For the avoidance of doubt, here it is in a nutshell. The revenue sharing bill is about communities. It is about bringing the National cake back home in our counties. It is a ery serious debate that has roped in community leaders, elders, religious groups and professionals to lobby their senators on which direction to take during the second round of voting next week. We all know that during the 1st round, the Luo, Kikuyu, Somali, Kamba and Kalenjin voted in the interests of their regions. The Luhyia senators voted madoadoa, with no direction, with no purpose of unity. But we must prepare for Tuesday as the Luhyia nation by agreeing on the following.
1) STOP BLAME GAMES AND OKHUCHAYANA. Blaming-gaming gets us nowhere. It is both futile and a royal waste of our time. We must make Senator Malala, Wetangula, Khaniri and Wako agree and give us one direction. It is us to tell them. It is us to stop fence sitting and get a voice to guide our senators.
2) DEVOLUTION IS ABOUT TRIBAL INTERESTS. The passage of a divisive formula – whether the committees, Sakaja’s or One man One Vote One shilling or any other – sets the country on a bad heading. It makes us selfish. It makes us think about our home counties. This is what Moi said, Multi Party and MAJIMBO will lead Kenyans to tribalism. We as the Luhyia cannot continue acting as if we are the only Kenyans and others are tribalists. Devolution is Majimbo. Majimbo politics is regional politics.We must make our senators know, that this is not about Kenya. It is about Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia and TransNzoia. Malala cannot purport to be in solidarity with the Somali. The Somali have no business supporting the Bukusu. Period.
2) LUHYIA RENAISSANCE. This is my cry. We as western must just wake up and know that Kenyans moved on. I mean they moved back to their homes. Kenyans think in terms of GEMA, KAMATUSA, SOMALI, COASTERIANS, etc. During the BBI rallies, the Somali in Garissa wanted their interests inserted. Their interest was Identification Cards. The GEMA asked for only one thing to be in the BBI. They wanted One shilling, One man, One vote. More money devolved to their counties. The Maasai via Ole Kna demanded for return of their land. The coasterians, demanded for the Automy of their Port of Mombasa. Let me shock you on what the Luhyia leaders asked for in the BBI… They said, they want the post of Prime Minister and Deputy Prime minister inserted in the BBI. What is prime minister going to achieve for us in Kakamega? This is why I am saying… a house divided against itself cannot stand. We have our gold mines. They are not talking about it. WE HAVE THE Uganda border. For those who do not know, Uganda is the biggest trading partner of Kenya. Our foreign cash, and largest importer of our goods is Uganda. What our leaders should be demanding is KRA to tax all imports going into Uganda at the Malaba or Busia border points. That is where money is. That will give us more opportunities.
Like I said, We must rally our leaders to speak our language as the Luhyia Nation. On Tuesday, our senators including our Luhyia brother in Nairobi called Sakaja must vote for the Luhyia interest. NOT KENYAN INTEREST. WE DID NOT VOTE FOR THEM TO UNIFY KENYA. WE VOTED FOR THEM TO BRING RESOURCES TO OUR LUHYIA PEOPLE.