Senate aspirant Silas Jakakimba and Homa Bay town legislator Hon. Opondo Kaluma engaged each other on a tough war of words on Facebook after the nominations exercise failed to kick off. Here is part of the bare knuckle war, so heated that certain elements were uttered in mother toungue.
Peter Kaluma: Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba be covert in your strategies; you may need those you shout should keep OFF. Am surprised you have never bothered to meet me even as you say you are running for the seat despite being my son. Arrange a meeting if you need my support.
Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba: Peter Kaluma,The period shortly after Senator Kajwang’s farewell, you got several of my missed calls.You got my text messages.You’ve never bothered to text back or call.You have a right to support anyone even â€ª#â€Žrakaraâ€¬.You sat near me yesterday and I monitored and listened in to your chats.Kaluma, you CANNOT and Will NOT impose a candidate in Homa-Bay.I insist that â€ª#â€ŽVoxPopulliVoxDeiâ€¬!
Awacho kajwiny an Wuod Ajoy Ny’Abala ma Nyakwar Dorina kod Chini Ny’Ouma. Okew g’Asala kod Dan Osindo Kajolendo.Tem uru ane. Junet Mohamed,Must keep OFF Homa-Bay affairs.I know what I mean. Wapimou mos and soon ubiro yie ni omena miluwo Yokia beach en rech kendo jonyuol puonjo go wahia.
Peter Kaluma: Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba, I sincerely think you are seeking to climb a tree from the top. Unless you are merely introducing yourself to the political field, you should seek, without tiring, to meet useless people like me.
Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba: Not so long ago, you, Peter Kaluma, were my classmate when I was doing my Masters. I know you are fairly arrogant and you know so well I’m also cut out for the same.Not so long ago Junet Mohamed was a former nominated councillor. He knows so well I’ve never served in the county coucil anywhere.We are not fools.Homa-Bay is not someone’s backyard garden.
Peter Kaluma: Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba and you have deliberately forgotten being my intern at some point in your very successful career. Please choose your battles with care. It’s a sound strategy in war. Sometimes you need an unconcerned ‘enemy’ than am embittered friend.
Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba: Peter Kaluma,I’ve never been your intern anywhere. We have only been classmates. As LL.M (Law, Governance & Democracy) students. I was on FULL Scholarship awarded on merit by UoN, you paid for yours.I’ve only interned at Parliament in 2004 and Homa-Bay Law Court’s a year before.Later pupil at the State Law Office.This you are referring to is in your remotest of dreams. And remember, which I know, and respect, that yes, Peter Kaluma is my Learned Snr.Good as it comes.But listen Peter;Jakakimba has been in active politics LONGER than you.I’m battle-hardened politically. This, you seem not to be aware of.