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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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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”

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.

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

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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.

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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.

Thanks
Gibson Amenya

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

A HOMA-BAY VOTER HAS WRITTEN TO THE LSK AND IEBC AND ASKED THAT IMMIGRATION MINISTER OTIENO KAJWANG IS UNFIT TO HOLD ANY PUBLIC OFFICE AND SHOULD BE BARRED FROM CONTESTING ANY ELECTIONS.

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.

Ends

KENYA: UHURU KENYATTA IS KENYA’S NEXT PRESIDENT

From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013

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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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: UHURU LOOTED PROPERTY BIG DEBATE

from: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste in images
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013

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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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: KISUMU POLICE BLAMED FOR RELEASING POLITICIAN’S VEHICLE.

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

KENYA: MUHORONI VOTERS CALLED ON TO MAKE SURE THAT RAILA WINS.

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

KENYA: KISUMU COUNTY RESIDENTS BACK RANGUMA.

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.

Ends.

Kenya: Judiciary reshuffle list-courtesy- The standard

From: Ouko joachim omolo
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HIGH COURT/ INDUSTRIAL COURT/ LAND & ENVIRONMENT COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

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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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: MINISTER DALMAS OTIENO”S MOTORCADE CAME UNDER HALE OF STONES AMID ACCUSATIONS BY ODM ASPIRANTS IN MIGORI COUNTRY THAT HE HAD HATCHED A DICTATORIAL PLAN OF DISHING OUT DIRECT NOMINATIONS CERTIFICATES TO THE PREFERRED CANDIDATES.

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 .
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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.

ENDS

Kenya: 7 Dead In Fresh Tana Clashes

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News just reaching us is that people are feared dead in fresh clashes in Nduru Village, Tana River County. When shall we get an end to this bloodletting? Join us in petitioning Kenyans to embrace peace and tolerance.

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KENYA: MPS NOT FIT FOR GOVERNOR AND SENATE SEATS

From: Ouko joachim omolo
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012

Homa Bay Governor aspirant Cyprian Awiti took an opportunity during the burial of Chief Paul Omol on Saturday to warn electorates that they should not vote for Member of Parliaments who vie for Governor or Senate seats in Luo Nyanza, particularly in Homa Bay.

He said politician like Eng Philip Okundi should not be elected Governor because when he was Rangwe MP there was no development he did, wondering how he could vie for County seat when his constituency defeated him.

Eng. Okundi can be remembered with a court case in 2002/2003 when the High Court stopped an alleged bid to transfer Sh26.5 million to South Africa. The money is said to have been a “donation” by the then Kanu government to Afrispace Kenya Limited to bridge finance a broadcast to schools project in North Eastern province.

Okundi was the chairman of Afrispace Kenya limited, a subsidiary of US based Worldspace Corporation. The money was value added tax refund to Afrispace Kenya limited after it convinced the Government that the refund would be used to bridge finance a Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) broadcast to schools.

Part of the money had been earmarked for the purchase of 5,400 receivers to be supplied to schools in North Eastern. The court heard that a radio education project to assist primary schools in Kenya risked being ground to a halt if the Sh26.5 million was transferred to South Africa.

Those who worked with him at KBC when he was the Boss knew him as a dictator and Moi’s crony. He was one of the politically correct and Moi’s favorable allies in Luo-Nyanza.

Most of theses politicians have been accused of failing to deliver the goods, poor management of the government devolved development funds, vandalizing the CDF money and poor disbursement of the same.

As Luo veteran journalist and investigative reporter, Leo Odero Omolo reports, in some areas the MPs are facing allegations of having formed or established their own construction companies with their spouses as the directors and managers of the firms specifically for the purpose of tapping all the CDF money through biased awarding tender and construction contracts involving CDF money to the phantom companies in which they had the economic interest in.

Other allegations goes that some of the MPs vandalized the CDF money by ensuring that their crones, most of them semi-illiterate and oldest people with no knowledge or experience in the government accounting system to mange the CDF.

Other MPs are suspected to have spent colossal amount of CDF monies in buying trucks and Lorries, which in the names of either their wives or companies which were later contracted for ferrying building materials for the construction of CDF funded projects at a higher prices above the market prices.

As reported, it is only the Karachuonyo MP Eng. James K. Rege, in Luo-Nyanza who had allowed the local CDF disbursing committee to have the intellectuals and professionals to be members.

The CDF committee is headed by Prof Akeyo Omolo of Maseno University as its chairman and all members are people of colorful academic background and experience, making it the only constituency in the region which has had no complaints from the public about the misuse of vandalizing of the CDF funds.

Even though the immigration and Registration of Person Minister Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ will now contest the Homa-Bay County Senate seat, he has never been a high performing MP. People wonder how he is going to manage the county when his small constituency defeated him to develop.

Even in Kisumu County where all the six MPs are expect to be sent home for their lukewarm performance, Prof Peter Anyang Nyongo’ is vying for Senate seat. In one of the schools in his constituency classroom is almost collapsing as shown in the attachment.

