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VERIFICATION OF VOTERS REGISTER (IN RWANDA)

From: AKR|Association of Kenyans Living in Rwanda

Fellow Kenyan,

Happy New Year !

Be advised that the voters register will be open for verification at the Kenya High Commission Chancery, Kacyiru, Kigali during working hours from today the 23rd Jan 2013 @ 2.00 pm Rwanda Time.

NB – This register has the details of those who registered at the same station (Kenya High Commission Chancery, Kacyiru – Kigali) Only. Please be guided accordingly.

Many Happy returns for the year ahead,

Carol

EAC: Food experts and analysts are meeting in Nairobi to deliberate on food security in East African region

Writes Leo Odera Omolo

FOOD experts and analysts drawn from Europe, Asia and the entire Eastern African region to deliberate on strategies that can be used to enhance food security in the region.

The Workshop organized and sponsored by the European Union and the East African Community {EAC} under the joint EU-Africa’s Strategies- will seek ways of strengthening the harmonization of the food hygiene management through training.

The four days workshop dubbed Regional workshop on harmonization of food security in Africa will take place between January 22-25.

The Arusha based secretariat of the EAC has stated that food safety can only be achieved through the application of reference framework and introduction of guidelines that will harmonize the management of food hygiene and enhance inter-regional trade and integration in Africa.

The delegates to the four days workshop will also deliberate on how to secure fertilizers with the AU Commission and other regional economic blocs such as the Comesa, Ecowas in order to demonstrate and apply the reference guidelines for harmonization food hygiene in Africa.

The EAC is currently in the process of implementing its food security action plan [2012 – 2015} and preparing to implement the regional SPS Protocols, which was recently approved the Community’s Council of Ministers and the EAC Summit.

The SPS measures will focus on plytosanitary measure and procedures for mammals, birds and bees.

Food security analysts in the region said last week that food security in Eastern Africa countries has improved as the number of people at risk of starvation declined by over one million.

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KENYA: SPEECH BY ARCHBISHOP ZACCHAUES OKOTH ON KISUMU PEACE FORUM

From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
JANUARY 4, 2013

This speech was made on January 4, by Kenya Episcopal Conference Justice and Peace Chairman, Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth of Kisumu:

Dear people of God, fellow citizen’s ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to join you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for peace in the growth of our nation.

About Fifty Years ago the founding fathers of this nation in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, defined the destiny of this nation with clarity as we often sing in our national anthem “Justice be our shield and defender, may we dwell in Unity peace and liberty, plenty be found within our boarders’, This momentous declaration came as a great beacon light for posterity of this beautiful nation.

If you look at the Kenyan Flag, it stands out as the most beautiful of all the world’s flags, but I am afraid today that if one were to open the heart of many Kenyans, it would be area contradiction what our flag symbolizes-(A nation United in peace and liberty.)

This is due to the militarized conflicts this country has undergone in the past five decades which have greatly impacted on the stability and peace of this great nation.

That is why I stand before this august forum to invite you to join in the Journey towards peace and mutual co-existence as one family with one destiny. This peace whose heralds we have to be, is the only way to the new dawn, a dawn that says goodbye to impunity, inequality, abuse of human rights, violence and corruption amidst the many evils that have plagued and crippled the progress of this nation.

A dawn that upholds the dignity of the human person and its inalienable rights there by promoting the local aptitudes with its charisms and potentialities to celebrate the gift our rich and diverse heritage.

I stand here today as a witness to the growth of this nation amidst its challenges to date. At independence; Kenyans enjoyed a deep spirit of nation hood and peace; this was exemplified by harmony and unity that was all inclusive especially among the founding fathers of our nation and its political leadership.

In those days Kenyans were judged by the content of their character and not their ethnicity or other affiliations. This beautiful fabric has over the years degenerated and disintegrated into anarchy fuelled by ethnocentricism.

The last Five decades have been characterized with historical injustices, grabbing of the public utilities, tribal clashes (ethnic cleansing] leading to the degeneration of the systems of Justice and loss of credibility in the institutions of the Government.

On 30th December 2007, carne the darkest day in the history of this nation when all these ills reached their climax in the post election violence due to a disputed election. The Loss of over 1000 innocent lives, property of innumerable value, crimes against humanity that will never be forgotten through generations.

The gruesome sight of the events will forever leave indelible marks in the memories of innocent Kenyans some of whom have not found a home there since, living as internally displaced persons in their own country.

That is why I am here today to tell you the most important word; NEVER AGAIN,

Never again will the blood of the innocent be sacrificed at the altar of impunity, never again will Kenyans rich or poor live in the cold away from their homes because they have been driven away by their neighbors with whom they have lived in peace, Never again will Kenyans become refugees in their own land.

Never again will we subject this region to such atrocities. Never again will we see children and women undergoing the untold pain, never again will should this nation be in flames lit by its own citizens.

This proclamation “Never again” is a matter of Faith in Action that we believe in peace and work for it as a preferential and fundamental option for the growth and development of all institutions.

Never again means choosing peace and desisting from all forms of violence. This is why I am here today to invite you to join me in this caravan of peace, peace that is not just the absence of war but a true experience in the heart of every Kenyan.

Peace in our homes, peace in the neighborhood and the nation at large; peace which is synonymous to development. Since our destiny is defined by the choices we make in the present; choosing peace today is choosing a brighter future for this nation which has been guaranteed by the New Constitutional dispensation.

As we chose peace let us be aware of the seven evils enumerated by Mahatma Gandhi as deadly to the growth and survival of any nation; which in my opinion has deeply penetrated the leadership and structures of our beloved country;

1. Politics without principles (political affiliations based on Tribal outfits)

2. Pleasure without conscience (indulging into social evils without being mindful of the consequences- Kenya of a few billionaires against millions of people living in abject poverty and nobody cares).

3. Wealth without work (plundering public resources and institutions through corruption)

4. Knowledge without character (compromising academic prospects and truth because of money and positions)

5. Business without morality (making business through stealing, even some parts of the dead)

6. Science without humanity (not being mindful of the consequences of scientific research)

7. Worship without sacrifice (Inability to sacrifice personal ambition for the sake of the common good).

This is why I invite you as to join me to say Never again as I propose the following as the panacea of the past injuries in the region and the way forward;

1. Investment in peace as a personal prerogative since any act of violence affects each and every one of us directly.

2. That our politicians articulate their party manifestos during this electioneering period without insulting each other and inciting the populace against one another

3. That we give each party a chance in this region to conduct peaceful campaigns irrespective of their ideologies and foundations.

