By Edward Pojim’ via Ugandans at Heart (UAH) Community
KENYA: Human rights activist, writer and former political detainee,Onyango Oloo, was one of the outspoken university students, who suffered immensely following the 1982 attempted coup. He would spend years in detentions. And when finally released, Onyango Oloo was too physically and emotionally destroyed to continue normal life.
Then he contracted HIV, which only compounded his misery. Onyango Oloo retreated to his home village along Siaya / Kakamega border. It was from here that he had traveled to Nakuru over the weeks, to pick up a few books by Miguna Miguna. He wouldn’t make back alive.
History will say he too, played a role that birthed Kenya’s Second Liberation. As Number Two to Titus Adongusi, the secretary-general of the national students’ union, Onyango Oloo was the face of student protestations against the brutal regime of Daniel arap Moi.