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from: Judy Miriga

Good People,

I am beinging to be seriously concerned that things are not good in Kenya.
Friends and sympathizers must be ready to rescue Kenya from getting ugly.

Kibaki and team are beginning to exercise force against peoples mandate.
This is unacceptable.

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

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Kenya: Crisis in Police Over Infighting

Police management is in crisis following infighting between the National Police Service Commission, the Independent Police Oversight Authority, the Office of Inspector General of Police and the Office of the President.

Inspector General David Kimaiyo and the NPSC are embroiled in a fight after the commission controversially appointed three junior officers into top positions without his knowledge.

The NPSC has also differed with Ipoa over the appointment of CID director Ndegwa Muhoro. The National Security Advisory Council on Friday put on hold new appointments in an effort to appease officers ahead of the March 4 general election.

The decision to suspend vetting of senior police officers, and new appointments, until after elections was reached following a high level security meeting between the NPSC, Internal Security PS Mutea Iringo and Kimaiyo.

The meeting in Naivasha was called by Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia after the NSAC expressed concern about the infighting.

The meeting was called to discuss growing anxiety in the police after the NPSC chairman Johnstone Kavuludi announced that the commission had appointed Cecily Gatiti as the police director of personnel, Anthony Munga as the police spokesman and Charles Owino as the director of police Internal affairs.

This was after efforts by the Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) to have the four security bodies work in harmony failed.

A meeting called by CIC to discuss the mandate and working boundaries of Ipoa, NPSC and the Ministry of Internal Security ended prematurely after an NPSC commissioner walked out of the meeting at Harambee House last Thursday.

NPSC commission chairman Johnstone Kavuludi yesterday denied that his commissioner walked out of the meeting. Kavuludi, who last evening together with his commissioners flew out of the country for a three-week tour of Sweden, UK and Norway, said he attended the Naivasha meeting to the end with commissioner Ronald Musengi.

He said there was no conflict between the NPSC, the IG, Ipoa and the ministry as alleged on his appointment of junior officers to high offices.

Kavuludi said other commissioners left before the meeting ended because they planned to travel to the Swedish Embassy on Friday evening to pick their travel documents ahead of their flights last night.

Yesterday, CIC chairman Charles Nyachae said his commission will call another meeting of the NPSC, Ipoa and the Internal Security ministry to discuss the mandate of each of the bodies and how to work in harmony. Nyachae declined to state why the earlier meeting failed.

On the decision to stop transfers, promotions and new appointments, Nyachae said: “The solution will not be piecemeal approach. We must have a holistic approach to the issues.”

Ipoa did not attend the meeting but sent apologies. Yesterday, Ipoa chairman Macharia Njeru said his commission had other engagements and could not attend the meeting.

Sources in government yesterday told the Star that failure by the four organisations to agree pushed Kimemia to call the crisis meeting at the Office of the President on Friday.

Sources at the Office of the President meeting said Kimemia, Iringo and Kimaiyo supported a resolution that NPSC withdraw the appointments through a press statement to pacify disgruntled police force.

The meeting, which started at around 5pm and went on until 2am Saturday, directed that NPSC announce that it had suspended plans to vet the police because of the anxiety and tension that it was causing in the police.

The statement jointly authored by Kavuludi and Iringo stated that the NPSC had decided to put on hold transfers, vetting of senior police officers, and new appointments until a new government comes into place.

The IG is however free to deploy extra police officers in areas considered to be insecure especially during the elections. Yesterday, Kimaiyo said the three junior officers who Kavuludi announced last week had been appointed to new positions will not be moving into their new offices.

— On Wed, 2/20/13, Kuria-Mwangi wrote:

From: Kuria-Mwangi
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:58 PM

Kumayo na Iringo ni watu wenu:)

On Feb 20, 2013 2:46 PM, “Lee Makwiny” wrote:

Here are the members: Kimemia, Mwangi, Karangi, Muhoro, Iringo, Gichangi and Kimaiyo.

Convince me this meeting is not jubilated.

A Child Of A Luo; A Son Of Kenya

From: Maurice Oduor


That Child of Luo has not told us about his experiences trying to get jobs in areas of government dominated by our cousins from the slopes. His perception of Kenya would change in a second were he to try and get a job at the central Bank, KRA, Office of the President, Security Organs and Armed Forces, Ministries of Finance, Transportation, Energy etc.

This man should count himself lucky so far that he was able to get into business directly after school.


On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 2:04 AM, MWANGI, CATHERINE wrote:

I believe this is the story of most people here.

A person may incite you to do something, but ultimately the choice is yours. You have the freedom to say yes or no, and this one nobody can force you. And the choice begins with self.

Let us pray that the good in each one of us prevails.


Wazi Campaign
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:41 AM
Subject: A Child Of A Luo; A Son Of Kenya

We received this in our inbox and thought we should share it with you:


I am a Luo. I attended my early primary education in Kisii and indeed got many friends there. Later, I went to a school in Kericho, where I had many nice memories with great Kalenjin friends. My Secondary education was in Nairobi, a truly cosmopolitan city . And when it was time to go for higher education, I went to a university in a Kikuyu neighborhood! I got many bosom Kikuyu buddies and some of my business partners come from Mt. Kenya!

All these years, I never had a problem with these diversities in culture and tribes I have encountered. And I won’t start having them now. And, knowing that your life has a similar diversity, I would advise you keep the peace and shun tribal violence before, on and after March 4th.

Yours Truly,
A Child Of A Luo, But A Son Of Kenya

Whatever tribe you were born into, remember that you are ultimately a son or a daughter of Kenya! We, therefore, beg of you to keep our motherland safe from negative ethnicity and electoral violence.

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Kenya: The Kangemi Waruku Human Peace Caravan

From: odhiambo okecth

Dear Friends,

The Kangemi Waruku Human Peace Caravan will be flagged by the DC Westlands Ms Flora Mworoa at the Chief’s Office Kitisuru at 8.00am tomorrow morning. The Chief’s Office is immediately by the Kangemi Fly Over, and the Walk will be led by The Administration Police Band and the Traffic Police.

We had our last planning meeting today at the DC’s Office and with us was Ms Petronila Nafula- the CEO Westlands Association. Through the Association, we have been able to receive a Land Rover mounted with a PA and Sound System, some water and sodas from the Westlands Jobless Foundation and Westlands Welfare Association. We are also looking at how we can pay the logistical issues for the Band.

We are also happy with our local mobilizing team led by Brian at Waruku, and the District Peace Committee Teams.

Then on Thursday the 21st Feb 2013, we will host A Million Man Human Peace Caravan in the CBD to be flagged off by the PC Nairobi at Nyayo House in the company of the Chair IEBC and we will walk to Parliament Road, Harambee Avenue, Moi Avenue and end at Jevanjee Gardens. All the Nairobi Candidates are invited with their Friends and Supporters. We want to show the whole Country that we are indeed One Family and One People under God. All are welcome.

Lastly, The Kamukunji Human Peace Caravan will be flagged off by the DC Kamukunji Mr. George Natembeya at the Salvation Army off First Avenue Eastleigh on the 23rd Feb 2013 at 8.00am. In a meeting with the DPC Team Members, Youth and Women Leaders chaired by the DC today at his office, we agreed to aggressively mobilize for the event. And from the look of things, Kamukunji might be the biggest ever event in this series.

On behalf of The Clean Kenya Campaign, may I take this opportunity to thank all our Partners- Friends and Groups that have stepped in to make The Human Peace Caravans a success. We want to sincerely thank the Provincial Administration in Nairobi and Kisumu, and the IEBC Teams for their partnership. We also want to thank the KICC Management for allowing us the use of The Court Yard on the 3rd March 2013 at great discounts as part of their contribution to the Campaign.

We have faith more partners will come on board. And let us not campaign as if we are preparing for war. It is only an election and Kenya and Kenyans will remain Friends after 4th March 2013- quoting Mr. George Natembeya- DC Kamukunji.

Let us all work for a Clean Kenya, a Clean Africa and a Clean General Election as a Transformative Deliverable as we turn 50 in Kenya.

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Kenya: The Inter-clan clashes in Kuria is all about politics and not because of cattle rustling as claimed in certain quarters

News Analysis By Leo Odera Omolo In Migori Town.

He latest flare up between the two rival sub-clans in Kuria district within Migori County in which thee people have lost their precious lives and close to 70 houses torched leaving more than 570 people displaced did not come about as the result of the traditional cattle rustling, but has some political connotation which need to be investigated thoroughly by the government.

There is something in the skirmishes more than meet the eye. The Kurias are protesting against a political party which is trying to impose an unpopular candidate, who has also long been suspected to be foreign, to represent them in the Senate.

The former Kuria |MP Dr Wilfred Machage is the official ODM candidate for Migori County Senate seat. The latte,r who is also an Assistant Minister for Public Works, has represented the community ever since 2002. He has served as an MP leaning on the PNU side of the ruling grand coalition and was also the deputy PNU party leader.

However, early this year Dr. Machage successfully persuaded the ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga to accept him with a promise that this new arrangement would give “Agwambo” political mileage over his rivals by harvesting 100 per cent of all the votes within the two Kuria districts of Kuria East and Kuria West.

The Kuria constituency which was created in 1962 has since been splinted into Kuria East and Kuria West. Dr Machage had demanded that he be given a direct nomination as his prerequisite and conditions of rejoining the ODM.

Raila Odinga following intensive persuasion by his front man in Migori County, who is Dalmas Otieno, the Minister for Public Service hastily and readily accepted Dr. Machage’s plan as viable.

