Friday, April 27, 2012


It is really sad and painful to loose a friend whom you looked upon for critical opinion in life. Brenda is gone and the closest people to her cannot comprehend the loss. For many years we will miss this IRON LADY who still maintained her feminine nature. We shall miss you Brenda for many years to come , we are not sure if there one other lady of your ilk, one person who can stand against all the odds and say that WOMEN ARE EQUAL HUMAN BEINGS AND SHOULD NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.

I cannot stop remembering some of our good brothers and sisters who were called before you. Please Brenda! pass our regards to Zachary Yamo, Vincent Otieno(veve),Owino Peter, Sigar Alfred,Rose Osellu, Yaga ma Yaga, Beatrice Okach, Fr. Hans Van Schaik, Mama Josphine Akello and many others. Remember the many Parents we have lost a long the way,Mos na Okew K'orumba kod Osellu Wuod Auma, Mama Patricia gi mamoko mathoth.

Anne we promise not to forget you and believe that the rich legacy you have left behind shall mold many of our young girls.Rest in peace and pray for us wherever you are.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

He has done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now we are ONNNNNNNN!!!!

I got these news from one of my sons....Sylvery Sseboh, formerly of Nyalenda Fish Group....He woke me up at about 3am and I got so elated as I know you too are!!!! OK, America, here we below.......................

Cheered by a roaring crowd, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, taking a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black president. Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket without conceding her own defeat.
"America, this is our moment," the 46-year-old senator and one-time community organizer said in his first appearance as the Democratic nominee-in-waiting. "This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past."
Clinton praised Obama warmly in an appearance before supporters in New York, although she neither acknowledged his victory in their grueling marathon nor offered a concession of any sort.
Instead, she said she was committed to a unified party, and said she would spend the next few days determining "how to move forward with the best interests of our country and our party guiding my way."
Obama's victory set up a five-month campaign with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a race between a first-term Senate opponent of the Iraq War and a 71-year-old Vietnam prisoner of war and staunch supporter of the current U.S. military mission.
And both men seemed eager to begin.
McCain spoke first, in New Orleans, and he accused his younger rival of voting "to deny funds to the soldiers who have done a brilliant and brave job" in Iraq." Americans, he added, should be concerned about the judgment of a presidential candidate who has not traveled to Iraq yet "says he's ready to talk, in person and without conditions, with tyrants from Havana to Pyongyang."
McCain agreed with Obama that the presidential race would focus on change. "But the choice is between the right change and the wrong change, between going forward and going backward," he said.
Obama responded quickly, pausing in his own speech long enough to praise Clinton for "her strength, her courage and her commitment to the causes that brought us here tonight."
As for his general election rival, he said, "It's not change when John McCain decided to stand with George Bush 95 percent of the time, as he did in the Senate last year. It's not change when he offers four more years of Bush economic policies that have failed to create well-paying jobs. ... And it's not change when he promises to continue a policy in Iraq that asks everything of our brave young men and women in uniform and nothing of Iraqi politicians."
In a symbolic move, Obama spoke in the same hall where McCain will accept the Republican nomination at his party's convention in September. Campaign officials, citing the local fire marshal, put the crowd at 17,000 inside the eXcel Energy Center, plus another 15,000 outside.
Candle light memorial is an activity marked to remember thos who have died due to HIV. I have been participating in this activiti since 1999 when we were working with James Okal at Pandi. This idea of organizing candle light have never left me. This year I organized on at Kangundo Friends you do not know how powerful this activity is. People are touched to the core of their being.The ccildren ate the ones who realy get touched most followed by women. as fro men ....... I dont know but I know that I have so much personally. This is the group of community members I worked with. We are working on the Lords farm in a different way.

Martin Opondo

Some of the photos of FLTP Phase 1

Dear friends,here are some of the photos that were taken during the FLTP Phase 1. memories are made of these?????? any familiar images??? remember those white tables within Sr. Mary Ellen's house / dining hall? ha...ha.....if you are not able to view the photos, then here are the instructions: click on them (the icon photos), right click and then click OPEN WITH........then choose to open with windows picture and fax viewer. try that and let me know!! and here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Hi. I was trying to access our fyblog but missed the spelling and instead wrote the website as and I was surprised at the contents. Listen I am running late but please could you try and access this website and find out if there is clash of interest here…………..Jere am talking to you: try


Dear Fish Group member or friend,I just realized that time is not static. I shared with few people andwondered about what arrangements are there for silver jubilee. therehave been some communication in the past but No on has come up to rollthings up. My question to you is, Do you think this is a worthyacivity, and if given a chance what could you do to support itssuccess. I write to you because i know you have interest in yourheart. and i do believe together we can help atleast celebrate thisnoble day. what the Fish has done to each one of use can be describedin very many chapters. if we join together then there is a chance thatwe may show the way. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RESPOND TO Me or steve,Lwanga, Ann, Kemmie. I have cc.d them in this mail as well.Thanks and may the good Loard bless you as you prepare to start a newyear. I want us to give the silver jubilee our new year resolution. Itwould be a very sad thing to come all the way to 25 years and notleave anithing to the future the social norm will judge us very bad.

