From: Judy Miriga
To: Chief Justice Willy Mutunga
Head of IEBC Commission
Head of CIC
The Law Society of Kenya
United Nation Chief Ban-Ki-moon
US Secretary of United Nations Susan Rice
African Union Secretary Ms. Zuma
UK Head of Mission to Kenya
US Head of Mission to Kenya
US Head of Mission Johnny Carson
His Excellency US President Barack Obama
His Excellency UK President Cameroon
My Honorable good people,
I submit this Rights appeal before your good offices so to be given extreme urgency of attention. I believe the Election will not be legitimate if the Diaspora remains locked out from participating fully in the electioneering. It is illegal and unconstitutional. I feel that to avoid inclusion of Diaspora is another way of rigging Reform Change to favor Special Interest corruption as usual and therefore Reform Change will not have been attained.
As a “Voice of Reason”, a “Voice of the Voiceless”, “a victim of circumstances”, A Self-proclaimed Change Agent Advocate of the intimidated, the oppressed and marginalized and Civil Rights Diaspora Spokesperson, I have the following Statement of facts concerning land grabbers commission report, Claims and Appeals to be heard urgently in order to save a grave situation case-scenario of Crimes, Violation and Abuse of Human Rights going on in Kenya and so election of March 2013 can be legitimate. In which case, if Diaspora are not engaged in this electioneering, the rights will have been violated and the election will not be legitimate.
Statement of Facts:
Sometimes on 28th of December 2007 when civil war got out of hand and innocent people were carelessly being slaughtered mercilessly in their houses with pain and sufferings everywhere, I called on Diaspora people from Kenyan everywhere in the world with friends and sympathizers of Kenyan people on the net to assemble for Demonstration to Kenya’s Embassy wherever they were so the careless extra-judicial killings could be stopped immediately and Law and order should be followed with firm negotiations for Reform Accord for way forward. On the 2nd of January 2008 in the USA, we did our part where I organized and led the Demonstration and ended it at the White House where former President Bush was kind enough to hear our cry and send The US Secretary Condoleezza Rice urgently to Kenya to negotiate for peace. We believe that those suspects of serious political responsibilities who engaged in Land Grabbing, corrupt practices with other terrorism acts unfavorable to Reform change should be disqualified from contesting in the Reform electioneering in Kenya.
From here we begun a journey of Reform we believe in and are committed that democracy should work in a balance, in an equally shared favorable conducive environment of fair play where all must play by the same set of rules without putting any burden, obstacles or barriers on the disadvantaged poor; that Democracy must be established with the Legislative Constitutional Agreement to guide, protect and preserve Public Mandate demands and needs independently from adverse conflict of interest from Politically Correct Special Business Interest which was the reason for the Civil War with careless extra-judicial killings of the innocent in order to drive people away from their land; and for which the Political Responsibility was to heed and comply in an Agreement and take Oath of Public Office to uphold.
In order that we reach our destination in the journey we took on January 2nd 2008, Kenya Diaspora participation in Kenyas Democratization was Constitutionalized. Kenyans in Diaspora have a right to participate in the Democracy and Constitution making of Kenya. This includes participating in the 1st election for Reform Change because it is our right. It is equally so that, in the democracy train, our destination is to see things change for better and peace, unity and love should be the underlining factor to our progressive development agenda where we intend to improve our destiny with reliable sustained fixtures.
The Constitution is a supreme authority that created the Institution of Parliament, the Executive, the IEBC which oversees electioneering, the CIC that ascertain Reform Constitutionality is in compliance according public mandate and the Judiciary which is the independent Jurisdiction Court of Law.
It is illegal for any person within the framework of the Constitutional institution to work against the Constitutional Policy for self political gains away from public mandate which one committed oath of office and swears to uphold. It is a known fact that Conflict of Interest contrasts, and constrains Public Mandate service delivery, thereby shortchanging security, reliability and effectiveness of good Governance with just rule of law function-ability to deliver the constitutional mandated public service. This could mean a demand for an automatic disqualification over non-compliance.