Dalmas Oteno while working in cohorts with some Luo MPs from the Migori County who included Edick Omondi Anyanga {Nyatike}, Cyprian Ojwang’ Omolo {Uriri]. John Pesa {Migori} followed the arrangement with a series of night meetings held behind the closed door of the various posh Nairobi hotels.The group later tried in vain to sell the idea to the electorate, but they prove to be so adamant, forcing Raila Odinga himself to make a series of unscheduled visits to Migori in order to bulldoze and coerce the voters to accept that the Kuria community is one of the marginalized minority communities in Kenya and as such need pr0tection by way of reserving certain elective seats with the Migori County governance exclusively for the Kurias.

At the same time, Raila had assured the voters that nobody would be given direct nomination by the ODM and that all the interested aspirants would have to compete in the open for votes.

However, what might have been known to Raila is that Dr.Machage is not a popular leader of all the Kuria people. The former Kuria MP is not a member of any of the four major Kuria sub-clans livng in Kenya. He is a member of Abakenye, a small Kuria sub-clan living in the North Mara in Tanzania and neighboring Jo-Sakwa Kowak and Rieny Kowuoyo.

The major Kuria sub-clans living in Kenya comprises of Abanyabansi, Abairege, Bugumbe and Abakiria. Dr Machage is not a member of any of the four sub-clans and as such he is being treated by the Kuria people as a immigrant and a foreigner and specifically a among them.

Another Tanzanian Kuria who in the past has succeeded in sitting inside Kenyan parliament for two parliamentary terms of five years is Eng Shadrack Mangawho was elected an MP between 1992 and 1997 and has served in the defunct MOi KANU government as an Assistant Minister.

Manga is a member of another smaller Kuria sub-clan living across the common Kenya-Tanzania borders which is known as Ntimbaru. After his election, some Kuria intellectuals and politicians made a concerted efforts and even moved to court to have him {Manga} out of Kenyan parliament on claims that he was a Tanzanian and therefore a foreign an ineligible to sit in Kenya in vain. The case was thrown out by the court.

Kuria parliament seat was created in 1962 by the British appointed Boundaries omission, which was led by Prof. Mackenzie in 1962.Its first MP was Benjamin Maisori -Itumbo who was appointed to the post-independence cabinet as an Assistant Minister for Social Services. He had also served as a member of the defunct colonial Legislative Coucil in which he was nominated by the governor Sir.Patrick Renson in 1961.

Maisori-tumbo hails from Bugumbe sub-clan and had dominated Kuria politics for close to three decades. He was later replaced by Samson Marwa Mwita, and later by Walter Mwita.Al the three past MPs were the indignant Kenyan Kuria people.

By the time the ODM made the disastrous decision to have the the Migori County Senate seat reserved for the Kuria, several political – personalities had already hit the peak with their campaign for the same seat. Tey included John Magaiywa , the ODM MIGORI County branch chairman,

The result of the ODM nomination was most disappointing. Raila’s preferred candidate Dr Machage garnered paltry 51,000 votes against Magaiywa’s 72,000 votes. Strangely enough the ODM headquarters issued Dr.Machage with nomination certificate and denied Magaiywa his hard won election victory.

Those privy to information about Kuria politics have confided to us that the latest inter-clans clashes had just come about as the protest by the voters against the ODM decision of supporting the nomination loser while leaving out the winner. He skirmishes cannot be dismissed as caused by cattle rustling, but as the result of bad politics.



From: Ouko joachim omolo
From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images

President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya is currently under fire for refusing to obey a court order that gave directives on the appointments of the land commissioners. A court order was issued on February 4th, 2013 and expired on February 11th, 2013, yet Kibaki has totally refused to Gazette the names of the commissioners.

President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga nominated members to the National Land Commission (NLC) to manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments.

The President and PM nominated Muhammad Swazuri, a former commissioner of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, as chairperson of the NLC. Other nominees are Dr Tomiik Konyimbih, Silas Muriithi, Dr Rose Musyoka, Dr Samuel Torerei, Abigael Mbagaya, Emma Njogu, Clement Lenachuru and Abdulkadir Khalif.

Kenya National Land Commission will also investigate present or historical land injustices and recommend redress, encourage the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts, assess tax on land and premiums on immovable property and have over-sight over land use.

Section 67 of the new constitution states that: (1) There is established the National Land Commission. (2) The functions of the National Land Commission are—(a) to manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments; (b) to recommend a national land policy to the national government;

(c) to advise the national government on a comprehensive programme for the registration of title in land throughout Kenya; (d) to conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources, and make recommendations to appropriate authorities; (e) to initiate investigations, on its own initiative or on a complaint, into present or historical land injustices, and recommend appropriate redress;

(f) to encourage the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts; (g) to assess tax on land and premiums on immovable property in any area designated by law; and (h) to monitor and have oversight responsibilities over land
use planning throughout the country. (3) The National Land Commission may perform any other functions prescribed by national legislation.

Civil society groups staged a street protest outside Kibaki’s office in Nairobi calling on him to respect the February 5 High Court order that asked him to immediately gazette the officials of the crucial body.

According to reported facts on Kibaki’s wealth posted by Tiskie on Mar 7, 2010, 6:25pm, Kibaki’s family owns 30,000 acres plus. This could explain one of the reasons why Kibaki is hesitant to Gazette the names of commissioners. Click here to read Tiskie’s report- REPORTED FACTS ON KIBAKI’S WEALTH? SHOCKING!!

The Kibaki, kenyatta and Moi families also own large tracts, most held in the names of sons and daughters and other close family members, all concentrated within the 17.2 percent of Kenya that is arable or valued. Remember that 80 per cent of all land in Kenya is mostly arid and semi arid land.

According to the Kenya Land Alliance, more than a 65 percent of all arable land in Kenya is in the hands of only 20 per cent of the 35 million Kenyans. That has left millions absolutely landless while another 67 per cent on average own less than an acre per person.

Uhuru Kenyatta’s family alone owns at least 500,000 acres of prime land spread across the country. The land was acquired by his father in the 1960s and 1970s when the British colonial government and the World Bank funded a settlement transfer fund scheme that enabled government officials and wealthy Kenyans to acquire land from the British at very low prices.

According to estimates done by the independent surveyors and Ministry of Lands, Kenyatta’s land may be little or more than 500,000 acres.The parcel of lands include;

10, 000 acre Gichea Farm in Gatundu.

5, 000 acres in Thika.

9,000 acres in Kasarani Mwiki

5, 000-acre Muthaita Farm.

24, 000 acres in Taveta

50, 000 acres in Taita,

29, 000 acres in Kahawa Sukari along the Nairobi—Thika highway stretching all the way to Kilimambogo Hills in Ukambani.

Others include:

10, 000-acre ranch in Naivasha.,

52,000-acre farm in Nakuru

20,000-acre one, also known as Gichea Farm,

10, 000 acres in Rumuruti,

40,000 acres in Endebes in the Rift Valley Province

Others are:

Brookside Farm, Green Lee Estate,Njagu Farm in Juja, a quarry in Dandora in Nairobi.

Mama Ngina Kenyatta, Magana Kenyatta, Uhuru Kenyatta, Christine Wambui, Anna Nyokabi and Muhoho Kenyatta are among the beneficiaries of the late mzee fortunes.

According to Safina Presidential candidate Paul Muite the issue of land should be fully addressed and those who grabbed public land should hand it over to the government, noting that land was a sensitive issue mainly in Central, Rift Valley and Coast region with the poor been the most affected.

“The issue of land should be addressed from 1963 and if anyone grabbed public land then the government should repossess it,” he said recently when he was addressing tens of IDPs in Mai Mahiu Naivasha where he expressed his concern over their failed resettlement and their living conditions.

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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ UN Disarmament Conference, 2002

Kenya Television Network Prime News: Miguna Vs Househelp

From: Gordon Teti

The controversial writer and political activist Miguna Miguna is back in the news once again. Miguna has been questioned by the police in the city for allegedly assaulting his house help. Miguna’s house help told the police she was assaulted and later chased away from the controversial former civil servants Runda residence. Miguna on his part claims the house help was not a victim of assault but an agent of powerful forces out to have him killed. Miguna, who is a former aide to prime minister Raila Odinga told journalists in his compound he had learnt the woman had been paid one million shillings by two bodyguards of two ministers to poison him. Police have since visited Miguna’s residence and have promised to investigate the matter.

Happened today. WATCH:

Kenya: Raila’s convoy almost ran into tear gas as the police battle with rowdy youths in Ahero Town

By Leo Odera Omolo in Kisumu City

POLICE in Ahero town, Nyando district within the Kisumu County were at the weekend forced to lob tear gas canister against a section of unruly crowd that turned up to welcome the Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his entourage.

Two former MPs for Nyando and Muhoroni constituencies were the new targets for booing and heckling. These were the Muhoroni MP Prof.Patrick Ayiecho Olueny, who is also an assistant Minister for education and Fred Outa the former Nyando MP.

Raila travelling with a team of cabinet Ministers and MPs were on their way to Kisumu after addressing a series of campaign rallies in Kipkellion and Nandi Hills which the incident occurred. During his brief stop at the Chemelil roundabout, the residents booed and heckled Prof.

Accompanying the Prime Minister were the Lands Minister James Orengo, Local Government Minister Fred Gumo, Industrialization Minister Henry Kosgey, Health Services Minister Prof.Anyang’ Nyong’o, Energy Assistat Minister Magarer Lang’at Prof.

