 small business premises is fetching close to Kshs 500,00 from the tenants every month. And the political parties dispute tribunal judge Odera Xhacha issued the order on April 3rd, 2014.

The three Jacob Omondi Nyambega, Maurice Dedan Okello and Kennedy Omolo Onyango have been barred from trespassing into the property pending the hearing and determination of the case filed by Senator Gideon Moi the party’s national chairman and Nick Salat,the party’s Secretary General,

The court injunction order says interalia that the pending hearing and determination of the case by the tribunal issue an order restraining the three, their servants, agents,employees or anybody claimin through them howsoever from collecting rent, managing the property/shops, trespassing on to or dealing with it in any manner all that property known as Kisumu Municipality 9/118 after referred to as the suit property.

The tribunal appointed one Omore Tito Odera as an official agent to help in rent collection oon the monthly and that all the money collected be deposited I a joint account of the plaintiff and respondents advocates bank account.

In this case the respondent lawyers are Olel and Odhiambo advocates while the plaintiff KANU Ingutiah and Company advocates. All the proceeds will be deposited into the lawyers joint bank account No1151502588 at the KCB Kisumu branch.

In a joint affidavit signed by Gideon Moi and nick Salat, KANU National Delegates Conference meting held at Safaricom Kasarani Sports ground in Nairobi on April 14th, 2012 all the branches countrywide were abolished and the responsibility for all the party matters were bestowed on Moi and Salat. By a resolution passed unanimously at the meeting.

In the foregoing Kisumu city or anywhere else has no registered KANU branch, so the three by arrogating themselves with the power of collecting rents on KANU land plot, which they converted to their personal use had acted unlawfully.

The popular Nairobi weekly newspaper became the whistle blower. The WEEKLY CITIZEN had carried an article which revealed that a KANU land plot had been grabbed by a group of influential Kisumu businessmen.

Moi and Salat have vowed to recover all the grabbed property of the party of independence wherever they are so that the money accrued from such property could be utilized in the party services and for the interest and welfare of the party members.

In the Kisumu case, the plot which is located opposite the main Kisumu Bus terminal was handed to a group of people masquerading as branch officials in early 1970s. The former branch official was reported to have reached the loose agreement with some traders to develop the plots and recover their money from the rent for the specific period of time. This was at the time when nearly all the KANU officials had crossed the flour and joined the opposition whose youth had destroyed the old KANU office which was built with timber.

Materials on the same plot.

The CITIZEN’S story alerted and alarmed the KANU headquarters the rumours went around that some unnamed persons were in the process of selling the party’s plots to an Indian business tycoon in the town.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commissions {EAACC} and the Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga have been urged to probe the hasty and suspicious decision by the Migori County government to construct the road leading to the home of a Supreme court judge.

Migori residents are suspicious that the work which started last weekend is coming immediately after the embattled Migori governor Zachary Okoth Obado had lodge an earlier judgment by the Appeal Court had nullified his election on march 4,2013 as the governor and recommended that a by-election be held.

Obado has since lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Kenya seeking to overturn the Appeal court ruling and the case is scheduled to be mention on April 23.

The road construction is viewed by Migori resident as aimed at circumvent justice.The work not only ill-timed, but is also in bad taste giving bad innuendo to justice system

The work sparked off street demonstration by the ODM youth in Migori town last Saturday. The youth demanded that the work is ill-timed and therefore should be cancelled until after the hearing and determination of the court case.

The work began within three days only after the Supreme Court had suspended the dismissal of governor Obado and allowed him to resume his work as the Migori governor pending the hearing and determination of his appeal case.

The work sparked off a street demonstration by a group of rowdy DM youth in Migori town last Saturday.

The road which is branching off the Awendo-migori main road and leading to ogwedhi Is leading to the rural home of the Supreme Court judge Jacton Ojuwang’ Boma.The youth said the construction of this road by thr county government when the area governor is embroiled in protracted legal tusle before the same court where justice Ojwang’ is a member of the bench would portray the court in bad picture. and should be cancelled in the interest of justice.

Justice Ojuwang’ Boma is the husband of the PSS for Science and Technology Prof. Corette Suda. However, a top county executive official ln-charge of Roads Erustus Nyamori dismissed the complaints by the youth as unwarranted, arguing hat the PSS Prof Suda had applied to the County to repair the road last August “At that time the work was approved we didn’t know she was married to the judge. The repair work is normal”

The construction work began last weekend only a few days after governor Obado returned from Nairobi and resumed his duties. The County truck were seen busy delivering murrams while the workers were digging drainage on the site

Other unconfirmed sources said the County was also laying water pipe to connect the home with water supplies and that the whole exercise would cost the County government close to Kshs 30 million.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City.

Unlike the crop of Luo MPs from Nyanza who sat in the August House for five years during the life of the 10th parliament. This was the period between 2007 and 2013 who had performed dismally preferring the politics of sycophancy and hero worshipping and making empty slogans and noisy.

The good number of the youthful MPs who won their seats on March 4 , 2013 election have secoredred the highest marks in terms of initiating and supervising the construction of the various socio-economic development activities in, coupled with proper disbursement of CDF and devolving government funds meant for development in the region where development has remained stagnant ever since 1966.

Commonly and popularly referred to as the “Great Horns” the youthful group of MPS comprising mostly the technocrats have performed miracles .The new politics dimension in Luo – Nyanza a region which has gone through decades of stagnant developments and political marginalization spearheaded by the previous KANU administrations and put the hitherto sleeping region back on the road on once again.

Out of the 20 parliamentary constituencies, which are represented in parliament, more than half of the MPs have scored high within only one year after the March 4 , 2013 election.

