I have today led my roads team in the tarmacking of the Kivandini – Masinga Road.
We spend too much time building roads in Kenya. Corruption, poor logistics and fear of embracing new ideas are among the reasons for the slow pace.
Using the Super Maendeleo Chap Chap Philosophy, we are applying a tarmac seal at a record 100 metres in 1 minute; 1 kilometer in 10 minutes!
We have proven today that it can be done and residents of Masinga will soon enjoy a well tarmacked road.
The 21 kilometer road is one of 10 ongoing road projects in the County. Fully funded and constructed by the Machakos County government, machinery and our very own engineers.
This is the philosophy that Machakos County will use to tarmac all our roads and to ensure that even the Mwananchi in the remotest part of Machakos gets quality road infrastructure.
I have a vision for Machakos and I will not rest until the people of Machakos get premier service from my government.
Of course I didn’t expect Kenya to take a stand in the UN resolution. Unlike countries like Tanzania and Nigeria that have historically taken a strong position on matters of justice and freedom, Kenya has always merely sided with oppression for short sighted economic gains.
Kenya enjoyed cordial relations with Apartheid South Africa so shamelessly that the South African foreign minister; Pik Botha was hosted here at the climax of the anti apartheid struggle. In other words while the entire world was shouting “Say no to apartheid!” we were hosting an agent of a regime that was oppressing and killing our brothers and sisters.
In fact it was a notable surprise that Jomo Kenyatta who had solid Pan African credentials before independence by standing with Ethiopia during the Italian invasion of the 30’s and even speaking for the liberation of many territories, made a complete about turn and turned Kenya into a mere vassal of Western interests under the guise of “Non interference”
One of the lawyers representing Governor Alfred Mutua in the petition filed by Wavinya Ndeti has been charged with rape in a Machakos court.
The court heard that Mbithi Kimeu committed the act on September 10, 2017 at Rendevour bar and restaurant in Machakos town.
The accused was also charged with committing an indecent act with an adult by touching the genitals of the complainant with his manhood without her will.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges before senior principal magistrate Caroline Ocharo.
Kimeu was released on a Sh50,000 cash bail. The matter will be heard on January 31, 2018.
Governor Alfred Mutua is currently divorced after he linked up with his current flame Ms. Lilian Ng’ang’a. There are allegations that he has refused to make her pregnant because he does not want to pay child support.
There is a joke doing rounds that if you ask DP Ruto and Machakos County first lady Her Excellency madam Lilian Nganga Mutua what was the score line in yesterday’s CECAFA finals between Kenya’s Harambee Stars and Zanzibar they will not tell. They spent much of the time staring at each other than watching the match/game.
After DP Ruto’s photos went viral, now a photo of 1st Lady Lilian Mutua-Nganga has emerged in which her fisilet tactics are best captured (hahahaha). In both pictures, soon to be exGovernor after the ruling of the petition acteerde as a buffer between then.
Miguna Miguna was detained the better part of today Sunday afternoon somewhere along Mtwapa by military or police since 4 pm as he headed for the NASA meeting. By 5pm he was still at scene and the crowd was building.
“More than 30 police officers led by the Mtwapa OCPD have stopped me from traveling on the road to the hotel where The Right Hon. Raila Odinga is”.- Miguna Miguna.
Meanwhile are the resolutions of the Coast Peoples Assembly:
RESOLUTIONS OF THE FIRST COAST REGION PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY HELD IN KIKAMBALA, KILIFI COUNTY
We the leaders of the Coast Region, representing the Counties of Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta, gathered here today to confer and consult on our regional agenda for the People’s Assembly. We are honored by the presence of our President H.E. Raila Amolo Odinga and leaders from other parts of the republic who have graced this historic occasion.
It is not by accident that the Coast Region is leading the way setting the People’s Assembly in motion. The Coast is a crucible of the historical injustices that has made it necessary and imperative to convene the People’s Assembly. Our deliberations today have been characterized by outpouring of emotions and unwavering resolve to bring to an end once and for all the betrayal and suffering of the people of the Coast by successive administrations that have denied generations of our people the fruits of independence. It is time to end this bitter harvest. To this end, we have resolved as follows:
To reiterate that we do not recognize the illegitimate presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta, and to state in no uncertain terms that we shall not accept the institutionalization of sham elections in Kenya. There will be no business as usual until a democratically elected President assumes office.
To reiterate our unwavering support and loyalty to H.E Raila Amolo Odinga, the rightful President of the Republic of Kenya.
To participate and support fully the Peoples Assembly process until we restore democracy or go our separate ways.
To put Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee administration on notice that we shall not sit by as the operations of the Port of Mombasa are relocated to the hinterland. Coastal resources, including the Port of Mombasa are our God given endowment, and so it shall remain.
To observe that we recognize the Jubilee administration’s political agenda of dismantling the 2010 Constitution in the manner and for the reasons that the Jomo Kenyatta administration dismantled the independence constitution, thereby abrogating the Lancaster House settlement between the Coastal Strip and the Kenya colony.
To invoke our right to self-determination as enshrined in Article 1 of the International Declaration of Human Rights and to pursue this as provided for in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
To convene a self-determination convention as a matter of urgency.
The National Super Alliance principals will on Wednesday hold talks to deliberate on the future of the coalition following divisions and rebellion within the coalition and its supporters. There are reports some of the Principals have been in bed with jubilee for many months if not years led by Moses Watengula and Kalonzo Musyoka.
The coalition was forced to cancel the meeting which was initially scheduled for Sunday following the absence of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who extended his stay in Germany to attend to his sick wife.
Musyoka will jet in on Tuesday now and is expected to attend the burial service of the late Kitui West legislator Francis Nyenze before proceeding to Mombasa for the talks.
The meeting comes in the wake of concerns that the coalition is losing its support base with open divisions playing out among the party leadership in parliament and supporters on the street.
There are reports that, Jubilee through National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale that the legislators had been instructed to support the former Vice President’s son Kennedy Musyoka to be an EALA legislator as part of a reward due to fraudulent scheme in Nairobi.
The election comes even after the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal issued an injunction stopping Parliament from approving nominees of NASA until a case contesting their nomination was heard.
Following the directive from the Tribunal, House Speakers Kenneth Lusaka and Justin Muturi failed to give direction on whether Parliament should have proceeded with the exercise.
The House last year passed a law barring courts from interfering with Parliament’s law-making process and decisions in Kenya.
A number of NASA legislators failed to throw their weight behind the NASA Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya which made him lose his nomination slot to the East African Legislative Assembly.
The political parties under NASA have also disowned and rejected numerous lists forwarded by the coalition nominating members to various parliamentary committees and parliamentary leadership.
Recent decision to call off Raila Odinga’s swearing in attracted criticism and backlash from NASA followers and Kalonzo Musyoka is being blamed for the most part due to his silence in many critical issues.
Odinga who will chair the meeting is already in Mombasa for the retreat which is also expected to come up with a way forward for his much publicized swearing in event either late this year or early next year.
Co-principals Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi will also attend the meeting.