As Diaspora Spokesperson, a Change Agent Advocate, a voice of the voiceless and a voice of reason, I am not going to let this glitter of Reform Hope fade away from the faces of the poor, the hungry, the marginalized, the under-privileged and the oppressed or those faced with situation of innocent killings, insecurity, homelessness, draught, joblessness, environmental pollution and politically engineered ethnic conflicts or of drug influences with adolescent prostitution cases in the rise. As we persistently are on the look-out pushing for the Reform Change for the New Kenya, we noticed that the corrupt political class ganged in the coalition government and engaged in sneaking dangerous clauses unfavorable to Public Mandate and interest, (this is political responsibility that must not go unchecked in the Transparency and Accountability for Integrity) We noticed that the New Constitution specifically on Devolution of Counties, the Land and the Finance Bill was hijacked to serve the Politically Correct in the International Corporate Special Interest cartel network against public mandate and interest. This turn of events are against the National Reform Accord Agenda Signed Agreement by the two Principals Kibaki and Raila. PM Raila remained aloof with cases of such “Youth Fund for Job Creation” at Prime Minister’s Office going under unreported, and totally irresponsible in his service delivery to public.
The Political game at play are tactics with intent to bring back to public office the Politically correct special business interest, people with Serious Political Responsibilities who time and again have engaged in defrauding and frustrating Reform Agenda. Such extension if proved in the Court of Law through Responsibilities and Accountability, may have consequences relative to failed integrity that do not allow such characters to hold public office. So, without it, there should be no election.
The Constitution also demands that Kenya’s elections take place after every five years. Political Parties are also required to be within the Constitutional Policy framework and guidelines. The present scramble for Status Quo leadership engages failed technique of the Old corrupt Rule which failed us 50 years ago down the line. We highly suspect these are the same conspiracies at play meant to evade Reform Accord policy for a New Reform Government we want which is free from the political responsibilities of the past corrupt which has killed and caused pain and sufferings with fall out of meaningful livelihood and survival. Life must be of meaning again and we must fight harder to gain a life of meaning to all if we shall stick with the Legal framework of the Reform Change put in place.
Claims for Appeal from Observation:
1) The Kenya Diaspora have been locked out from election of March 2013 and this is against Rights and equally is against the law
2) There has not been any training to prepare people for electioneering so people would vote on informed choices and likewise, those candidates aspiring for leadership, more specifically the Presidential Candidates have not demonstrated or offered Reform Development packages how they wish to Govern if given another chance. They have not demonstrated passion to accommodate the Reform nor do they have the will to change or Reform to better policies that can bring Reform Development Agenda.
3) Security and political trust in Kenya is still dangerous and worrisome and the test has been proved in the recent Party nominations that just ended where the will of people was not respected or honored and those rejected by the people were rigged back in Party leadership to continue corruption in their unfinished business
4) Land Grabbers, those that have caused the failure and are the reasons for political fall-out are the campaign financiers and sponsors of the top current runners-up of those who are seeking political office. This clearly shows that we are adding fuel on fire for more extra-judicial killings in the political correctness Responsibilities and this is not going to help us in the Reform Change we all want………Please see Attachment of Land Grabbers Commission Report…….
5) Finance Bill was one of the first proposals put on the table, presently, it is incomplete. It seemed like the politicians kept suspending it for special business interest reason, why Oburu Odinga because of special interest with Uhuru in the Finance has been rigged back. This is why we believe the Coalition Government avoided engaging on Finance Bill because of serious controversial scandals surrounding utilization of public funds and expenditure of the same that need to be investigated and be brought to court. Without Finance Bill, there is no way to ascertain allocation of funds to the Counties for Government set-up or management and how will the election help if there is no proper establishment of Governorship structure done. This is why Oburu is rushing for Governorship to continue with corruption they had at Finance Ministry. This would critically fail core value of constitutional legislation for Reform. It is why we want accountability of what they did and where the money is as at now before they can be trusted with another public responsibilities.