The crowd became highly agitated after the Prime Minister tried to introduced the two local MP and told the audience that they should vote on six piece voting pattern, saying that he needed to win the presidency with a strong and experienced team.

The situation remained the same at Awasi, but it developed into very noisy when the group reached Ahero town.The crowd disapproved the candidature of both Ayiecho Oluenya {Muhoroni}, and Fred Outa {Nyando} arguing loudly that the two did not win the elections during the recently concluded, but much flawed ODM primary nomination.

During the violence confrontation between the police and the crowd which fought the running battles into the nearby villages, Ahero-Oyugis-Kisii and Ahero-Kisumu road was blocked from 5.30 P.M. to 8 P.M. Motorists stopped and parked their vehicles by the roadside. They included Matatus,tracks and buses. their vehicles voluntarily while fearing the worse and having them damaged by flying stones.

It became apparently clear that the six piece voting system would not work inside Luo-Nyanza,though the Prime Minister has been crusading for this system aggressively wherever he goes.

The bone of contention everywhere is that the majority of the aspirants for the various elective positions who were sanction by the ODM and cleared by the IEBC to contest the election were not adequately elected by the popular votes, and therefore lacked the blessing of the electorate. The electorate as result are insisting that they should be allowed to cast votes on individual personality cult and not on party line due to the flopped ODM nominations.

Prof Ayiecho Olueny is facing the populist Nairobi businessman James Onyango K’Oyoo who had won the rim\ry in Muhoroni with landslide, but who the ODM party big-wigs had rigged and denied victory, which was corruptively handed over to Prof. Olueny.

In Nyando J.Okello a youthful aspirant had trounced Fred Outa, but the ODM headquarters issued Outa with the nomination certificate to the chagrins of the voters.


Kenya: Prof Nyong’o is to face the stiffest opposition for his Senatorial bid in Kisumu County

Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City.

The Minister for Medical Services Prof.Peter Anyang Nyong’o who is the ODM’s Secretary General and who had sailed through the last month’s flawed nomination may not find it that much easier to take his seat in the Senate without a fight.

The man who he defeated in the contest for Kisumu Rural constituency contest two decades ago is upon his feet and ready for another bruising election battle with the Minister.

The aspirant is Winston Ochoro Ayoki who represented Kisumu Rural constituency between 1992 and 2002 has declared that he would challenge Prof.Nyong’o in his bid to become the first Senator for Kisumu County.

An American trained graduate, Ayoki has served the government in the Ministry of Education at first as an Education Officer for the then Migori sub-district before he was promoted and made the Principal the Ramogi Institute of Advanced Science and technology.

Ayoki retired from the civil service and contested the Kisumu Rural parliamentary seat during the first multi-party elections of 1992 and won the election on Ford-Kenya ticket. He was sent packing by Nyong’o in 1997 and there after engage himself in business and farming.

At one time Ochoro-Ayoki was the regional manager for the American-Peace Corps in Kenya. He is also the younger brother of the late Wycliffe Onyango Ayoki who was the Managing Commission of the Kenya Meat Commission in the late 1960s.

Onyango-Ayoki had also served as the KANU MP for Kisumu Rural constituency in the late 1970s.This constituency has since been realigned and separated from the parts of Kisumu with the new constituency which s known as Seme.

Ayoki told this writer that his had an eight point vision for the Kisumu County.If elected he would thrive to promote health care program, promote the delivery of clean water for heath to the rural population, launch very aggressive food production program to make the area self-sufficiency in food and work for food security.

He said he would improve the environment of the area as well of conservations, further improve educational facilities and technology and build good infrastructure such as feeder and access roads to facilitate easy communications between the farming rural folks and market places.



From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images

Given that Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta will be voted as the fourth president of Kenya by some sections of Kenyans only, that is Gema and Kalenjins, the communities that have the highest registered voters it will be difficult for him to implement the new constitution.

Kenyans will not stand steadfast in their demand for the truth based on a new constitution because they will have the president who will serve the interest of the communities that voted him.

In this way the constitution will not be people driven because it will not be at the center of people themselves but the parliament or politicians. This will kill the constitution preamble,” We Kenyans”.

Parliament will be forced to amend the constitution that gives much power to those in authority. As such they will use it to intimidate and dictate to people whatever they feel it is on their favor. They will use it to intimidate and dictate because it would have no objectives and visions.

It will not talk about democratic principles that Kenyans should be committed to. It will give the president all the powers to use it in any way he likes. As such it will fail to define the duties of the head of the state and those of head of Government. It will place the president above the law. It will give him power to appoint ministers, public and constitutional officials of his own and taste.

Since the amendment will make president to be above the law, he can dissolve the parliament any time he feels like. He will also not be impeached. With its weakness and indecency, the amended constitution will not protect violation of human rights, guarantee free and fair elections, or directive principles on the management and use of natural resources such as public land, forest, water, wild life, etc.

It will mean that Kenya will be taken back when the police wantonly broken-up peaceful meetings of lobby groups and political parties, even clobbering harmless journalists covering such stories.

It will take us back where many opposition supporters have been inhumanly beaten, injured, and even died. This will give birth to the informal groupings as chinkororos, Jeshi la Mzee and Bagdad boys. In such well planned violence no arrests will be made.

It will also mean that Kenyan people will not unite actively together to re-build Kenya. As such it will deter a clear reflection of the past, a critical look at the present and a focused charting out of the way forward in resuscitating our country and giving it a new lease of life, in the firm belief that we can and are able to reshape our nation’s destiny.

Even churches will have no voice to call to an end the restoration of the separation of powers between Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary, the restoration of the security of tenure of office, the judges, attorney general and the controller and auditor general.

It will take us back when President Jomo Kenyatta’s had little change in cabinet after the General Election of October 1974. He kept Moi, Mbiyu Koinange, Julius Kiano, Mwai Kibaki, Jeremiah Nyagah, James Gichuru, Jackson Angaine, Isaac Omolo-Okero and Charles Njonjo in their jobs, the most stable ministerial team Kenya has ever seen. It will mean appointing only few new ministers.

For his government to be protected Jomo Kenyatta had to bring in Munyua Waiyaki, who had resigned in 1966 in sympathy with former Vice-President Oginga Odinga, not only to replace Njoroge Mungai as foreign minister but also brought in Daniel Mutinda to replace Eliud Mwendwa as the minister for Ukambani among others.

Against the background that amongst Kenyatta’s 12 nominations to Parliament were two representatives of Kenya’s increasingly influential ethnic or tribal unions: Njenga Karume, chairman of Gema, and Mulu Mutisya, leader of the New Akamba Union (NAU).

In this way Kanu was used by Jomo Kenyatta to discriminate the minority ethnic groups such as Kalenjin, miji kenda, Maasai, Luhya, among others. Kanu was predominantly Luo and Kikuyu party.

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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ UN Disarmament Conference, 2002

Kenya & EU: The NCIC is sleeping on the jobs while Minister Ongeribri’s reaction to EU and US statements was a big diplomatic goof.

News Analysis By Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

The casual way and manner with which the Kenyan Minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Ongeri had handled the sensitive diplomatic exchanges between Kenyan leaders and the EU countries ambassadors to Kenya on the need to have fair and free elections was a big diplomatic goof.

And the said could be said of the recent brotherly caution and advice by the US President Barrack Obama was a big diplomatic blunder if not an act of miscalculation and underestimation of facts.

Ongeri’s reaction had reduced the sensitive diplomatic issue to be of a simple and petty local political party affair between the competing Jubilee and Cord alliances.

The Minister’s utterances did not measure up to the international diplomatic standards. He down played the important role the EU envoys are playing to Kenya and the important part their countries contributions to or national budgetary system and development activities.

The Minister further displayed his total ignorance about the pivotal role the EU member states are playing as key development and economic partners of Kenya. He ought to have been well briefed and knew that the EU states are state parties to the Rome Statue and are its members bound by its legal obligation as much as is Kenya.

In the same context I am tempted to ask a question about the cardinal role played by the NCIC, which appeared to be ineffective and looked like a simple talking shop. The NCIC is like a toothless bull-dog, therefore its members and the executive director Dr. Mzalendo Kibunja were simply milking the public coffers. The commission should be dissolved with immediate effect, because it has failed to live to the expectation of the peace –loving Kenyans.

Kenyans from all walks of life are increasingly getting worried about the casual manner with which, the politicians, particularly those vying for the presidency have defiantly ignored NCIC repeated warning about the hate speeches.

In this context, I have in mind the speeches made by the Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and his running –mate William Samoei Ruto during the letters recent tour of the Nandi County.

Many people were shocked and taken aback when the two made reckless statements at their campaign rally in Nandi County. Without any provocation fro any quarters the two principals leaders of the Jubilee Alliance, made unfounded allegations attacking the EU countries and the United States of America saying the two institutions were issuing threats and intimidation to scare their Kenyan supporters.

‘These nations must stop playing about issues they should come out openly and tell Kenyans that they are supporting the Prime Minister Raila Odinga.”We will not have a problem with that,” said Ruto.What an unfortunate statement?

Ruto was further quoted by all the dailies as saying that a number of Western nations including the US and Great Britain have already warned Kenyans of the consequences should they the elect the two ICC suspect

Ruto further alleged that what America and the UK had done was tantamount to violence tom intimidate KENYA VOTERS. Perhaps Kenyatta an Ruto were playing local politic s of provoking tribal emotions

Ruto’s frequent mentioning of Raila Odinga’s name in a derogatory manner and negatively whenever he opens up his public addresses, an action that carries risk wiping out the emotions of Raila supporters.

