Ex-Minister calls for Abagusii unity ahead of 2017 polls

Prof Sam Ongeri
Former Education Minister Sam Ongeri speaking in Kisii on Sunday, October 2, 20

Former Education Cabinet Minister, Sam Ongeri, has called for Abagusii unity ahead of the 2017 General Election.

Speaking at Magenche in Kisii on Sunday, October 3, Ongeri said that it was self-defeating for leaders from the region to overlook others in their supposed push for unity of the region.

Ongeri accused a section of MPs from the county, who visited State House last month, of pursuing their own selfish interests.

He said no one from the region can purport to speak on behalf of the people while leaving other elders in the dark.

The former Nyaribari Masaba MP told leaders to preach politics of inclusivity and not division noting that the legislators left out other leaders.

Former South Mugirango MP, Omingo Magara, said the legislators must consult the Gusii community before making any decision.

Magara said the legislators had shortchanged other leaders and were busy auctioning the community to Jubilee Party.

He said they have come together under the umbrella dubbed “Obuya bwa mwanyagetinge twensi” which they claim is an all-inclusive group to champion for the interest of the Omogusii.

ODM nominated Senator, Janet Ong’era, said the community should not be seen as begging for development from the national government adding that since the inception of devolution, counties should not to blackmailed in order to receive their shares.

George Nyamweya and Manson Nyamweya also expressed similar sentiments saying every Kenyan has his own constitutional and democratic rights.

Kisii has become a hotbed of politics as both Jubilee and ODM scramble to control the region.

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