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A close friend of the once ...
A close friend of the once radical politician who who toned down in his late years, Mr Abuya Abuya, a commissioner with the Electoral Commission, said the death was a big blow to the country.
"It is a big shock and saddening for the country," he
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Besides, there also is George Nyamweya of Narc.
...Nyamweya is a scion of the late James Nyamweya who was a founding member of Mwai Kibaki's DP.
Nyamweya junior has been capitalising on his
late father's good name over and above his
explaining that Narc
stood a better chance of winning the General Election.
will therefore be watching with keen interest how they vote this time round, with one of their own, Mr Simeon Nyachae, being among the key presidential candidates.
...The DP presidential candidate at the time, Mr Mwai Kibaki, who is now in Narc, convincingly beat President Moi in the area's presidential vote.
, the Ford-P nominations seem to have caused major divisions in Mr Nyachae's camp, loosening his grip on the community vote.
Both Mr Kenyatta and Mr Mwai Kibaki of Narc
are yet to take their campaigns to Mr Nyachae's backyard Kisii since the campaigns started, leaving their candidates vulnerable to the former finance minister's near-fanatical supporters.
Party Leader Accused of Being Undemocratic
...The two who included a director of the Coffee Board, Mr Simon Mokua, who lost Sh 20,000 and electronic equipment.
The feeling is that by denying both Kanu and Narc
the rich and unilaterally inclined vote bank, Nyachae will be playing more into the hands of Kanu.
The duo went to Parliament
in 1997 on a Ford
Kenya ticket, a demonstration that even with Nyachae leading the Kanu campaign in the area, it was still possible for the opposition to save face.
will perhaps be praying for a repeat of the same.
It would appear the strategy that Narc
is taking in its campaign to redeem or even claim Kisiiland is to put Nyachae on the offensive.
Should this message sink home in the area, the possibility of Ford-People
being in Narc
by default cannot be dispelled.
from the personality factor, this constituency's politics has much to do with the Gucha/Trans Mara clashes, the transport infrastructure, the tea, coffee and other agricultural sectors, education and the unemployment crisis.
His adversaries are already atop the towers shouting about his weaknesses as MP and trying to convince the electorate to thwart his bid to return to Parliament
have been witnessed in the recent past where pro-Nyachae supporters were dispersed at Igare and Nyamache areas by police while some funerals and harambee functions attended by Obure
have been marked by showdowns between his supporters and those backing Nyachae and Ford People
, the man who is said is causing ripples on the ground and is mostlikely to upset the minister is medical practitioner Dr Ben Oonge.
The other contestants in the race are US-based scholars Henry Ogaga Bosire and Joseph Kambuni Nyambane, David Moracha, Daniel Matoke, former Andrew Rosana, Joshua Ongoro, Joseph Ratemo, Daniel Oenga Nyanchiri, Innocent Momanyi, David Gekara and Justus Ondara Nyaberi.
said and done, the Bobasi race will definitely be an exciting one since it has attracted a rare cluster of various cocks that are capable of crowing in their own styles and might.
, Nyachae will play a crucial role in deciding who is to be nominated to vie on a Ford People ticket in virtually all the constituencies in Gusiiland.
Nyangwara was elected to Parliament
on a Kanu ticket in 1997.
The other clans are Abambaba and Abaochi.Pundits
are arguing that this time round Bomachoge should be represented by a younger person with a university degree.
Kiangoi, like all the other Members of Parliament
from Gusiiland, will have to contend with the Simeon Nyachae factor, which has permeated all corners of the three districts occupied by the Abagusii in the run-up to the polls.
...Nyachae's stab at the Presidency on a Ford People ticket has relegated to second place the clan factor which is usually so decisive in determining who represents North Mugirango/Borabu in Parliament.Kiangoi, an Assistant Minister for Local Government, has remained steadfast in Kanu despite the Nyachae/Ford People fever that is causing reverberations in Kisii Nyanza.
Kiangoi's chances of retaining the North Mugirango/Borabu seat are compounded by the fielding of a former Youth for Kanu (YK92) official Patrick Osero, who hails from the Borabu side that provided the bulk of his supporters in the 1997 elections.
more factor could work to Kiangoi's advantage: Should the larger clans fight, they may opt to settle on him as a compromise candidate.Bogisanga is the largest clan but it has never voted as a bloc.
will endorse Nyachae for Presidency
will endorse Nyachae for Presidency
Hon. Simeon Nyachae, the Ford-People presidential candidate, was overwhelmingly endorsed by a large meeting of Kenyans
convened by Kenya Umoja Association
(KUA), a non-profit organization based in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Mr. Nyachae won 75%
of the total vote taken in a secret ballot after a vigorous debate.
on the ballot included Raila Odinga, Mwai Kibaki, James Orengo, Musalia Mudavadi and Uhuru Kenyatta.
