IT HURTS SO MUCH WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S OWN FRIENDS FROM WESTERN KENYA ARE THE VERY PERSONS OPENLY DEFYING PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES TO CONTAIN SPREAD OF COVID 19

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Pictures of a group of Luhyia leaders holding political talks with the Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in his Kabarak home have irritated the Luhyia Nation. You see, we the people of Mulembe are peace loving and law abiding citizens. We feel very bad when we see open defiance or acts of impunity targeted towards matters that are of life and death like covid.

Last week, turned on our small radios and heard the President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta make the 5th address to the Nation on Coronavirus, where he outlined the basic government’s measures/directives that were meant to help curb the pandemic.

President Uhuru’s address was informed by an earlier meeting that he co chairs with our very own son from Western who is also the CoG chair, Governor Oparanya of Kakamega county.. In the team was also another son of mulembe nation, Eugine Wamalwa who sits in H.E. Uhuru’s cabinet. Meaning the president is working very closely with our own people and he has made them part of the team that drafted those laws and measures to be followed by Kenyans to stop the spread of corona.

Our dear president then read out the orders that included the immediate cancellation of all Public/Political gatherings within the Boarders of Kenya. He insisted on wearing masks and maintainace of social distancing.
SHOCK AND DISBELIEF
It thus shocked us, to see the very persons WHO STOOD NEXT TO THE PRESIDENT at a political function in Kabarak. They even took to social media to show us how they flew into Kabarak, presented gifts and outlined the reasons for their visit as being political. Clearly they were contravening the very laws they had made. Many of them were not wearing masks. And those who had them were wore them wrongly. They were not observing social distancing and clearly they were in a political gathering. Simply they were showing the president their middle finger.

CONCLUSION
If our senior leaders from ingo are disobeying the president and putting us all at risk like this, then what example are they showing? They deserve to be punished. But allow me to apologize to the president and plead with him NOT TO TAKE ACTION ON THOSE LUHYIA leaders. I know president Uhuru has a forgiving heart. And most likely he will be seen with them at another press conference giving more stringent measure to be followed by we the simple mwananchi. But let me sound a chilly warning to them .. and other such like leaders that families of people affected or dying of covid-19 due to their reckless behaviors GOD… IS WATCHING. GOD WILL REVENGE FOR US, THE WIDOWS, ORPHANS who have been left paying huge hospital bills. God is not man that you can lie to and play politics with. God will deal you.

#AmungaAkhanayalabandu
#LuhyiaRenaissance.

HEAD TEACHER DEFILES LEARNER AND IS ON THE RUN

Opera Snapshot_2020-08-01_140751_www.nation.co.kePolice officers in Kisii are in pursuit of a head teacher who is alleged to have defiled a 15 year old girl then fled.

The man identified as Innocent Ogega is the head teacher of Bendera Primary School.

He went into hiding upon realising that the young girl had exposed him.

Having received treatment from the hospital,the victim’s mother says that the doctors’ reports confirms that indeed the girl was defiled.

The matter was reported at Nyacheki Police Station and the Kisii police Boss Jebel Munene said investigations are underway.

“We are looking for the suspect who has since gone into hiding,” said Mr Munene adding that the matter was reported to police by the girl’s mother.

According to the mother,she went to attend to her milk selling business but upon returning home never found her daughter.

The girl came back home after several hours and when asked where she had been ,she said that she was with the suspect, who is also her uncle.

According to the police boss,the suspect gave the young girl ksh 1000 and warned her against exposing him.

After being questioned by the police,the girl admitted that this was the second time the man defiled her.

Mr. Munene expressed worry about the soaring cases of defilment. Kisii has recorded at least 50 such cases since March.

Government statistics also shows that about 10,000 teenage pregnancies have been recorded in the past 11 months.

WHAT SAKAJA IS SAYING IS THAT HE HAS A FORMULAE WHERE NO COUNTY IN KENYA WILL LOSE MONEY. THAT ALL COUNTIES WILL BE THE SAME AND GET SIMILAR REVENUE ALLOCATIONS. THAT IS A FALLACY

You do not to be a rocket scientist to know that the mantra of ‘no county will lose’ is as false as the contents of his calculations that Sakaja presented in the senate. Even the Bible does not teach on equality. It teaches on Equity. Equity is diffrent from Equality. Bible says, “He who has.. more shall be added unto him. And him who has not, even the little he has shall be taken away from him.” My Kakamega county which is the 3rd most populous county in Kenya cannot get a similar revenue allocation like Wajir whose population is not even a quarter of Kakamega. There has to be a difference.