Other MPs who have been accused for non performance include Nyakach MP Polyns Ochieng’ Daima, Muhoroni MP Patrick Ayiecho Olueny, Fred Ota [Nyando, Shakeel Ahmed Shabbir [Kisumu Town East, and John Olago Aluoch {Kisumu Town West}. In Siaye Couty Dr Oburu who is vying for Governor Seat is also a non performance.

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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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By Mangoa Mosota

“Do not touch that wall!” barks Norah Angienda, the Standard Three teacher at Rachilo Primary School. “It will crumble.”

She seems genuinely alarmed, even as her pupils sit obediently inside the mud-walled classroom.

students study inside crumbling room
Pupils study inside one of the crumbling classrooms. Photos: Titus Munala

Dressed in their tiny blue and white uniforms, they scribble away at their thin notebooks, unaware of the danger their teacher is so conscious about.

Their little feet are grey and red with dust as the floor is covered in layers of earth. Huge cracks have formed in the dry earth, and small avalanches of soil often roll down the walls.

Tumbled Down

Nearby are the ruins of another classroom whose walls tumbled down a month ago.
As the wind blows, howling eerily against the roof, it sweeps up books and items.

There’s no way to stop it as the classroom lacks doors. The children have learnt to stay indoors without touching the walls.

Several other classrooms are in this sorry state, and teachers, pupils as well as parents have lived with the situation for years.

Situated just 30Km outside one of the country’s biggest cities, Kisumu, the school is a study in neglect. It is a parable of the shambolic state of the education system that Kenyan children go through.

Five of the classrooms in use today were condemned more than five years ago. The Government, through officers of Public Health and Ministry of Education, have in the past warned that the shaky structures pose a danger to pupils.

Sitting on several acres in Ogwal Village, it contrasts sharply with Kit Mikayi, the world-famous rock that pulls tourists to the area.

Kit Mikayi is Dholuo for “rock of the first wife”. It stands robustly less than 500 metres away.

This is the heart of Kisumu Rural Constituency, represented in Parliament by Medical Services Minister Prof Anyang Nyong’o.

“The current mud-walled classrooms were constructed soon after the El Nino rains destroyed almost the entire school,” reminisces Dismas Ojwang, the head teacher, standing outside another crumbling classroom.

The rains, which soaked the country in the ‘90s, caused damage to infrastructure worth billions of shillings.

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He says a number of Government officials have visited the school, but no concrete steps have been taken to repair it.

National examination results recorded last year lucidly portray the sorry state of the school. Out of the 22 candidates, only six managed to score more than 250 marks out of a possible 500. In fact, the trailing candidate scored less than 100 marks.

With slightly over 200 pupils, the school was started in the early 1980s. Some permanent buildings put in the 90’s are in a state of disrepair.

Due to the poor state of the school, many parents have withdrawn their children from the institution and transferred them to neighbouring ones.

The lower classes paradoxically have an average of six pupils each, a far cry of many rural schools in the country that have an upward of 50 pupils.

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Work on classrooms built by the local Constituency Development Fund stalled for lack of funds.

Parents have contributed money for construction of two pit latrines, shared by the 200 pupils. They have also undertaken some repairs to the mud-walled classrooms.

The school’s Parents Teachers Association chairperson Rose Nyawara says they have made several pleas for assistance by the Government and a number of corporations.
“We fear for the safety of these young ones,” Mrs Nyawara tells The Standard.

Kenya: Politically Correct with Collaborators are the Cancer needing Urgent Medical Fix from Ch. 6.

From: Judy Miriga

Dear People of Good Conscious,

Politically Correct with Cohorts, Networks and Collaborators are the Cancer needing Urgent Fix so Reform Change can begin to take shape in Kenya, Africa and the greater region of the world.

Politically Correct Engineered Corruption Created Poverty and destroyed conventional job creation in Kenya that Poisoned the Rest of Africa and Ultimately Spread the Cancer to the whole World Affecting the Greater Global Region with Human Sufferings and Economic Collapse

Millions of people today live in extreme engineered poverty in Kenya and the same have spread to the whole of Africa.

There is need for urgency to call for order to seriously discuss political and economic fix, which in my opinion, was carefully crafted to fail Kenya/Africa but instead enriched the Corporate Special Business Interest selfish greed and without considering or weighing consequences of poverty in the long run. This trend has caused disparity gap between the poor and the rich.

This silent and lethal engineered poverty got escalated when politically correct in partnership agree to steal from public wealth and resources and by all means plunder, kill and exploit public finances, livelihood and survival without caring. It does not matter the level of crime, abuse or violation they commit against humanity; what is crucially unfair is that, they profit from pushing people into extreme poverty, disorganizing naturally established communities by engineering organized gang attacks with trivial land conflicts and causing legal confusions from dragging and making land cases go on in the court indefinitely while rewarding wrong doers including spurring of injustices and crimes thus opening doors to unsustained and unfavorable illicit jobs that are full of crimes and disorders; where they engage in injustices and avoid paying Tax Revenues thus threatening peace, unity, Government system collapse and consequently these actions put together, disorients economic stability and breaks the backbone of a Nationhood to an extend it fuels extra-judicial killings with systematic organized assassinations as well as slow deaths of people in this politically influenced and engineered silent and lethal corruption. If peace, love and unity are our aim for improved survival and cornerstone for stability for better livelihood future, then this trend of business imposed on us by the selfish and greedy, is not feasible or sustainable and it must be rejected by all responsible and sensible good people of the world; it is destructive and a death knell aimed at destroying environmental nature and shortening human survival and livelihood into extinction. We will have allowed events that destroy life instead of nurturing for purposes of sharing, caring and making it better; so when we leave this world, we leave it better than we found it.