What were the NCIC agents doing. Did such remarks not amounting to hate speeches? Or the NCIC would like to wait until the supporters of the two camps get embroiled into physical confrontation.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kendu-Bay Town.

REPORTS emerging from Rachuonyo South district within Homa-By County say clans politics is raising its ugly head ahead of the March 4, 2013 general election.

However, sources in this most populous and expansive rural farming constituency have confided to us that it would be an uphill task for an aspirant contesting the election on another party ticket outside the ODM to clinch the east.

The residents have vowed to follow the six piece voting pattern in the area to the latter despite of the concerted effort by one of the parliamentary aspirant to introduce the inter clans rivalry kind of politics which is pitting the east and the west side of the expansive constituency.

According to impeccable sources, the architect of the inter-clans rivalry politic in
Karachuonyo is Adipo Okuome, a perennial parliamentary election loser in the area ever since the late1980s. This time around, he was beaten hands down by the immediate former MP for the area Eng. James K Rege.

Disgruntled after losing in the ODM primary nomination, Adipo Okuome it is being alleged had mobilized drunken and heavily intoxicated youths who staged violence protest by way of blocking he main Kendu-Bay-Homa-Bay with logs and burning tires.

The youths stoned motorists, while singing derogatory songs against the ODM leader Raila Odinga shouting ‘no Adipo Okuome no Raila Odinga. They tore up and burnt Raila Odinga‘s election posters. The gangs of hired political goons had earlier attacked the motorcade of Eng. Rege when he toured Nyakongo area in Central Karchuonyo where the former MPs made a narrow escaped amid hails of stones.

Adipo Okuome had since ditched the ODM and took the ticket of the Wiper party and he is still in the race. Another ODM primary nomination loser David Ngala joined the UDF on whose ticket; he is still in the race for the election proper, which is slated for March 4, 2013.

Following the ODM nomination fiasco, the inter-clans politics has raised its ugly head with unconfirmed allegation claims that the Wiper candidate has been preaching for the partition of Karachuonyo constituency into to the east-West confrontation.

In Karachuonyo, the family tree is evenly distributed into sub-clans based on the clans named after the five wives of the community’s great grand father, Rachuonyo son of Jok. The descendants of the polygamous grand father are named after their grand-mothers, namely, Joka-Achieng’. Jo-Kanyipir, Jo-Kauma, Joka-Nyaluo and Joka-Adwet.

Rachuonyo’s wives were Achieng’, Nyipir, Nyaluo, Auma and Adwet.

The Kadwet group, which is the most populous sub-clan occupied the central and the eastern parts of the constituency including the Kendu-Bay town which is the nerves center of the region .politics.

The intriguing history of Karachuonyo politics rotates around the two major clans which live in the East and West. The east had the advantage accessing modern education owing to the fact that it was the homes of colonial chieftains, who dominated the area administration from 1906 to the time when Kenya attained its political independence in 1963. The old colonial chiefs who were from one sub-clan, joka-Adwet might have committed some act of injustices against members of other sub-clans, which were considered to be inferior due to lack of exposure to modern education and civilization, and from the look of things, it appears as if these sub-clans which were previously marginalized and suppressed by the colonial chiefs have yet to forgiven the Joka-Adwet sub-clan.

Despite of its population numeracy, the Joka-Adwet has yet to produce an MP ever since the inception of Karachuonyo constituency in 1962.

The first MP for Karachuonyo was the lat Elijah Omolo Agar who win the election as an independent KANU candidate the late Joseph Gogo Ochok who was the KANU official candidate during the 1963 independence general elections.

Omolo Agar met the fatal road accident in 1966 and died before completing his five year terms. At the time of his death he was serving in the post independence cabinet as an Assistant Minister for home-Affairs.

The election contest between the late Omolo Agar and the late Gogo Ochok was full of political intrigues and controversies in that Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who was the then KANU Vice President threw his weight behind the late Gogo Ochok the official KANU candidate while the late Tom Mboya who was then the KANU Secretary-General backed the candidacy of Omolo Agar.

Omolo Agar hails fro the Kanyipir sub-clan in the West .After Agar’s death, the former area member of the defunct Nyanza regional Assembly David Okiki Amayo was voted in to become the second Karachuonyo MP, Okiki Amayo, was to dominate the area politics for the next two decades until the until spoken women leader Mrs Phoebe Muga Asiyo dethroned him in another controversial and bruising election battle.

Asiiyo retired from active politic after representing thezrea for three five years term, ad was replaced by his former chief campaigner Dr. Paul Adhu Awiti.

Awiti lost to Rege in 2007 and has since been engaged by the prime minister Raila Odinga as his political adviser on Luo politic.

What is expected to come out of the election in Karachuonyo is the fact that those aspirants contesting the election in the Luo-Nyanza outside the ODM stand no chance of wining the election after the Luo political kingpin Raila Odinga had toured the area and questioned the voters not to elected “Madodoa” candidates. He warned that electing such a candidates would reduced the party majority in the next parliament.


Kenya: Westlands on 20th Feb

From: odhiambo okecth

Dear Friends,

We hosted a Consultative Meeting this morning with the Waruku 2 Youth Team led by Brian and we reviewed the Walk Path for The Waruku Kangemi Human Peace Caravan which we have rescheduled to the 20th Feb.

Everything else remains the same.

At the same time, there are serious discussions going on about making The Human Peace Caravans even more bigger, and we will give details as soon as the works in progress becomes clearer.

We have been excited by the call from IEBC to all aspirants who placed their posters across Kenya to clear the same 7 days before the elections. This call must be enforced, because, our Towns are painted in many colours which are extremely offending to the eye.

Serious efforts must be put in place to help manage the question of Election Posters.

Let us all work for a Clean Kenya, a Clean Africa and a Clean General Election as a Transformative Deliverable as we turn 50 in Kenya.

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KENYA: THE MUGO REPORT – December 2012 – January 2013

From: Mugo Muchiri
Los Angeles, CA
Febuary 3, 2013

Q: Happy belated New Year, Bwana Mugo! I know we’re well into 2013 but tell us how you sum up the year 2012? What for you were some of its highlights?

Mugo: Asante sana and Happy New Year to you too. 2012 was a good but tough year. I’m sure the continuing challenging economy has made a more resilient lot of us Kenyans in the US. But the thankfulness has also been there, at least on my part, for the good things that we mustn’t take for granted: additions to the family, good health and meaningful work.

The icing on the cake has got to be my recent visit to Kenya which provided a rare opportunity to be with my Mom, brothers, sisters and in-laws, and to be introduced and fall in love with a whole bunch of hitherto unknown nephews and nieces. That, plus connecting with long-lost friends……..could you ask for a sweeter Christmas gift? I don’t think so.

Q: So how’s Mom doing? You always sign out as the son of Ndunge….so tell me how the mother of ‘the son of Ndunge’ is fairing?

Mugo: Asante for asking. Mom is doing reasonably well for an 81-year woman. She’s still her old jovial self. Her gait is obviously a tad bit slower. She occasionally has to use a walking stick, but in her eyes, you still see the joyfulness of life. It was a warm presence to be around with so many beautiful memories shared.

When you see your mother live (rather than through Skype), you feel like blessing all the mothers of the world. In your Mom, you see the center that nourishes everything around, that’s at the basis of all family relationships and values. So for two weeks, every day was a joyful ‘Mother’s Day.’

Q: So when was the last time you were in Kenya, if I may ask?

Mugo: Slightly over 24 years! I see your jaw dropping, bwana. This was the first time I went to visit Kenya since coming to the United States in August of 1988. It was a long absence.

Q: MUNGU WANGU! You mean you had chuchuma’d here for 24 years! I think you’ve set a record among Kenyans in the US. I thought Ngugi wa Thiong’o had the ‘gold’ but you’ve outdone even the Great African Bard!

Mugo: Well life is interesting, isn’t it? However, I only recently found out that our family friend from Miami, Bwana Paul….. well he’s at 27 years and still counting. So I’ll have to settle for ‘silver.’

Q: So how was Kenya, especially after all those years? You must have been overwhelmed by the changes.

Mugo: Overwhelmed yes. Actually I was floored. The changes are simply amazing. Nairobi is just teeming with people. So is Nakuru, Thika, Makutano and other places I visited. You feel this raw energy in the air. Kenyans are just everywhere. And they’re mostly young. I rarely saw wananchi with gray hair like me in the city center. Perhaps most had retreated to the countryside for the holidays. It was a sea of mostly under-30-somethings.

One of the things that impressed me was attire. This was especially true among the ladies. When I remarked this to my brother Kamande, he told me that Mitumba (second-hand clothing) had been a savior. To my eyes, there was minimal difference between dress codes here in US and back in Kenya. And perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising; most clothing is actually sourced from the US.

Q: Did you get a chance to travel around some. Were folks in rural areas equally presentable?

Mugo: Yes I did, and yes they were. Now two weeks is a very short time especially since most of the things I intended to accomplish needed my presence in Nairobi. Still I managed to go to Murang’a from where I hail. It was critical for me to visit some of the 2007-8 hotspots and this led me to Nakuru, Naivasha and Nandi Hills. And yes, everywhere I went, people including small children seemed to be well-fed. They were certainly decently clad.

