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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.


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

Tel; 0724 365 557

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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.



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


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

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.

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: 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”

2RD MARCH 1992

Gibson Amenya
Raam Kenya Medical Agency

Tel +254-722-825417

We are calling on all the Youth to support the Youth under 35 seeking elections as Members of County Assemblies Country wide. Thanks for Supporting the National Youth Sector Alliance


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.


Kenya: Nominations; Take personal responsibility

From: odhiambo okecth


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;

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.

Action Time

The Team

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!



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

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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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


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Kenya: Two Crucial Bills That Youth should be Taking about

From: amenya gibson

Dear Kenyans,

May I present my greetings to all and silently say Happy election year 2013.

I plead with my fellow young people that the 10th parliament passed 2 crucial bills that we can grab and use
1-Sports Bill
2-Small and Micro Enterprises Bill

These are very important piece of legislature that could see those who will move ahead and embrace them they will help this nation develop and attain good global status as a business hub and also as a sports country.

I will be happy to see Kenyans play in World Cup,Global Tennis Competitions like ongoing Australian Open Formula One racing,Dakar Rally.

Let us not wait start now asking those governors how will they incorporate you in national building.

Gibson Amenya

Kenya: A voter in Homa-Bay County wants Minister Otoeno Kajwang’ to be barred from contesting any elective position on integrity


Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

A Nairobi based firm of lawyers has written to the Law Society of Kenya {LSK} raising questions about Immigration and R4gistration of Persons Minister Gerald Otieno Kajwang’s suitability to vie for public office given that he was struck off the Rolls of Advocates a couple of year ago.

The law firm is acting on behalf of a registered voter in Homa-Bay County Mr Edward Ochieng’ Otieno who raised eleven [11] point issues of complaints about the minister’s suitability to hold any elective office or the appointive one.

The law firm of Ekuru and Nyamuthwe company advocates wrote to the Chief Executive Officer of the LSK Apolo Mboya,and copied to the Attorney General the chairman of the LSK Eric Mutua, the chairman of the LSK, Mrs Gladys Shollei, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Franklin Bett, the chairman of the ODM Elections Board, the ODM, The party leader Raila Odinga, the ODM’s Secretary General Prof. Peter Anyang Nyongo’o, the leader of the Wiper Democratic Movement, the leader of the Ford Kenya Moses Wetangula and the chairman of the Independent Electoral Boundary Commission [IEBC].

Observers in Kisumu and its environs were quick in pointing out that barring Otieno Kajwang’ from contesting the Homa-Bay Senate seat would dealt a heavy blow to the ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Kajwang’is believed t0 be Raila Odinga’s pointman, especially in the greater Southern Nyanza. He is currently the ODM Homa-Bay county branch chairman.

The action came about after the voter in question had learnt that the ODM headquarters had already cleared Minister Otieno Kajwang’ to participate in the party’s primaries on Thursday {17th January 2013].

The contentious letter states, ’We have been retained by Mr Edward Ochieng’ Otieno, a registered voter who seeks clarification on a number of issues pertaining to the Hon.Otieno Kajwang’.

In addition, our client wishes to bring to the attention of the Law Society of Kenyaevents that requires your attention. Thus we write to you as follows.-

{1} That in exercise of his civic duty as a registered voter in Homa-Bay County, Mr Otieno is keenly monitoring the extent to which the rule of law in respect of the above person {HON. Kajwang’] under the reference is being followed. This issue arises because of what has come to the fore that Hon. Kajwang’ has been struck off the Roll of Advocates and therefore a person not fit to hold, let alone applying for public office whether elective are appointive.”

[2} That to this very date, the Hon. Kajwang’ stands struck off the roll of Advocates and as such he is a dishonored member of the legal profession reason why he was removed from the Roll of honour of advocates in accordance with the enabling law.

The letter went on, ’Our client now requests for a confirmation from your offices whether Hon. Kajwang’can be said to be a member of the LSK in good standing? How many times has been struck off the Roll of Advocates?