This quiet engineered corruption involves two ways exchange,…….the local politicians collude in a conspiracy with the unscrupulous International Corporate Special Business Interest who are after making easy quick money for their selfish greed and instead of following Government regulatory system that are for checks and balances, they evade paying taxes. The target is to fail the Government from public service delivery at which the Government operators and political leadership took oath to protect and preserve. They utilize public facilities in the Government and bribe their way through to accomplish their thieving mission. The repercussion is the Global Economic Crisis and Collapse, which subsequently have seriously undermined and eroded fundamental fabric sustenance of Kenya with the rest of Africa to fail in their Development Efforts from achieving meaningful economic progress and be partners in the Global Market Region to bargain for fair value, yet Africa’s wealth is the backbone of the World’s Economic progress and stability.

Petty Corruption Under The Table

Petty corruption under the table in extension permeates the whole Government system and it is the order of the day for the Executives and public personnel workers in Kenya. Passing through the hands of Political Leaders, it gave birth to drug trafficking; illegal arm-sale; child sex trade with child pornography; organized gangs that goes around to intimidate and terrorize unsuspecting innocent citizens; Pirating as terrorists in the high seas doing illicit business of stealing and trafficking illegal goods; trading on foreign exchange and from evading paying taxes for goods; organizing gang groups as mercenaries and private armed guards who equally raid and steal from local banks huge sums of money to maintain and keep their business afloat; going wild into the streets involving small money transactions and exchanges by agents and facilitators of the network and at every stage, public servants employees involving the local Chiefs, engage in full blown corruption, letting the cancer spread deeper into the community’s local villages where the poor have their cows, cattle’s, chickens and farm produce stolen from them and sometimes taken at throw away price……..what is left is extreme poverty and hunger………and to be precise, Government system collapsed in Kenya long ago…..

Corruption is deeply rooted in the economy of Kenya including the whole of Africa. Something drastic must be done, and without serious transformation, nothing good will be realized from Kenya’s Reform Accord Agenda……..but if something must be done, the tendrils and roots of corruption must be uprooted.

In Kenya, we had put corruption on notice and Reform Accord established; it is time to put it on checks, and there is no wishy-washy about this…….

Progressive development can be successful when there is a balance amongst the people and the balance can only be regulated by a functioning Government. The process of regulations are formulated by Legislative Policies in the Constitution to provide a balance in a fair-play for public service delivery, which is why people vote to chose leaders who are Responsible and are with Integrity to manage Public Affairs in rendering Public Mandate according to Oath of Office. Any Injustices, irregularities or mis-trust are ironed and streamlined at the Court of Law in the Judiciary’s Code of Rules for Governance.

The Elected Political Leaders and the Executives are mandated to orderly organize sound accessibility of Government facilities and utilities to provide opportunity for progress and to use and utilize skills, talents of people for new ideas and innovation to spur technology in a diversity away from monopoly……….so to benefit public in an open competition faced with progressive challenges to perform and produce quality goods and services.

In Kenya, we were on the process of reforming the political process from the serious Corruption that almost destroyed Kenya during the election fall out in 2007/8 and where the election was stolen and the Country turned bloody.

The Progressives who want Change saw the unchecked corruption of big International Corporate businesses terrorize and exploit workers, children and women, drive health situation into disgrace, frustrate the local land owners and basically the local community became the target and primary enemy who must be forcefully be driven out of their land to the streets by force and the politicians and government workers turn a blind eye. This behavior made life totally unbearable and we cannot continue to maintain corrupt political leaders without going through a process of checks and balances during this period of Reform Change we have struggled for this far.

The Unscrupulous International Corporate Special Business Interest Scramble to Africa

It cannot therefore be denied that the reason for scramble to Africa by the International Corporate Special Business Interest network and collaborators are meant to engage in business acts that are unfavorable, irregular, unfair, illicit and unjustified job creation for our youth, children with the larger community through the pretence of Business investments to Africa, yet they basically engineered to invade Africa through schemed quiet attacks then take ownership and control of Africa’s wealth, land, water towers and resources including human organs harvesting and decay for their gainful end. If logics make sense, this must stop and it must stop instantaneously. Things must change for better, things that unite, brings peace and generate love. We must engage in things that make sense and are meaningful to a larger population of the world; so in sharing we are fair and are able to care for each other in love. It is because we were created to love and care for one another, and not to destroy each other. What did the poor of Africa do to deserve such a destructive prejudiced conspiracy in their livelihood and survival and ultimately are driven away from their homes and land to a meaningless life on the streets for which they are expected to die hopelessly without dignity or value like wild animals, is this what the conspirators of corporate special business interest target for their wealth creation and is it fair ?????