 

Even if we to leave the expired second basis formula in play the parameter on population will necessary mean that based on the census 2019 this will obviously cause the 18 ‘losing’ counties to lose. That’s why the Somali counties in NEP have already rushed to court to challenge the 2019 census. They know that Census was not an exercise in futility.

What Sakaja wants:
1. Freeze matters in time.
2. Ignore the 2019 census.
3. Keep allocated numbers static and absolute.

Then next year when new monies arrive we kick in the new formula which includes the 2019 census but always keeping past allocations static and absolute.
CONCLUSION
Sakaja wants that we divide the national cake of 319b equally like some socialist or communist state. Sakaja himself as Senator of Nairobi did not tell us at which stakeholder forum within Nairobi did he invite opinions and therefore came to conclusions on the type of amendment to propose on behalf of Nairobians.

Sakaja brought his amendment as Sakaja and we shall direct all our criticisms at one Sakaja unless he wants to buffer himself by telling us who else he represents.

‘No county shall loose is voodoo economics’
#AmungaPeter

#LuhyiaRenaissanceEbqKBBlWsAQrZoy

#ShameonSAKAJA

LOVE BREWED IN THE MULEMBE POT

Proverbs 30:18-19 (NKJV)
18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I do not understand: 19 The way of an eagle in the air, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the midst of the sea, And the way of a man with a maiden (a man and his Love).

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They say, a picture speaks a thousand words. Pictures of my mentor and elder, Papa Atwoli and his love walking around touring their farms spoke volumes. The pictures showed a glorious couple. They looked so glamorous, so in love, so at peace that many of us who had lost it had to revive our thinking about this thing called love.

 

As usual the critics and bloggers had to make their witty comments. Some commenting on their dressing, others on their age etc.

 

But they missed the key thing that we saw in those pictures. LOVE. What came to my mind are the words of Solomom, the wisest and wealthiest man who ever lived.

Evolutionary culture would have us believe that the attraction of a man and woman for one another is a mere matter of biology. We are mere animals and the sight of certain things arouses us. But as Solomon meditates upon God’s gift of love, and the gift of lovers, he confesses that it is all mystery – not biology.

There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I do not understand: The way of an eagle in the air, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the midst of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.

How is it that a man with so much clout and power like Papa Atwoli suddenly re-freshness & awakens and becomes starts glowing with youthful strength? How is it that a man who has made it, dines with kings and commands a huge following suddenly develops a fresh clear and distinct vision? How is it that a man intent and disciplined, suddenly forgets himself, finds focussed, eager and ready to move ahead with more vigor? Solomom calls it a mystery. The Mystery of a man and his maiden. 116778247_1744539692389593_8879562064310227846_n

 

CONCLUSION

Papa  Atwoli, thanks for setting the benchmark for we African, let me say Luhyia men very high. Kudos,

 

#AmungaAkhanayalabandu

#LuhyiaRenaissance.

*UNDERSTANDING WHY THE COUNTY REVENUE SHARING BILL AFFECTS ALL OF US AND SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO POLITICIANS ALONE TO DECIDE*

15880924489211. The formula submitted by CRA to the Senate was sound and balanced.

2. It was NOT one man one shilling because if it was, Nairobi would get 6b more and Turkana 4b less.

3. CRA incorporated new more updated data on poverty (i.e used 2015/2016 as opposed 2009 applied previously) and population (used 2019 census). On just these data parameters, some counties lost because their population numbers adjusted downwards or they are thankfully doing better on the poverty index.

4. All three formulas (previous 1st & 2nd and now 3rd generation) contain a parameter for management of public funds that incentivizes revenue collection and fiscal discipline. If you collect revenues at projected levels, you get a pat on the back as additional allocation. If the auditor general shows issues with your use of public funds you are penalized and lose some money. These parameters are self regulating so you do well you gain, you slack, you lose. Counties have gained and lost on these without much drama before.

5. The CRA formula was centered on services to the people. Hence the prioritization of things like health services, education, extension services and public administration. All well balance. They for example used hospital visits on the health parameter coz wherever you choose to go to hospital as a Kenyan you should be served. You should find a doctor and medicine. So counties with higher foot fall get more. The development of health and other infrastructure is catered to as well but as new hospitals are built, those that are running should be able to meet the needs of citizens going there.