{3} That it has come to our client’s attention that Hon.Kajwang’ has initiated from you whether indeed Hon. Kajwqng’ has initiate this process and who are the parties or institution presiding over the proces? a process to be reinstated into the Roll of Advocates. Our client seeks to know from you whether indeed the Hon. Kajwang’ has initiated the process and who are the parties or institution presiding over the process?

{4} That further to the foregoing our client seeks further to know the process that an Advocate who has been struck off the rolls of Advocates follow? Our client further seeks to know from you whether it is indeed that Hon. Kajwang’ has indeed initiated a process seeking to clear him to stand for elective office?

[5] Our client points out to you that the Hon. Kajwang’ now seeks to be elected as a member of the Senate to represent the County of Homa-Bay. Our client contends that Hon.Kajwang’ has initiated this process with the full knowledge that he has serious integrity issues on account of having been struck off the Roll of Advocates. This is convenient cleansing on his part that is intended to defeat chapter 6 of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

{6] Our client is aware of the good role the LSK continues to play in issuing Clearance Certificates of good conduct and standing during the recruitment of its members to various public offices, interlia, the IEBC. Could you confirm to us whether you intend to follow the same process in clearing those seeking elective posts such as Hon. Otieno Kajwang’?

[7} Our client asserts that the LSK should guard the Constitution and refuse to allow the LSk to be used conveniently by those now seeking clearance to vie for elective posts. Our client contends that the Hon. Kajwang’n is a man whose integrity to hold public office is very wanting and cannot therefore be cleared by the LSK to stand for the Senatorial seat for Homa-Bay County.

{8}Our client observes that the Hon. Kajwang’ has conveniently initiated the process seeking to be restored to the Roll of Advocates. Our client contends that the requirement for public officers to demonstrate integrity is a gain in the new Constitution and the LSK should protect that gain at all costs.

{9} Our client further seek to know if it is indeed true that hon. Kajwang’ has appeared in the recent past before the Advocates Complaints Commission and whether he indeed apologized for having misappropriated clients money; reason why he was struck off the Rolls of Advocates in the first instance?

[10}It is true that the Hon. Kajwang’ on his own admission that he had stolen client’s money, what does the LSK plan to do with this confession on the part of Minister Otieno Kajwang?’. It is our client’s firm conviction for that Hon. Kajwang’ should be prosecuted forthwith.

[11} Our client urgently requires the information herein sought to enable him make a determination whether to proceed to court or not for reasons that our client is aware that the Orange Demcratic Mvement Party{ODM] plans to include the Hon. Kajwang’ as one of the candidates for the Senatorial seat for the Homa-Bay County.

It is our client’s firm conviction that Hon. Kajwang should not be cleared by the LKSK to stand for any public office until such time that he is properly retored into the Roll of Advocates.

Hon Oteno Kajwang’; could not be reached for his immediate comment over the issue, but the matter is increasingly becoming an election issue within the Homa-Bay County.



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Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta’s Milele FM station through Nairobi wire reports that he is the Kenya’s next president according to renowned Venezuelan prophet Dionny Baez who claims that God has shown him that Kenyatta to be Kenya’s fourth president. Uhuru Kenyatta Is Kenya’s Next President: Venezuelan Prophet Proclaims .

He claims that in 2007, he prophesied that Kibaki would retain the presidency and he was right. This time round, he believes he is right again. In a prophetic message delivered on 2nd December 2012, and uploaded on Youtube just last week, where he tells worshipers at the World harvest International Church, Nairobi, that God has shown him that Kenya will get its next president from Mt Kenya.

The prophet further prophesied of another post election violence, with this time round more advanced weaponry including hand guns being used. He however said that the violence will be of lesser magnitude than the 2007/2008 one. Among his other prophesies delivered on 2nd December are:

1. Kenya will experience 17 years of acceleration after which it will be second to SA as an investment destination in Africa (vision 2030 comes to mind)

2.There will be an explosion in the telecommunication & tourism sector

3. Beginning April 2013, additional massive deposits of oil and gas will be discovered

4.We will have a born again president soon (not clear if it is the next)

5. The ICC cases will make the West to attack our sovereignty BIG time

6. MRC will rear its ugly head

7. There will be drastic changes in weather patterns precipitating drought

8. There will be election violence (pre & post) but of a lesser scale than 2007-2008′s yet this time the weapons used will be hand guns as opposed to machetes, stones like the previous one

9. An Asian oil company with a heavy presence in Nigeria will sign a mining contract with Kenya in 2013

10. Kenya will receive massive funding from European Development Fund to the tune of billions of dollars

11. EAC trade barriers will be removed; free trade within EA

12. China will do even more wonders especially infrastructure over the next 5 years
Embedded below is the video of the prophesy. Point your cursor to 1:20:10 for the ‘President From The Mountain’ proclamation.

