RIP Onyango Oloo of Jukwaa

#1
The man fought a good fight. Ironically he died in Nakuru where he had gone to pick up copies of Miguna's latest book. The poor guy apparently was a victim of circumstances during the 1982 coup. Being a History student at U of N, he was found with some Karl Mrax literature following a search of his luggage on the train to Mombasa. He was jailed for 5 years and took off for Canada (like Miguna) following his release


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Mangele

Village Elder
#5
RIP!

Despite his prominence as an activist and former political detainee, Mr Oloo died a poor man with many civil society activists telling Nation that the country let one of its most passionate and dedicated human rights activists down.
“Onyango Oloo is no more. A very sad turn of events in the last two years for my brother. A true soldier of justice,” activist Cyprian Nyamwamu wrote.
Dozens of human rights defenders took to WhatsApp groups, Accountability Demand Net and Kenya Liberation Struggle, where they eulogized him for his gallantry.

“We all did the little we could at different times. But yes, there is more that we could have done,” Sunday Nation columnist Isaac Amuke said.
 
#6
That the late Onyango Oloo (RIP) died a poor man is the tragedy of fighting the Kenyan political system single handed. After settling in Ontario, Oloo became the mouthpiece of the Kenyan opposition in the Diaspora, and became so engrossed in that role that time passed by without him also attempting to uplift his market value by completing his degree (unlike Miguna).

That is why I contend that true political change can only be driven by group effort. Fighting the system alone burns one out. One can only be a catalyst for change, not the sole player. Miguna, despite making the same lone ranger mistake, has nevertherless come out ahead economically. He is 56 and gaining in years. I wish he could focus his sunset years on his family, rather than hurling pointless insults at Uhuru. His voice was once a catalyst for change, but his lone ranger tendencies burnt that out eons ago
 

Amused

Village Elder
#7
The man fought a good fight. Ironically he died in Nakuru where he had gone to pick up copies of Miguna's latest book. The poor guy apparently was a victim of circumstances during the 1982 coup. Being a History student at U of N, he was found with some Karl Mrax literature following a search of his luggage on the train to Mombasa. He was jailed for 5 years and took off for Canada (like Miguna) following his release


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RIP my friend. We had a lot of fights intellectually but we also had some good lunch talks in Westlands.

People have different convictions and some people are tunnel minded even though their intentions are good.

Can you please pass more info? I would like to pay my respects.
 

Amused

Village Elder
#8
That the late Onyango Oloo (RIP) died a poor man is the tragedy of fighting the Kenyan political system single handed. After settling in Ontario, Oloo became the mouthpiece of the Kenyan opposition in the Diaspora, and became so engrossed in that role that time passed by without him also attempting to uplift his market value by completing his degree (unlike Miguna).
Miguna owes his brief political career to Onyango Oloo.

Again, RIP OO.
 

Muthamaki

Village Elder
#9
Jukwaa was at one time an extremely vibrant and intellectual forum which I thouroughly enjoyed, even though most of the members were TMT supporters, they allowed some divergent opinions as long as it remained civil. The intellectual matusi there was legendary:D:D
It's decline came when most of the members quit after OO supported Miguna in the feud with TMT and then one, jakaswanga, brilliant though he may be, used it as his personal blog to spew his intellectual insanity.

RIP Onyango Oloo
 
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Simiyu22

Village Sponsor
#10
That the late Onyango Oloo (RIP) died a poor man is the tragedy of fighting the Kenyan political system single handed. After settling in Ontario, Oloo became the mouthpiece of the Kenyan opposition in the Diaspora, and became so engrossed in that role that time passed by without him also attempting to uplift his market value by completing his degree (unlike Miguna).

That is why I contend that true political change can only be driven by group effort. Fighting the system alone burns one out. One can only be a catalyst for change, not the sole player. Miguna, despite making the same lone ranger mistake, has nevertherless come out ahead economically. He is 56 and gaining in years. I wish he could focus his sunset years on his family, rather than hurling pointless insults at Uhuru. His voice was once a catalyst for change, but his lone ranger tendencies burnt that out eons ago
I never heard of him but May he RIP.
Miguna is highly opinionated and never values anyone’s opinion. Some kind of a personality disorder. He was gaining a lot of ground until his latest fiasco. But I don’t think he could garner enough votes to muscle any political seat, let alone become a governor. It is the nature of the Kenyan voter.
 
#14
The last time i saw him post on jukwaa was this post on Nov 4 last year.......
RIP

Perhaps there are one or two people who have noticed my relative absence from the forum.

Well, there is a relatively straight forward explanation.

Onyango Oloo has been sick.

In fact there was a time I was hospitalized.

One or two members my already know this, but since June 2017 I have been living in South Africa. I moved to Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal after burying my second youngest sister.

A few months ago I was hospitalized when I became seriously sick.

I just got out of the hospital a few weeks ago.

Thanks to the very good health facilities in this country, I was well taken care of.

I may be going back to Kenya very soon.

I will now retreat to my relative obscurity.

Onyango Oloo
Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal

Sunday, November 4, 2018
 
#15
RIP!

Despite his prominence as an activist and former political detainee, Mr Oloo died a poor man with many civil society activists telling Nation that the country let one of its most passionate and dedicated human rights activists down.
“Onyango Oloo is no more. A very sad turn of events in the last two years for my brother. A true soldier of justice,” activist Cyprian Nyamwamu wrote.
Dozens of human rights defenders took to WhatsApp groups, Accountability Demand Net and Kenya Liberation Struggle, where they eulogized him for his gallantry.

“We all did the little we could at different times. But yes, there is more that we could have done,” Sunday Nation columnist Isaac Amuke said.
I am conflicted on this. Did anybody expect the state to pay him a pension or what?
 

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