By D Kipkorir
Now That Uganda Has Abandoned Us….
Uganda, like a sly seductress, took Kenya on a wild chase on the now famed oil pipeline. Uganda claims to have discovered oil. So is Kenya. South Sudan has real oil fields. Kenya wisely thought that Lamu Port will be the most ideal to export the oils of South Sudan, Uganda and ours, and also serve as export and import Port for all three plus Ethiopia, Rwanda and DR Congo.
But, all along, President Museveni had signed a contract with President Pombe Magufuli. Uganda wasted our time. Holding our hand while kissing Tanzania.
Ethiopia and South Sudan are our natural allies. South Sudanese are Nilotes and its tribes are cousins of Kalenjin- Luo- Maasai Nations. And her leaders and elite families live in Nairobi. Ethiopia, prides itself as a Christian Nation and they claim heritage going all the way to King Solomon. Kenya is 80% Christian Nation (Mohamed Wehliye don’t shoot me).
Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia is over 2m sq km, with a sizable population of about 150m and kiosk-size economy of us$120Billion. European Union, with only twice the area, has a population of 500m and an economy of us$20Trillion. With our joint abundant resources, Kenya-South Sudan-Ethiopia need to form a true economic block, and work on increasing their population, through increased births and allowing immigration.
Djibouti, Somalia and Eritrea ought to join us freely or by economic subjugation. Eastern Europe, on their own volition are rushing to join Western Europe. In being jilted by Museveni, we have to find a silver lining in a new economic union. I look forward to this new union: call it Ilemi Triangle Union; Horn of Africa Union; the Nile River Block; North Eastern Africa Union. Any name, but form it.