6) Since the Reform Change Agreement is being scuttled, (failing Responsibility with Integrity from Transparency and Accountability) it will not be in compliance as per the agreement. There shall be room to corrupt for conflict interest where those with the highest Judicial case to answer and have serious political responsibilities in land clashes, terrorism and killings of 2007/8 are on top of the game trying to manipulate our Reform we struggled so hard and for this reason, we might not achieve the Reform we want if this election must go as planned in March 2013; signs of times are that, they have used big money to rig their own people back in the fray. Land problems have not been resolved and lands in Kenya have been irregularly and stealthily been sold……which is that, Kenya has been sold…………and this must be corrected before election is done. It is because we do not want Land Grabbers as participants controlling electioneering of March 2013
7) Faced with the general falling situation including socio-economic challenges created by the politically correct holding serious questionable political responsibilities requiring threshold for integrity clearance and investigations; matter of present Political situation is not legally safe nor is it conducive for Reform Change we struggle for. Social and economic vulnerability is highly challenging and Kenya livelihood and survival is in serious risk of extinction if Judicial determination of the Reform Accord compliance shall not take precedence to fill the void and conclusively curb the eminent fall-out and collapse by providing way forward through forming an Interim Transitional Committee that will make sure that Training the public before election to vote informed choices is done safely as needed, integrity for responsibility test is performed as required, Governor institutions have been established, Security ensured, Land Grabbing cases formalized and the Will of the People is guaranteed.
8) We need all partners with all good people all over the world on board to join in this struggle (against the corrupt) with us so we can achieve this “Kenya Mpya People’s Movement” that has the packages of Reform Change we all want. We must defeat and burry the corrupt who have painfully terrorized and made our lives miserable failing in abject poverty in the past 50 years. It can be done if we follow the Reform Change Law and Order. There is no another time. We can skip March and have our elections in August when everything is done the way it should with those suspects holding highest political responsibilities disqualified.
9) concerns raised
They say IEBC has been helping in defilement of the Constitution by failing to stamp their authority and bring sanity in the electoral process
Led by lawyer Harun Ndubi (right), they said commisssion has continued to disregard parametres and principles set out in the Constitution
They have also ignored several reports regarding the conduct of some political aspirants
We demand that Uhuru, Ruto and Raila must be disqualified from contesting as they all have serious political Responsibilities and economical challenges with social illegitimate issues emanating before and after 2007/8 election gone bad so that ICC Hague should go on smoothly undeterred and Kenyans begin to engage in Development agenda at peace with each other. Let the truth be told and more specifically, if ICC Hague case must produce the Justice we all want, we must give it substances with which to operate and work sufficiently effectively without discrimination or favors. (Hawa watu wamekula pamajoa wanajuana kwa vilemba) These people plan and ate together, they are fooling us and they want us to pay their price for them…….it cannot happen, we must choose righteousness and stick with it…….. Let the law prevail.
Land Grabbing and politically correct killings from organized thugs and terrorism going ons cannot be corrected when Uhuru, Ruto and Raila are shareholders of the same and Kenyans must correct the land problems as Kenyans from Tana River, Lamu, Kwale, Mombasa, Isiolo, Turkana, Marakwet, Garsen, Malindi, Migingo, Yala Swamp, Lake Victoria, Migori, Rongo, Awendo, Ringa, Uriri etc., are still factors of Land the illegal Grabbers.
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IEBC accused of overlooking misconduct
They say IEBC has been helping in defilement of the Constitution by failing to stamp their authority and bring sanity in the electoral process Led by lawyer Harun Ndubi (right), they said commisssion has continued to disregard parametres and principles set out in the Constitution
They have also ignored several reports regarding the conduct of some political aspirants
Updated Monday, January 28 2013 at 00:00 GMT+3
By Rawlings otieno
KENYA: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been advised to bar candidates with questionable integrity and character from contesting in the General Election.
A section of the civil society members under the banner of Kenya for Peace with Truth and Justice said IEBC has been helping in defilement of the Constitution by failing to stamp their authority and bring sanity in the electoral process.
Led by lawyer Harun Ndubi, the group accused the IEBC of condoning electoral malpractices, which they are supposed to enforce.
“The Elections and the Electoral Offences Act clearly states their mandate and how they are supposed to conduct the elections. Extending the deadline for submission of the party list is by itself rigging, which is an offence under the Act,” said Ndubi.