Proposed Solutions

Where there is Law and Order, discipline becomes the Rule where all play by the same sets of rule. It is the determination of the people to instill the Rule of Law and it cannot be set at a distant future when the Reform Change we want is now.

Reform Change in Kenya is a Must and chapter 6 of the Constitution must be applied by the Judiciary to comply as it is the law. There is no short-cut to this and no lawyer is an angel who think they can twist and cook common sense according to their delicacy.

It is about time good people of the world unite and speak with one voice that Change cannot wait; it must be now.

There are a range of opinion and ideas that could be put to work in order to tackle the eminent corruption and poverty problem so life can be of meaning again:

a) A well meaning Government in Kenya with the rest of Africa to enact proper facilitating regulations and the Government system must be made feasible and functional by responsible and committed elected politicians of integrity. This means, the Reform Accord Agenda must play their part in the vetting of the political aspirants as mandated.

b) Overhauling of personnel must be replaced and transfers of the same in order for the change to take roots putting New Responsible Leadership with integrity to perform public service delivery with checks and balances and where Transparency and accountability becomes the order of the day.

c) Reform Educational programs and upgrade training in a devolved system.

d) International Treaty to monitor that Rights of Land owners and users are respected and business is fairly shared favorably e.g. under Private-Public Partnership or Cooperative undertaking

e) World Bank, IMF with other United Nations Financial Institutions must recognize their pivotal role as advisors in reforming laws favorable to all, where in the past they have failed because they supported corruption, favored the rich against the poor and they are the reason for Global economic crisis and collapse. The rich without shame continue to demand the lion share while the poor are dying.

Things must begin to change for better. The Corruption has spread like bush fire…..it is humongous. This corruption mess is not for Kenya or Africa alone. We must join hands and all people of the world are in this mess irrespectively and we cannot ran away from it but we must agree to fix it once and for all.

f) Government Administration services to public, support and development programs must clearly be accessible with ease providing details and time frame for processes, tools used and report results in a timely manner conforming to actual activities as is on the ground.

g) Census Report for population count must be publicized before election is done and if IEBC is un-informed about this, the public know their rights. If election is done without it, that election will not be legitimate.

h) The unscrupulous International Corporate Special Business Interest must pay their share of Remedy to repair the damage they inflicted to victims of circumstances and they too must be answerable to the United Nations for charges of crime, violation and abuse of Human Rights.

If good people of the world will remain united working in partnership and in Allies team up to do the above, the world will be too small for the unscrupulous International Corporate selfish and greedy to continue in their corrupt ways and corruption will not have room to survive. We will have found remedy to the worlds cancerous corruption ailment and begun to apply remedial medicine to secure healthy livelihood and survival fair to all and will be on the right road to our destination where pain and sufferings will be no more and Peace, Unity and Love will be found in abundance from any corner of the world under shared sacrifice common to all. Unity is strength people!!!……Unity for good cause is worth the while and we must not wait but get going……but, one thing we must not do, we must not sit and let the world be destroyed and be unmanageable. We are better than this and it is the reason God gave us brain and reward us with wisdom to do good to one another and not engage in evil……

It Must Be Deal or No Deal

MPs have no powers or authority to suspend Integrity and Responsibility test. They cannot have their cake and eat it too………Are we the people the Politicians’ bosses (we the people are their employers) or are the Politicians our bosses (we the people their employees) ???? ….. The Line Must Be Drawn……..People have powers and we must use it for our advantages, to make the world a better place to live on at peace with each other. There is no reason for war or engage in conflicts if we have brains to negotiate and be fair to everyone.

In Kenya, the Reform Accord automatically formed part of Kenya’s constitution and consequently became Ch. 6 in the Constitutional policy. Political Leadership of the Coalition Government took oath and swore to uphold the constitution and it was not in any way their preserve to demolish, restructure nor was the Reform Accord Agenda to be doctored in ways or form to suit Politicians’ special interest. It stands as a Legislated policy as it automatically become part of the Constitution the Coalition Government was based and it must take precedence to apply Legal Jurisdiction appropriately to feature the purpose for which it was formulated……….Deal or No Deal………

It does not matter what IEBC specification frame-work will do for listing for electioneering of candidates and IEBC cannot be the mouth of the Judiciary. The Judiciary is supreme and it has its fundamental obligation to have the Court Panel to vet and certify giving politicians a Clean Bill of record allowing them to stand or not to stand and whether the Independent Electoral Commission will oblige and comply with the Judiciary is totally irrelevant. We must play by the rule people………again it was not for parliament to set mechanism for vetting political aspirants it is the Judiciary to set the Court Panel to do that……..

Public Finances

1) What must be done by the start of February, public demands that Budget Report be released for public to view Monitory Transactions Expenditure Report to show how funds were used and ascertain how public funds, loans, utilities, facilities and public resources were dished out comparatively against the returns……

2) Police Report Explain why there are too much extra-judicial and thuggery

3) Land Reform Report …….What happened to people who were forcefully migrated and driven out of their lands to pave ways for investors…….were they compensated, if yes, where is the report……

The result which will provide gateway authorization to issuance of the Certificate for clean bill of records to prospective vying candidates. To those who fail the Integrity and Responsibility test, the law is clear and it must show why they should not be prosecuted in a broader range of misconducts which will have been unearthed.

