For powerful Chief Secretary and minister for Finance Hon Simeon Nyachae, former Plannining Minister Henry Onyancha Obwocha join other local leaders in waiting for President Kenyatta.
President Uhuru’s Kisii tour is turning out to be more controversial than it was expected. Sources indicate that a section of local leaders were set to also follow the footsteps of Western and Luo Nyanza whose leaders openly told Uhuru to share national appointments equally among the 42 tribes, not just his Mt. Kenya backyard taking all the spoils.
In Nyanza, Dr Machage gave president Uhuru a free governance lecture on Saturday at a funeral in Rongo.
In Western, bullfighter Boni Khalwale, who has since joined CORD, told Uhuru he only thinks of his ethnic backyard.
Back to Kisii, the news in indicate that local ODM leaders who are the majority wanted a honest chat with the president and were pushing to have demands for DIALOGUE delivered by one of their own. Upon hearing this, local TNA offcials led by the Jimmy Angwenyi asked the president to make a special request to Mzee Nyachae to make an appearance in the meetings and also ask him to water down the calls for NATIONAL DIALOGUE.
Others expected to address the meeting and condemn national dialogue include former planning minister Henry Obwocha, former foreign affairs minister Prof Sam Ongeri and MPs Mps Joel Onyancha (Machaoge), Richard Tongi (Nyaribari Chache)
Fiery Kitutu Masaba MP Tomothy Bosire (ODM), Machoge Borabu MP Ogari Semion Ogari (ODM), Charles Geni (North Mugirang- ODM) Dr James GesamI ODM-(West Mugirango), Mansion Nyamweya(South Mugirango odm)and Nyamira Senator Okongo Mongare (CORD-Ford K) are the strong proponents of National Dialogue while Mosocho MP Richard Onyonka (ODM) ,hon Ben Momanyi (Borabu- ODM-K) and county governor John Nyagarama (ODM) are said to be on the fence.
The residents have however vowed to get the DIALOGUE message home as they have adopted DIALOGUE as the rallying call ‘if uhuru asks tuko pamoja the response is DIALOGUE’ one of local Youth Leaders told this writer.