Are we still together…. okay… tuendelee

6. When the formula went to Senate, the Senate Finance Committee made some alterations to some percentages here and there which were tolerable but the most radical change that created the drama we have seen was a change to “Land Area” … so that …. instead of it being taken as the total square kilometers of a county, it was re-defined into a “Radius” … I imagine if occupied land. The parameter was also reduced to 5%. This disadvantaged expansive counties e.g in Nothern Kenya while benefiting more population dense Counties. Now, CRA contends that this is problematic coz we don’t have “ujamaa village” types of settlements and people are dispersed across a county.

7. The SAKAJA amendment apparently has the net effect of returning us back to the original CRA formula with a slight adjustment moving an additional 2% to the roads parameter which I find quite in order. BIG BUT! The amendment asserts that this new, data compliant and fiscally sound formula should only be applly to additional allocations to counties. Now this would have the effect of neutralizing data updates and locking fiscal discipline incentives and sanctions to how they were in the previous financial year for a long while!

8. If you lock incentives and sanctions given to a county based on how well they collected revenue or issues with their audits and fiscal discipline, what happens when others do better or worse? CRA contends that these are self regulating and should be allowed to remain so. It would be monumentally unpatriotic to neutralize incentives and sanctions meant to improve fiscal discipline. If you lock allocations to outdated data when we have the 2019 census results showing changes to poverty levels and population numbers, how is that in anybody’s interest?

9. Sakaja’s amendment would have sufficed if it did not contain that “no counties should lose money” principle which I personally find technically irrational coz even by simple application of updated foundational data, there will be changes upwards and downwards.

10. CRA contends that these gains and losses were very much part and parcel of the 2nd revenue allocation formula but perhaps why there wasn’t as much brouhaha is coz the overall allocation to counties was increased significantly by a chunk of billions that helped to level out the shocks. But now with the narrowed revenues and of course economic impact of Covid-19 containment measures, Government cannot afford additional money to counties so there’s no soft landing for those losing out coz of foundational data and/or fiscal incentives and/or sanctions.

I hope this is helpful.

#ShameonSAKAJA1588911230524

#LuhyiaRenaissance

REVENUE SHARING BILL IS ABOUT TRIBALISM,

The passage of a divisive formula ON REVENUE SHARING IN THE COUNTIES – whether they settle on Senator Sakaja’s or the one by handshake; One man One Vote One shilling or any other – it will all set the country on a bad trajectory. The trajectory of tribalism. It makes us look 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. Senate is not about building national unity. It is about taking resources back to the devolved units.

#ShameonSAKAJA

#LuhyiaRenaissance

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THIS WEEKEND, ALL COMMUNITIES IN KENYA ARE RALLYING THEIR LEADERS TO SPEAK FOR THEM IN ONE VOICE IN THE SECOND ROUND OF DEBATE ON REVENUE SHARING BILL ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK

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 goingwaluke 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.

CONCLUSION
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.
#AmungaAkhanayalabandu
#LuhyiaRenaissance.

#ShameonSAKAJA

TSC MUST PROMOTE PETER TABICHI

TSC SHOULD PROMOTE TEACHER PETER TABICHI MOKAYA UNDER SECTION 73 (A) OF THE CODE OF REGULATIONS THAT ALLOWS TEACHERS TO BE PROMOTED ON MERIT.

Instead of seeing TSC chiefs running to take selfies with the global award winner, teacher Tabichi, we should have been told that the TEACHER HAS BEEN PROMOTED. It sucks to have an employer like TSC who unlike the police, when Cathrine Ndereba won gold for the country at the Olympics she was given her promotion and rank the moment she landed at the airport. Promotions on merit under section 73 of the code of regulations were removed by the introduction of the river road cooked up career progression guidelines.

