The Governor of Kisumu County Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o is a politically troubled man after he fell out with his key point men including Peter Ayuya, his former chief of staff and Senator Fred Outa who turned out to be a snitch.
The professor governor of Kisumu is also accused of not fulfilling his job promises to members of different larger clans of the lakeside county. The Kisumo, Kajulu and Kano clans whose kingpins are now regrouping to give the professor a lesson at the 2022 ballot are not a happy lot.
The KKK are at the neck of Governor Nyong’o who comes from the Seme clan in Kisumu rural but without a candidate in mind.
They have not resolved to back Kisumu Senator Fred Outa from Kano but complainants from Kano clan are accusing Nyong’o of denying them 50% share of the Kisumu County government.
If they had many in plum position at the county offices, they would find gaps to loot and threaten to withdraw their support for Nyong’o as they keep the county dwindling.
The Kano complainants are led by Senator Outa, a friend turned foe who is hiding behind corruption allegations to settle political scores with Prof. Nyong’o. Many senators who want to be governors always behave like Outa.
ODM leader Raila Odinga who commands a good political support of the region hated the KKK slogan in the yesteryears but it is remerging when he is now accepting anything so long as his support is guaranteed.Outa has been struggling to bring on board Mp Shakeel Shabir who is of Asian descent and Hon Sam Okello from Nyando to neutralize his pure clan politics but that has not worked for him.
Shabir is fighting clan politics in his backyard where ‘pentagon’ has been formed by clan cocoons to dislodge him in 2022. He is not concerned with politics are the county’s top seat.
But Nyong’o became a governor because he ‘owns’ part of ODM which is popular in Luoland not because he enjoys good support in Kisumu County. He is powerful enough to force his way in like he did right from nominations where he was handed the certificate at a bushy village in Nyakatch.
The boastful governor also had a feeling that the former governor Jack Ranguma was an ‘ODM stranger’ leading his county.
Ranguma comes from the Kano clan and one of the Kisumu politicians who said he will support Kano’s own in 2022 when Raila Odinga had endorsed Nyong’o for a second term.
Ranguma is still eyeing the seat but he does not trust his brothers from Kano clan after the likes of Outa neglected him and stood with Nyong’o in 2017.
But KKK’s problem with the man from Seme is that Raila has ‘endorsed’ him for a second term.
Outa whose type of politics must also keep him around Raila Odinga to remain relevant can be compromised. Nyong’o is respected and listened to around Odinga when Outa can be ignored.
He may be on a warpath with Nyong’o’s government but the party can prevail upon him to slow down. If anything he worked with Nyong’o to form Team Kali that consisted of aspirants with ODM party tickets.
The senator is among the 2022 Kisumu gubernatorial aspirants who criticized Raila’s endorsement for Nyong’o. Outa said that the governor had planted goons to force ODM leader to endorse him for a second term.
The endorsement angered Outa to an extent that he held two meetings in Nairobi with his key from his larger Kano clan to counter the move.
The KKK onslaught comes at a time when Nyong’o is facing rebellion from Nyakach which vowed to block his second bid after he sacked seven committee members from region in his administration.
Nyong’o’s deputy Mathew Owili who hails from Nyakach was recently booed when he tried to tell his villagers that the area leaders met in September and resolved to support the governor for a second term.
Owili has portrayed the qualities of a weak leader who is being used to deliver messages to places where Nyong’o is met with hostility.
On this particular case he alluded that all leaders from the area including MCAs, Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor, church leaders, women and the youth met and endorsed Nyong’o for a second term.
Owili was also at odds with his Nyakach people when he failed to lobby for one of their own to be appointed as the county chairman of the public service board.
The position went to the Kano clan whose leaders are now out with political daggers to chop off the governor’s head.
Nyong’o dished the PSB chair position to a former teacher Babu Karan from as Nyakach people remained stranded with their former area MP Peter Odoyo who was later appointed Chief Adminstrative Secretary (CAS) in the Defence Ministry.
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