VOTING PATTERNS IN SIAYA COUNTY SINCE INDEPENDENCE & WHY WE MUST CHANGE IT!

SiayaThis is how Siaya County has always voted since independence… It is evident that we’ve always been in the RIGHT PARTIES.

If you pay attention to post-1992 elections, constituencies in Siaya County, like all other constituencies across Luo Nyanza have always voted for “the chosen ones” as per the political godfather’s wish.

The truth hurts, I come from Siaya and it’s a huge thorn in the ass to travel across the county and see how much poverty prevail amidst the people.

It is unfortunate that the few leaders who dare dream of being different, the leaders who dare have the people in Siaya at heart are never given a chance of proving themselves for fear of eclipsing the Odinga’s— Odongo Omama William, Omollo Okero Isaac, Tuju Raphael have all been victims of this short sighted political patronage.

FACT: The Odinga’s-Jaramogi and Raila- have done more than enough to get this country to where we are… Their contribution can never be matched by anyone and will take a million more years to even think of walking on their shadow. But truth be said their development record is way below negative.

We need leadership in Siaya County if we must compete with other counties even within Nyanza and for that reason, I have been and will continue to support/campaign/make noise for William Oduol for the Gubernatorial Seat, Siaya County

Ugenya Constituency

Elections

MP

Party

Notes

1963 John Odero-Sar KPU
1969 Matthews Joseph Ogutu KANU One-party system
1974 Matthews Joseph Ogutu KANU One-party system
1979 Matthews Joseph Ogutu KANU One-party system
1980 James Orengo KANU By-elections
1983 Stephen Oluoch Ondiek KANU One-party system.
1988 Stephen Oluoch Ondiek KANU One-party system.
1992 James Orengo Ford-K
1997 James Orengo Ford-K
2002 Stephen Oluoch Ondiek NARC
2007 James Orengo ODM

Gem Constituency

Elections

MP

Party

    Notes
1963 C.M.G. Argwings-Kodhek KANU
1969 Wasonga Sijeyo KANU One-party system. Sijeyo was detained for political reasons, resulting in by-election
1969 Isaac Omolo Okero KANU By-elections. One-party system
1974 Isaac Omolo Okero KANU One-party system
1979 Aggrey Otieno Ambala KANU One-party system
1983 Horace Owiti KANU One-party system.
1985 Grace Ogot KANU One-party system.
1988 Grace Ogot KANU One-party system.
1992 Oki Ooko Ombaka Ford-K
1997 Joe Donde Ford-K
2002 Washington Jakoyo Midiwo NARC
2007 Washington Jakoyo Midiwo ODM
2013 Washington Jakoyo Midiwo ODM

Alego/Usonga Constituency

Elections

MP

Party

Notes

1963 Luke Rarieya Obok KANU
1966 Luke Rarieya Obok KPU
1969 Peter Okudo KANU One-party system
1974 Peter Oloo-Aringo KANU One-party system
1979 Peter Oloo-Aringo KANU One-party system
1983 Peter Oloo-Aringo KANU One-party system.
1988 Peter Oloo-Aringo KANU One-party system.
1992 Otieno Mak’Onyango Ford-K
1997 Peter Oloo-Aringo NDP
2002 Samuel Arthur Weya NARC
2007 Edwin Ochieng Yinda ODM

Bondo Constituency

Elections

MP

Party

Notes

1963 Oginga Odinga KPU / KANU
1966 Oginga Odinga KPU
1969 William Odongo Omamo KANU One-party system
1974 John Hezekiah Ougo KANU One-party system
1979 John Hezekiah Ougo KANU One-party system
1980 William Odongo Omamo KANU By-elections. One-party system.
1983 William Odongo Omamo KANU One-party system.
1988 Gilbert Paul Oluoch KANU One-party system.
1992 Oginga Odinga Ford-Kenya Odinga died during his tenure.
1995 Oburu Odinga NDP By-elections
1997 Oburu Odinga NDP
2002 Oburu Odinga NARC
2007 Oburu Odinga ODM

Rarieda Constituency

Elections

MP

Party

Notes

1988 Bob Francis Jalang’o KANU One-party system.
1992 Achieng Oneko Ford-Kenya
1997 George Odeny Ngure NDP
2002 Raphael Tuju NARC
2007 Nicholas Gumbo ODM

Facts will remain facts, PARTIES have not been of help to Siaya County and to a large extend Luo Nyanza.

We have the poorest of road network, our medical facilities are the least equiped, our academic institutions are loosing their lost glory, Lwak Girls, Ngiya Girls, St. Mary’s School, Yala, Ukwala Boys, Ambira etc rarely feature anywhere these days with Maranda High School given the sole responsibility of putting an entire county on the educational map.

HIV/AIDS remains a thorn, while Malaria is having a field day claiming lives on no end, child and maternal mortality is not giving us a chance to talk about our next generation. Our main economic activities- fishing and farming- are yielding no fruits to sustain livelihood as we still remain hooked to traditional methods of doing things.

It’s time to break away from the past, it’s time to catch up with the 21st Century, it’s time to stand for what we believe, it’s time to choose leadership over and above political parties.

If you truly come from Siaya, then you know what I’m talking about— You understand the plight we are faced with on a daily basis.

It’s time to rise up… Time to stand out and be the change that we’ve always yearned for in Siaya County. Time to own up to our forbears mistakes and changed the path. Time to pick up the baby our grandfathers threw away with the bath water. Time to chat a new dawn for Siaya… Time to give Siaya LEADERSHIP.

Let’s rally behind a LEADER, a MANAGER, real CHANGE is coming to SIAYA…

Let’s support William Oduol for Governor- Siaya County 2013.

Kohadha Roy Ogolla

Alego Kogelo, Siaya County

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4 thoughts on “VOTING PATTERNS IN SIAYA COUNTY SINCE INDEPENDENCE & WHY WE MUST CHANGE IT!

  1. I am with you my brother. What you may remind them is that when Gem refused to follow blind politics in 1966 (Argwings – KANU) and Donde’s time, GEM Prospered. When TUJU went away from Euphoria, Rarieda is what it is today. Let us elect individuals and not parties. I support

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