4. That we respect and appreciate each other within our neighborhoods, since we all belong to one tribe (called Kenya ;) all Kenyans have the right and freedom to enjoy their fundamental rights in any part of the country without fear and intimidation.

5. That we resist from being hired or used by politicians to rise against each other in violence.

6. That we all work as a team towards a fair process towards the next general elections.

7. That we all become heralds of peace and preach it to one another since as you must have discovered; discord is more expensive than peace.

8. That we chose peace as a way towards economic recovery of the region and job creation since most of the investors are seemingly scared of Kenya since the experience of 2007 post election violence.

9. That the politicians treat each other with respect without contempt or provocation.

Yes We Can! We can have peace if we all choose peace today, True peace, reconciliation and justice as the way forward to a brighter destiny for each of us.

Remember with God nothing is impossible thus, I want to say peace is possible if we make a definitive decision to embrace it.

Kisumu for peace, Yes we can- Respect and love each other irrespective of our heritage- yes we can. Conduct violence free campaigns-yes we can-Resisting being used by politicians to fight each other -yes we can.

Kondele for peace-yes we can- Bodaboda for peace-Yes we can- Politicians for peace and mutual respect-ye we can- Women for peace-Yes we can.

I request you to join me in this wonderful prayer of peace which I here today propose for personal devotion and dedication before; during and after the forth coming elections.

The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

“0 Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is discord, harmony.

Where there is doubt, faith.

Where there is despair, hope.

Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is sorrow, joy.

Let me conclude by wishing each and every Kenyan a happy ride in this caravan of peace we have launched today, peace for positive change and economic prosperity.

Thank you all, may the Lord turn each and every one of you into instruments of Peace.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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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: SCIENTISTS AND CONSERVATIONISTS HAVE SOUNDED WARNING ABOUT EXCESSIVE POISONING OF RARE MIGRATORY BIRDS SPECIES IN AREAS AROUND LAKE VICTORIA.

Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

SCIENTIST, conservationists and environmentalists have sounded a stern warning and the alarm over wanton poisoning of rare migratory birds species along the shorelines of the Lake Victoria by illegal hunters.

The experts say the move is threatening tourism in the region and increasing gains made in controlling common diseases in the area.

Illegal hunters are said to have taken the advantage of the fact that thousands of immigrant and wetland birds species appear on rice plantation every year, some having flown from far away as Northern Europe and Asia to spend the winter months in the Southern hemisphere.

During the rain season, especially when it is also the time for planting water foods in the fields and attract a variety of wetland birds.

Another issue of urgent and great concern around Lake Victoria is the reported increase in cases of excessive chemical fishing, which is posing threat to have the fish from Lake Victoria boycotted by importers in foreign countries, and at the same which could endanger the lives of the local consumers of the fish commodity.

The department concern, which is part of the \ministry of Fisheries and Natural Resources seemed to be sleeping on the job and very little is being done to protect the fishing industry around the lake, paving the way for the unscrupulous fishermen to engaged on illegal and crude method of fishing by using chemicals which kills the fish in their thousands including fingerlings, immature and destroying the breeding grounds.

IN Luanda Kotieno beaches in Uyoma West Location within Rarieda District in Siaya county fishermen recently cornered one unscrupulous fisherman who was caught red handed while using unorthodox method by way of spraying substance of poisonous insecticide in the lake at night. The fishermen beat up the suspect to death.

It was after this incident when the police moved in and arrested score of youths suspected to have lynched the illegal fishermen. The youth and members of the fishing fraternity in the region have complained bitterly that the have been reporting to the higher authorities the presence of chemical fishing along the lake, but their reports have always been ignored by

The incident resulted in scores of people living around Luanda Kotieno being rounded up by the police and taken into custody. Dozens of them have appeared before a Kisumu court on suspicion of illegal killing of the fisherman, who was reported to have travelled into the area along way from Seme in Kisumu West district.

Once highly poisonous chemical is sprayed in the surface of lake waters it kills fish in their thousands and the fishermen business is only to collect the dead fish and thereafter sell them to unsuspecting consumers.

Fear persist that bad publicity about chemical fishing in Lake Victoria could jeopardize the fish export, which is fetching Kenya millions of shillings in foreign exchange from European Union countries, Japan, Middle East and the United States.

Poachers interested in catching and selling the birds meat as food. The poachers then wait till the birds have consumed the baits move very quickly and clobbered the birds before killing and taking the poisoned birds for selling in the villages.

Up to 50 per cent of large flock of wetland birds are killed in single session which amount to some 6,000 being killed per one month.

“Bush meat is more often associated with the mammals said one expert Mr Martin Odino who is himself a conservationist in the area.

Birds, he added that the birds too do attract more visitors to the region, particularly the lover and bird watchers.

Other crude methods are used by poachers is killing the birds including rainy snails with caboturan on the ground another highly poisonous.Insecticides. The bait is then left in the field for the yellow billed stocks. After eating poisoned snails the large birds are clubbed to death and the meat of the . . .

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KENYA: CHAOS MAR PARTY NOMINATIONS AS CANDIDATES IMPOSED TO VOTERS

From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013

If Kenyans were to take the advice of Eagle Coalition presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth seriously that they should not vote in the wrong leaders who have been imposed to them by party leaders, then they will not regret later.

Against the background that even though voters were crying foul that wrong leaders were imposed on them against the their wish, speculations spread across the country that certificates have already being issued to party preferred candidates.

That is why cases of violence and chaos were witnessed during nominations carried out by the, particularly Amani, CORD (Coalition for Reforms and Democracy) and Jubilee coalitions and other smaller parties. That is also why angry voters took to the street to protest against leaders who were imposed on them by top party leaders.

The ugly head of violence surfaced in several polling centres mostly in Eastlands in Nairobi, Kendu Bay, Siaya and Kisumu because these were the regions where voters complained bitterly they leaders were imposed on them.

In Kisumu for example, a returning officer was escorted by heavily armed security detail to Tom Mboya Labour College where he announced the Kisumu County nomination results against the wishes of voters.

He declined to identify himself but went ahead to read a list of results that he referred to as provisional, starting by declaring Shakeel Shabbir as the Kisumu East parliamentary nominee, and in Nyando, Kisumu West and Muhoroni, where voting was still going on at the time of announcement, former MPs Fred Outa, Olago Aluoch and Ayiecho Olweny were declared winners respectively.