Martin OpondoConcerned Member

Taize worship

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New year good people!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Temperatures are rising as the campaigns are getting on top gear for the August refrendum. The proponents of the new constitution are giving everything to ensure that the document goes through at the refrendum. On the other hand the "No team" are aggressively telling Kenyans to reject the document come the refrendum because they believe there are sections that must be amended before the document can pass.

Majority of kenyans from across the board seems to give a nod to the proposed new constitution, a matter that has put the christian leadership at crossroads with their flock. The country is more than ready for the long awaited constitutional dispensation and anyone who is seen to oppose the final lap of this marathon race doesnot mean well for the country.

Following the many debates hosted by the media houses,commentaries and opinions expressed by Kenyans from all walks of life, there is a clear indicator as to which direction Kenyans want to go. The issues raised by the antagonists of the proposed new constitution are not FUNDAMENTAL to many of our people. The real issues are lying in good governance and equitable distribution of resources that would change the livelihood of many starving Kenyans.

Personally am tempted to ask some few questions that seems to bog my mind. As much as Kenya is becoming a democratic state, is it in order to allow people who looted our economy to show us direction? I feel hurt when I hear former President Moi proudly say that the proposed land reforms enshrined in the "new constitution" is not good for Rift Valley region,out of the eight provinces in this country, MUST Rift Valley be treated differntly over the rest and must be they be allowed to continue protecting the past injustices that Moi's government meted on the people of Kenya? It must be remembered that it was during Moi's tenure that every project of national standing was taken to Rift Valley. The Turkwell power project, the Eldoret international airport and many others were misdirected. Not all the residents of Rift Valley were beneficiary of these malpractices and therefore it is not in order for Moi and his cronies to purport to defend the Rift Valley region. In fact they are defending their ill acquired land in the region that has left many kenyans landless. Kenyans MUST stand firm and reject any attempts by past tyrants to reintroduce they rotten influence in these present times. Attempts to divide Kenyans along imaginary boundaries that KANU used to widen the gap between the rich and the poor must be rejected. We are tired of tribalists.

Our men of the colar, have a hard task to achieve because their concerns have been watered down by self seekers from the political divide. If they really want Kenyans to accept that they are the voice of reason then they MUST reconsider their decision to oppose this "New Constitution". Due to mismanagement of our affairs todate, more kenyans are dying of hunger than abortion or kadhis courts which have been in our constitution from independence. The poor infrastructure in this country is due to CORRUPTION and not some of the issues raised. We are at crossroads because our current constitution does not deter thieves and looters from ascending to political leadership, we have a good number of people of no integrity manning our public institutions and this culture has spread to our churches. There is no fair distribution of church resources. Some regions are more favored even with the number of clergy serving them. These are the issues that we need to address. Why should we have all the good roads in certain parts of the country and not even foot paths in the northern parts of Kenya. If the new constitution seeks to address these inequities, then even the church must support this cause. We are the church and without the believers, the clergy will be nowhere. Good leaders are the ones who listen to the led. In the year 1990 or early 90s if am not wrong, the church leadership in this country stood firm and by the truth. I still remember the episcopal letter by the catholic bishops to Moi's government which stated that the PEOPLE OF KENYA were tired of Mois rule and that mutipartism could not be stopped. Since then, Kenyans have not stopped yearning for good leadership which can only be achieved by a better constitution than what we have now.

Kenyans are God fearing, we respect our religious leaders so much and therefore they should not let us down. We can explore the other avenues like repeal or amendment of the contentious clauses but only after the new constitution has gone through because there is no reverse gear. We would do better to agitate for better legislation by the Parliament on devolved govrnance so that we get good leaders from the grassroot to transform our country.GOOD LEADERSHIP is what this country needs, Inspiring leadership that will change our attitude. Something better than what we experienced immediately NARC took over leadership of this country in the year 2002. We need to restore goodwill in public leadership and the only hope is our "NEW CONSTITUTION".VOTE YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUU!!!!!!!
Steve Owiti