Politicians who were mandated responsibility over Public Wealth and Resources must give account under transparency and accountability and for checks and balances must prove worthy and people must be satisfied before they can be re-considered to continue working in public office rendering public service delivery. It is and it must be…..Deal or No Deal people……!!!

It is Deal or No Deal and the Law Must Prevail people……..Cheers !!!

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

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MPs suspend integrity and academic laws in March poll

Updated Tuesday, January 08 2013 at 08:43 GMT+3

By Geoffrey Mosoku and Peter Opiyo

NAIROBI, KENYA: Enforcement of strident integrity laws and academic qualification as a precondition for running in elections will not apply for the March 4 exercise as had been expected.

This is because it now turns out that Members of Parliament connived to suspend parts of the Elections Act that provided for the academic qualification, and watered down legislation meant to operationalise Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

The changes MPs made were buried in the raft of alterations they passed as a package under what in parliamentary parlance is called an ‘Omnibus Bill’.

Consequently, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will not vet aspirants on integrity issues as Kenyans had demanded in the current Constitution, including delving into their past.

The commission will also not ask nominees gunning to be MPs, senators and women and county representatives for their academic qualifications. The demand that you must be armed with a university degree now only applies to those seeking to be governors.

Political parties were informed on Monday that persons seeking positions in the National and County Assemblies would not be required to provide any academic papers before being cleared to contest in the elections.

Section 22 (1) (b) of the Act stated that a person may be nominated as a candidate in an election if he or she holds a post-secondary school qualification recognised in Kenya.

The requirement has been put on hold until the next elections under the Miscellaneous Amendment Act of 2012, with the exception of the candidates for the presidency, governors and their running mates who must have degrees from local universities recognized by the Government.

Attach papers

“No one will be asked to provide post-secondary school education and consequently, IEBC is in the process of receiving the nomination rules once these amendments are gazetted,” Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u told the parties.

National Commission on Gender and Equality chairperson Ms Winnie Lichuma said by suspending the law, the IEBC will not require any person to attach academic papers while presenting his or her nomination papers.

The two were speaking on Monday at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi while addressing representatives of various political parties at a forum organised by the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KNHRC) to explain how it will monitor their nominations to be held before January18th.

Ndung’u also revealed that IEBC would have a limited role, if any, in vetting the aspirants to ascertain if they meet the integrity test as set out under Chapter Six.

Integrity queries

According to the Registrar, individual candidates and their parties will fill and sign a form from the IEBC and must state that they are not disqualified under any law to contest.

“Once IEBC has received all nominations, then it shall publish all the names of contestants for various seats and it is at this stage that any Kenyan who has integrity queries on a person nominated may petition the commission,” she explained.

It is only when a complaint has been lodged that IEBC would move to investigate the claims made against a candidate. Unlike in past elections the integrity bar for those seeking elective posts in March had been raised, thanks to the provisions in the new Constitution.

Consequently, hundreds of aspirants have been flocking various bodies to seek clearance to vie in the elections.

The bodies are digging into the aspirants’ past to see whether they have criminal records, non-serviced university loans or have been involved in some form of professional misconduct.

But even as the bodies continue with the exercise, concerns are being raised over the ambiguity in law regarding the vetting process.

This follows the watering down of key legislation meant to implement Chapter Six of the Constitution by MPs in the last two years.

Though Chapter Six requires that public officers be people of high integrity, a detailed mechanism that was enacted by Parliament failed to confer legal mandate to relevant bodies to vet aspirants.

Legal backing

This, experts argue, presents a grey area that can be challenged in court, and whose application has been continuously blocked by Parliament.

Already IEBC has asked political parties to ensure their candidates get clearance from relevant bodies. These include the Police, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

An initial provision in the leadership and integrity law gave the bodies the legal backing to clear the aspirants, but was removed by the Cabinet.

Parliament also failed to reinstate the requirement when the law came before it for enactment.

The Law Society of Kenya says this ambiguity may open up legal challenges because IEBC, for instance, would lack the legal authority to bar a candidate because he or she lacks a clearance certificate from HELB.

LSK Chairman Eric Mutua argues that political parties are asking their candidates to get clearance from these bodies out of fear, because other bodies that interviewed public officers set a precedent, and the electoral body might use this to block them.

Messed up

He, however, says there is no clear legal framework to vet the candidates after the Cabinet and Parliament shredded such provisions from the Leadership and Integrity Act.

There is no clear legal framework on vetting because the Cabinet and Parliament messed up the integrity law,’’ he explained.

Parliament failed to outline a framework to guide the public and the candidates on how to conduct vetting, so the specific legal framework is wanting,” adds Mutua.

He says parties were relying on precedents set by bodies such as the Judicial Service Commission when interviewing judges, and various panels that have interviewed various commissioners.

“Political parties are just being guided by certain trends set by some institutions that vetted candidates for public office such as JSC.