Kisumu turned small hell when he announced that Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s sister, Ruth Odinga won the ODM governor nominee. Against background that ODM supporters began protesting. Earlier announcement and the preference of Kisumu voters had it that Jack Ranguma had clinched the governor ticket.

Similar sentiments were experienced in Homa Bay where Otieno Kajwang was announced to have won the senate seat, Eng. Philip Okundi as governor and in Siaya Raila’s elder brother Dr Oburu Odinga as governor, contrary to the wishes of voters.

Chaos began in Homa Bay shortly after returning officer Mr John Mulehi who was in the company of a fellow returning officer had just given the results to The Standard on the telephone when armed men walked into the hotel he was in.

Sources said the two officers were accosted by unknown men and forced into a waiting car before driving away. As the kidnappers in a convoy of seven cars left the premises as the police arrived, a few minutes later, Mulehi called saying he wanted to change the results he had given on phone, saying the ODM headquarters had asked him to do so.

“Please, help me. Change the results that had been given on consensus to the following: Cyprian Awiti 52,294 and Philip Okundi 15,370 for the governor seat, Gladys Wanga 61,793 and Roselyne Onyuka 12,545 women representative seat. For Kasipul Kabondo, change to Oyugi Magwanga 7,620 and Tom Okoko 2, 640,” he told the press.
Mulehi had earlier on indicated they agreed to have former Mbita MP Otieno Kajwang’ as the winner of the senate seat, Okundi (governor) and Onyuka (Women Representative), totally against the wish of voters.

In Kisumu County where Ayiecho Olweny Muhoroni MP (ODM), Fred Outa Nyando MP (ODM), and Olago Oluoch Kisumu West (ODM) were earlier announced that they were defeated, only to change later that they won, is why chaos erupted, especially in Nyando where voters say they are totally tired with their former MP Outa.

Similar chaos were experienced in Gem, Siaya County where Raila’s cousin Jakoyo Midiwo was announced defeated, only to learn later that he was in the ballot for March 4 general elections.

Other earlier results indicated that in Kisumu County Ochola Ogola (ODM) won for senator while Riala’s sister Ruth Odinga (ODM) won the seat for governor and Rose Nyamunga (ODM) for women rep. It means that these are the people who will be issued with party certificates if we are to go by speculation that these are the types of leaders ODM top organ wanted.

In Rift Valley, especially in Baringo County, tallying was halted for over four hours after URP aspirant for governor Simon Chelugui complained that votes from polling stations had been tampered with. While for voters Chelegui was the preferred candidate, for the party they had one in mind.

Chelugui lost in the nomination to former Higher Education and Loans Board Secretary Ben Cheboi. It was announced that Cheboi won the party’s ticket for governorship; Grace Kiptui won the women representative while Bishop Jackson Kosgey was nominated to fly the party’s senatorship flag.

In Parliamentary seat, Kanu nominated Leah Manyarkiy for Baringo Central, Gideon Moi for senator and Stanley Kiptis for governorship. In Kericho, there was fracas at the ODM offices when a member of county assembly aspirant stormed the building and tore the results, which were being compiled.

The same thing was also experienced in Nairobi where an aspirant for the Makongeni Ward was Sunday admitted to hospital after being hurt in a scuffle as he struggled to get his nomination certificate in vain.

Peter Imwatok who is aspiring to be the County representative for the Makongeni Ward on ODM ticket was injured in a scuffle outside the residence of outgoing Nairobi mayor George Aladwa where he was waiting to be awarded his nomination certificate.

Some of the preferred aspirants by top party organs issued certificates even after the IEBC issued a statement notifing members of the political parties that party nominations ended midnight (Jan 18) and any nominations ongoing were illegal and against the Elections Act as per the Kenya Gazette Notice Vol. CXIV- No. 132 of 28th December 2012.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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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: A Message To Peace Loving Kenyans And Others Sitting On The Fence Looking To Join Us

From: Samuel Omwenga

In A Message To All Peace Loving Kenyans And Those On The Fence Looking In To Join, I once again share my hopes and wishes for our beloved country as we approach a period that has historically not been the most peaceful, and that’s the general elections.

Except:
Given this history, what must be done we at least don’t see anything even remotely close to a repeat of 2007?

To begin with, how about taking this pledge previously published in the Standard:

I promise to put my interests and those of my family first in all decisions I make and see to it that those interests are met through the labor of my hard work supplemented by others only to the extent they are a means to meet my objectives and this includes decisions I make about who to vote for in the upcoming general elections.

I promise to only vote for and elect leaders who put the country first, and their interests of those of their cronies second or last.

I promise not to vote for anyone solely on the basis they come from my tribe or ethnic group and, conversely, I promise not to withhold my vote from anyone solely because they are from any particular community.

I promise not to vote for any politician who seeks to divide our country or gain office by divisive and tribal tactics but, conversely, I promise to vote only for those candidates who seek to unite our country and have a proven record for doing so.

I promise to be fair and open minded in evaluating candidates to vote for and base my decision not on the basis of misinformation, lies and distortions but on the basis of known facts, leadership ability, integrity and their stated positions on the issues that I care about.

I promise to constantly remind myself that I don’t know better than the next person who knows best and in the event I don’t, I pray that God gives me the wisdom and/or ability to know better.

I promise to be considerate of the interests of my fellow Kenyans even as I pursue mine to the maximum extent possible.

I promise not to be a hypocrite and if I am, may God make it possible for all to see through my words and deeds, including those appearing in print or on computer screens as a result of my fingers typing at the direction of my wicked mind.

I promise not to hate anyone or wish them ill just for who they are and even if they have wronged me, I promise to find ways to forgive them as God instructs us all to do and that is, to love one another.

I promise to do my part in bringing about change in our country, including keeping these promises, or even running for public office myself, which should be a good start.

If all or most Kenyans keep all of these promises, and remain faithful to the end, then it wouldn’t matter who emerges at the top as the winner and is sworn as our next president for that person would be governing a country united and ready to match forward as never before–more than even the euphoria of 2002.

That’s the Kenya we should all desire.

That’s the Kenya we must have in short order.

The only one stopping us, is us.

Very soon there will be a lot of heated discussions, especially in the social media.