Now 24 years ago, it was common in my hometown of Saba Saba to see kids with long shirts (no undergarments) with makamasi dripping from their noses, and flies mulling around their faces. In fact kids didn’t even bother to swipe at the flies. You don’t like washing dirty laundry in public, but this was the reality. Today, it’s a 360 degree turnaround: children are clean and well dressed. I didn’t see a soul without shoes. So this was gratifying. You saw before your very own eyes the benefits of cross-border trade. And I think this mustn’t be lost to Kenyans, especially during this electioneering season, where it’s common to hear isolationist hues and cries.

Q: So would you say that living standards have improved since you were last there?

Mugo: With respect to what my eyes saw, I’d say yes. But it’s a qualified ‘yes.’ Time didn’t allow me to go areas like Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru where the bulk of our population resides. Now take Kibera as an example. It’s one of the biggest slums in Africa. In fact, according to Ngugi, an in-law of mine who lives in Karen, there’s only a forest of about a mile – the time of a brisk 20-minute walk – that separates Kibera from Karen. So the sprawl is alive and well, and will increasingly put the squeeze on high-cost, up market areas. Standards of living cannot be gauged without taking this significant portion of Kenyans into consideration. That’s why you have to ringfence my answer.

Q: Tell me more about Nairobi. Has it physically grown? And what’s the state of traffic in and around Nairobi?

Mugo: I didn’t care much for Nairobi. Its livability index is very suspect in my eyes. The area encompassing the City Center is nothing short of hazardous to your health. The main reason for this is the pollution from the seemingly numberless matatus and City Hoppers that rule the roadways. They all run on diesel for the most part.

You remember how President Obama described the first-ever US debt downgrade as “a self-inflicted wound?” Well, the hike in sickness rates in the coming years will have been a self-inflicted wound in a similar vein. We’re just doing it to ourselves, we’re acting in a manner to precipitate higher asthma and cancer rates among Nairobi urbanites. The only entities to benefit will be Big Pharma and all who come under its umbrella. In my mind, the government really has to get going on regulating the matatu industry. Not tomorrow, but NOW. Otherwise a rapidly gathering health threat is sure to morph into a fully-fledged crisis.

Q: Haven’t they partly done it though? In our last encounter, we talked about the inauguration of the new Syokimau railway station by President Kibaki as a step in the right direction.

Mugo: This is true. I continue to laud the investment efforts of Kenya Railways. They’re well-reasoned and appropriate to the need. But when you’re actually on the ground, you’re confronted with the issue of immediacy, the urgency of speeding things up. Let me give you an example. I was staying at the Transcendental Meditation ™ center in Valley Arcade in Nairobi. One day, I decided to take the 30-minute walk to Hurlingham. I then hopped onto a matatu which proceeded to head to downtown Nairobi. My brother Ng’ang’a was waiting for me in his office.

Q: Yes, I recall Hurlingham being on the tonier side of Nairobi.

Mugo: It took me another 30 minutes of waiting at the Hurlingham terminal before I boarded the matatu. While waiting at the bus stop, matatus would come, slow down, then leave. Each vehicle would belch diesel fumes into our faces. You cannot avoid ingesting the poison. By the time I got to my brother’s office, I was actually ‘high’ on diesel. And I thought, ‘What about these folks who have to endure this every single day of their lives.’ A Maasai friend I met in Namanga told me that folks from his community enjoy almost perfect health until they go to Nairobi. Then all hell breaks loose on them.

Q: What about the physical aspect of Nairobi?

Mugo: This is definitely an economy on the march. If you asked me, we’ve stolen Uganda’s national symbol – the crane is now our ‘bird’ – and lately it’s been busy in the service of building, building, building. As a point of fact, cement manufacturers aren’t able to keep up with demand. I don’t understand where all this credit is coming from, but it’s flowing like booze at a sailor’s party. What we need to watch out for is planning. The planning function is weak. Towns I visited like Kitengela, Juja, Thika and Makutano (or Kenol) to pick a few all exhibited deplorable planning.

Unlike what we’re used to in the States, there’s a dearth of park areas, broad streets, walking pavements, biker lanes, etc. These are important elements that contribute to a more superior quality of living. The multi-use functionality that newer buildings in LA have incorporated is a lesson that needs to be imported. This way, lofts, studios and apartments on higher floors co-exist with the ground floor service functionality of restaurants, dry cleaners, salons and what have you. In Kenya, outside the higher cost areas like Westlands (very admirable developments), it’s a jungle. Planning is haphazard.

Q: But I don’t imagine the LA of today is the LA of, say, 100 years ago.

Mugo: This is true. But must we wait for such a long time to achieve parity? Let’s appeal to, reach out and grasp ‘best practices.’ The LAs of the world may have had to develop it by themselves. This was an awfully slow roast. The advantage for today’s younger economies is the wealth of knowledge that exists out there and the relative ease of securing cooperation across seas. New city design and planning in China continue to benefit significantly from infusions of American expertise and ingenuity. Remember, a stitch in time saves nine.

Q: Would you say that Kenya is the land of opportunity?

Mugo: There is no doubt that Kenya today is the land of opportunity. The amount of wealth generation is simply staggering. As Hillary Clinton said at her going-away speech at the State Department last week, 7 of the 10 most rapidly growing economies are in Africa. Return on invested capital in Kenya towers over their comparables here in the US. What I’m saying is that the Carnegie Mellons, the Rockerfellows, the Huntingtons of Kenya are being created as you read this. It’s a hugely exciting and inviting time for investments in Kenya, and by extension in Africa. This there can be no doubt about.

Q: Where specifically are opportunities rife?

Mugo: The most obvious is land. About 6 years ago, an 1/8 of an acre in Kitengela was going for KSh 350,000. Today, it easily fetches KSh 1.5 million. In the last 6-7 years, Kenya has seen an explosion in land prices. Populations are moving further out for more spacious, better quality living. Now future increases in land may not be as dramatic as what I’ve just described. Even so, I think land especially in farther-out areas like Kitengela, Konza, Utawala can be good holding investments.

Residential construction is another area that can provide home-run returns. The demand –especially in the lower cost market segment – continues to far outstrip supply. I visited several home and apartment developments, notably Bahati Ridge in Gatanga, the Chania development in Thika and so forth.

Bahati Ridge is pioneered by the Kibe family. The family patriach was a Permanent Secretary in the Water ministry many years ago. In any case, he’s hived off half of his 180-plus acre farm and is developing so very beautiful homes whose quality is nothing short of outstanding. The contractor is Epco Builders of Industrial Area. The development is definitely a thumbs-up and I’d invite readers to check out Despite the hefty prices, they’re going, going and going.

I hope that my next visit will allow me more time to scout investment opportunities that I can share with my fellow Kenyans in Diaspora. But take it from me, this is NOT a time to whine about trust issues. Just find a good partner and jump in there. Opportunities stare you in the face.

Q: OK Bwana Mugo, asante for your insights. It’s been a joy to share and tuonane next time.



From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images

Since the re-introduction of multiparty politics in 1992 Prime Minister Raila Odinga has not met a tough rebellion like the one he did in Homa Bay County on Wednesday, after irate youths heckled and booed him as he told his supporters in dholuo to vote for ODM candidates only and ignore other affiliates.

He has not met tough hostility because since 1992 Nyanza has traditionally rallied behind political parties led by the Odinga family, and any politician who introduced or came with a different party risked being whisked.

With Wednesday rebellion there are signs that the political dynasty that has controlled Nyanza for decades could lose its iron grip due to the discord brought about by political intrigues within the Cord alliance.

This time along Luo Nyanza voters were pouring their anger on Raila Odinga for allowing his ODM party to give direct nomination to political aspirants they did not prefer. The voters felt they were robbed of victory by issuing certificates to many of the candidates who have served for long in parliament without any development at all.

Because this mess has never been cleansed, there is high possibility that a wind of political change is likely to sweep through Nyanza by voters rejecting the old and corrupt gurus in ODM were imposed to them.

Even though the angry crowds told the PM off and vowed to reject any ODM candidate who was given direct nomination in the whole Nyanza region, he still insisted that they must vote only ODM candidates in March 4th general elections.

Those who the voters allege were defeated but given ODM certificates include Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang for Senate seat for Homabay County, instead of Hillary Alila who the voters say won the nomination.

Kajwang received the ticket after hotly disputed party primaries that led to Alila defecting to People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is not the first time voters have claimed Kajwang had been rigged in.

In 2007 when Sammy Wakiaga a civil servant and a prominent Nairobi based businessman was heading for a landslide election victory over Kajwang’ in Mbita constituency on an ODM ticket, Raila Odinga had prevailed upon Wakiaga to step down for Kajwang and wait for other job opening up in the event of the ODM forming the government. Wakiaga has since then kept a low profile in politics.

Voters don’t want Kajwang’ because when he was MP for Mbita he did very little in terms of development. Kajwang won the Mbita seat during the first multi-party election in 1992, and has repeatedly successfully defended his seat ever since.

He had a lackluster performance and poor track record of development. That is why when he announced his ambition that he was going to become the Senate representative of the Homa-Bay County he could not augur well with the entire County’s voters.

Homa-Bay County covers Gwassi, Mbita, Ndhiwa, Rangwe, Homa-Bay Town, Karachuonyo, Kasipul and Kabondo/ Kasipul. Kasipul and Kabondo constituencies in particular may not vote for him because of their belief that he was the one used by Raila Odinga to spear-head the controversial ousting of the influential Ker Meshack Riaga Ogalo, from the mantle and leadership of the moribund Luo Council of Elders from his office.

