Several Nyanza leaders, including Luo kingpin Raila Odinga skipped the belated home-coming ceremony of Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma held at Otieno Oyoo secondary school over the weekend.
Raila, who was expected to grace the occasion, failed to show up as were all the Luo Nyanza governors and senators. All MPs, save for two from Nyanza and one from Western, also boycotted the low key event. The CORD is in Tanzania for an unspecified errand.
Among Ranguma’s colleagues at Council of Governors, only Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto and Kakamega’s Wickliffe Oparanya attended. The two however left before the ceremony ended.
Ranguma, who has been accused of sponsoring endless wrangled in Kisumu county, was left eating his tomatoes alone, in signs of what is to come in the future. His Deputy, Ruth Odinga, also absconded the meeting. Kisumu Senator Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o, who has indicated he will vie for the gubernatorial position in the next elections, also did not attend.
Apparently, the number of those who did not attend were more than those who attended.