LEGENDARY Ole Ntimama BACKS ODM’s Memusi as Uhuru JAP DIES NATURALLY in Masai land.

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Undisputed Masai community Kingpin Hon William ole Ntimama.

Via Kenya Today

Former powerful Minister and undisputed Masai community Kingpin Hon William ole Ntimama has thrown his weight behind Mr Elijah Memusi, the ODM candidate in tomorrow’s Kajiado Central by-election.

The legendary Ntimama is set to bless the CORD candidate at a brief function at his Narok home, a move that will effectively bury Uhuru Kenyatta’s JAP candidate chance of even coming close to Elijah Memusi.

Hon Ntimama said the by-election is crucial because it affects the entire Maa community.“Memusi is the right candidate for this seat. I appeal to the people of Kajiado to heed my advice and give him a chance,” .

He described Memusi as the hope of the Maasai because he has been brought up in the community. He said this is a chance for the Maasai to prove their unity. Ntimama said after serving the people of Kenya and particularly Narok for more than 40 years, he understands the challenges that the Maasai face. “If the people of Kajiado want their interest to be well represented, they should elect Memusi,” Hon Ntimama added.

Ntimama’s support for Memusi is seen as crucial for the CORD candidate’s win of the Purko votes in the constituency. “I will be going to Narok for Ntimama’s blessings on Sunday before voting on Monday,” said Memusi.

Kajiado Central is fairly cosmopolitan with Kamba and Kikuyu immigrants communities being the a significant minority. Somali and Kisii also have presence that will br crucial in a tight a race.

Kamba votes will effectively neutralise the Kikuyu vote while the Kisii and Somali votes will be the winning card for Memusi assuming the Maasai vote will be a tie. However with Ntimama’s endorsement its widely excpeted that Memusi will win with a margin of 3000 votes.

It is widely believed that wrangles in Narok county where URP MPs and senator were arbitrary arrested by the Uhuru regime was the start of a natural death of URP/Jubilee in Masai nation.

Meanwhile, political analysts say wrangles among Narok County leaders and jitters in the South Rift over the formation of the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) could determine the outcome of the by-election. No consultation They say the formation of JAP, which some local leaders claim was done without consultation, and anger over the arrest of Narok leaders during violent January protests over poor governance could turn tables in favour of ODM in tomorrow’s by-election.

”There is no doubt Senator Ntutu and all the four URP MPs from Narok and other leaders opposed to Jubilee enjoy huge support from the populous Purko clan. And they have vowed to mobilise the electorate in Kajiado Central to vote for the ODM candidate,” noted lawyer Ledama ole Kina, a Narok resident and opinion leader well versed with the region’s politics.2ef169ac6f6fd2d2c134b6f550ffb381 Giraffe-Amboseli-Kenya

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Machakos Governor Mutua visits Kalonzo Musyoka’s turf in defiance.

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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua shown here chose to visit Kalonzo Musyoka’s turf in defiance to initiate a borehole. Many Kenyans from Ukambani see the borehole as a proxy for jubilee to undermine Kalonzo even though its needed. Kalonzo as a Vice President failed to develop Tseikuru even though he was born there.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has sought to clear the air over last week’s controversial visit to former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka’s home area where he promised residents a borehole.

Dr Mutua said the promise to the people of Tseikuru in Mwingi North Constituency was a gesture of good neighborliness because the area is always dry.

He said the borehole would be a personal donation to the residents who gave him a warm welcome when he visited at the invitation of area MP Hon. John Munuve.

“Wananchi encouraged us as leaders to work together and deliver them from poverty. In our hospitality and culture we visit and share with each other,” said Dr Mutua.

“I thank (Kitui) Governor Julius Malombe for his support and encouragement.

“It was good to see first-hand the good work he is doing for his people,” said Dr Mutua.

He said the people did not have time for politics based on insults, criticism and narrow-minded chest-thumping.