Leading the pack with the Highest score card is the outspoken Suna East MP Mohammed Juneet. He has scored the highest marka which stands at “A+’ Juneet is followed immediately by the Karachuonyo MP. Eng. James K.Rege who has scored “A”. This is the only MP who has made it sure that the CDF and other devolving funds meant for the development in the constituency are controlled by a team of intellectuals, most of them university professors to ensure the efficiency disbursement to the satisfaction of the electorate.

Silvance Oselle (Kasipul Kabondi “B+” He is a green Horn, but his performance is well felt within the contituency.

Eng. Nicholas O. Gumbo (Rarieda ) has scored “B” and is said to be doing extremely well. He is also a regular contributor in the critical debates in the House.

David Ochieng (Ugenya has scored “C” while another top scorer is the outspoken Muhoroni MP. James Onyango Kaoio His Scored card is reading “B+”.

Erick Omondi Anyango (Nyatike ), is another top scorer at “A”.The abrasive and outspoken MPM is the second term and one of those who retained their seats in the March 4,2013 elections. has done wonders in the improvemetn of feeder and access roads well and other infrastructures including Ruralo Electrification program and upgrading of schools and health facilities.

Augustine Neto Oyugi has scored “B” but his performance still lagging behind the remarkable performance of his predecessor the late Joshua Orwa Ojode whose score card still stand the higness at “A”. Ojode’s achievement has remained unequalled by any other leader in Nyanza.

Eng Kobado [Uriri] the colourless MP has scored “D” while his immediate neighbours Jaret Kopiyo has scored the LEAST markS at “D-”while his immediate neighbours Jared Kopiyo has scored the lowest mark at “f”.

George Oner (Rangwe has scored C+ while his immediate neighbour Opondo Kalima has equally scored the last mark at “C+”.

Millie Odhiambo Mabone ( Mbita} the most eloquent and outspoken and firebrand and MP has scored the highest marks at {A}in a constituency where her predecessor Gerald Otieno Kanjwang now the Homa – Bay Senator had represented for close to 19 years that left no legacy ito account for his manyyears of neglect and lacklustres performance ad left not even single socio – economic projet to cater for his name millie has scored “A}. Odhiambo happen to h AS Tas the nominated MP and gained experience on parliamentary prcedures and because of her legal training ; like Martha Wangari Karua,sometime she is sounding like the lonely the voice of reason in the male dominated house’

Fred Outsa(Nyando} is another second term MP who has scored the least marks despite bragging that he is related to the ODM supreme Raila Odinga by Marriage .He ha scored but displating a lot of political mediocrity at times. “F”

John Olago Aluoch (Kisumu west ) is another top performer which score mark is lending “B+”.He is the one of the second term MPs who have performed well to the satisfaction of the electorate .His score is leading “B+”.

Joshua Aduma Owuor (Nyakach )inspite of having encountered numerous of myriads 0f problems including , the grisly murder of his parents by unkonwn assailants , across Nyakach – Kericho borders skirmishes while left six of his constituents dead has done well scoring moderate mark at “B”.

ShakeslAhmed Shabbir (Kisumu Town East)has performed poorly scoring the least mark at “D”.The MP sometimes is acting erroneously and emotionally like a youth winger which has saw him involved in public scuffles with the constituents during funeral gatherings.

Opiyo Wandai (Ugunja )who is aslo one of the “Green Horns “ has performed poorly at “D”.

Followed by the neighbour Omondi Muluan…..(Alego – Usonga )with score mark at “C”

Jakoyo Midiwo (Gem )the abrassive and at time very controversial politician in the region has done well at the constituency level being credited for having supervised proper disbursemnt of CDF and other devolving funds for for deelopment to the satisafaction of the constituents.

Gideon Ochanda (BONDO)The other (Green Horn } who has gone quiete in the constituency where political temprature usually goes up. He is perhaps still sizing him to ensure that he fits well into the sesof Dr Oburu Oginga who had performed well ever since wining the election after the death of his father the doyen of oppositionist politics in Kenya and the hero of the struggle for independence.

Dr.James Nyikal [Seme}, the former long serving PS is one of the green Horns, but his previous experience in government matter is said to be guiding well in hs parliamentary duties. Hisscore-card stands at [B}.Dr Nyikal is showing signals of much improvement n the constituency in the future.

Another better performer is the Kasipul] MP Oyugi Maguwanga whose his constituents tells me that he is a man who is workerholic and down to earth and seriously committed to the development of thr area, whch he he is is in the process of representing for the second five year term. Maguwanga score-card .

stands at [B+.}Silvance Oselle [Kabondo-KASIPUL}], the youthful MP who could pass as a high school student is doing extremely well and easily interacting with his constituents. His score-card stands at [B-}

One of the most experienced MP from the region whose star is reading rather deem is Dalmas Otieno {Rongo}The man who brokered what was unpopular called “Negotiated Democracy”’ within the IODM when he prevailed upon the ODM leader Raila Odinga to give direct party nomination to Senator Wilfred Machage at the chagrins of other party leaders and aspirants for the same seat.

Otieno is having a very lean time in Luo-Nyanza politics after he had come out full blast and announced that he would challenge Raila Odinga the Luo political kingpin in 2017 in the presidential contest.

However, many people in his ongo backyard have dismissed his party arguing that the Makerere trained economist lacKed the financial ability to organize a vibrant mass political movement that can rival the ODM under Raila Odinga armpit. He is therefore viewed as someone n his way out of political limelight Otieno’ssscored –card standa at [C].He could be as well as bidding goodbye to the August House.