By Reuben Olita
Residents of Teso region in Busia County today mounted major demonstrations due to what they termed as direct and demeaning attacks on their son Governor Sospeter Ojaamong by Kakamega Deputy Governor candidate and immediate former Lugari Member of Parliament, Ayub Savula.
Savula was in company of ODM Deputy Party Leader and Kakamega Governor, Wyliffe Oparanya duringa a series of Azimio rallies in the region on Monday, when he issued disperaging remarks again Ojaamong to the effect he posses only ‘one testicle.’
The video that went viral earned the wrath of the residents of the region who now want Oparanya to apologise to their son for allowing Savula to demean him before his own people, lest they will teach the party a lesson at the ballot.
Residents took to the streets paralysing operations along the busy Adungos- Alupe Road chanting anti-Oparanya, Savula slogans before addressing the press at the trading centre.
Shadrack Ologe said H.E Ojaamong has been in power for 20 years during which he maintained peace and harmony, adding that during his tenure Ojaaamog championed for the election of six MPs on ODM ticket and 90 percent MCAs, a feat that Oparanya failed to achieve in Kakamega.
Margaret Amake Makokha said as a mother she cannot allow some leaders to abuse her son, telling the ODM Deputy Party Leader to offer unreserved apology to their son.
Andungos Boda Boda chairman, Alfred Omong’oluk Ayet said H.E Ojaamong was in Azimio (ODM) vying for Teso South Parliamentary seat and wondered why the party advocated for an independent candidate instead of their own or for Azimio.
“Instead of striving to assist Ferdinand Baraza win the ODM gubernatorial contest in Kakamega, Savula was yapping around
demeaning Ojaamong whose development record is unmatched,”he said.
Omong’oluk also said the Rt Hon.Raila Odinga must come and address the residents at Adungosi market to coo their tempers lest the consequences will be severe.
Communication Minister, Iteso Cultural Union Eastern Region- Kenya, Emmanuel Juma said Ojaamong is the mouth piece of the 4m Iteso population in Kenya and Uganda and he will give direction where he wants the community to follow.
Collins Ausi said having failed to restrain Savula from his unveiled attacks on Ojaamong confirmed that he (Oparanya) was abetting it, noting that what Ojaamong achieved in interms of development including construction of dispensaries and schools are incomparable.