At the same time, Dr Mutua thanked the people of Machakos for their overwhelming response to a water-mapping and household development survey being conducted by his government.

The survey is meant to establish where water pipes and meters will be installed in every home in an effort to give the people of Machakos clean, piped water.

He said 227,430 households had been covered across the eight sub-counties and enumerators visited the last households Saturday.

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Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has been nursing ambitions to be President of Kenya one day for a long time and is under threat from his own party though jubilee.  In 2017, He will be fighting it out with Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta among others.

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TRIBALISM: This is the List of People President Uhuru Traveled With to Japan.

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These are the people who accompanied President Uhuru to Japan. Looks like 99% from Gatundu. Sad that NCIC is not seeing this. When will the President stop turning the presidency into a Kikuyu only workshop? The Presidency should be unifying. President Uhuru Kenyatta is clearly  polarizing the country through thoughtless activities the world over like this.

  1. ESIPISU/MANOAH CALEB MR
  2. GALAMO/LAWRENCE NTOYE LENAYAPA MR
  3. GATHIONGO/SUSAN WANJIKU MS
  4. GECAGA/JOMO MAREKA MR
  5. GICHUNUKU/JOSPHAT GIKUNDI DR
  6. IRINA/TABU MS
  7. KENYATTA/UHURU MUIGAI HE
  8. KENYATTA/MUHOHO MR
  9. KIRAGU/ERIC NAHASON MR
  10. MBUGUA/EDWARD NJOROGE MR
  11. MMBUSA/BANICE MAKUNGU MS
  12. MUTWIWA/BONIFACE MUKILYA MR
  13. NGUTHIRU/PETER GICHOHI MR
  14. NJIRU/PETER MBOGO MR
  15. NJUNIA/ROBERT MATHENGE DR
  16. NYAGAH/NICHOLAS MBOGO MR
  17. TURUKA/THOMAS MWISAWA MR
  18. WANDAKA/KENNEDY NJUGUNA MR

Even the security men? So sad. Apart from the Cabinet Secretaries and other MPs who traveled before the President, this is just not right. We should not promote tribalism at the expense of other Kenyans. It’s not fair to the rest of Kenya.

The consequences of tribalism

Tribalism in Kenya is indeed a major stumbling block to democracy as well as socio-economic development. It persists since it provides an avenue via which state goodies and favours trickle down from those in power to their tribesmen. Therefore, loyalty to tribe is given ever greater relevance than loyalty to the country.

Tribalism is responsible for a lot of ills such as underdevelopment, corruption, rigging of elections and violence/civil war. There is also no meritocracy as people are given jobs based on tribe regardless of having low qualifications. Hence the inefficient use of available skills. The exploitation of natural resources also takes a tribal angle, with resources in some areas being ignored or being under utilized. Bad governance and lack of accountability as seen under Uhuru Kenyatta is also linked to tribalism as people will never question a government run by their tribesmen: even if it makes mistakes they remain supportive of it firmly and blindly.The reverse is also true. This means that even if a government does well it will receive daily unnecessary criticism from the tribes not in the ruling party.

Tribalism is thus used to withhold or provide preferential services and resources and it’s always bad for the country in long term.

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H.E Uhuru Kenyatta pictured here with Kenyans in Japan. Mtukufu Uhuru is leading a tribal delegation in Japan. japan-mapJapan Map.19kenya2_1

H.E Uhuru Kenyatta pictured with former Prime Minister in a past Japanese Kenyan Summit event  between the two countries.

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Musyoka runs away from his supporters after clashing with area MP.

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Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has been nursing ambitions to be President of Kenya one day for a long time. In 2017, He will be fighting it out with Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta among others.

 Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka had to disappear from his supporters in a hurry yesterday after he clashed with Mwingi North MP,  Hon. John Munuve, in public over the transfer of Tseikuru Deputy County Commissioner, Paul Merinyang.