The violence which broke out in Rodi Kopany in the evening occurred when supporters of Peter Opondo Kaluma complained over allegations that immediate former Rangwe Mp Martin Ogindo was awarded ODM nomination certificate yet he never won the election. Voters were already tired with Ogindo and thought it was time for him to give chance for a new comer, only to learn later that he was rigged in.

While Alila’s candidature has drawn large support, especially from the youths and women who see him as a visionary leader and not power-hungry, in Siaya County voters are very angry that their preference candidate William Oduol was denied ODM certificate after winning nomination.

Mr Oduol faced Mr Odinga’s elder brother, Oburu Oginga in the primaries but the two were later disqualified by ODM over alleged confusion during the exercise. Oduol was robbed of victory and has since defected to the little known National Agenda Party and will face ODM’s nominee, Cornel Rasanga Amoth who was imposed to Siaya voters.

In Muhoroni the music is the same, where assistant minister Ayiecho Olweny is facing his perennial opponent, James Onyango K’Oyoo, who moved to Omingo Magara’s PDP after being denied the ODM certificate.

According to Muhoroni voters it is a fact that K’Oyoo beat Mr Olweny by a landslide during the ODM nominations but he was robbed of victory. He will have a sweet revenge on March 4,” when voters are likely to vote for him instead of ODM candidate.

In Kasipul is the same problem, where outgoing MP Oyugi Magwanga is a worried man after his main opponent; Charles Ongondo defected to Kalembe Ndile’s Tip party. Kasipul voters maintain Ongondo was robbed victory and they are likely to vote him against Magwanga.

Similar resistance is also expected in Gem, Nyando, Kisumu and in Rongo, where Public Service minister Dalmas Otieno is facing a tough battle from his main opponents, Gradus Oluoch and Paul Abuor. Mr Oluoch is vying on Wiper while Abuor settled on Tip.

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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ UN Disarmament Conference, 2002

Raila witnessed the election violence as missiles and shoes flew over the dignitary dais in Homa-Bay CORD accompany rally

Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Homa-Bay Town.

SECURITY details of the Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga ON Wednesday this week.and shielded the CORD presidential candidate from being hit when the mayhem broke loose during the ODM campaign rally at Homa-Bay Town

The Prime Minister was on the last leg of his three days campaign mission in his native home region of Luo-Nyanza.The trouble started when CORD leader made futile attempt to disown the ODM aspirants who have crossed over into other parties and got cleared by the IEBC to contest the March 4, 2013 general elections.

These were the same aspirants who had contested the election on ODM tickets, but felt aggrieved and deliberately rigged out after the much flawed ODM primary nomination.

Most of the rebel aspirants crossed to parties in partnership with the ODM under the enlarged CORD alliance.

The biggest crowd had turned out at the Homa-Bay campaign rally which was attended by the Prime Minister and several cabinet Ministers. The crowd was splinted into smaller groups of supporters carrying the portraits and electi0on posters of their favorite candidates, most of them those who had ditched ODM and crossed over t other parties.

The Gwassi MP John Mbadi, who was the master of ceremony pleaded with the crowd to drop the posters as this was an embarrassment to the Prime Minister, but the crowd defiantly displayed the posters while bursting into songs of praise for their favorite candidates. The MP’s voice was swallowed into shouting match by the huge crowd.

A heated argument ensued between the crowd and the Ministers followed by flying shoes and stones, some which hit the podium but kissed the dignitaries. The protesters appeared to have targeted the Immigration and Registration of Persons Minister Gerald Otieno Kajwang’

At one point a shoe thrown from the crowd hit the Minister and several others, while the Prime Minister was shielded by his security details and the Lands Minister James Orengo. The Minister had earlier tried to calm down the enraged crowd but was heckled and shouted down.

The security personnel moved in and charged on the crowd and even making the matters worse. It was the youthful Sports Minister Ababu Namwamba who successfully pleaded with the crowd to calm down before Raila made his address after the order and calm had been restored.

During the melee that followed the crowd run helter scalter leaving behind hundreds of shoes which were used as missiles.

Insults were hurled at Kajwang’, who prior to the ODM nomination was the chairman of the party in Homa-Bay County and who the crowd blamed for having messed u the nomination. They called the Ministers names such as “Traitor” “Andhoga’.

Other voices coming from the crowd defiantly praised and approved the candidature of Hilary Ochieng; Alila, who is Kajwang’s only rival in the Homa-Bay Senatorial contest in the Homa-Bay Senatorial contest, though Alila was nowhere to be seen.

Alila is still on the race on the ticket of Omingo Magara led Democratic Party of Kenya and the populist aspirant is expected to give Kajwang’ a run for his money come the March 4, 2013,

Raila faced similar problem when he toured Migori County the previous day. All the problems emanating from the flawed ODM nomination

In Migori, the former Nyatike M Edick Omondi Anyanga, whose wife Anne Omondi Anyanga was among those whose election were questionable had been made the deputy governor, whose nomination is also questionable. Insiders say no nomination took place in the took place in the entire Nyatike constitu4ndfy. although the IEBC had cleared the former MP and sever County representatives plus his wife.The same problems occurred in Migiori East constituency where a Somali Juneet Mohamed who is believed to be a believed to aver won the primary nomination. There were unconfirmed allegation of bribery both at the ODM headquarter and also at the IEBC.

In his address Raila Odinga urged the electorate to vote for ODM candidates only in a six pieces pattern to ensure that his party secure majority MPs.. He said this would give the ODM the majority seats in the August House, but if they voted for those aspiring for the election using other parties tickets, the ODM parliamentary strength could be reduced into minority. But a section of the crowd could not hear of this, though ‘Agwambo” spoke in vernacular telling them’yawa kik ukuod wiya [please do not shame me}

Raila, however, made political blunder when he described those seeking elective position in the region using tickets from other parties including those in partnership with the ODM under CORD umbrella as “Madoadoa”This remark provoked further murmuring among the crowd.

When the former Rangwe MP Eng Phillip Okoth Okundi turned out at the venue of the rally then broke loose as if the heaves had come down on the earth. Okundi is believed by many people within the locality to have won the position of the co. Awiti..

The ODM candidate for the Homa-Bay County women rep 5esentatiuve Mrs Gladys Wanga was subjected to a lot of insult and called name with some of the unprintable insults and insinuations. She is believed not to have won the primary fairly, but was rigged in on instruction of the Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang’.

Wanga is believed to have polled close to 31,00 votes against the winner Mrs Roselyn Onyuka, the former Nyanza PDE who polled 47,000 and above, but her names was cancelled at the ODM headquarters where she was replaced by Mrs Wanga. These were some of the issues which had angered and enraged the Homa-Bay crowd,and provoked them to act violently

From the looking of things,the majority of voters in Luoi-Nyanza appeared ti be hell-bent on voting for non-ODM candidates.



By Chak Rachar.

THE proprietor of a leading real estate agency in Kisumu was yesterday arraigned before a court and charged with obtaining money from a woman under the pretext that he would secure her a parcel of land.

George Adada appeared before the Senior Resident Magistrate Samuel Atonga and denied the charge.

Adada is charged that he February 11 2010 at Re-insurance plaza in Kisumu East district received a bankers cheque of 400,000/- and 50,000/- all totaling 450,000/- from Morine Leah Aketch Auma under the pretext that he could sell her a parcel of land at Kisumu Konya / 6067.

The accused who is the proprietor of Michigen Investments was ordered released on a bond of 100,000/-.

Atonga fixed the hearing of the case on February 27 this year.

The accused was taken to the basement cells as his bond was prepared.

He is represented by a Kisumu lawyer Ouma Njoga of Njoga and company advocates by inspector Francis Milia prosecuted the case.

Adada was earlier in the week roughed up by people who claim to be prospective land buyers after he and the complainant went to the scene together with surveyors, police and other complainants went to establish the situation on the ground.

The irate group left him half naked during the scuffle.


Kenya: Inviting all Peace Actors

From: odhiambo okecth

Dear Friends,

In the Month of January 2013, The Kenyans for a Clean General Elections Campaign hosted 5 high impact Peace Events across Nairobi. We were in the following places;

Huruma on the 5th Jan
Highrise Langata on the 12th Jan
Kariobangi North on the 16th Jan
Mathare on the 19th Jan and

Dagoreti on the 26th Jan.

In walking for Peace led by the Administration Police Band, The Provincial Administration, the IEBC, Peace Actors and our Partners, we realized that the people only need such interactions. People were enthusiastic with the Human Peace Caravans and we have seen we are having some effects on most Kenyans.

We are happy that some Media Houses have also rolled Peace Campaigns across Kenya on a massive scale. The only people who have not yet realized the need for Peace, Peaceful Campaigns and a Peaceful Election are the Politicians. They are still talking at cross purposes and we are hoping for divine intervention as we keep inviting them to the Human Peace Caravans.

We have a Loaded Month of February. We have already hosted The Dandora Human Peace Caravan on the 2nd Feb and more are yet to come and on Saturday the 9th Feb, all roads are leading to Westlands for The Waruku Kangemi Human Peace Caravan. This is our Calender of Events for February;

2nd Feb; Dandora
9th Feb; Westlands
13th Feb; Makadara
16th Feb; Kisumu
23rd Feb; Kamukunji.
We will then Launch The 7 Days of Peace Activism in Nairobi with a Peace Walk for ALL the Nairobi Aspirants across the CBD on the 21st Feb. This will be our Calender of Events;

21st Feb; A Forum for ALL Nairobi Aspirants at Charter Hall followed by a Peace Walk across the CBD
25th Feb; Kayole Soweto
26th Feb; Kariobangi North
27th Feb; Kibera
28th Feb; Embakasi Village
1st March; Mathare North
2nd March; Kiambio
3rd March; National Prayers for a Peaceful Elections.
All these Peace Events will be led by The Administration Police Band, The Provincial Administration, The IEBC and all the Peace Actors and our Partners. And all Kenyans are invited to host their own Peace Walks, Peace Caravans or Peace Sports across the Country as we approach the 4th March 2013.

