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Western Kenya secession bid moves to the High Court


According to the petitioners, the territorial jurisdiction of King Nabongo Mumia of Wanga spread from Jinja in present-day Uganda to Kijabe to Susua in Kenya. The Wanga Kingdom is not party to the case filed at the High Court. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By BENSON MATHEKA
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IN SUMMARY
According to the petitioners, the colonial government declined to heed to demands by the Abaluhya community to have their own kingdom during the Lancaster House Talks in the United Kingdom that led to Kenya’s Independence in 1963.

It is the petitioners’ case that the Luhya community was part of Uganda and their land was given to the then British East African Protectorate, now Kenya, against their wish.

“The official representatives of the dominant group occupying the Eastern Province of Uganda being the entire Abaluhya Community comprising the Wanga Kingdom voiced their concern in writing of their planned merger,” Mr Mwilitsa states in an affidavit.

The agitation for parts of Kenya to secede has moved to the High Court with two residents filing a petition seeking the autonomy of western Kenya.

In the petition filed at the Constitutional Division of the High Court, Mr Mathew Okwanda Mwilitsa and Mr Alex Misigo Matisa are asking the court to let the people of what used to be Eastern Province of Uganda under the colonial rule to decide their political future in a referendum.

ABALUHYA KINGDOM

“The petitioners are personally and on behalf of their community urging the honourable court to be pleased to grant the people occupying the territory formerly known as the Eastern Province of Uganda leave to hold a referendum so as to exercise their right to determination in terms of their rights to nationality, territorial integrity, economic, social and culture as a people,” the petition states.

They have sued the governments of Uganda, Kenya and Britain for destabilising the once united Abaluhya kingdom.

Mr Mwilitsa is from Kakamega County while Mr Matisa lives in Vihiga County.

NABONGO MUMIA

“The inhabitants of the former Eastern Province of Uganda were between the years 1895 – 1962 a distinct, cohesive, homogeneous and a united community under the able leadership of their King Nabongo Mumia, whose territorial jurisdiction spread from Jinja in present-day Uganda to Kijabe with the boundary being at Susua in the then British East Africa Protectorate (now Kenya),” the petition further states.

According to the petitioners, the colonial government declined to heed to demands by the Abaluhya community to have their own kingdom during the Lancaster House Talks in the United Kingdom that led to Kenya’s Independence in 1963.

It is the petitioners’ case that the Luhya community was part of Uganda and their land was given to the then British East African Protectorate, now Kenya, against their wish.

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“The inhabitants of the former Eastern Province of Uganda were between the years 1895 – 1962 a distinct, cohesive, homogeneous and a united community under the able leadership of their King Nabongo Mumia, whose territorial jurisdiction spread from Jinja in present-day Uganda to Kijabe with the boundary being at Susua in the then British East Africa Protectorate (now Kenya),” the petition further states.
Hehehehehehehehe!! Wameuma territory mpaka Kijabe, meaning the Kisii, Kipsigis, Maa and Okuyo once belonged to Wetang'ula. How they ended up following the dozing wizard of the lake through the wilderness is another story, but let us see what the judges want to grant. Our courts are crazy nowadays.
 

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@gashwin I discussed juzi hapa about getting interested in cessation. I didn't say I'm for it, rather I found myself thinking about it of late"what if it happens!"

I had a discussion with one of these 2 petitioners sometimes back and I didn't know they would file a case to that effect.Should it be granted,which is unlikely,then mtanijua.
 

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