Here are a few things to keep in mind and the bit we each do, we shall have taken great steps in ensuring a peaceful election unlike any before, other than, perhaps 2002, if not better:

Avoid any references to tribes that in the view of any person with ordinary sensibilities from that community will be offended by such reference

Be on a look-out and reject enemies of peace who may want to exploit tribalism for their selfish benefit or at the behest of others with same selfish intentions neither both of which are harmful to our country, especially the latter who can create great havoc by being paid a few hundred shillings.

Engage in robust debate but stay away from hate speech as defined by the National Cohesion and Integration Commision

Avoid use of language that tends to excite people into hostilities, including the use of foul, insulting and other unacceptable language to people of ordinary sensibilities

Remember, in the end we each have a responsibility about what happens to our beloved country and what her future shall be; do your best and always do the right thing, viewed from the perspective of what does it benefit the country as a whole, not your individual selfish or misguided needs.

That’s my hope and prayer.

Amen.

http://omwenga.com/2013/01/20/a-message-to-all-peace-loving-kenyans-and-those-on-the-fence-looking-to-join/

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000047520&story_title=Shout-out-if-my-wish-list-is-similar-to-yours-

http://www.cohesion.or.ke/index.php/media-centre/news/144-unpacking-hate-speech-by-commissioner-milly-odongo

KENYA: KAJWANG AND OKUNDI AWARD THEMSELVES SENATE AND GOVERNOR SEATS

From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013

If we go by what Standard has just reported few minutes ago that ODM risks massive petitions over the controversial party primaries in its Nyanza strongholds, particularly in Kisumu and Homa Bay counties, where it emerged that consensus was used in some areas to pick candidates then this is very absurd indeed.

In some areas, especially in Kisumu, Migori, and Homa Bay counties where former MP Shakeel Shabbir who claimed to have won the Kisumu East ODM ticket, the returning officer could not be reached to announce the results.

In Homa Bay County the story is even shocking. Returning Officer John Mulehi was forced to agree to have former Mbita MP Otieno Kajwang’ as the Senate ODM flag bearer, Philip Okundi (Governor), and Roselyne Onyuka (Women Representative).

“We agreed on consensus and the party head office allowed us to file the results,” Mulehi told The Standard on Sunday. The closed-door consensus meeting was allegedly attended by former MPs Augustino Neto, Millie Odhiambo, John Mbadi, candidates who won the ODM ticket for various seats, Ongondo Were, Silvan Osele, Everest Okambo, and Judith Omogi.

Mulehi who had been roughed up by voters on Thursday afternoon released the results in Migori constituency instead of Homa Bay.

This is similar story where in 2007 ODM nominations that were defeated were issued with party certificate of clearance. Prof Patrick Ayiecho Olweny despite having deployed violent tactics on the polling day was defeated by a large margin of over 1000 votes, yet he was issued with certificate. Olweny had polled 7840 votes against the winner Mr. Joseph Omulo Okal’s 8494 votes.

When Okal the winner visited the party head office in Nairobi on Monday morning to collect his victory certificate, he was shocked when he was told that the former MP Prof Ayiecho Olweny had already been issued with one in a mysterious circumstance.

Winners of the nomination were short-changed in Gem, Ugenya, Nyakach, Kasipul- Kabondo, Kisumu Town East, Kitutu Masaba, Kitutu Chache, Konoin, Kipkellion and Ainamoi.

In Kisumu Rural, where Prof. Anyang Nyong’o faced imminent defeat, he was given “direct nomination” in a move which ignited violent protests and riots. The situation was even (more) grave in Mbita where a prospective candidate and the people’s choice, Sam Wakiaga, was coerced and forced out of the manipulated and fraudulent primaries in order to give way to Otieno Kajwang.

Justice was only seen where voters violently resisted imposed nominees. This include Rangwe where an attempt to return Eng. Philip Okundi was resisted and in Alego Usonga where voters firmly rejected Jackline Oduol.

Philip Okundi who was rejected by the people of Rangwe is now being awarded governor seat. Areas like Ugenya, Mbita, Bondo and Kisumu Rural where voters never resisted ODM succeeded to impose their hirelings on the electorate.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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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

Protests in Kisumu city over announcement that Ruth Odinga is the successful candidate

From: odhiambo okecth

Looks like The Rt Hon Raila Amolo Odinga does not want to be the President of Kenya.

Let us all hold forte and defend Democracy.

Oto

— On Sun, 1/20/13, Mark wrote:

From: Mark Juma
Subject: Protests in Kisumu city over announcement that Ruth Odinga is the successful candidate
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 2:33 AM

Reports coming in on NTV say there are serious protests in Kisumu town after word went round that Ruth Odinga has been given the ODM nomination certificate to contest as Governor for Kisumu County

The protestors insist it was Jack Ranguma who was earlier announced as the winner by the electoral officers on the ground.

It seems the change has been made at Orange House in Nairobi….

Orange house election officials are nowhere to be seen and there is also a huge crowd of various aspirants camped there since yestrday night just not to take chances so that succesful ones are not outmaneuvered.

Of course some unsuccessful one’s are also there lobbying to turn around things!!!!!!!

Democracy the ODM way…I fear for Kenya if these are the leader’s we plan to elect!!!!!

Pathetic to say the least!!!

TNA ….not any better!!! TNA nominations far-from complete despite the so called DIGITAL generation

KENYA: BRIBERY, NEPOTISM MANIPULATION OF VOTERS WHILE THE HIRED POLITICAL GOONS REIN SUPREME EVERYWHERE FEATURED PREEMINENTLY DURING THE MUCH FLAWED ODM PRIMARIES IN LUO-NYANZA.

News Analysis By Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City.

MASSIVE bribery of voters, political manipulation, nepotism and undercutting were the order of the day during the two days of the much flawed ODM primaries conducted inside Luo-Nyanza.

The outcome of the poorly conducted nomination primaries could spell doom to the presidential ambition of the ODM leader Raila Odinga, and perhaps ruins his chances of clinching the presidency come March 2013.

Failure to conduct credible and fair nomination primaries in many parts of the region has left many wounds in the hearts of the electorate who are left nursing the feeling that the Orange Democratic Movement {ODM} and its enlarged CORD alliance lacked disciplinary of making credible nomination in its own.

According to the chairman of the ODM election board, Mr Franklin Kipng’etich Arap Bett, who is also the Roads Minister all the nomination exercise should have come to an end by |Midnight on Friday. However, by Saturday morning, the voting was still going on in some places, like Homa-Bay, Ndhiwa, Mbita Awendo, Nyando and Muhoroni in total defiance of the IEBC rules.