Orengo, the second-placed candidate scored 12%
of the vote while the rest got an average of 2%
...During the debate, the participants strongly rejected president Daniel Arap Moi's attempts establish a Kenyatta dynasty.Instead, the gathering embraced Nyachae, the member of Parliament for Nyaribari Chache, "as one best qualified to reconstruct the country's battered economy, uphold the rule of law, prosecute suspects of the "tribal clashes" the Rift Valley and other economic saboteurs to the full extent of the Law, while protecting the Civil and Human Rights of the Kenyan citizenry", said a statement issued by the KUA Chairman Anthony Karanja.
...Kenyans overseas will not be able to participate, for most part, directly in the election of the next President of our homeland, " said Mr. Karanja adding that "Kenyans continue to engage in endless debates but shy away from any action plan to restore political and economic sanity in their country."Saying
"action speaks louder than words", Mr. Karanja added that "no amount of condemnation or intellectual challenge to the [Moi] regime has made much headway for twenty-three years."
Mr. Karanja appealed to Kenyans
in other parts of the world to get into the "ballpark" to determine the nation's destiny.
Those seeking the Kanu ticket to vie for the seat are Dr Nyakiba, Mageto and Mogeni.Nyaribari
is the sole Kenya Social Congress candidate.
Obwocha surmount the challenge mounted by the candidates in this crowded field?
...Abuya Abuya FORD-K
The contentious Kisii-Chemosit road and the issue of Sh2.3
million raised before the 1997 General Election by Ford People presidential aspirant Simeon Nyachae for women and youth in the constituency will feature prominently during the campaigns.
are seeking the Ford People nomination.
The larger Bosinange clan has Magara, Ford Asili's Ombasa and Samson Mauti of Labour Party, while minority clans Omomware and Nyamondo clans will most likely rally behind Abuya
and Orenge respectively.
...Already, road gravelling tractors are on the ground rehabilitating them in preparation for Kanu campaigns to be led by President Moi from January 8.
STATE TO RECLAIM ...
STATE TO RECLAIM ASSETS ACQUIRED THOUGH CORRUPTION ...
TO RECLAIM ASSETS
ACQUIRED THOUGH CORRUPTION
SECURITY PERSONNEL DEPLOYED TO KENYA-SOMALI BORDER TO SCREEN REFUGEES
The government has deployed a team of security personnel to the Kenya/Somalia border at Kiunga to monitor movement of refugees fleeing war in Somalia
Over 25,000 new refugees from southern and central parts of the neighbouring country have entered Kenya as conflict between the Islamic Courts Union [UIC, Union of Islamic Courts] and the Transitional Federal Government [of Somalia] escalates.
Coast provincial commissioner [PC] Ernest Munyi said the officers had instructions to detect "bad elements" who may disguise as refugees and try to enter Kenya.
The new arrivals are then shifted to Daadab, a complex of three camps already hosting some 134,000 refugees, mainly from Somalia
Most of the refugees were women and children, coming from Mogadishu, Kismaayo, and Baidoa, the seat of Somalia's
the TNG government.
The Islamists shot in the air to disperse a protest in Kismaayo on Thursday
[28 September] against a ban on miraa (qat) a popular leafy stimulant, in a third demonstration since the group seized Kismaayo this week.
of the town's residents, mostly women, took to the streets, shouting anti-Islamist comments such as, "We don't want the courts," referring to the ICU
The Islamists have banned the mild stimulant qat, usually traded by women and mostly chewed by men in Somalia
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THE YOUTH ORGANIZE WORKSHOP
FOR PEERS INTERESTED IN PARLIAMENTARY SEATS..
, uploads the programme for the day below..this is the first attempt aimed at mobilizing what has come to be known as "the next generation of politicians."
of a country does not just happen; it needs effort to be realized.
, the aspiring young leaders in Kenya do not have a formal organization or party that will organize and coordinate their efforts to achieve their political ambitions.Hence, the need for a workshop for aspiring youth Members of Parliament (MP's) which will formally start a conversation on what the future Kenyan government will look like as well as to form a UNITED youth-led political party with a global vision for Kenya which could be called "GLOBAL PARTY OF KENYA".
It is as a result of this realization that I thought of starting the Youth for Leadership
in 2007 Campaign.
The objectives of the Youth for Leadership
in 2007 Campaign are to:
This party will also provide a platform for young, visionary and creative leaders to be elected to Parliament
and also to elect a youthful president with a global vision for Kenya.
