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Raila rebuke Ruto over food distribution in Luo Nyanza

Raila rebuke Ruto’s Cabinet Secretary, Eliud Owalo over his extensive food distribution in Luo Nyanza.

ICT CS Eliud Owalo has been under fire from ODM leader Raila Odinga and leaders from Nyanza for his extended tours of food assistance distribution in the region.

In the four Nyanza counties of Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, and Siaya, Owalo has been in charge of a significant food distribution operation. 

He frequently travels with local leaders who criticize Odinga and the ODM party.

“Those running around here bringing relief maize are free to run, the Luo and region unity is intact. I know what is happening in all corners of my backyard,” Raila said.

Raila said while Owalo has been busy running around in Nyanza, he has been focusing on pushing through electoral democracy and will give political directions from January.

“From January I will give the country direction, the truth about the August 9 election will come out through electoral democracy as the majority of IEBC commissioners rejected the process,” Raila said.

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“The election was shambolic and Chebukati did what can be equated to witchcraft. We will not accept someone to walk around with our victory. Kenyans should be alert, I will give direction from January,” he said.

He claimed that by boosting the allotment from 15% to 35% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, they had made a compelling argument for advancing national development and supporting decentralization.

Raila was speaking at Awendo Recreation Centre in Awendo town during the funeral of Ochieng Ruku, a former councilor.

Migori Governor Ochillo Ayacko said the region was ready to work with the national government and support Owalo as their son for the benefit of Kenyans, but rampant insults by those accompanying him was in bad taste.

“CS Owalo is using a chopper hired by millions with over thirty vehicles in each distribution for giving out only a lorry of food worth about Ksh100,0000, nobody has ever died of anger in Nyanza,” Owino said.

He said instead Owalo should come in the region to distribute computers, and ICT Hubs and boost connectivity in markets and public places for the internet.

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