Lastly, we are inviting ALL the 14.3 million Registered Voters to come out on the 4th March and help Clean Kenya.

Let us all work for a Clean Kenya, a Clean Africa and a Clean General Election as a Transformative Deliverable as we turn 50 in Kenya.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Executive Director,

The Clean Kenya Campaign- TCKC

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News Analysis By Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

The US President Barrack Obama’s goodwill message to Kenyans people urging them to conduct peaceful election and at the same appealing to the electorate to reject intimidation and violence to allow free and fair general election was well received last night.

President Obama ‘s message which was beamed over the country via all the television stations appeared to be neutral and impartial and did not favor any particular party of individual presidential aspirant.

The message conveyed in a video posted on the US Embassy website opened up with the President Obama speaking in Kiswahili “Habari” a local dialect which is the joint official language with the English. In the message President Obama urged the candidates to resolved disputes through the courts, rather that on the streets.

While not speaking directly on how the US government would interpret the choice of Kenyan

Make on March 4, 2013, Obama said if the election were credible” you Kenyans will continue to have a strong partners in the US.”.

“Above all the people of Kenya must come together before and after the election to carry on work of building your country,”he said.

President Obama made explicitly clear that the United States of America had not endorsed any candidate and would instead support free and fair elections work of building your country,’ he said, adding,” you can show the world that you are not just a member of a tribe or ethnic group, but citizens and great and proud people nation.

“I cannot imagine a better way to mark the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence.”

President Obama message is viewed by the local political pundits and observers as representing positive neutrality and impartiality on the part of the US administration, and a country which has maintained economic and military ties with Kenya ever since it achieved its political independence in 1963.

Obama cited his personal commitment to Kenya saying, he was grateful; for the welcome Kenyans had given him and his family in their beautiful country.”

President Barrack Obama has a family root in Western Kenya where his late father Barrack Hussein Obama hails from. His elder step brother Malik Abong’o Obana is in the race contesting the elective position of regional governor for Siaya County as an independent candidate.

The US President family and relatives lives in Nyang’oma village, Alego Kogelo in Siaya County, about 80 kilometer northwest of Kisumu City.

Many Kenyan had expected President Obama to throw his weight behind the Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, who is one of the leading contenders for the presidency, and who had a blood relationships with the Obama family family, but the perception did not materialize. The US President steered clear of the local politics, and this is viewed as a diplomatic coup and score.

Perhaps this was in realization that the slightest mentioning of Mr Odinga’s name could have given the Prime Minister undeserved political mileage over his seven other rivals.

Meanwhile both the US and the UK, the two principal economic partners of Kenya have separately assured the Kenyan voters for the impartiality and non commitment..

Kenyans will to the polls to elect the 4th President on March 4, 2013, and eleventh parliament, This time round there will be a tri-cameral legislative bodies which include the Senate and regional assemblies in all 47 counties governance.

The two Western powers have stressed their neutrality ahead of the historic general election and allayed fears of endorsing any of the eight presidential candidates.

They have also assured the Kenyans that the outcome of the presidential votes will not affect trades ties with Kenya and sanction would not be imposed no matter who become the next President.

President Obama’s message come in the background of some European countries hgave recently said it would not be business as usual if Kenyans elected the candidates with criminal, tugs on their heads, particularly the ICC suspects Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and the former Eldoret North M William Ruto.

Kenyatta is the Deputy Prime Minister and the son of the post-Independence President the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.Ruto is Kenyatta’s presidential running-mate. Both the two men had criminal cases of committing crimes against humanity. Their cases are pending before the Hague based International Court of Criminal Justices {ICC}.The candidature of the two has elicited a lot of discontents and criticism by many Kenyans who felt there was no need electing the pair while they have serious criminal cases hanging on their heads before an international court.



From: Judy Miriga


Since, TJRC for Truth Justice and Reconcilliation Commission failed to do its job to clear and harmonize the historical injustices on time before the election, people will not shy away from it. People know exactly where their problems come from. It is a matter that will end up in court and even cause the elections to delay in order to fix matters. Since TJRC failed, no other person will exept the people themselves who will confront the monster and bring on board solution as people’s power shall not be failed by the monster of corruption. In this time of Reform Change, people shall use their votes as weapon against the wicked corrupt and bring the change they long for. Elections might delay to fix the problem, but the injustices must be discussed to resolve issues……..without it, we shall see the repeat of 2007/8 election crisis. Kudos Warsama for being blunt…..It is because, the Truth shall set us all free. Lets face it…..!!!

The world is watching every detail in Kenya, we shall not be intimidated or threatened. Elections must be free and fair……..!!!

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

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— On Tue, 2/5/13, mohamed warsama wrote:
From: mohamed warsama
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:42 PM

I totally disagree with the ban imposed by Kenya Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo on politicians debating the emotive issue of land in the current presidential election campaign.

I of-course do not agree that such a debate should target the Kikuyu community since this amounts to hate speech. But it is certainly desirable that the Kenyatta and then Moi families and all others who acquired their land illegaly should fully account for the land they own.

Many of you were not even born yet in the Sixties and Seventies when the Kenyatta family forced neighbours in Gatundu to sell at arbitrary prices to them. In Mombasa, several plots were similarly acquired to expand the Thiririkwa Estate that President Kenyatta accquired for use during his frequent vacations at the Coast. We also read in a London newspaper in 1974 how two American ruby discoverers were kicked out of their ruby find in Taita Hills and it was taken over by the Kenyattas.

Let the debate on the Kenyatta land grabs continue, but the authorities should not allow it to extend to Kikuyu community as a whole. Allowing this debate to continue will help in fighting impunity siince it will lead to other land grabbers too.

Land grabbers have no tribes whatsoever.


From: Christine Baraza
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 8:03 PM

The extended Kenyatta Family alone owns an estimated 500,000 acres of Land, approximtaely the size of NYANZA PROVINCE according to independent surveyors and Ministry of Lands officials, while 13 percent of Kenyans are ABSOLUTELY LANDLESS and 67 percent own LESS THAN AN ACRE OF LAND PER PERSON and we have IDPs in KENYA.

Here are some of the pieces of Land owned by Kenyatta Family

24,000 acres in Taveta
74,000 acres also in Taveta
50,000 acres in Taita
29,000 acres in Kahawa Sukari
10,000 acres in Gichea Farm-Gatundu
5000 acres in Thika
9000 acres in Kasarani
5000 acres in Muthaita Farm
10,000 acres in Naivasha
52,000 acres in Nakuru
20,000 acres in Bahati
10,000 acres in Rumuruti
40,000 acres in Endebes
1000 acres in Dagoreti

OTHERS are in Brookside Farm, Green Lee Estate, Njagu Farm in Juja, Quarry in Dandora and many others

From: john kibet
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto

Sista Margaret, I see your point. And thanks for your “defense” of Lee. I am WONDERING though what Lee Makwiny was thinking saying such a DUMP thing. May be he was high on MBUTA or OMENA. Who knows. But it suffice to say that if anyone has to say something, it better make sense, based on reality or truthful. The STUPID and RETARDED thing about these ODMers and Raila Odinga FANATICS is that they try to lop lies and untruths towards their opponents without any facts adduced. Take the case of wealth and Raila Odinga family. Any idiot knows that the Odinga FAMILY GOT THEIR WEALTH IN DUBIOUS MEANS. There is amble EVIDENCE allover the place to PROVE that. May be one has to look at places like AID FROM USSR to start with (starting with Raila’s father). May be someone has to look at CURRUPTION in the Kenyan government ( Moi can tell us that), etc.The Raila Odinga family WEREN’T WALL STREET SPECULATORS, COAL MINERS or whatever. So WHERE the heck DID THE WEALTH COME FROM? HEAVEN? Hopefully, Lee Makwiny WON’T TELL US TH


From: margaret gichuki
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:52 AM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto

In defence of Lee.

I think you guys got it wrong.

What Lee is saying is that if you come from a jigger province/county/region, you cannot be elected as a president.Lee thinks we have jiggers in our brains.That’s our Omega 3.

