An artificial conflict between the Luhyia and Luo communities is being brewed by the detractors of CORD regarding the so-called Maseno boundary. As the Senator for Kisumu county and an avowed Kenyan nationalist, I would like to caution all CORD supporters in Vihiga and Kisumu counties not to be trapped by our detractors, led by Governor Akaranga, into an unnecessary conflict in Maseno.Â We know that the Amani National Congress is crying for attention in Luhyialand. But creating conflict between the Luhyia and their neighbors is the most cantankerous form of politics that a Governor like Akaranga and his ilk should engage in.Â Drawing Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s name into the issue demonstrates the ill motives of the promoters of this evil agenda. They want division in the CORD family so that they can harvest the spoils. I appeal to the two communities around Maseno to continue living in peace and to dismiss Akaranga’s mischievous intentions with the contempt they deserve.
The Senate has already taken the proper constitutional initiative to address any boundary issue in our nation. Let this initiative nit be derailed by those seeking populist political fortunes.
Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o.