Thats the first word that comes into my mind whenever I think about Kenyan Politics… <EMBRYO> . Dont know why of all the names I can come up with this pretty sums up all my thoughts.
Petty politics, You did-I can better kind of ideologies from our political fronts. Sadly ive listened to CS Rotich expounding on the EUROBOND saga and I had to change the channel to avoid a mental breakdown, the CS if I may quote his words “could’not give account of the various projects the EUROBOND CASH was funding”.
More sickenning is a President who 3 years down the line still thinks loooking cool and enticing the crowd , with all due respect MR. PRESIDENT youre on your third year of your Five year term (basically 4 years and 1 campaign year). We need to hear your voice on matters affecting your country: security wise, judicial corruption …
As much as many would arque that he has served this country dilligently and fought for democracy, theres one thing we all agree on, RAILA ODINGA shapes KENYAN POLITICS and any utterances either retaliatory,unsubstanciated, malicicious ,or ‘Whistlebrow’ will for sure make it for the prime news. We must credit the former Prime MINISTER for his role as the leader of opposition, a part he has played quite well. He has kept the government on its toes and become a voice of the people .
As the General Elections approach, we can all hope to learn to think beyond our tribal coccoons and respect each others political stand, the pettiness on the FACEBOOK COMMENTS on local media houses posts shows we still have a long way to go in terms of curbing tribalism and hate based on ones political stance.
THE KENYA WE WANT.
Former Youth Fund boss,Gor Semalango,has blamed former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) for his political woes that saw him barred from vying for the Mathare Parliamentary seat in the upcoming by-election.
Gor, who is Citizen TV’s Janet Mbugua’s ex-boyfriend,expressed his outrage on his facebook page accusing Raila Odinga and ODM of bribing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to block him from contesting.
He said ODM had sensed defeat and did everything, including writing to IEBC and bribing it, to ensure his political ambitions are trashed into the political dustbin.
However, he vowed to deal with Raila Odinga personally and see to it that he loses in 2017 again.
A Nairobi court has lifted a warrant of arrest against lawyer Kethi Kilonzo issued on Tuesday.
The lifting of the order follows an urgent application by the lawyer at the magistrates court.
In her application,Ms Kilonzo said she relied on the orders on Monday by the High Court stopping the trial at the lower court,and apologised for not being present.
On Tuesday,while issuing the arrest warrant,Chief Magistrate Hannah Ndung’u ruled that
although she was aware of the High Court order,Ms Kilonzo should have been present in court for the mention.
Ms Kilonzo is charged with stealing a voter registration document belonging to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.She however sought to have her prosecution over the matter stopped,on grounds that the
failure by the Director of Public Prosecutions to supply her with documents she would rely in her case violated her right to fair trial.
On Monday she succeeded in her bid,with the High Court Judge Msagha Mbogholi stopping the trial pending a determination on the application.
By : Allan Thairo
Ford People,an affiliate of the Jubilee Coalition,clinched the Bonchari seat in the by-election held on Monday.
By eleven pm on Monday,the party’s candidate,Mr Zebedeo Opore had garnered 10,947 posting a huge margin between him and the closest rival,ODM’s John Oyioka Oroo who had 6,977.
Wiper’s Charles Onyancha garnered 5,171 votes.Ford People maintained a constant lead as
results trickled in from the various polling stations.
Cord’s decision to field two strong candidates-one from ODM and the other from Wiper Democratic Party-appeared to have eaten into their support base with two candidates controlling over 50 per cent of the combined vote.
But ODM clinched the Kinakomba seat in Galole after Johnson Dhadho beat three other candidates to win the seat.
Cord alliance leaders have declared July 7th a national holiday as they kick off countrywide tour to push the government to have a national dialogue in the country.
Speaking in Migori town today,the leaders led by Raila Odinga and Bungoma senator Moses
Wetang’ula said that Kenyans should not go to work on Saba Saba day but should come out
across the country in mass action.
The two leaders said they will continue with their countrywide tours and have planned for Saba Saba day mass action unless they are offered a dialogue platform.
“We call on the Jubilee government to agree on dialogue before July 7 to offer the country a
way forward to push us out of bad
governance,” Raila warned.
During the tour representatives of civil society,youths,women,people with disability,clergy, business people and professionals had a
chance to address the crowd.
A group of Maasai women from Kajiado advocating for Female Genital Mutilation held a major meeting at Enkorika village,Kajiado central in an attempt to push the government to allow them continue with the outlawed old age practice.
The women said they would go to parliament to ensure they were allowed to continue with the
practice and if their demand not met would strip naked to pressure the legalisation of Female Genital Mutilation practice.
The women claim the practice is part of their culture and taboo and stressed that FGM reduces promiscuity in their young women.