The group said IEBC has continued to disregard parametres and principles set out in the Constitution and other relevant legislation through practices such as party hopping and accused them of ignoring several reports, which had been presented to it for review concerning the conduct of some political aspirants.
Speaking during a Press briefing at a Nairobi hotel yesterday, the group lashed out at the electoral body and the Registrar of Political Parties for failing to rein in errant political parties. They took issue with the parties for conducting their nominations using the IEBC voter registrations book instead of the political party’s registrar, citing that the move was against the Political Parties Act.
Ndubi also said it is the IEBC that should stop candidates with leadership and integrity issues from contesting the various political seats.
He said the Commission of Administrative Justice had given a damning report of some 24 candidates including TNA’s Mike Mbuvi vying for senatorial position in Nairobi County and also former Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu who got the nod to contest the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, to be stopped from contesting.
The group also wants the parties that conducted flawed nominations to be punished for allowing their supporters to cause violence.
The Political Parties Act states: A political party shall not engage in or encourage violence by its members or supporters.
“The institution charged with the regulation of political affairs has displayed a disturbing reluctance to enforce their respective mandate. IEBC has repeatedly shifted timelines for the submission of nomination lists,” said Ndubi.
They threatened to use all the means including filing petitions at the High Court to stop such candidates from contesting.
Kajwang, Kimunya, Midiwo cleared by IEBC
By EMMANUEL TOILI firstname.lastname@example.org ( email the author)
Posted Monday, January 28 2013 at 17:36
Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang, Transport Minister Amos Kimunya, Jakoyo Midiwo and Shakir Shabil were among candidates cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute team to vie for their respective seats.
During party primaries, dispute arose in Homa Bay County when Mr Kajwang, a senate hopeful, was accused of being behind voting materials marked in his favour and dropped at Rodi Kopany and Kodiera markets in Ndhiwa.
But Mr Kajwang’ distanced himself from the claims, saying his opponents were determined to ensure that the nomination process does not go through.
On the other hand, Mr Midiwo was granted direct nomination by his ODM party, thus, causing the dispute.
However, the IEBC Dispute team ruled that Mr Midiwo was handed the nomination certificate legally.
Mr Kimunya’s rivals Lawyer Samuel Gichigi and former area MP Mwangi Githiomi had appealed to IEBC accusing him of electoral malpractices.
Oburu: Raila advisers forced me out of race
By JUSTUS WANGA email@example.com ( email the author)
Posted Sunday, January 27 2013 at 00:30
After the ODM nominations characterised by chaos and irregularities, members of the Odinga family who were controversially denied the party’s ticket by the elections board blame forces outside their Nyanza backyard for their political woes
Two members of the Odinga family who were controversially forced to drop their bids for the seat of governor during the party nominations last week have broken their silence on a matter that sensationally put them in the spotlight for days.
Finance assistant minister Oburu Oginga and his sister, Ms Ruth Adhiambo Odinga, who had sought the ODM ticket to vie for the positions of governor in Siaya and Kisumu counties respectively, say they were victimised because of their family name.
The two have also dismissed the perception that the demonstrations held in some parts of Nyanza over the bungled ODM party nominations amounted to a rebellion against the Odinga family.
Dr Oburu blamed his predicament on the Cord alliance presidential advisers who he said believed that his ambition would jeopardise Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s chances of winning the presidential election.
“I had to give in to pressure from them. Personally I – and let me say even Raila – did not believe that my ticket would jeopardise his chances of becoming the president. But these people who call themselves advisers or think-tank kept hammering this on him each morning he got to the office. They created a big issue out of it,” said Dr Oburu, who is the PM’s elder brother.
Dr Oburu was denied the ODM certificate by the party’s elections board after his opponent, Mr William Oduol, contested the results announced by the returning officer.
Ruth Odinga, on her part, blames her opponents whom she accused of using the Odinga tag to lock her out of the race.
“They paid some youths to create an impression that residents of Kisumu could not live with the prospects of me becoming their governor. It is sad they succeeded in this mischievous undertaking,” she said.
