By Muli wa Kyendo


It is surprising those leaders from Ukambani, one of the four key areas that will be affected by the controversial Northern Collector Water Tunnel Project,  according to opposition leaders Raila Odinga, have so far remained quiet over the issue.

The water project, if we believe what Raila says,  can turn Ukambani into a desert in seven years after implementation.

Even if Raila is not right, Ukambani leaders should have had an opinion. But the stuff that the community  has for leaders –  including Kalonzo Musyoka who has no shame in calling out for for help from “anyone” who can help him to get out of his political irrelevancy – are a great shame to the Akamba.

And where is the former Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga? And Professor Makau Mutua?  These are educated activists with international fame and we hope they have grasp of the significance of issues.  But they are apparently of no use to their own community. They are of no use to their brothers. They are of no use to their sisters. They are of no use to their mothers. And they are of no use to their fathers. They cannot be of any use to the Akamba community.

And that is why Ukambani leaders have a long way to go before they can think of national leadership. It is a shame. A great shame!