By Amunga Akhanyalabandu.
The silence from the Kakamega county governor Oparanya is deafening. What does he know? Has money been poured to make him silent?
The Governor of Kakamega Whyclife Oparanya promised the people of Mulembe that the handshake will revive Mumias Sugar company. He was then made chair of sugar revival taskforce. He was to provide solutions. So when he goes silent, there is need to ask questions.
Similarly, Dp Ruto who told us during burial of Matungu mp late Omurunga that govt will give out free shares to revive Mumias is also SILENT. Today his leitunants including Khalwale, Washiali and Echesa are supporting the DEVKI fellow to take up Mumias unconditionally and without scrutiny. Why?
Raila Odinga said the same things during the Bukhungu BBI declarations.
Now the story has changed.Its nolonger about bailing out MSC by the government but leasing the company to a private investor.. secretly.
We the Luhya NATION must stop being used like doormats. We should not look like we have memory problems. Let us NOT FORGET that Webuye Panpaper has never woken up despite it being leased to a private MUHINDI investor Rai.
Now, some politicians want us to blindly SUPPORT an offer of 5 B from a Muhindi to revive Mumias sugar. Are we serious??
You see when Uhuru comes to western ,he will tell us how the handshake has brought peace and how it’s time for other communities to ascend to presidency.
Raila will lecture us on the history of how he is the grandson of Wanga from the Lunya Kingdom. Ruto will abuse us on how we love his money but never vote for him. But at the end of the day, they will not give us solutions to our Mumias. Solutions must come from within us.
As the Luhya, we must learn. We must see how Raila used handshake to launch 125 billion projects including ports ,stadiums in NYANZA and he and his sidekick Oparanya go silent as a Muhindi is given MUMIAS for 5 B without public participation. We must see how UHURU in power has bailed out Coffee farmers, dairy and tea industries in his region but failed to offer long lasting solutions to us.
WE MUST allow our MUDAVADI WHO IS OUR SENIOR MOST PERSON, to guide us on wayfoward before others wakuje kutupanga.