What is most interesting is that one of the newly created parliamentary constituency in Migori, Awendo never received even one single election materials include ballot papers and voting boxes.

Awendo had ten aspirants, each of the paid a nomination fees of Kshs 100,000 bringing it to a total of Kshs One Million. But the aspirants had waited from Day one, Day two, up to Day three, in vain without receiving any election materials.

In places where the voting took places, the polling stations were marred with acts of lawlessness such as stone throwing and destruction of the election papers. In some places the coordinators and returning and presiding officers were forced to flee the polling station as drunken bands of hired goon emerged from the nearby “Chang’aa drinking dens, settled on the election materials with kicks and destroyed even ballot boxes.

A number of Raila’s loyalists were floored and forced into exit. Other who survived did so narrowly, but with flurry of complaints from their rivals claiming they were shameless rigged in.

Raila’s own older brother Dr Oburu Oginga suffered heaviest defeat in his ambition to become the first governor of Siaya County, forcing the election coordinator a Ms Monica Amolo, a perennial parliamentary election loser in Ndhiwa to use mobile tallyng centers, which the voters in Siaya violently disputed as not “ very credible’.

Citing insecurity and safety of her team, Ms Amolo shifted from Siaya Town where she was supposed to announce the outcome of the governorship contest between Dr Oburu Oginga and the populist Paul Oduol and moved to Bondo,.The voters were, however, not amused and saw the move as one way of rigging Mr Oduoo votes. It actually happened, when the figures were turned upside down with new figures reading that Dr.Oburu Ogingsa had [polled 62,000 votes against Oduol’s 35,000 sparking off the strongest protest.

Fears now persist that with thousands of voters in the region dissenting the outcome of the ODM primary nomination, the likelihood massive fallout cannot be ruled out. Those voters who feel offended after being denied the right to choose their own representative could turn into a major rebellion and cast their voters to Raila Odinga’s rivals in the presidential race.

In Homa-Bay County, things were so bad that marauding political goons destroyed or burnt most of the election materials meant for the various constituencies in the region. These included ballot boxes and voting materials meant for Kabodo-Kasipul, Kasipul, Homa-Bay Town, Ndhiwa and Mbita.

In some places the goons beat up election officials and party leaders sensilessly. In Muhoroni within Kisumu County one man suffered serious knife stab and had to be rushed to Ombei Dispensary in Nyando district.

In Kisumu Town East, the outgoing Shakeel Ahmed Shabir had won his primary, But the rumor went round that the party bosses were in the process of issuing Shabbir’s rival a Mr. Micholas Oricho with the nomination certificate. This deadly rumor immediately raised political temperature in the violence prone Kisumu City.

In the contest for the lucrative and powerful position of the Kisumu County governor, the excessively arrogant Raila Odinga’s sister Ruth Adhiambo Odinga became another casualities within the Odinga family She lost the governorship to the former senior accountant with the KRA Jack Ranguma who beat close to six other aspirant.

Ruth Odinga is the managing director of the Kisumu based Odinga family business flagship The Spectre International, which is managing the Kisumu Molasses.

This particular position was contested by among other aspirants Mrs Rhoda Ahonnobadha, former AFC regional manager for Nyanza and Western Provinces, the former cabinet Minister Ojwang’ K’Ombudo, Prof.Menya Kariaga, a senior lecturer in one of the US universities Dr. Barrack Abonyo, a Nairobi based business woman –cum-lawyer Atieno Otieno.

The outspoken Raila ‘s sister Ruth Adhiambo Odinga had been advised to abandon her ambition for the governorship by close friends and relatives, but she defiantly went on and contested the position fairing badly.

Other Raila casualties included the abrasive Nyatike MP Edick Omodi Anyanga, Uriri MP Cyprian Ojwang’ Omolo who lost to a former Principal of the Kenya Railways Training School Eng. Kobado. Nyakach Mp Ochieng;’ Daima,Eng Philip Okundi, who contested Homa-Bay County governor, Raila’s cousing Jakoyo Midiwo, the gem MP

Other whose position remain unclear by late last night included Muhuroni Mp Patrick Ayiecho Olueny, Nyando MP Fred Outa who is married to Raila Oding’a cousin.

In Karachuonyo constituency also withinHoma-Bay County, the election loser ganged up hired drunken goons ws were heard singing derogatory songs saying No Adipo Okuome No Raila or Rege Must Go.

The song implying that without Adipo Okuome they voter would not votefor raila in his presidential bid on March 4, 2013.

This was so despite of the fact tat the outgoing MP Eng. James Rege had beaten his rivals hands down with a big margin.

ODM need to out its hoiu8se in order, and instill high discipline among the party youths.

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Kenya: The Mathare Human Peace Caravan; a Huge Success

From: odhiambo okecth

Friends, Partners,

The Mathare Human Peace Caravan was officially flagged off by DO Mathare Mr. Omoke on behalf of the PC Nairobi who could not be with us due to some assignments that cropped up. He was flanked by the DO 1 Njiru Mr. SM Muinde, Ms. Bilhah Kiptugen- the Nairobi Region IEBC Coordinator and Ms Milliam Wanjiru- the Mathare Constituency IEBC Coordinator.

We went through Mathare to Matopeni- the hotspot of the recent skirmishes in Mathare, to Juja Road and back to the Redeemed Gospel Church with 3 stop overs where we talked with the people.

The Mathare Human Peace Caravan was organized by The Clean Kenya Campaign in partnership with the IEBC and the Provincial Administration

At Matopeni, Ms Lucy Aoko Odende- a resident of Mathare 3C talked on behalf of the residents and she invited all the people to live in peace as One Family under God. This was the Central message from all of us; Peace, Peace, Peace.

We live as One People, sharing in the same resources, going to the same schools, churches and mosques, going to the same markets and living as neighbours. It is hence very important that we each become agents of people in our midsts and this message was really well received.

We did appreciate the people of Mathare for conducting peaceful Party Nominations and in the same vein, invited them to observe the same during the up coming General Election.

Many residents came out to walk with us for Peace across Mathare and to listen to the Good News that we came with.

The Mathare Human Peace Caravan was led by the Administration Police Band who came in as Peace Actors, They did not charge us the normal fee but only requested that we provide them with Fuel, and this was promptly paid for by PeaceNet. I want to thank Mr. Stephen Kadenyo and Mr. Otieno Ombok for this support.

