After being accused of failing to reward his supporters in the area, Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya, now has a mammoth challenge in protecting his Gusiiland territory.
This came to light after Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni on Thursday objected to what he called “greed” on the part of his fellow Senators after he missed a Committee allocation.
“If you are a leader, you must have compassion. You must prioritize serving others over your own interests. Our leaders on the minority side, the group that ought to be setting the example, have assigned themselves membership on each sessional committee. We are to blame. On Thursday, Senator Omogeni yelled, “Shame on us!
The Gusii region, which massively supported Mr. Odinga, has allegedly been underserved in the leadership of both the National Assembly and the Senate, claims the senator.
“Nobody is more special in the contribution we made in helping Raila Amollo Odinga, the leader of our party, win votes. Like the senator for Isiolo Fatuma Dullo, we donated as much as we could from the counties of Nyamira and Kisii. We handed Raila Odinga 129,000 votes from Nyamira County. Raila Odinga received 26,000 votes from Isiolo. William Ruto, who received 32 000, defeated him. But right now, the only way you want to express gratitude to the Omogusi people is to claim that they have nothing to give, lamented Mr. Omogeni.
Do we not possess the ability to learn? Even in the county of Kisii, where Raila Odinga received 263,000 votes against William Ruto’s 134,000, he has given the Omogusi nation the position of Whip in the National Assembly as there must be regional balance. Fairness is a must, and we must speak up about it since injustice should never be accepted anywhere. The Nyamira Senator asked, “Where is justice when the names that have been read today show that the next person in leadership also serves on five committees.
One person cannot serve on many committees when others are in need, according to Mr. Omogeni, who referred to this as greed.
“Being greedy has nothing to do with leadership. Giving those who are qualified for service opportunity is part of being a leader. What message are we sending to the law students watching their professor, Professor Tom Ojienda, be denied membership in Justice and Legal Affairs? he asked.