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When Prime Minister Raila Odinga hit out at Jubilee Alliance leaders Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto saying that they should be ready to return looted property, noting that the duo should live to the responsibility that comes with the Jubilee year as stipulated in the Bible, Uhuru was quick to hit back saying he has never looted any property

Raila who was in Western Province and attended mass at Webuye Catholic Church where the parish priest allowed him to campaign in the Church despite the fact that Kenya Episcopal Conference has banned political campaigns in Churches said Uhuru family have land they acquired illegally and they should be ready to surrender it.

Although Uhuru claims his family bought the land legally, the controversy lies on the fact that his father used his power to buy them cheaply from bank loan which some critics say were not secured at all. This is because Mzee Kenyatta’s name was all the security ever needed.

Mzee Kenyatta used his powers to buy, not only at the lowest price leading to many land owners being squatters but took advantage of the ignorance of land owners, which according to the Ndungu Report, the Kenyatta family has grabbed land that cumulatively is equivalent to the size of Nyanza province, home to more than eight million people.

Ever since squatters at the Coast have threatened to boycott the forthcoming general elections if they are not resettled in their stolen land which according to statistics from the Ministry of Lands show that over 130,000 families of squatters are identified and registered in the province with Mombasa having more than 50,000, Kwale-25,000, Lamu 4000, Kilifi-26,000, Tana River-1,500 and Malindi 22,000. The statistic does not indicate those of Kwale and Taita Taveta – with a total of 80, 000 hectares of land belonging to absentee landlords in the region- click here to read more squatters threaten to boycott elections.

It is also still fresh in Kenyans minds that Uhuru Kenyatta encountered a “computer error” during the 2009/10 Fiscal Year, which may have cost the taxpayer Ksh 9.67 billion.

Although he was later cleared of any wrongdoing, Uhuru found himself in yet another big problem when over Ksh 700 billion remained unaccounted for on his watch when he was Finance Ministers.

This was revealed during a parliamentary discussion on the infamous computer error, when Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo said that: “We cannot have 16 top officials in these two departments from one community. Meaning that being from one community it was impossible to trace the money.

So far, Uhuru dodged Parliament thrice where MPs were demanding a Ministerial statement about the unaccounted for money despite the fact that the new Constitution states that the Finance Minister must submit to Parliament national budgetary estimates two months before the official Budget Day, a fact that Uhuru defied, claiming that there were teething problems in implementing the new policy.

Concurring with Jakoyo Midiwo Joe Kadhi wrote this about Uhuru’s computer error: “The only trouble is that at the Treasury all the top jobs are held by the Gema people. The Permanent Secretary, Joseph Kinyua, is from the “Big House”, so are the Director of Budget, Paul Ngugi, and the Accountant General Michael Gatimu.

The only non- Gema top official is the head of the ICT department Jerome Ochieng. All fingers will be pointing at this man now and many wonder whether he will be made the sacrificial lamb as he does not belong to the “Big House” and, worse still, has a name that sounds like that of an ODM sympathizer,” writes Kadhi.

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By Chak Rachar

Former Lamu Town Council Clerk and Nyando Parliamentary aspirant Patrick Lumumba Ouya has questioned the motive of the area police releasing a land rover belonging to one of his opponents which was arrested with crude weapons and released under mysterious circumstances at the Kisumu Central Police Station.

Speaking in Kisumu Ouya vowed to pursue the issue with the relevant police authorities saying the vice might catapult to massive violence during the forthcoming ODM nominations.

“If a land rover caught carrying pangas,simis ,bows and arrows is released ostensibly under the order of a senior police officer based at the division level, surely what are we talking about?” he wondered.