TALKING POINTS

When Peter Tabichi applied to contest in the global teacher’s award, TSC had stagnated him in the same job group from the time he was confirmed as a teacher. All along, tsc saw nothing in him, the very way they see nothing in many teachers in this country. Let me make this very clear. Peter Tabichi is not the only teacher in Kenya who is using his salary to pay school fees for needy students. Most teachers have either in one way or another supported a needy child. I am on many teacher WhatsApp forums and what I see in most groups are teachers contributing for various philanthropic projects in their schools that include giving needy students, fees, up keep, transport, books etc. While teaching at Kisumu day high school, the then principal who is now the TSC BOMET county director my friend William Mola was paying fees for 68 boys in the school. Mola was using his entire salary… Not a percentage… but his entire salary educating orphans and other slum children at Kisumu day, Kisumu girls and other schools in Nyanza.

*COMPARISONS*
I know many catholic nuns, protestant church teachers, who teach at Kakamega high, Olympic primary, Asumbi, Mukumu etc who dedicate their entire salaries to support needy kids in those schools. The difference between Mola, those catholic nuns and many other teachers in Kenya with Peter Tabichi is that Peter knew how to apply and participate in the global competition. The rest of us had never heard of it.

*CONCLUSION*

Teachers service commission knows all about these philanthropic acts from teachers. But they ignore us, they refuse to promote us, they separate from our families… And it had to take a tongue lashing from Blogger Amunga WHO WONDERED HOW TSC WAS MISSING IN DUBAI when the teacher was being rewarded. It is after Amunga pointed out that Cs, Amina and KNUT chair Collins Oyuu was in Dubai to give moral support and TSC Nancy Macharia was missing. That today we see them rushing to be seen at the airport to to be seen by the public hanging around teachers. Very silly Indeed. If you want us to respect you…. PROMOTE TEACHERS NOW USING THE CODE OF REGULATIONS.

TSC is a A SNAKE. A GREEN SNAKE IN GREEN GRASS. SHAME ON YOU. #AmungaPeter

PRIVATIZATION VS PUBLIC SCHOOL IN KENYA

fb_img_1499397209794PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN KENYA OPERATE WITH VARIED MIXED INFLUENCES WHICH MAY NOT BE FAVOURABLE TO KENYAN CULTURE AND CUSTOMS.

Kenyans must question why the new CS in Education, Prof Magoha and his honchos at Ministry of Education are presiding over death of public school through poor policies, a new curriculum that we are not ready for, and suffocating public schools without proper funds, adequate teachers and lack of infrastructure.

The first function that MAGOHA presided over after his nomination to become education CS was a to preside over a ceremony at the private and exclusive rich only members club of a school called Pioneer group of schools in Muranga. While there, Magoha said that in Kenya, there are no private or public children. So he declared govt will pay exam fee for those exclusive kids and may also give them scholarships to study in those profit making things like Nova, Brooke house, Riara and Bridge… Many of which don’t even teach Kenyan curriculum.
KENYA IS DIVIDED NOT BY TRIBE, BUT BY CLASS

Magoha lied by saying that kids are equal in our schools. They are not. He is a product of public school education. Let him visit Maseno school where he went to school today, and compare it with Pioneer. The two are miles apart. What separates them? Money and class. Mr. MAGOHA must know, that our schools have become the legendary book ‘animal farm’ where those in private academies are more equal than those in public schools.

ANALYSIS
Amos, a researcher and expert based at Twaweza trust, blames unions for this sad state of affairs. He is mistaken. The question should be… Who is to provide education to citizens?

The United Nations Commitee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on 4th March 2016 published concluding observations based on the latest periodic reports submitted by
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Regarding the right to education the CESCR expressed it’s concerns as follows.

“Inadequacies in the public schooling system has led to proliferation of… “…private schools” .. and substandard schools, … which have led to segregation or discriminatory access to education particularly for the disadvantaged and marginalised children..”

It is the duty of government to ensure inclusivity and equity in education sector. But more so, MOE must regulate the kind of teaching going on in those schools. Some of the schools are teaching the devil, glorifying demons and encouraging things like Halloween orgies and parties that are not KENYAN and are a form of DEVIL WORSHIP.

The unions and other stakeholders, like parents associations, experts like Twaweza and Elimu yetu coalition must remind govt of thier roles and fight privatization and profit making of schooling in Kenya. KNUT IS ON THE FOREFRONT ON THIS.

CONCLUSION

We believe every child – rich or – poor, should have the best education. We believe that no matter the condition of parents, whatever situation they go through, should not determine the fate of education for their children. It is our duty as unionists, experts l, media and teachers to demand that MOE gives every child equal access to the best education that can make them standout anywhere in the world.

#AmungaPeter