So political parties just borrow from these panels because they fear IEBC may use this to block them,” says the lawyer.

LSK chief executive Apollo Mboya says should any aspirant be blocked, any one could go to court and seek interpretation, and that IEBC might ask for information on candidates from any institution, including professional bodies.

Legal teeth

But he concurs there is no clear framework for vetting.

“Everybody is looking at Chapter Six of the Constitution, but there is no way you are going to get a clear way to do it,” says Mboya.

The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Njoroge Baiya says the Committee’s attempt to give legal teeth to these bodies were thwarted when Parliament rejected the move, opening up room for ambiguity.

“There is an ambiguity because one can say there is no law giving IEBC powers to bar an individual from vying because he or she has not been cleared by another body,” argues the Githunguri MP.

Last October three constitutional bodies said they would jointly vet those seeking elective positions. The Commission on Administrative Justice, The Ethics and Anti-Corruption, the Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions were to carry out the exercise.

Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution filed a case in Court challenging the Leadership and Integrity Act as passed by Parliament.

CRA accuses Treasury of frustrating devolution

By ALPHONCE SHIUNDU ashiundu@ke.nationmedia.com

Posted Tuesday, January 8 2013 at 16:03

The Treasury is out to scuttle the devolution of power and resources to county governments, the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) has said.

Speaking at a meeting with the House Budget Committee, which was also attended by Finance minister Njeru Githae and his technocrats, CRA chairman Micah Cheserem said the Treasury had failed to take on board a formula approved by Parliament in making allocations to each of the 47 counties.

“If the Treasury behaves the way it is behaving now, we’ll not have county governments,” Mr Cheserem told the MPs on Tuesday.

He said Mr Githae “was not an accountant” and was therefore at the mercy of the mandarins at the Treasury who had often “misled him” on the devolution of resources. Mr Cheserem added that the Treasury often “lectures” the CRA on how to do its job.

Mr Cheserem told Mr Githae to his face that he had not used the formula on revenue sharing to allocate money to the specific counties. He said all the counties should be allocated Sh30 billion to do their jobs. The Sh6.8 billion that the Treasury had allocated, Mr Cheserem said, and MPs agreed, had no basis in law.

“The danger is that if we don’t do this well, we’ll have lots of contestations when the governors come into office,” said Mr Cheserem.

“It is not true that the minister has used the formula. He has not! We told the Treasury that they have to apply the formula, and allocate Sh30 billion to the counties as a minimum for the last four months of the financial year. If that doesn’t happen, wait for a crisis,” the CRA chairman said.

Mr Githae said the Treasury had settled on the Sh6.8 billion “on the advice of the Transitional Authority”.

But an officer from the Transitional Authority, who had attended the meeting, later said the authority had not given the Treasury any figures. The committee, however, refused to accommodate the sentiments of the officer, because the Transitional Authority had not been invited to the meeting.

Skip meetings

The told the minister that he had skipped three meetings to discuss the Bills on devolution a week ago.

“We’ve got a feeling that if you had your way, you’d not have had a meeting with us to discuss these Bills,” said Elias Mbau, the chairman of the Budget Committee.

The legislators said they saw mischief in the way the Treasury had handled the issue on devolution.

“Those of us with a political background know that devolution was killed at independence, when the Senate was killed. So we look at any move by the Treasury that is likely to scuttle the process, as suspect,” said Ekwee Ethuro (Turkana Central).

But Mr Githae defended the Treasury. He said he was committed to making sure that the devolution succeeds as envisaged in the Constitution.

“Sometimes, we may not do what is ideal because of other considerations, such as inadequate time,” said the Finance minister.

“We’ve not short changed any county.”

MPs approve Sh58b supplementary budget

By Peter Opiyo

Parliament finally approved Sh58.8 billion Supplementary Budget to enable the government fund its operations until the end of the financial year.

MPs endorsed the mini-budget even after they frustrated the move last week on account that Finance Minister Njeru Githae had not presented to the House County Bills that would determine revenue allocation and division to the devolved units.

Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim had warned that failure to endorse the motion would shut down government operations and put the country into ‘a fiscal cliff’, an American situation that is characterized by increased tax among workers and a cut in public spending.

“By shooting down the motion, we would shut down the operations of the government…we would experience some sort of ‘fiscal cliff’ and we don’t need to use unorthodox means to frustrate the motion,” Farah had warned MPs.

Factored in the supplementary budget is the additional allocation to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to help it conduct upcoming polls. Salaries for nurses, police officers and increased spending in other government projects are also factored in the mini budget. The money would also go towards administrative costs and operationalization of county offices.

Other expenditure are for security and other operational expenses related to the elections as well as funding for implementation of constitutional reforms.

The budget includes Sh50.7 billion as recurrent expenditure and Sh7.9 billion as development expenditure.

The Bills that the MPs demanded that the minister present were the Transition County Allocation of Revenue Bill, the Division of Revenue Bill, the County Allocation of Revenue Bill and The Transition County Appropriation Bill.

