By Amunga Peter.
Oyuu is my friend, why lie. A great friend. But on this.. we part. I will never forget during the last KNUT AGM at Bomas. How Oyuu crossed lanes and went for the chairman seat that was researved for Central. Oyuu won and his brother also from NYANZA won Assistant secretary. NYANZA ended up with 4 people at KNUT HQS while central had none.
I don’t know, if Oyuu knows that this alone, caused the union all the gains it had ever made. The union was looked at as a Luo Union and an opposition wing. The NSIS used that win by Oyuu to prove that Kikuyus were being sidelined and replaced by Luos in unions. That advise to govt that KNUT was anti govt costed the union. KNUT was heavily punished and is still paying the price today.
Now, when Oyuu goes to his village funerals and turns round to blame others for KNUT problems, we see betrayal and siasa mbaya. A traitor like Oyuu does not deserve leadership. It is worse when we discover he only has two years to retire and he is now doing things like blogers for hire.
That Oyuu is fighting his teammates in KNUT at funerals tells us that as a union we had lost it by electing these chaps. Oyuu is not a unionist. Unionism is about solidarity. Is about collective responsibility. Oyuu has turned the mighty union into a MAN EAT MAN animal. He must go.
HOW TO LOCK OUT OYUU
Let him be confined to his NYANZA region base.
Broken down, Nyanza has 330 delegates.
Oyuu cannot and will not get any of Western’s 239 votes, Central’s 217, Eastern’s 413 and Rift Valley’s 503 votes.
He may confuse some regions like Nairobi has 44 delegates who are mainly Luo, and some coastal region delegates. But we must lock him out of WESTERN, CENTRAL AND RIFTVALLEY.
It is time, as regions, think carefully on how and whom to vote for. If we make mistakes that Oyuu and his NYANZA region delegates did to Central that brought the union to ridicule it will be the end of us.