One of his campaign managers Dr.Sammy Oron lamented that the police might be held responsible incase chaos broke out during the forthcoming party elections as terror weapons were released by the police.

“Let senior police officers at the Provincial level investigate the incident or we petition their headquarters” Oron added


By Chak Rachar.

Nairobi based businessman and Muhoroni Parliamentary aspirant James Mathew Onyango Koyoo has declared that he will be ready to forego his parliamentary ambitions if he looses fairly and ODM CORD Presidential nominee wins the Country’s top seat.

Speaking in his Muhoroni Constituency while meeting various leaders who endorsed him for the seat, K’oyoo called on peaceful elections and called on the ODM elections board to discipline any aspirant him included who will be found to be orchestrating violence.

“I better loose fairly and Raila wins the Presidency rather than I win and Raila looses the Presidency, also there is a need for us to conduct a very peaceful and an all inclusive party nominations” he added.

K’oyoo also asked the area police concerned to adequately provide for security saying ODM nominations within luoland usually is like the general elections.

“Our party’s nominations is like a general election, so they should not leave any extra strength, they should fully provide security for this nominations” he added


By Chak Rachar.

Hawkers, Traders, Mechanics, Proffesionals, Political Activists and University Students in Kisumu County have vowed to support ODM party Governor Aspirant Jack Ranguma for governor position.

Led by Kisumu County University Students Chairamn Moses Ogolla who is pursing electrical engineering at the Kisumu Polytechnic, the students say Ranguma is best suited for the position.

Ogolla who read the declaration to endorse Ranguma at a Kisumu hotel says the aspirant has positive policies for the growth of the county.

He says Ranguma has elaborate plans to ensure education standards are raised and those graduating absorbed in the market.

A group of cane farmers also endorsed Ranguma saying that sugarcane farming which remains the backbone of the county economy will be revitalized.

Ogolla says farmers have been hoodwinked and Ranguma will now ensure that all that is extracted from cane is paid to the farmers.

He says that it is unfortunate that farmers are not being paid for the bio gas, ethanol and other products derived from cane.

They called on all their members and supporters to back Ranguma saying he stands for the growth and development of the County.