Githae tabled the Bills last week and they have now been set for debate but MPs again protested at the contents of the Bill saying they do not factor in the formula for allocation of revenue to the counties as passed by Parliament.

Dujis MP, Aden Duale argued the Bills were unconstitutional as they did not depict the 15 percent that should be allocated to the counties. The Constitution requires that at least 15 percent of the national budget should go to the counties.

He said instead of providing Sh30.4 billion to cover for four months the minister only factored in Sh6.8 billion, representing 3.3 per cent of the national revenue.

“The Bills presented by the minister do not provide money to cover the next four months. This House should not rubberstamp them because the minister is contravening the Constitution,” said Duale.

MPs amend CDF bill, grant themselves more powers

By PETER OPIYO

Members of Parliament would have more control in the management of the Constituencies Development Fund (CDF).

This is after the law makers amended the CDF Bill at the Committee of the Whole House to allow MPs to sit in the Constituency Fund Development Committees as ex-officio members.

The amendment to the Bill was floated by Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo and was supported by the legislators. But Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo warned against the move saying the presence of the MPs in the Committees would intimidate other Committee members.

“It is very difficult when an MP sits in these committees because their presence intimidates other committee members, so please think twice,” Kilonzo warned.

CDF Committees play a critical role in prioritising the projects to be funded by the Fund and MPs have not been members but just patrons. Having MPs as patrons was meant to minimise their influence in the management of the kitty.

Projects funded by the Constituency Development Fund would also be cautioned from any expenses arising from its administration.

Another amendment by Gumbo would see five per cent of the total allocation for a project go towards catering for the administration expenses of the project. The Project Management Committee shall set aside this sum.

The MPs also edged out the Senate from oversight of the Fund by giving a Committee of the National Assembly to check the management of the Fund. There had been a proposal to have a joint Committee, which constitutes members of the Senate and from the National Assembly to oversight the Fund. But they voted against this provision saying the function should fall within the National Assembly.

“This is a Constituency Fund and I don’t see where the Senate is coming in,” said Sports Minister Ababu Namwamba.

School children would ,however, have a reason to smile for the Bill now recognises education bursary scheme, mocks and continuous assessment tests as development projects so long as they shall not exceed 15 per cent of the total funds allocated to the kitty each financial year.

An attempt to have the Fund used to fund religious activities and religious bodies was shot down by the MPs during the verbal vote at the Committee. The amendment had been introduced by nominated MP Millie Odhiambo-Mabona.

“We are criminalising religious activities… I want to take CDF and use it to support my church, “said Ms Odhiambo Mabona.

But Turkana Central MP Ekwee Ethuro, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on CDF, said such a provision would undermine the purpose of the Fund.

“We’ll be undermining the purpose of CDF. The Fund is meant for poverty alleviation not for evangelisation,” said Mr Ethuro. His view was supported by Mr Gumbo.

A provision to have at least 30 per cent of the development projects funded by the kitty be reserved for the youth also failed to sail through as MPs said it was tricky to implement. The proposal was floated by Mr Gumbo.

But Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya said there is already a government circular that gives the youth ten per cent in business opportunities and it would not be necessary to legislate on the matter.

Ekwee, Migori MP, John Pesa, Mosop MP, David Koech and Education Assistant Minister Ayiecho Olweny warned that implementing the requirement would not be practicable. But Ndhiwa MP Augustino Neto said the provision was good for affirmative action.

Police link impostor to Baragoi killings

By Moses Michira

KENYA: An internal secret investigation by high-ranking officers picked by retired Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere has concluded that the bungled Baragoi mission could have backfired following leakage by the impostor now in custody.

Pointing fingers at Joshua Waiganjo who infiltrated police force with claims he was an Assistant Commissioner of police when he was in fact just a Standard Eight dropout, the team also questioned why a Nakuru bank manager was incorporated in a police flight to Baragoi before the bungled raid.

Led by a Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of reforms, Mr Jonathan Kosgei, The Standard the team found out that the operation that led to killings of police officers and reservists was carried out against the advice of the police officers on the ground.

It also revealed how badly planned the doomed mission was, with no records kept either of the officers deployed or the manouvres they were required to engage in, and lacked even basic things like water, and when they were attacked, even the available helicopter wasn’t sent to their rescue.

Interestingly, the 132 officers and reservists had been forced to walk for 10 kilometres in a single-file, and having been told they were pursuing only 35 bandits when they were, in fact, 1000, they were ambushed inside a valley where the enemy had shooting advantage and massacred.

All that time, as they fought for dear life in Suguta Valley, with the new police officers having not been paid their September and October pay while almost all had no competence in field combat, their commander was killing time in his hotel room in Baragoi, the report says.

Initial draft by the committee appointed by Iteere, sources reveal, was initially edited to keep Waiganjo’s name off on what insiders called ‘orders from above’.

However, when the new Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo reported to office, he asked for full disclosure on the investigations and that is when the cover was reportedly blown off the faces of Waiganjo and a Nakuru bank manager who we cannot name at this stage for legal reasons.

Security meetings

“The conduct and the role of the alleged KPR (Kenya Police Reservist) commander – Mr Waiganjo “ACP” and…Nakuru Branch Manager to be thoroughly investigated particularly on suspicion of having betrayed the operation as they are reported to have attended various security meetings,” reads part of the report by Koskei’s team.