She further said that because the Odinga family fought and suffered for the country during the clamour for reforms, it is only fair that they also enjoy the liberty of running for elective seats of their choice.
“We should be allowed to run for any seat like other Kenyans because whether we get elected or not is the discretion of the electorate who I’m sure recognise what we have sacrificed for them,” she said.
“I was vying as Ruth Adhiambo and not as sister to Raila and it is also important to note that I trounced my opponents in the race but I had to consider the bigger picture, peace and sanity in Kisumu, that was getting worse due to isolated cases of incitement.”
Dr Oburu feels that he has been victimised for being the brother of a presidential candidate. He dismissed the claims that a rebellion was brewing against their family, especially if he insisted on getting the party’s greenlight to run for governor.
“Rebellion is a very remote idea. Those who were against my ambition to run for governor were not even Siaya people. If anything, my people had nominated me to be their governor by double the number of votes my challenger was able to garner,” he said.
He said the people of Bondo have nothing against the Odingas.
“They supported me when I was their MP for almost two decades. In fact they feel betrayed that I had to drop my bid,” he said.
Critics and some observers say the Odingas may have borne the brunt of those who rightly or wrongly felt that the family was trying to create a kingdom-like structure to occupy as many elective seats in the region as possible and so they had to be stopped.
A debate has now emerged on whether the manner in which the contested victories of Dr Oburu and his sister were handled by the ODM elections board was actually meant to forestall a likely rebellion against the Odinga family in Luo Nyanza.
Prof Egara Kabaji, a lecturer at Masinde Muliro University, argues that the decision not to award Mr Oduol the certificate to run for governor was informed by a conviction that it would have given him a licence to boast that he had beaten the mighty.
“Giving him the ticket would have led to chest-thumping – that ‘see I have removed the jinx of the Odinga factor in our politics’, and so the panel saw an easier way out of the impasse in settling on a neutral candidate,” Prof Kabaji told the Sunday Nation.
He added that removing the names of the Odinga siblings from the ballot was meant to save the face of their family and eventually the Prime Minister from imminent dissent.
“Much as this is their democratic right, something I totally agree with, common sense should have told them that it was going to be ugly,” he said.
Mr Oduol, on his part, says it is in the minds of many of his supporters that the fear of the elections board was that had he been issued with the certificate, he would upset the Odinga family grip on Siaya politics.
“That is their opinion but I’m not fighting the Odinga family, in fact Raila remains my presidential candidate of choice,” he said.
There had been rumours that at least six members of the Odinga family were positioning themselves for several elective seats across the country.
At some point, Jaoko Oburu, who is Dr Oburu’s son and one of the founders of the Friends of Raila lobby, was said to have been eyeing the Bondo parliamentary seat that his father left to run for governor. But Dr Oburu later said the rumours were spread by “haters” out to cast the family in bad light.
“Such talks are being peddled for political expediency and should be ignored in totality,” he said, adding that none of his cousins was running for any elective position.
The Prime Minister’s step-brother, Mr Omondi Odinga, is reluctant to call it anti-Odinga rebellion but he says the riots that followed the announcement of Adhiambo and Oburu as ODM candidates for governor were seen as an attempt by the Odinga family to impose candidates on the electorate.
“I think they are just fed up with leaders being forced on them come every election. They have woken up and are ready to shrug off any form of intimidation from these usual suspects,” he said in reference to his family.
He claimed that the outcome of ODM primaries in Luo Nyanza is usually pre-determined long before they are conducted.
“I think they should have the courtesy to inform the innocent contenders that the party has its owners so they do not waste their money, time and energy campaigning for what will not come to pass,” Mr Odinga said.
Prof Peter Simatei, a lecturer at Moi University, says Ms Odinga’s right to vie for political office seems to have been undermined by a flawed nomination process and a perception that the Odingas have an unbridled hold on the local politics.
“Ruth could simply have been a victim of a mistaken belief that the Odingas had collectively agreed to sponsor her candidature but, again, who knows, perhaps a transparent, independent, peaceful and well organised nomination process would have seen her clinch the Cord ticket,” he said.
