Principal Secretary, State Department for Internal Security and National Administration Dr Raymond Omollo has questioned the opposition led by ODM party leader Raila Odinga for punishing a section of party members for visiting his office.

We have elevated some people until they take us for granted and look down upon us. We have been slaves for some people until they think we deserve nothing good

PS Omollo

The PS who is known for his soft speech, was infuriated by the act of the opposition to kick out Members of National Assemblies from the ODM party who visited the president at the state house early this year.

Speaking at a church fundraiser in Uriri constituency in Migori county PS Omollo expressed his displeasure with the way Luo Nyanza leaders have been treated dismally over decades in the hands of the opposition.

In what he terms as belittlement by some gods of regional politics, he said that it was time for the truth to come out for the good of the people.

“We have elevated some people until they take us for granted and look down upon us. We have been slaves for some people until they think we deserve nothing good,” he stated.

The pain of being a Luo politician

PS Omollo regrettably noted that it is only Luo Nyanza leaders from the ODM party who feel the heat for working with the government and not elected leaders from other tribes.

“When ODM MPs and MCAs from Luo Nyanza visit the state house, they get reprimanded and it is a big issue to some people, Why?” He questioned.

His statements come after the ODM party struck strong disciplinary actions which included expulsion from the party on a number of MCAs from Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya who have been accused of siding with the government when they visited the PS.

A total of four nominated MCAs from Kisumu County had their nominations revoked for gross misconduct by the ODM party leadership, while others lost prestigious committees in the county assemblies.

“Why incriminate Luo MCAs for visiting my office, I am a son of this soil working with the government and hence when my brothers visit me they get punished?” Asked the PS.

Mass expulsion

In a press release by the leadership of the ODM party last week Wednesday 6 September, MPs Elisha Odhiambo of Gem, Caroli Omondi of Suba South, Gideon Ochanda of Bondo, Phelix Odiwuor of Langata constituencies and Kisumu senator professor Tom Ojienda, were expelled for collaborating with a rival party.

“I can confirm to you that even our most feared son followed the president to Mombasa in the middle of the night,”

PS Omollo

Uriri MP Mark Nyamita and his Rongo counterpart Paul Abuor escaped the axe with a written apology and hefty fines of 1 Million shillings each to be paid to the party for their survival within sixty days.

Nairobi Woman representative Esther Pasaris who shares the same fate as the above MPs will part with a fine of 250, 000 Kenyan shilling.

Agents of deceit

The PS who seemed determined to expose agents of deceit operating in the dark revealed that when President William Ruto visited Nyanza, all Luo Nyanza governors took turns to see him at the Kisumu State House.

“When the president paid a visit to this region Migori governor followed him to Kisumu same to the Homabay and Siaya governors. Kisumu governor even stayed with him for three days at Kisumu state House,” revealed the PS.

Not sparing any stone, the PS also disclosed that a powerful and most feared son of the soil also joined the bandwagon and followed the president to Mombasa in the wee hour of the night.

“We cannot enjoy the milk yet we don’t want to be associated with the cow”

PS Omollo

 “I can confirm to you that even our most feared son followed the president to Mombasa in the middle of the night,” he disclosed.

According to the PS Dr Omollo, for Luo Nyanza to witness development, leaders need to come out and speak freely and openly.

He said the time has come for open discussion, stating that the only reason why people need the government is for the development agendas.

He adds that there is no way one expects to enjoy the government resources yet they don’t want to be part of that government.

“We cannot enjoy the milk yet we don’t want to be associated with the cow, Let’s take the government programs seriously and shun away from those telling us otherwise,” urged the PS.

The fundraiser was attended by the Speaker of National Assembly Moses Wetangula, Cabinet Secretary for Health Susan Nakumicha, PS Social Protection Joseph Motari, MPs Marwa Kitayama Kuria East, David Ochieng Ugenya, Caroli Omondi Suba South among other dignitaries and local leaders.

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