I also want to sincerely thank the IEBC and the Provincial Administration who have been our Partners in the Kenyans for a Clean General Election Campaign. I also want to sincerely thanks the Family TV Crew who have been with us in this Journey of Hope across Kenya and our faithful Crew at The Clean Kenya Campaign- the ever present Edgar, Denno and Kasarani. I want to also thank Alvin Juma and Jack from the KMTC who also joined with us. We are a Strong Team and we are making our contribution to the Peaceful Campaigns in Kenya the best way we know.

Marching for Peace; Edgar, Oto, Ms Kiptugen and Ms Wanjiru

The AP Band closely followed by the DOs Marching for Peace along Juja Road

We are now headed for Dagoreti North Constituency and we are inviting all Peace loving Kenyans to join with us on the 26th January 2013 when the DC Dagoreti will flag off the Dagoreti Peace Caravan. Again, we want to invite all the Peace Actors to stop converging and hosting seminars in Hotels. We need to meet and mingle with Kenyans in the trenches and we share and compare notes.

In the meantime, Kenyans for a Clean Kenya Campaign is gaining root;

. 5th January 2013; Mathare in Starehe- Hosted

· 12th January 2013; Highrise in Langata- Hosted

· 16th January 2013; Kariobangi -Kasarani- Hosted

. 16th January 2013; Voter Education Launch at Dandora Sports Groun- Hosted

. 17th January 2013; Hosted at Radio Ramogi at 8.00am- Hosted

. 18th January 2013; Hosted at Radio Waumini at 10.00am for a Programme that will air at 7.30pm today.- Hosted

· 19th January 2013; Mathare Human Peace Caravan- Hosted

. 19th January 2013; Kongowea Clean-up Campaign- Hosted

. 19th January 2013; in the US; President Barack Obama joins in the National Day of Service- Hosted

. 19th January 2013; Kibabii DTTC Red Cross joins in cleaning Bungoma District Hospital- Hosted

· 26th January 2013; Dagoreti Human Peace Caravan

· 2nd February 2013; Embakasi

· 9th February 2013; Westlands

· 13th February 2013; Makadara

· 16th February 2013; Kisumu

· 23rd February 2013; Kamukunji

· 3rd March 2013; National Prayers for a Clean and Peaceful General Elections at Uhuru Park

The Turn-out was impressive

Listening to the Peace Messages

Eager and ready to be Peace Agents

We want to invite you to be part of the Kenyans for a Clean General Election as we make this Journey of Hope across 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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KENYA: ODM NOMINATION PRIMARIES IN NYANZA WAS A SHAM AND MOCKERY TO DEMOCRATIC TENETS AS IT WAS MARRED BY ACTS OF HOOLIGANISM AND POLITICAL THUGGERY

Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

THE just concluded ODM primary in many parts of Luo-Nyanza was a sham reflecting a political movement in crisis with its members.

It has since sparked off discontent and complaints which the party supreme at the headquarters should move with the snake speed and have the anomalies rectified before the March 4, 2013.

The primaries were marred by acts of hooliganism and political thuggery of the highest order. The marauding goons moving in groups of between 30 or more made it sure that no credible primary nomination took place.

The outgoing MPs from the region stand lamed for the lawlessness and criminal activities meted out by their supporters to the genuine voters who had turned out in their thousands ready to caste their votes and chose leaders who would take the community to the next level of development.

The voters in several parliamentary constituencies were in actual sense de-franchised and denied their rights of voting.

In the newly created Kabondo-Kasipul constituency in Rachuonyo South district, the ballot papers and other election material arrived late close to noon hour. But some of the aspirants, particularly the populist Hebert Ojwang’ had his name missing from the ballot papers.

In the neighboring Kasipul about 50 goons raided a polling station near Agoro-Sare High School within Oyugis Town and seized all the election materials. The goons sent the presiding officer and his entire team of election clerks fleeing for their dear lives.

Another bunch of hired political goons invaded five polling station in Kachien location, destroyed ballot papers and other election materials forcing the stations to be closed prematurely, though the election material had arrived late from Nairobi. Despite of high provocation, the voters persevered and continue voting into the late hours of darkness, but only for the goons to return again , ransacking the polling station n seized ballot boxes and destroyed them.

In Homa-Bay Town a presiding officer by the name Mulei was ambushed at 4.a.m and beaten senseless and left for the dead by un known goons.AS A RESULT BALLOT BOXES AND VOTING Election materials meant for for the neighboring constituencies of Mbita, Gwassi, Ndhiwa, Homa-Bay Town, Rangwe and other places were displaced like Mbita, Ndhiwa, Gwassi .Homa-Bay Town, Rangwe and other places went missing. The region was later become awash with rumours of ballot papers being recovered mysterious at places like Kodiera, Mbita Junction .

Election materials which arrived in Mbita Town were found to be inadequate. However, the aspirants jointly reached a consensus after consultation to produce duplicates of the few ballot papers that had arrived late in the evening on the first day of the nomination. All the ballot papers and election material were kept at Mbita Town offices of the ODM. But the next morning the office was found to have been broken and all the material missing either destroyed with no trace.

The same goons are said to have set a blaze dozens of ballot boxes containing ballot papers in Ndhiwa Town not far away from the local |D.C’s office and got away scot-free with this heinous crime. The song was the same in Awendo and Rongo constituencies as well as in the neighboring Uriri, In all those places no voting took place on the first day. The reason being non-arrival of the elections materials and the election official having failed to turn up in time to serve the electorate.

Thousand of the would be enthusiastic voters who turned out in their thousands went home disappointed after waiting for the whole day with no election material on sight. The situation became so pathetic and the disillusioned and frustrated voters walked home.

From the looking of things it appeared as if all the outgoing MPs in Luo-Nyanza had conspired secretly with some top officials of the ODM at the Orange house, Nairobi and hatched a secret plan so the frustrated the outgoing MPs could maintain their status quo.

These anomalies were experiences in Siaya, Migori and all other places. In Siaya a vehicle packed with crude weapons were intercepted by police and close to 32 occupants nabbed.

IN Nyakach voting did not take place in five sub-location with over 3,000 registered voters, though the returning officer a Mr Okoth defiantly announced the result in favor of one of the aspirants. Similar incidents were evidence everywhere.

In some places even police and members of the Provincial administration appeared to have been compromised. They became toothless bulldogs and made no effort to prevent crime or any act which fueled violence in the polling stations.

What emerged was that political parties are not capable of organizing successful and credible nomination exercises in this country and the sooner political parties deliberated on this issue and found a solution the better.