Former joint chief whip Jakoyo Midiwo is the only relative of the Odingas left standing after the bruising January 17 and 18 nominations.
But he has expressed fear that now that their detractors are done with Ms Odinga and her brother, he could be the next target.
“After concerted hate campaigns by forces in the government edged both Ms Odinga and Dr Oginga out of the race, I know they may want to target me for being a cousin of the Odingas. This is despite the fact that I won fair and square,” Mr Midiwo said.
“The motive was to create an impression that Raila is facing resentment in his own backyard, which is not anywhere near the truth. It is an isolationist tactic that will not work.”
On blogs and other social media forums where the Ogingas came under scathing attacks from residents and people who felt they were becoming too possessive of the regional politics, Mr Midiwo alleged the National Security Intelligence Service could have played a part.
“The NSIS had a strong hand in the social media hits,” he said, adding that it was a strategy to check Mr Odinga’s popularity ahead of the election.
But Elisha Odhiambo, who was vying for the ODM ticket to run for the Gem parliamentary seat, has accused Mr Midiwo of instigating the violence that hit the area in the primaries.
“He planned all this chaos and should stop pointing fingers elsewhere,” Mr Odhiambo said. Mr Midiwo has denied the claims.
From: DICKENS ODHIAMBO
Subject: Fresh Headache for Raila, Kalonzo Over Defections
Date: Monday, January 28, 2013, 12:12 PM
Fresh Headache for Raila, Kalonzo Over Defections
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Stiff competition is expected among parties supporting similar coalitions in the wake of fallouts over sham nominations.
A countrywide survey shows that the Orange Democratic Movement, Wiper and United Democratic Front recorded the highest defections amid claims of flawed primaries.
This has raised fears that rivalry among parties in the same coalition could cost them seats in battlegrounds, resulting in a president with a minority support in Parliament (as was the case with President Kibaki in 2007) and Senate.
The most affected coalition is Cord, where candidates who were edged out in ODM primaries in Western, Nyanza and Coast provinces defected to Wiper and Ford Kenya.
“If one coalition is split, a weaker rival candidate is likely to win the seat,” Mr Peter Aling’o of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy said on Sunday.
He said friendly parties were cannibalising each other because the number of seats they win on March 4 will determine their strength in the coalition government formed after the election.
“The idea of a coalition is to create a sense of ownership and equality in the coalition. Post-election, this will change, and increase the possibility of underrating some partners. They will begin to ask, ‘how many votes, and how many MPs did you bring?’ The fewer the votes, the lower the standing,” said Mr Aling’o.
Mr Kibe Mungai, a lawyer and political analyst, said the intra-coalition competition will open doors for Kenyans to ‘correct the mess that happened in the sham nominations’, and shield the country from dictatorship.
“This is a blessing in disguise, because it will facilitate credible elections for the better,” said Mr Mungai.
He also noted that because different parties will be fielding candidates, it means whoever wins the presidency will not have absolute control of the Legislature.
“Whatever coalition is going to form the next government, it is in the national interest that they do not have a powerful majority in Parliament …that will be arecipe for dictatorship, and will make the impeachment clause in the Constitution an idle threat,” said Mr Mungai.
In most battlegrounds, ODM losers defected to Wiper, making the party’s leader, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, the biggest rival of Mr Raila Odinga (ODM) in hunt for elective seats in Coast Province. Mr Kalonzo is Mr Raila Odinga’s deputy in the Cord coalition. The same applies in Western, where most aspirants who lost UDF primaries decamped to New Ford Kenya of Eugene Wamalwa. New Ford Kenya and Kanu are part of Amani coalition led by Musalia Mudavadi of UDF.
The defections in Jubilee coalition have bucked the trend, with neither main affiliateparties URP and TNA fielding rival candidates. This could be partly because the parties (URP of William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA) have distinct support bases in Rift Valley and Central provinces respectively — and had a pre-election deal not to field candidates in each other’s stronghold.
The defections have set the stage for a bruising battle among friendly parties for senate, governor and MPs slots.