Kenya: Judiciary reshuffle list-courtesy- The standard

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I Malindi

1. Justice Alnashir Visram

2. Justice Asike Makhandia

3. Justice Prof Otieno Odek

II. Kisumu

4. Justice Daniel Maraga

5. Justice Fatuma Sichale

6. Justice Sankale Ole Kantai

7. Justice Festus Azangalala

III. Nyeri

8. Justice Martha Koome

9. Justice John Mwera

10. Justice Patrick Kiage

11. Justice Mohammed Warsame

IV. Nairobi

12. Justice Erastus Githinji – Ag. President

13. Justice Onyango Otieno

14. Justice Kihara Kariuki

15. Justice Wanjiru Karanja

16. Justice Roselyne Nambuye

17. Justice Kalpana Rawal

18. Justice GBM Kariuki

19. Justice Daniel Musinga

20. Justice Philomena Mwilu

21. Justice William Ouko

22. Justice Agnes Murgor

23. Justice Kathurima M’inoti

24. Justice Stephen Kairu

25. Justice Jamila Mohammed

26. Justice Hannah Okwengu – On Study Leave

27. Justice Philip Waki – On Sabbatical Leave

I Criminal Division

1. Justice Msagha Mbogholi – Principal Judge of the High Court

2. Justice Fred Ochieng

3. Justice Florence Muchemi

4. Justice Lydia Achode

5. Justice Roseline Korir

II. Family Division

1. Justice Luka Kimaru – Head

2. Justice Musyoka William Musya

III. Land & Environment Division

1. Justice Pauline Nyamweya – Head

2. Justice Lucy Nyambura Gacheru

3. Justice John Mutungi

4. Justice Mary Muthoni Gichumbi

IV. Judicial Review Division

1. Justice Weldon Korir — Head

2. Justice George Odunga

V. Civil Division

1. Justice Hatari Waweru – Head

2. Justice David Onyancha

3. Justice Rose Ougo

VI. Commercial & Admiralty Division

1. Justice George Kanyi Kimondo – Head

2. Justice Eric Ogolla

3. Justice Jonathan Havelock

4. Justice Alfred Mabeya

5. Justice Jacqueline Kamau

VII. Constitutional Division

1. Justice Isaac Lenaola – Head

2. Justice Mumbi Ngugi

3. Justice David Majanja

VIII. Industrial Court

1. Justice Mathews Nderi Nduma – Principal Judge

2. Justice Monica Mbaru

3. Justice Marete Njagi

4. Justice Maurine Onyango

5. Justice James Rika

6. Justice Linet Ndolo

7. Justice Nzioki wa Makau

IX. Mombasa

1. Justice Maureen Odero – Resident Judge

2. Justice Mary Kasango (On study leave)

3. Justice Richard Mwongo

4. Justice Grace Nzioka

5. Justice Martin Muya Mati

6. Justice Francis Tuiyot

7. Justice Edward Muriithi

8. Justice Samwel Mukunya – Land & Environment

9. Justice Stephen Radido — Industrial

10. Justice Onesmus Ndumbuthi Makau – Industrial

X. Nakuru

1. Justice Mathew Emukule – Resident judge

2. Justice Abigail Mshila

3. Justice Lucy Waithaka – Land & Environment

XI. Eldoret

1. Justice Hellen Omondi – Resident Judge

2. Justice Grace Ngenye

3. Justice Silas Munyao – Land & Environment

XII. Kisumu

1. Justice Abida Ali-Aroni – Resident Judge

2. Justice Hilary Chemitei

3. Justice Anthony Kaniaru– Land & Environment

4. Justice Hellen Wasilwa – Industrial

XIII. Kisii

1. Justice Ruth Sitati – Resident Judge

2. Justice Aggrey Muchelule

3. Justice Samson Okong’o – Land & Environment

XIV. Kitale

1. Justice Joseph Karanja – Resident Judge

2. Justice Elija Obaga – Land & Environment

XV. Machakos

1. Justice Lilian Mutende – Resident Judge

2. Justice Beatrice Jaden

XVI. Busia

1. Justice Roselyn Wendo – Resident Judge

2. Justice Stephen Kibunja – Land & Environment

XVII. Kakamega

1. Justice Said Chitembwe – Resident Judge

2. Justice George Dulu

XVIII. Kerugoya

1. Justice Cecilia Githua – Resident Judge

2. Justice Boaz Olao – Land & Environment

XIX. Meru

1. Justice Muga Apondi – Resident Judge

2. Justice Jessie Lesiit

3. Justice Aaron Makau

4. Justice Peter Muchoki Njoroge – Land & Environment

XX. Homa Bay

1. Justice Esther Nyambura Maina – Resident Judge

XXI. Bungoma

1. Justice Francis Gikonyo – Resident Judge

2. Justice Anne Omollo – Land & Environment

XXII. Malindi

1. Justice Christine Meoli – Resident Judge

2. Justice Oscar Angote – Land & Environment

XXIII. Nyeri

1. Justice James Wakiaga – Resident Judge

2. Justice Byram Ongaya – Industrial

3. Justice Jorum Abuodha — Industrial

4. Justice Anthony Obwayo – Land & Environment

XXIV. Garissa

Justice Stella Mutuku – Resident Judge

XXV. Embu

Justice Hedwig Ong’undi – Resident Judge

XXVI. Murang’a

Justice Jairus Ngaah – Resident Judge

XXVII. Kericho

Justice James Mutava – Resident Judge

XXVIII. Head, Judiciary Transformation Secretariat/ Ag. Director, Judiciary Training Institute

Justice Joel Ngugi

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Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Migori Town

The on going electioneering campaign by people who are vying for various elective position in ODM tickets had become the sources of discontent in many parts of Luo-Nyanza with aspirants vying for the various elective positions within Migori County have accused Dalmas Otieno the Minister for Public Service of gross interference in what could otherwise be a smooth and peaceful elections campaigns in the region ahead of next week’s ODM nomination exercise.