The abrasive Raila Odinga’s cousin Jakoyo Midiwo of Gem was one of the leading casualities and so was the Prime Minister own elder brother Dr. Oburu Ogings the Finance Assistant Minister whose bid to become the first governor of Siaya suffered the heaviest blow.

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KENYA: OTIENO SUNGU LEAVES THE CLEAN KENYA CAMPAIGN-

From: otieno sungu

Good people,

In April 2011, Oto sought me out to come on board KCDN and help him restructure it. Then, there were several issues especially with people, both here in Kenya and diaspora claiming impropriety in KCDN on public funds.

Although I defended Oto then, I declined to join him. I was setting up my business interests and as such could not spare time for that. In October 2011, he sought me again with Mr. Oduya Magunga to join and help create structures in KCDN. During that meeting, Oduya declined to join but accepted to consult for a re-branded outfit.

Well, I bowed and agreed to join only if a team came on board. Those I sought include Mr. Atha Achola, Emmanuel Dennis, Winfred Nyambura, Samuel Wangatia among others. Oto sough among others Madam Kate Njiri.These people have various skills in organizational management. It is sad all these people also left at the initial stages of the re-brand.

The other condition was that we re-brand KCDN to have a national outlook and register it as a trust.

While we re-branded, it is my considered opinion that creating credible structures has faced stumbling blocks whenever we have attempted the same.

Under these circumstances and given this has been largely voluntary work to which I have dedicated my time and even my personal car, I believe institutionalizing TCKC will never be achieved in as long as there is no such goodwill or at the very least, intention to have it achieve organizational status with structures to boot.

Again, all, those I sought out since left when they realized that institutionalizing has become a problem.

I will be comfortable doing my fish and poultry farming business for I find that worthwhile. Should I engage in future social and community work, I will endeavor to ensure the standards I have always stood for remain.

Institutionalizing an organization is more than organizing all sorts of ah-hoc activities for quick and short term gains.

The details for my departure have been communicated to the various individuals, organizations and institutions with which we have conducted business just to set the record straight in these times when credibility is as valuable as never before.

To all those who will tell me ‘ we told you so”, I can only say, trying sometimes is also an experience that ensures you may succeed in teaching old dogs new tricks although pundits say it has never happened.

All the same, I with Oto well in his endeavors.

Otieno Sungu

KENYA: HOMA-BAY DIRECT NOMINATION SAGA

from: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

As ODM nominations are carried out today, Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see whether allegations that Eng. Philip Okundi has been given direct nomination will come true.

Okundi who is also the former MP of Rangwe was quoted by some sections of media as claiming that he has already received a direct ODM nomination ticket for Homa-bay gubernatorial seat. Click here to read the claim DAILY POST: SHAME: PHILIP OKUNDI has a direct ODM ticket.

According to the report, the ex-MP said he is guaranteed that the CORD nomination will ensure he wins the Governor’s seat he is seeking, after which he will be appointed Finance Minister.

Philip Okundi is a close ally of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and he was appointed to the board of Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) after he lost the Rangwe parliamentary seat in year 2007 on ODM ticket.

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Kenya: What Former President Moi Prophecy

From: amenya gibson

How many of us still recall this statement?

“I have refused to ALLOW MULTIPARTY DEMOCRACY in Kenya because it will divide Kenyans along TRIBAL LINES.

Vyama vingi vitaleta UKABILA Kenya.Siku moja mtakubali haya maneno yangu”

DANIEL TOROITICH ARAP MOI
2RD MARCH 1992


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Kenya: Prof ANYANG’ NYONG’O and RUTH ODINGA – the CASUALTIES in ODM

From: Pharis Macharia

Medical Services Minister Prof Anyang Nyong’o and Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s sister, Ruth Odinga, might become the first casualties of the ODM nominations in Kisumu County.

Ruth, Raila’s sister, who is vying for the Governor seat in Kisumu County and Nyong’o who is eyeing the Kisumu Senate seat, were today booed in Kisumu town as they tried to oversee the nominations.

Nyong’o is facing a bruising battle with Pastor George Weda, Mr James Ochola Ogoda and Mr Maxwell Otieno Odongo who have immense support and have already taken the lakeside county by storm.

Ruth Odinga is also facing stiff competition from Peter Odoyo and she has already claimed that ODM nominations in Kisumu County were flawed.

Nyong’o and Ruth Odinga are now calling on the ODM National Elections Board chaired by Roads Minister Franklin Bett to extend or post pone the nominations.

An Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) aspirant from Kisumu was on Wednesday arrested buying pangas and machetes at a hardware store in Kisumu town.

Detectives derived from Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested the man who was allegedly buying the weapons to be used today, to cause mayhem in ODM nominations.

Kisumu police boss Musa Kongoli said the man was arrested on suspicion of having bought a large number of weapons comprising of 100 pangas and 50 machetes

The suspect only identified as Seth Kanga is vying for Kisumu County ward representative.Wananchi protested the arrest of the aspirant and stormed Central Police Station demanding his release.

One police officer was shot during the scuffle and he is recuperating at AgaKhan Hospital, Kisumu.

Kanga was later released with a cash bond of Sh 10,000.

However, Kanga’s lead campaigner Ken Akoko said they suspect a sinister motive behind the arrest.

The Kenyan DAILY POST

Kenya: Nominations; Take personal responsibility

From: odhiambo okecth

Friends,

I was hosted at Radio Ramogi this morning and what Mr. Ben Oluoch Okello and I were discussing are issues that touch on today’s Party Primaries and the Mathare Human Peace Caravan scheduled for the 19th January 2013.

As we invite Kenyans to having a successful and violence free Party Primaries, we also want to share with you this;

http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-/440808/1667316/-/klawebz/-/index.html

The Clean Kenya Campaign and Radio Ramogi is inviting all Kenyans who are participating in the Party Primaries to exercise extreme caution and take personal responsibility on the consequences of their choices.

The people we Nominate today are most likely going to be our next set of leaders. Those who get the Party Nominations in the Jubilee and CORD Coalition strongholds will definitely either become Members of the National Assembly, Senators, Governors, Women Representatives or County Ward Representatives.

We hence want to invite each and every eligible voter to seriously interrogate his or her choice, and live with the consequences of such choices.