In Mombasa, former Kisauni MP Hassan Joho faces stiff competition from another Cord member Suleiman Shahbal who is running on a Wiper ticket for governorship. For senate, Suleiman Shakombo of ODM will battle it out with Omar Hassan of Wiper, who quit the Orange party citing favouritism.
The differences between the two wings have trickled down to some parliamentary seats such as Nyali, Jomvu and Changamwe where aspirants are competing within the Cord coalition.
In Jomvu, Environment assistant minister Ramadhan Kajemba’s son, Seif Kajembe (ODM) will face Wiper candidate Badi Twalib who decamped after losing in the Orange party primaries.
In Nyali, the contest is between Mombasa businessman Hezron Awiti Bolo (Wiper) and former deputy mayor John Mcharo (ODM).
Former unregistered Islamic Party of Kenya chairman Omar Mwinyi (ODM) will battle it out with Mr Philip Ndolo (Wiper) for the Changamwe seat.
In Taita Taveta, the contest for governorship will be lost and won in Cord, with Mr John Mruttu (ODM), Ms Jacinta Mwatela (Wiper) and Sophy Kibai (Ford Kenya) seeking the seat.
In Kisumu West constituency, former MP Olago Aluoch defected to Ford Kenya where he will contest the seat against ODM’s Rosa Buyu who was handed the ticket.
In the newly created Kisumu Central, Mr Abdul Omar will run on a Ford Kenya after claiming his victory was stolen. Mr Ken Obura has the ODM ticket.
In Nyando, former MP Fred Outa will square it out with Mr Jared Okello who defected to Ford Kenya.
Mr Hillary Alila, who lost the ODM Homa Bay senate nominations to Immigrations minister Otieno Kajwang’, will vie on a PDP ticket.
In Kisii, Cord parties face a similar dilemma.
Public Works Minister Chris Obure (ODM), Mr Omingo Magara (PDP) and Mr Raphael Raini (Ford Kenya) will fight for the senate seat.
Ms Bridgit Ombati (PDP) will battle it out with Ms Mary Sally Otara (ODM) for Kisii women representative slot.
Foreign Affairs assistant minister Richard Onyonka of ODM, Mr Don Bosco Gichana (PDP) and Anthony Kibagendi of (PPK) are all seeking the Kitutu Chache seat.
Jubilee coalition also faces the same challenge in Bomachoge Chache where Mr Fred Mititi (URP) and Mr Amos Nyamoko (TNA) want the seat.
In Kakamega, former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo (FPK) and university lecturer Shanyisa Khasiani (ODM) are vying for senate within the Cord coalition.
In the Amani coalition, assistant minister Manyala Keya will defend the Lurambi seat on New Ford Kenya ticket after he lost UDF nominations to Bishop Titus Khamala.
Housing Minister Soita Shitanda is vying for the Kakamega govenor post on a New Ford Kenya ticket after he was disqualified by UDF on academic grounds. UDF picked Mr Paul Olando.
At the same time, businessman Julius Asira is vying for the Butere seat on a Ford Kenya ticket while Mr Andrew Toboso who beat former Cabinet minister Amukoa Anangwe in the nominations will fly the ODM flag. Prof Anangwe may vie on an FPKticket.
In Malava constituency, Mr George Munji who lost to Said Khasabuli in UDF primaries has decamped to Kanu, a key partner in the Amani coalition led by Mr Musalia Mudavadi.
However, Mr John Shimaka who was also floored in the UDF nominations decamped to Wiper party and will battle it out with ODM’s Musavin Zakaya Nambwa.
Cord faces another headache in Busia County where Mr Sospeter Ojaamong (ODM) and Mr Philemon Imo of Ford Kenya are all going for the governor’s seat.
Former Attorney-General Amos Wako of ODM will lock horns with former Nambale MP Chris Okemo of Ford Kenya for the Busia senate post.
In Siaya, Mr Cornel Rasanga Amoth of ODM and Mr William Oduol of National Agenda Party of Kenya will face off for the govenor seat. Mr Oduol was denied the ticket alongside Dr Oburu Oginga following protests that the ODM secretariat had unprocedurally endorsed Dr Oginga.