King James 2000 Bible
Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 9:51 AM
Subject: [PK] Ati Jaluo nini?
Someone is out to brainwash Luos, especially young Luos. From 1992, the constitution was changed to a multi party system. That means we have the right to vote for whoever we want, Raila or not. A Luo supporting Raila is his own choice and nobody forces him/her to do so, that is why the ballot is secret so as to allow you to choose whoever you want. Thinking that politics will change Nyanza, by Luos being as many as possible in the government is as stupid as anyone can think. Government does not create jobs, it is the private sector that creates jobs, therefore Raila or no Raila in government should not be a reason for Luos to be backward economically. Some may argue that teachers, Police, firemen etc are employed by the govt, yes, but it is the private sector through the taxes they pay the govt that it uses to pay these people. The govt only puts in place a good fiscal and monetary economic policies that help you to make your life easier . Luos are backwards because they believe in office work and not in doing business despite having all the resources needed. I come from Migori and right now, e . g majority of eggs people eat in Migori come from rift valley, bread comes from Kisumu, buses plying the Migori Kisumu road are not owned by Luos, to name but a few. Does it mean that Luos can't do this, or is it Odingaism that told them not to do business or not to make money? They can do all these, but they believe that having and working in a chicken farm for example is not as prestigious enough for a Luo as working in a government office etc etc. For as much as politics in Kenya influences development of infrastructure in particular regions, much of the wealth in these regions are not taken there by the government but by individual people who have invested there. Thinking that having a president or a minister from your area in this present Kenya will help you then you better think twice. A policy put in place by the govt as per the constitution is what will benefit Kenyans and not individuals, or particular regions, Kenya has changed. Luos need to change their mentality completely. The government will never help you, it is you yourself to work hard and make your life better, the govt will just put in place policies that will make life easier e .g set lower interest rates to enable you borrow money for business, cheaper education, cheaper health care etc. We have devolution which is the answer to “our man” being in govt. Now every county is a government on its own, you don't need Nairobi anymore. They manage their own resources, collect taxes and use the money to re-invest within the county. Talking about Raila, I do not know even one day when Raila told Luos not to make money, Luos themselves decided to be poor by not doing business but prefer to work for other tribes who created businesses. I gave examples with eggs, bread even buses that ply Kisumu Kisii roads are not Luos, all fish factories/processing plants are not owned by Luos, why? because of their mind set. They cannot argue that banks do not give them loans to even start a small business, or is it Raila who told the banks not to do so? Saying we are worshiping Raila is like trying to tell someone that Christianity is bad and that everyone should turn to Islam because their countries have oil. People support whoever they support not out of how much they get from him/her but because of the values he/she holds and what he believes in for the good of the society, that is what is dear to their hearts and not a stupid fanatic following. No one has ever told you not to support anyone. If Nyanza is bad for you then the constitution allows any Kenyan to live wherever he/she wants within the country, even in central, you can go buy land and live there. Luos have been in government from as far as we had independence, we have been having ministers and heads of parastatals all along, but did these people do anything to Luoland, or to the areas they came from?, no they were just developing Nairobi for Kikuyus, because Jaluo believes that if you are someone then you have to live and invest in Nairobi, that is when you matter. I am comparing and mentioning the kikuyu because they are the most economically empowered in Kenya, not because of anything like rivalry, but just that. Other tribes go back and build their areas. But there is another reason why Kikuyus are doing better, and Luos should take this into account. Apart from being aggressive business wise, it is because they live in the vicinity of Nairobi therefore they have ready market for their goods. Demand is always there for things like housing for rent, transport, vegetables i.e food in general etc etc and the surrounding land is theirs which makes them automatic landlords and availability of employment opportunities. Even if the capital city would have been in Kisumu then the people around Kisumu area, Ahero, Kano etc would have been millionaires because the price of property e.g land. This made Kikuyus have extra money to invest in other businesses like hotels, security companies, cleaning companies, schools, driving schools, IT companies etc....everything that a city needs to run and operate efficiently. Luos even in Nairobi, just go to offices and later meet for beer and Nyamachoma, they do not think of investing, is it Raila who told them to do that, NO!. Once they buy one house and a nice car, then they think they have achieved everything. We travel to Mombasa to lie on the beach and pay lots of money to live in the hotels while we have beaches in Lake Victoria we can make to be world class and rival Mombasa. We are our own enemies in terms of development and should not blame it on Raila or the so called Odingaism. Other tribes came to the city and this provided available market for everything for Kikuyus, ready employment and businesses for their kids leading to their economic empowerment etc. If Luos invested the same in Kisumu then we could be rivaling Nairobi in terms of development, but did we do that, NO, is it Raila or Odingaism that stopped us, NO!! Have you ever thought of why Kikuyus are so much against devolution? it is because once people start leaving Nairobi to go back and build their areas, then they will lose so much. We have given them all they have, and now Luos want to blame it on Raila, who even brought us devolution etc. Wake up Jaluo. Raila is the BEST thing God ever gave Kenya. Our freedoms that we can now boast of and enjoy, are all because of him. Otonglo time is NOW!!!