Action Time in Kariobangi 16th Jan 2013 with Kariobangi Waste Management Alliance

Secondly, on Saturday the 19th January 2013, the PC Nairobi Mr. Njoroge Ndirangu, is going to lead the Mathare Human Peace Caravan across Mathare. He will flag off the Caravan at 8.00am outside the Redeemed Gospel Church and match with into Mathare. He will address the residents at several hotspot areas and ultimately address the public at Huruma Sports Grounds at about 9.30am. He will be accompanied by several Leaders who believe that peace is a must in our society.

Religious Leaders led by the Apostolic Bishop of the Redeemed Gospel Church Dr Arthur Kitonga and the SUPKEM Leaders will be present and they will also address the public as they pray for peace.

We are inviting any Partners who can take care of the Tents, Chairs, Podium and the PA and Sound System to volunteer their support.

Thirdly, Saturday the 19th Jan 2013 is going to be a real loaded day for us;

In Mombasa, Mr. Peter Nyaga- the Chairman of the Kongowea Traders Welfare Association, has just informed us that they will conduct a Clean-up cum Voter Education Campaign at Kongowea Market on Saturday the 19th January 2013 as from noon. All our Partners and Friends in and around Mombasa are invited to join with them for this noble exercise.

In the US, President Barack Obama will put politics aside on Saturday the 19th Jan and join in the National Day of Service, in solidarity with the people of Mathare.

In Bungoma, the Kibabii DTTC Red Cross Club will join with the Kenya Red Cross in Cleaning the Bungoma District Hospital and its environs and later host a Peace Rally.

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We wish all Parties a successful and violence free Party Primaries today as we invite your continued support, partnership and participation to make the Kenyans for a Clean General Election happen;

5th January 2013; Mathare in Starehe- Hosted

· 12th January 2013; Highrise in Langata- Hosted

· 16th January 2013; Kariobangi -Kasarani- Hosted

. 16th January 2013; Voter Education Launch at Dandora Sports Groun- Hosted

. 17th January 2013; Hosted at Radio Ramogi at 8.00am- Hosted

· 19th January 2013; Mathare Human Peace Caravan

. 19th January 2013; Kongowea Clean-up Campaign

. 19th January 2013; in the US; President Barack Obama joins in the National Day of Service

. 19th January 2013; Kibabii DTTC Red Cross joins in cleaning Bungoma District Hospital

· 26th January 2013; Dagoreti

· 2nd February 2013; Embakasi

· 9th February 2013; Westlands

· 13th February 2013; Makadara

· 16th February 2013; Kisumu

· 23rd February 2013; Kamukunji

· 3rd March 2013; National Prayers for a Clean and Peaceful General Elections at Uhuru Park
We have some Partners who have reached out to us and as soon as we formalize, we will announce their support and role in the Kenyans for a Clean General Election.

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

Tel; 0724 365 557

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Kenya: Cost Of Bribing Voters Up 500%

From: Wazi Campaign

Reading this article on Daily Nation will make you cry for our beloved county. Politicians are not the problem, bribe taking voters are the problem!

http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-/440808/1667316/-/klawebz/-/index.html

KENYA NI JINA, NCHI NI WEWE
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KENYA: TOUGH RACE BETWEEN AWITI AND OKUNDI FOR HOMA BAY GOVERNOR SEAT

From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013

Although no sign of violence in Homa Bay ODM nomination tomorrow, it is going to be a tough race between Eng. Philip Okundi and Cyprian Awiti for governor seat. Even though Okundi may get votes from his Kochia West Location in the present Rangwe constituency, non performance as former area MP may lead to his downfall.

While Cyprian Awiti may get favour following his previous developments in Homa Bay County, Okundi is to influence voters from Mbita, Gwassi, Ndhiwa, Rangwe, Karachuoyo and Kasipul-Kabondo constituencies if he were to defeat Awiti.

Although Okundi has vast training and skills in communication technology on top of his ministerial experience in public affairs, Awiti has made good reputation as Marie Stoppie Country director, even though his managerial experience is said to be rather inferior to that of Eng. Okundi.

But even so, Awiti had served as the Principal of the Railway Training School before joining the Marie Stoppie Clinics, a well known International NGO in the world. Dr. Mark Matunga had to decline his ambition for the seat because he hails from Mfangano Island in the Suba district of Mbita the same as Otieno Kajwang who is running for senator seat.

The reason being that both of them come from Suba, including Roselyn Onyuka who is running for women representative- Matunga is to face Milly Odhiambo for Mbita constituency MP.

Even though Matunga is a senior technical representative of the Microsoft Computer International serving the company in close to 15 African countries in the south, east and west, he is not well known to the constituents like Milly Odhiambo.

While Awiti is popular in Kasipul Kabondo, particularly in Oyugis area, the fact that he is said not to be in good book with the most influential woman in Karachuonyo politics, particularly Dr Mrs Phoebe Muga Asiyo, the former two ties MP for the area, and who hail from the Southern part of the constituency of Kanyaluo, the critics argue this might also lead to his downfall.

His critics argue that he is also not in good working relations with the incumbent MP for Karachuonyo Eng.James K Rege, whose influence in this most populous constituency matters a lot. Awiti campaigned for the immediate former Karachuonyo MP Dr.Paul Adhu-Awiti during the 2007 general election against Rege.

His critics argue further that the fact that he is also being accused for having sponsored the parallel ODM splinter groups led by former journalist Jack Nduri his oppnents might use this to block him.

They may use the same to Eng. Okundi whom they accuse of not doing much for his Kochia people when he was the MP. It is said that his own people in Kochia West location are not with him, leave a lone the greater Jokochia.

They also accuse him of not having network with the youth who are the majority voters. He is also accused in his own sub location (Kanam) of favouring people from his Kwoyo area at the expense of even his own brothers from Ariwa, Ngegu and Godbondo areas.

On the other hand, Awiti is not only credited as one person who has been traversing the entire Luo-Nyanza, but also making hefty cash donations for the improvement of educational facilities, health centers and dispensaries, churches, women and youth groups.

Awiti who hails from the Eastern part of Karachuonyo constituency in Kobuya sub-clan which is a member of the most populous and influential clan called Kadwet clan, whose members occupies the most part of Central and Eastern Karachuonyo constituency in Rachuonyo North district is an orator.

He is also not only a staunch member of the Roman Catholic church, which is enjoying the largest following in areas like Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Gwassi and parts of Western and Eastern Kasipul constituency in Rachuonyo South district, he has worked closely with the church by promoting its activities and church sponsored projects. Priests in these areas may use this as his campaign tool.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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