Why Western Is The Sleeping Giant Of Kenya: Bad, Corrupt Leadership

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published June 23, 2021 | 3:00 pm




KEY POINTS

50% of your food comes from Western Kenya yet the region has no cold storage facilities nor warehouses to help reduce wastage. But the leaders there can't think beyond their stomachs. See why unemployment can be resolved?




In the last few days, powerful politicians from Western Kenya, in fact from one county, that is Bungoma County, have been trending both online and offline not for so good reasons. Now, the trends might be fabricated but people have started viewing us based on what our leaders are trending for.

The truth is, the current Western leadership must be held accountable for the lack of development in the region. For the stripping of our resources to other regions and the high unemployment. We should not blame any other person but them.

Look at the industries that have been revived in Central, Coast & Nyanza. Look at the parties involved. Then look at why Western Kenyan nothing is happening and why the leadership is acting as brokers, trying to see who can pay the most to be allowed to take away the resources

The Central Region, Nyanza region will never speak ill of HE Uhuru and Hon Raila no matter what because of developments they have done. Rift Valley is Loyal to Hon DP Ruto & they will do anything to get him to power because they know what it means to be in power.

Western Kenya leaders have let us down as residents of the region & the country as a whole. Western Kenya is the sleeping giant of the country as an industrial & agrarian revolution region but the leadership is the problem. We have no vision courtesy of our “mbekho” leaders.

There is a deliberate scheme by the National Government with the help of Western leaders to ensure the Region doesn’t develop YET outside Nairobi, it could generate up to 40 percent of the GDP. Our leaders are brokers, leeches & clueless.

I have no issue with the Indian community investing in Western Kenya but let them do it with integrity not bribing leaders to get access to key assets. Also, they need to invest back the profits not take them away from Western to Nairobi and India.

If @DrMukhisaKituyi @EugeneLWamalwa @MusaliaMudavadi @Wetangulam do not join hands to either mobile resources & do voter ID registration of the Western People, they should forget about the Presidency. Unity is the only way leadership will come to the region.

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If @MusaliaMudavadi @DrMukhisaKituyi @EugeneLWamalwa @Wetangulam don’t mobilize resources, register people for ID, then they better work with @RailaOdinga & craft a pact before other communities do so that we get the leadership from the Luos @silasjakakimba @edwinsifuna

The Sugar Industry in the Western won’t be revived unless certain people read political bosses have their interests aligned. This is where they are wrong. Do you see any other community fighting for assets in Central or North Eastern Or Eastern? It’s just Western. Why?

Do you ever hear of any other community fighting for resources and assets in Central Kenya? That won’t happen. The greed of Western Leaders has pushed us here to have this difficult conversation. Kenya needs Western Kenya. To resolve unemployment in Kenya, Western is KEY.

Sugar cane is a raw material for certain alcohol types. Same to wheat & sorghum. Western Kenya provides 70% of these. Why don’t we have factories that produce alcohol for export from the region?

50% of your food comes from Western Kenya yet the region has no cold storage facilities nor warehouses to help reduce wastage. But the leaders there can’t think beyond their stomachs. See why unemployment can be resolved?

The current Leaders in Western Kenya are the reason why we are the worst developed, with high crime, esp domestic violence & unstable unemployment. They have no vision, no purpose JUST being guided by tumbocracy ideology that other communities are exploiting esp the Indians.

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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