The committee found out Mr Waiganjo and the banker had attended several planning meetings in the build-up to the failed operation, raising the possibility that they were moles for the raiders planted to leak sensitive information that could help in the recovery of the stolen animals.

The possibility that Mr Waiganjo betrayed the security operation adds a new dimension to the web of cattle rustling which has led to thousands of fatalities among the security personel, and members of the Turkana and Samburu communities.

In the unfolding saga surrounding Waiganjo who is pictured variously in senior police uniform and rank, which was first exclusively reported by The Standard, last Friday, President Kibaki has ordered a ten-day probe even as local police officials deny colluding with or overlooking this gross violation of national security and professional code of conduct.

A more worrying link to possible betrayal contained in the report is that the Provincial Police Officer John M’mbijiwe ignored counsel of his juniors, who are based in the hostile Baragoi District, about the launching the operation without sufficient preparation and arming.

Recent claims have been made that Waiganjo could have been a dangerous criminal involved in robberies and extortion in several places, possible crimes for which he is now facing charges in court. The latest claims further reinforce the fears that he may have been an informer promoting the fraudulent cattle trade.

The damaging report points out loopholes in the planning of the operation to recover over 500 cattle stolen by the warriors from the Samburu, including relying on a Turkana moran in execution, and was likely to have misinformed the police.

“Planning of the operation was dependant on a Turkana tribesman whom under normal circumstances cannot divulge any information concerning his fellow Turkanas,” the report read further.

Bad terrain

The district police bosses were opposed to the operation, saying the officers involved were too few, considering that the raiders were ‘over 1,000’ and that they had the advantage of knowing the terrain better.

The senior officers at Baragoi said they knew about the number of raiders and their firepower because two operations they had led in trying to recover the lost animals had failed as the officers were overpowered and repulsed.

It was puzzling for the committee that the operation commander, who was opposed the operation from the start, did not go to the battleground even when he was mandated to lead the recovery mission.

The report cites the opposition from the commander and the Samburu County intelligence officers had contributed to the poor planning of the operation, as there was no prior study of the terrain to determine the scope of the duty.

“The operation commander appears to have had no role as he remained in his hotel room in Baragoi town as the four sectors proceeded to the battle ground.”

In what seems to confirm his involvement as a mole, Mr Waiganjo who had introduced himself as the commander for the Anti-Stock theft Unit in the Rift Valley did not attend the early morning recovery mission that ended horribly.

About 107 police officers were sent on the mission that started at about 1am, but were dropped more than 10 kilometres from the battlefront in Lomelok village, owing to poor road network. It is also regrettable that several security meetings were held in Baragoi, but no minutes were taken, Kosgei’s team added.

“It also appears that the Provincial Security Intelligence Committee left the entire problem solving to the PPO and the Provincial Criminal Investigations Officers as no mention has been sighted on the Provincial Commissioner and the regional National Intelligence Service Coordinator having attended any meeting in Baragoi even after the incident,’’ the report went on.

Kenya: Did you know?

From: odhiambo okecth

Friends,

On the 4th March 2013, the 14.3 million Registered Voters are going to make their choice of political leadership for Kenya for the next 5 years.
These are the people we are going to vote for;

Presidency; The President and his/her running mate as one ticket

Member of the National Assembly

Member of the Senate

Governor; The Governor and his/her running mate as one ticket

Women County Representative

County Ward Representative

All you need to do is to analyze all those people who have offered themselves for these positions and make a wise but Nation Friendly choice. We have been with some of these people for 50 years of our Independence and sadly, Kenya has NOTHING to be proud of.

I want to sincerely challenge the politicians to tell us what we are going to celebrate on 1st June 2013 as our National Achievement. And it would be fair if all of us, the 14.3 Million Registered Voters also made our mark. The future of Kenya lies in our hands. Let us make sure but firm decisions, for the love of Mother Kenya and for Posterity.

Let us not be guided by tribe, money, impunity and corruption as we choose our leaders.

Between today and the 2nd of March 2013, we will re-run the Constitution of Kenya Chapter by Chapter to help jog your minds on what the Constitution expects of us as a people.

Here we go;

PREAMBLE

We, the people of Kenya—

ACKNOWLEDGING the supremacy of the Almighty God of all creation––

HONOURING those who heroically struggled to bring freedom and justice to our land––

PROUD of our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, and determined to live in peace and unity as one indivisible sovereign nation––

RESPECTFUL of the environment, which is our heritage, and determined to sustain it for the benefit of future generations––

COMMITTED to nurturing and protecting the well-being of the individual, the family, communities and the nation––

RECOGNISING the aspirations of all Kenyans for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law––

EXERCISING our sovereign and inalienable right to determine the form of governance of our country and having participated fully in the making of this Constitution––

ADOPT, enact and give this Constitution to ourselves and to our future generations.

GOD BLESS KENYA


If it is to be, it is up to me. A Clean Kenya Starts With me. A Peaceful Kenya is my Responsibility.

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