KISUMU HAS 15 FISH FACTORIES THAT ARE ALL CLOSED.
This then begs the question….what is the County Government + National Government doing to address this?
Do the Kisumu leaders know that their people rely on fish? If they do, why have they allowed imports of fish from China + GoK policies that are killing the lifeline of their people?
Oh well, BBI is more important, ama?
Are you people aware that sugar factories, textile factories, agribusiness, etc etc have all stalled?
What is Kisumu producing?
Many may not know this but trade in the Lake is skewed in favour of Tanzania and Uganda! Yes! It’s a fact!
Kisumu has had factories in textile, oil processing, sugar, chemicals, fish processing, breweries, milling, bottling, steel processing, etc etc etc…..
These factories contributed to job creation + revenues……but now, almost of them are closed!
My challenge to the people of Luo Nyanza is to recognise that time is nigh, wajiite kamkutano and start asking themselves hard questions.
For starters, why would anyone seek power? If it is solely for the sake of feeling powerful then it is perverse & nauseating. I believe people should seek power to transform the situation and lives of the people they represent. Sadly most Luo Nyanza leaders believe they exist to please Raila Odinga, and not serve the people.
What is the use of politics if it cannot positively transform the lives of the people?
Why would anyone need politics, if power is about the lives of the powerful? Politics cannot be about politicians; it is about the people.
If Raila, Nyong’o + leaders from the lake region have no idea who is importing fish from China + who is benefiting from the same, then what is their work? If the leaders are helpless to deal with policies that impoverish their people, then who will help reverse these policies?
To the people of Nyanza,
Your revolution is, and should continue to be, the collective effort of revolutionaries to transform reality and to improve the concrete situation of the masses of your region.
Your revolution isn’t a public-speaking tournament. Your revolution isn’t a battle of fine phrases. Your revolution isn’t simply for shouting slogans that are no more than signals used by manipulators trying to use them as catchwords or as codewords…
You have to learn that in Luo Nyanza, your politicians will push a good course as long as they are owners of the investment or proxies.
You as the poor people will follow the said politicians who will then kill your source of economic power!
Ask us in Central Kenya, and we shall explain to you how our own King killed our milk and egg industries just to try and control us!
The trumpeted BBI nonsense doesn’t have any legal instruments to jump- start these fallen industries that built Western Kenya in the 70s,80s and early 90s.
To the people of Kisumu county, do not be shocked to learn you funded Lupita Nyongo’s Hollywood career, just as the rest of us Kenyans are funding Kahush via the Mafya House cartels.
I understand that “tich tire” is cleaning Kisumu….and its very clean nowadays.
The good Professor of Political Science and Economics is focused on cleaning and town planning…..not uplifting the economic livelihoods of Kisumu County.
Good people, Lake Victoria can be one extensive fish farm…….may be after we build a cancer centre….and a brand new mental hospital, we should have a robust fisheries department headed by someone willing and able to make Lake Victoria unleash its full potential not just for the people of Luo Nyanza, but the whole of Kenya.
A child growing today will not understand when they are told that KICOMI & Miwani, Sony, Nzoia, Mumias, Chemelil and Muhoroni Sugar companies literally put food on the table and paid school & medical fees for millions of Kenyans!
Today, they’re shells…..looted dry and the financial rapists are walking free in this nation!
Someone is so busy pushing this BBI nonsense while his base is wallowing in poverty as he tells the whole world reggae can’t and won’t stop!
Why can’t he use the handshake camaraderie to revive ALL industries in Nyanza & Western Kenya? Alafu his core base is just swallowing his lies forgetting they are just political pawns!
Kenyans, please buy and eat our FISH from Kisumu. Those closed factories should open. We cannot even waste time arguing about this.
As a people, we have to put Kisumu first. Don’t buy China fish. Ask for Kisumu Fish.
There are those people who proudly call themselves Raila’s cows and are rearing to vote yes for BBI, thinking that factories will be revived!
There are Kisumu residents…..nah, scratch that, there are Kenyans who believe who believe its because babaman has never been President, and that’s why industries in Nyanza and Coast have never been revived.
But let me ask this….How will BBI revive the fish industry?
Former prime minister Raila Odinga can use his co-president stature and simply tell his other co-president to order the stop of fish imports and empower the fishermen in Nyanza.
This can be done via embracing technology, enhanced fish farming, and providing an available local market.
The sad part about all this is that when you tell Babaman supporters about these harsh realities, they’ll tell you “The solutions to this is in the BBI report, let’s pass it for it will solve the problem.” 🤣🤣🤣
These gullible people forget that 15 Fish factories in addition to textile and sugar factories would create thousands of jobs. But their focus is on a magic document, that will miraculously create jobs out of nowhere!