By Dr Onyango Ochieng Jnr
I hope Uhuru Kenyatta’s presence in Kisumu during the upcoming trip with Raila Odinga will be used by our local leaders to push the president to personally intervene & compensate victims of state brutality(police shootings) during the last year poll.
It would be very unfortunate, if serious historical grievances are swept under the rug and the whole event turned into a bashing contest of William Samoei Ruto by speaker after speaker.
I also wish, leaders led by the Gov Nyong’o will snap this opportunity and push the president into commissioning that hyacinth combine harvester currently idling away at Kisumu pier into the lake to harvest the weed & thus alleviate the suffering of our fisher-folk.
Our people have suffered enough in the hands of selfish, plutocratic and insensitive leaders who careless about the masses. They hide behind ethnic nationalism, as an insurance cover against their shortsightedness and greed. Let them prove us wrong, let them abandon the Ruto bashing, and propel compensation of our people. That is what we need now!
This is the time, this is the opportunity…let them recall IDPs were compensated almost 10 times including fake ones.
Our people too are Kenyans.
Luo Lives Matter!