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ASPIRING FOR PARLIAMENTARY SEATS IN 2007 ARE WELCOME
5.0 Future Activities and Events
The next activities for the Youth for Leadership
in 2007 Campaign will be to:
Nominate youthful MP's and Councillors
to vie for seats in the General Election in 2007.
6.0 Appeal for Sponsorship/Support
This journey will not be easy and will require numerous resources.I
would like to appeal to sponsors, well-wishers and donors to support us in this worthwhile initiative.
In-kind contributions are also welcome.They can include donated advertising space (TV, Radio
, Newspapers and other media), materials, manpower, airtime, office space, computers, office furniture, office equipment, internet connection, website hosting, emails, vehicles, transport, stationery, workshop venues, press coverage, consultancy advice, printing services, catering services, security services, moral support, prayers, forwarding emails to the youth, volunteers etc.
...Danson Mungatana, who abunuwasi.com has independently established is preparing to run for the seat of Secretary General in the party led the process where the contestants were briefed on the party's plan of activities and constitution.
"The man has a bounty of over Ksh.400
million on his head, who would not want to bag the money, give me have of that and i will just retire," Mutua told journalists in his weekly Press Briefings.
also reported that the runaway fugitive had changed houses in Nairobi
four times and gave the address of his current house in South C.
"This government is not interested in shielding Kabuga and such war criminals, allegations of the whereabouts of even Osama Bin Laden are not clear some say he is in Afghanistan
and others Pakistan
, that is the same situation in Kenya about Kabuga," Mutua argued.
also reliably learnt that Mutua's office was preparing for a special Ramadhan briefing in Garrisa during IDD celebrations that wil adddress concerns raised by members of the Muslim Comunity.
The briefing at the Garrissa Municipal Council hall towards the end of October
is likely to be dominated by issues such as the proposed Anti-Terror bill, issuance of ID's
and infusion of Mandrassa classes into the national curriculum.
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MUNGATANA HINTS AT PROSECUTION OF ALL
MENTIONED IN ANGLO-LEASING LIST
...The MP for Garsen also asked Kenyans to work as one with the government by opposing and fighting corruption.
The committee wants the government to implement its report on the Anglo Leasing investigation, which was unanimously adopted by Parliament
Lorraine Karwitha's story posted in our feedback section, is an amazing story of a proactive Kenyan Living Abroad who marshalled her local network to help a girl who had been raped by her father several times and who had in the process contracted HIV/AIDS
...FORMER Kasipul Kabondo MP Otieno Kopiyo who is also the deputy Secretary General of Ford-Kenya found himself in the heat things at a General Council meeting called to discuss elections, when youths allegedly hired by his seniors attacked him and seriously injured his bodyguards.
One of the youths shot and at one of Kopiyo's bodyguards as the rest were beaten using sticks and stones before fleeing for safety as the one who had been shot was rushed to hospital.The drama continued into the meeting where Kopiyo lasted for only a few minutes and came out accusing his chairman Musikari Kombo of convening an illegal meeting and doctoring the list of delegates to the National Delegates Convention scheduled for November 17 to 19th of this year.
at one time at the Office of the President Office did the police exchange words with the politicians organizing the match demanding that the protesters stick to the original schedule and refrain from getting to the city centre.
allow ODM -KENYA MARCH TO RINGERA'S OFFICE
will be at the scene and will upload regularly for those who would like to catch the events as they unfold
...They, however called for intense investigations on the role played by Vice-President Moody Awori and Roads Minister Simeon Nyachae before they can step down.
must learn to be accountable for the things that hapen while they are in office, and citizens must insist that leaders explain their role in various deals without first associating the leaders with tribal segments," Gitari said.
...THE Mandate of seven Electoral Commision of Kenya (ECK) commissioners expires today and there is still no indication of a renewal, WHILE
They include Stephen Mageto, Abuya Abuya
, Habel Nyamu, Kihara Mutu, Jack Tumwa, Samuel Manyunza and Recho Nzera.
At the moment more than 1000 Women
have been forced to seek refuge at Kuresoi Shopping Centre
That will mean a lot of ...
That will mean a lot of wrong doings and misuse of the government funds will be kept under the carpet and lot of Kenyans will be green on what is going on. ...
Mr Kivuitu, who has chaired the commission since 1997
, has at least four security officers attached to him.
While Kivuitu earned more than Sh513
,000 a month, his colleagues earned more than Sh400
They are provided with everything any important Government official is given to make their work easier," former ECK Commissioner Abuya Abuya says.
says the current team of commissioners enjoyed better terms than the previous ones.
Former ECK Vice-Chairman Gabriel Mukele says commissioners' salaries are determined by Parliament.
They are paid a night allowance of Sh9
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IntFound for Election Systems
Abuya Abuya Member, Electoral Commission of Kenya