Be nice to RAO, the Nyanza gOD.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM, john kibet wrote:

Lee Makwiny, Are u telling us that Uhuru Kenyatta suffers from alcoholism and jiggers infestation? OR did you mean to say that the Kikuyu’s suffer from alcoholism and jigger infestation? I thought Uhuru Kenyatta was supposed to have grown up in LIFE OF PRIVILEGE?—boarding schools, life in an American college etc. I thought I heard YOUR man, Raila Amollo Odinga, aka Arap Mibei (the name used to apply but not now) as saying that Uhuru Kenyatta STOLE large tracks of lands the SIZE OF NYANZA. How can a man of jigger infestation and alcoholism do that? I want to learn Lee M. So ENLIGHTEN ME! Well, let get our facts right first. This is the same Raila Odinga, who apart for a short STINT as a “LECTURE” at U of Nairobi, HE WAS THE GUEST OF BABA MOI in the INFAMOUS NYAYO DUNGEONS or Kamiti prison or being on the run from the law FOR MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE. Where DID RAILA ODINGA GET HIS WEALTH? Was he a SPECULATOR working in the Wall Street firms in United States? Is THAT HOW RAILA ODINGA BECAME A BILLIONAIRE? Tell
us Lee M. Please enlighten us where the Raila Odinga family’s wealth came from. What about the large track of LAND that was bequeathed to Raila Odinga IN SOBA RIVER, TINDERET CONSTITUENCY that the LOCAL KALENJIN PEOPLE BELIEVE WAS STOLEN FROM THEM after the White Settlers left? What can you say about that Lee Makwiny? Can you ask your Raila about that? And if really exist, is he the one to CAST A STONE TOWARDS Uhuru Kenyatta with what happened to the land (among others) at Soba River (in Tinderet constituency). Raila Odinga NEEDS TO TELL US how HE AND HIS FAMILY GOT THEIR WEALTH. Folks, the Raila Odinga family MUST BE VERY HARD WORKING TO HAVE SAVED MONEY QUICKLY FROM NON EXISTENCE WORK/JOBS.

I wish the Raila’s can TELL ME or US (Kenyans) HOW TO GET RICH QUICKLY BY NOT WORKING A 9-5 JOB! May be Raila Odinga, his ODM SYCOPHANTS and FANATICS need to tell us the WHOLE SECRETS OF DOING NOTHING (other than AGITATION and trying to OVERTHROW legitimate governments) AND STILL BE MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES! Folks, let Lee Makwiny TELL US and we can then tell him if Uhuru Kenyatta (or Kikuyu’s for that matter) SUFFER JIGGERS and ALCOHOLISM. John K University of Southern California USA

From: Lee Makwiny
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 11:08 PM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto

Maryane, We are in CORD, what do you expect me to say about TNA, honestly. Again, what is it in that maney-festo that is not in our manifesto? Let uhuru deal with jiggers and alcoholism first. Thank you.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Maryann Wanjiru wrote:

Lee and All,

I notice you have been unusually quite on this;, which was magnificently presented, unlike the Cord one, which was pure gossip, oooh Uhuru has a huge land oooh this one has this and that, yaani uvumi.

It was embarrassing to watch Ababu commenting on the same later on, he looked confused, jealous and lost,

It was a fantastic presentation, well researched and touched on issues, i pictured myself living in a different and developed Kenya.

If ONLY it can be implemented, isiwe just on paper.

Raila says Uhuru can’t be trusted with land reform

Updated Tuesday, February 05 2013 at 00:00 GMT+3

By Kenan Miruka and Robert Nyasato

Kisii, Kenya: CORD presidential candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked politicians not to promise what they cannot deliver during campaigns.

The PM also asked Kenyans not to be flattered with attractive manifestos, saying some of those giving big promises do not know how to get money to actualise some of their pledges.

Addressing a rally at the Gusii stadium, Raila who was flanked by his running mate Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Trade minister Moses Wetangula said his rivals could not be trusted to implement the Constitution and bring land reforms in the country.

Peace efforts

Raila and Kalonzo maintained that Mr Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who own huge tracts of land in various parts of the country and therefore could not hoodwink Kenyans that he could reform the sector. However, the CORD leadership has not produced evidence in public of such ownership.

“A hyena can’t bring reforms in a goats’ pen. That is only possible when all the goats are dead,” Raila said in reference to land reforms.

Raila tore into Foreign Affairs minister Sam Ongeri over a recent peace pact signed between the Kisii and Kalenjin communities, saying it was wrong to ask people to vote for a particular coalition to guarantee safety of their land and business in the Rift Valley.

“Kisiis have a constitutional right to own property anywhere in the country. They don’t need to vote for a particular candidate to guarantee this. I am impressed by the massive support in Kisii, which is now officially a CORD zone and those thinking it is a swing vote are dreaming,” said the PM.

Kalonzo said it would be wrong for Kenyans to elect leaders who opposed the Constitution.

“I went round the world in shuttle diplomacy but these individuals never recognised the role I played in the whole thing. We stand for social justice and shall respect the sanctity of titles,” said Kalonzo.

He said the country could not afford to accord leadership to a group of people pretending that they would initiate and implement reforms.

Ruto bought land with ‘fake’ deed, court told

Updated Tuesday, February 05 2013 at 08:13 GMT+3

By Isaiah Lucheli

Eldoret, Kenya: Documents and a title deed used to transfer a parcel of land to Jubilee coalition presidential running mate William Ruto were allegedly not genuine, as they did not originate from the Ministry of Lands.

Principal Land Adjudication Officer at the ministry, Kiogora Mburugu, also told the court a green card that contained ownership details of the land owned by Adrian Gilbert Muteshi had also been illegally expunged from the Eldoret Lands office.

The land’s official claimed there were inconsistencies in the transfer of land from Muteshi to Dorothy Jemutai Yator who eventually sold it to Ruto. Yator allegedly sold the property to Ruto, but Muteshi argues he never charged the property’s title to secure money.

Yator sub-divided the 100 acres into nine titles. Muteshi, who was displaced during the 2007 post-election chaos denied selling the land to anybody, insisting he is a victim of fraud, manipulation of government processes and unfair treatment.

Wrong process

Kiogora told High Court Judge Rose Ougo in cross-examination that the ministry had revoked a title deed issued to the former MP and Yator and placed a caveat on the land until the matter was heard and determined by the court.

The former MP has been engaged in a court tussle over the ownership of land in Uasin Gishu County with Muteshi.

The process of issuing the title deed was also questioned, as it was given before the stamp duty was paid, which is against the rules. Kiogora told the court that even the registrar did not have powers to order for the issuance of deed before payment.

The court also heard that a letter by the ministry had indicated that Yator was in possession of the land as early as 1980 whereas at the time she was only six years old, which dealt a blow on the authenticity of the letter.

Another alleged inconsistency in the land transaction included a picture that was used in the transaction, as it did not belong to Yator who was present in court during the hearing of the suit.

Meanwhile, the MP was allowed by the judge to step down as a witness after an application by lawyers Kioko Kilukumi and Katwa Kigen. However, Muteshi’s lawyer Anthony Libulele opposed the move.

TJRC to publish report in May

Posted Monday, February 4 2013 at 18:34

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) will release its findings on May 3 on the injustices committed to Kenyans by past regimes and individuals.

The chief executive Mr Chavangi Aziz Tom on Monday said that prominent issues affecting the Coast region were land and marginalisation.

He also said that 40 per cent of Kenya’s injustices were on land adding that the issue had borne the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) whose grievances the commission was still addressing.

“We attempted to engage the MRC on three occasions but they declined to agree with us. First, they demanded legal recognition then the release of their leaders and finally the issue of land,” he said.

Mr Tom said the report would be a detailed account of the injustices committed to Kenyans and would set the benchmark for other commissions of inquiry to refer to.

Noting that land had been the subject of great violence in the country, Mr Tom called on Kenyans to remain calm and conduct peaceful elections.

“Kenyans should not fight over land any more. Solutions are coming. We shall give our recommendations with permanent solutions after releasing our report. Please remain peaceful,” he said.

NCIC: Keep off historical injustices

By Standard Digital Reporter

KENYA: The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has cautioned politicians against discussing historical injustices as the campaigns heat up.

Such statements are tantamount to incitement, said the commission’s chair Mzalendo Kibunja.

Instead, NCIC has told them to allow the Truth Justice and reconciliation commission to execute their mandate.

The commission’s warning comes amid calls for greater caution in utterances as Kenya heads to the polls.

Last week, the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) Executive Director Mwenda Makathimo cautioned politicians against spreading falsehoods or create misery on account of land issues.He explained that such talks are likely to polarise voters, as land is a sensitive matter.

With some blaming the nominations chaos on erroneous information disseminated on social media, IEBC has also expressed concerns about communications on the digital platform.

Politicians told to keep off land issue

Updated Thursday, January 31 2013 at 00:00 GMT+3

By Michael Wesonga

Eldoret, Kenya: Politicians have been cautioned against stirring tension through exploiting the emotive land issues during campaigns.

Land experts warned this was likely to polarise the country and incite ethnic tensions ahead of the elections that could trigger violence.

The Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) Executive Director Mwenda Makathimo cautioned politicians against spreading falsehoods or create misery on account of land issues.

“They should stop doing this anywhere in the country, especially for their selfish gains, as this could result in the scenario we witnessed during the previous elections,” he said.

Clear Mechanisms

He instead urged the politicians to fast track the gazettement of the National Land Commission nominees whose names were approved before Parliament was dissolved.

Makathimo noted that it was the only independent body in the Constitution capable of resolving all historical land issues and implementation of new land laws.

“Where disputes arise, they must be resolved in a legal and peaceful manner as provided for in the national land policy, the Constitution and the new land laws that stipulate clear mechanisms within which land disputes are resolved,” he noted.

He regretted that land had resulted in the death of innocent Kenyans, destruction and loss of private property and the disruption of businesses and people’s lifestyles that has undermined local and national economies.

He was speaking in Eldoret where they conducted a public education forum on land, peace and elections under the initiative dubbed Ardhi na Amani Kenya where they unveiled a caravan on the same.

LDGI chairman Ibrahim Mwathane, assured all Kenyans that once instituted, the land commission would deal with all the matters being raised by politicians through legal, structured and institutional processes.

Johnstone Kiamba, a member of the institute, urged Kenyans to be good stewards of land by subjecting it to proper use.