Earlier this week Minister Otieno ‘s convoy of several sleek campaign vehicles had come under halls of stones, a clear indication that things are not moving smoothly in favor of the Minister who is also the incumbent Rongo MP, and who is defending his parliamentary seat.

The Minister was driving back to his Rongo rural home after addressing a series of campaign rallies at Kamgundho, Cham-Gi-Wadu when rowdy and drunken youths hurled stones to his motorcade.

The symptoms that the Minister is not all that a comfortable man even at his family level is the fact that his elder son Jared Oteno aged 46 is among the aspirants who have signed a statement requesting the ODM headquarters at the Orange House to instill some amount of discipline to the Minister.

The aspirants want the ODM to stop his plan of dishing out nominations certificates to certain preferred candidates a head of the ODM nomination exercise schedule for January 17, 2013.

The protest by ODM aspirants came about after Dalmas Otieno had released a press statement detailing how all elective positions will be dished out in Miori County. The statement has it that the position of Miogori governor would go to Prof. Edward Akong’o Oyugi, while the deputy governor positions will go to Zachary Okoth Obado, and the Senator seat will go to Dr Walter Machage the current MP for Kuria.

The aspirants have said that Dalmas Oteno ha no constitutional mandate of giving direct nomination to any aspirants and they insisted that all the aspirants irrespective of their status within the society should be subjected to open, fair and just nomination. They termed Dalmas Otieno’s action “dictatorial and mockery to the democratic principles.

The Minister’s own son Jared Otieno is among those contesting for the Migori governor seat and he is in a different and parallel election campaign camp.Jared Otieno launched his campaign last Sunday with pop and pageantry in Migori town.

He has since been tearing into his father’s private life and questioning the Minister’s integrity as a leader. While the Minister is reported to have disowned his son in private, but never uttered any tired vitriols against his son publicly, and the campaign by the two against each other is drawing a lot of interests in the region and could weaken the ODM voting strength unless the party acted with speed and have the sanity restored.

The Senate seat has also attracted the former Mathare MP Ochieng’Mbeo who has twice served as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha, John Magaiwa,the ODM Migori County branch chairman,Prof. Chacha Nyaigoti. One of the aspirants who got disgusted Phrares Oluoch Kanindo a one time two terms MP for the large Homa-Bay constituency has since pulled out in anger and declared that he would contest the Senate seat as an independent candidate.

Many other aspirants on ODM tickets in Migori County said they would consider ditching the party unless Dalmas Otieno is disciplined by the ODM head office.They are arguing that the Minister is contradicting the party’s declared policy that nobody would be given a direct nomination,a stand which the Prime Minister RailaOdinga has persistently reiterated many times make it quite clear that no such a thing will happen and that all must go to the ballot boxes to determine the winner.

The protest note was signed by one Paul Abuor who is perceived to be a Dalmas Otieno’s protégé and who is an aspirant in Rongo parliamentary seatand Jared OtIeno the Minister’s own sons.

The stoning of the Minister’s vehicles came in the wake and after only a week after another aspirant for the governor position Mrs Anne Omodho Anyanga had her cart windscreen smashed by rowdy youths suspected to be supporters of Dalmas Oteno I Rongo Town. The youth roughed up Mrs Anyanganga who is the wife of the Nyatike MP Edick Omondi Anyanga,who has mounted the most elaborate campaign using a hired chopper.

Mrs Anyanga, who was traversing the entire Rongo constituency, had landed at Rongo Primary School, which is allocated inside main Rongo market.

Market and a crowd rushed to the scene where she was addressing a huge crowd which had formed itself instantly at the places .
The youth were shouting “Gonywa Gonywa” and menacingly demanding that she give the money, but sensing the danger of her persona l safety Mrs Anyanga jumped into her vehicle which drove to the Choper.The chopper took off amid hails of stones thrown to it in the air by the youth.

Looking shaken Mrs Anyanga flew out of Rongo and landed in some other places within the constituency like Opapo, Ranen, Kodero Bara, BUT SCATHINGLY CONDEMNED THE INCIDENT , WHICH SHE SAW AS AN ATTEMPT TO DISCRIMINATE THE GENDER AND WOMEN FROM CONTESTING PUBLIC OFFICES.