The two clashed in Mwingi when Munuve openly differed with Kalonzo, who is also the Wiper Party Leader and CORD co-principal, over his push to have Merinyang transferred from the County for disrespecting him and undermining Wiper Party.

Munuve, who is currently warming up to Uhuru/ Ruto’s Jubilee, stood his ground saying Munuve will go nowhere unless and until proper procedures on transfer of public servants whether on disciplinary action or otherwise were followed but not through mass action.

He dared Kalonzo, who was in the company of Wiper Chairman, Hon. Senator David Musila, and Kitui Governor, Hon. Julius Malombe, to remove Merinyang from office by force if he is man enough.

“I dare you Kalonzo or any of you to initiate the process of chasing away the Deputy Commissioner through mass action and I bet I will confront you and beat you up. Nobody will intimidate me. No one,” thundered Munuve.

Overcome by fear, the poor Kalonzo chickened out and just walked away to avoid the fuming Munuve who visibly appeared ready to crush anyone that crossed his path.

However, the coward Kalonzo vowed to ensure Merinyang is transferred no matter what.

“Huyu commissioner aende mara moja. Huku ni kwetu na hapa ni nyumbani. (This commissioner must leave immediately. This is our place and home),” said Kalonzo.imageHon. John Munuve, MP for Mwingi North.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tough choices in Julius Karangi succession.

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Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Julius Karangi

The race to succeed Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Julius Karangi is set to begin with his impending retirement in a month’s time.

Gen Karangi’s term expires on April 28 2015 when he turns 64. He was born on April 28, 1951.

Kenya Poa  on Sunday has established that barely six weeks to his retirement, the National Defense Council is yet to meet to deliberate over his successor.

According to military rules, the CDF must retire at the age of 64 or after serving for a single term of four years, whichever comes first.
The rules are popularly known as Tonje Rules, after the reformist former Chief of General Staff, Gen Daudi Tonje, who pioneered the rules.

Previously, the CDF was to retire at 62, but this rule was amended by the Defense Council in the run up to the 2013 General Election.

Senior officers in the military said this decision was taken by the Council in the best interest of the country since Gen Karangi’s departure would have coincided with the political transition. The 2013 elections were conducted on March 4 and then President Mwai Kibaki who was also Commander-In-Chief of the KDF was not in the race. This meant that the country was going to have a new President and C-In-C.

The Tonje Rules also stipulated that Lieutenant-Generals and Major-Generals retire at the age of 58 and 56 respectively if they are not promoted to the next rank. The Defence Council did not change the retirement age of officers in the two ranks.

Gen Karangi was appointed by President Kibaki as CDF on July 13, 2011 and his term would have ended on July 13 this year were it not for the age limit. In December 2013 Defence Cabinet Secretary Rachel Omamo told the country that Gen Karangi would retire in July this year.kdf-640x400

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Petition to throw out Mumo Matemu filed in Parliament.

 

halakheMr. Halakhe Waqo appears to be covering up corruption in the highest levels including for his fellow tribesmen involved in the Kitchen gate scandal within Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and elsewhere. 

A petition seeking the sacking of the head of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and his deputy has been handed to Parliament.

The petition, which was received by the Clerk of the National Assembly on Thursday, wants Parliament to start a process to remove EACC chairman Mumo Matemu and vice-chair Irene Keino over alleged violations of the Constitution.

The revelation came as President Uhuru Kenyatta fired a strong warning at the anti-corruption commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions over the slow pace of fighting corruption.

President Kenyatta, at the same time, appealed to Kenyans to deal honestly with the fight against corruption as he cautioned against doublespeak.

“But in the war against corruption, Kenyans cannot run with the hare and hunt with the dogs,” the President said through Senior Director of Communications at State House Munyori Buku.

The President, who is on an official visit to Japan, said the buck in the fight against corruption must stop with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions as provided for in the Constitution.

“This institution and the Office of the DPP must roll up their sleeves and go to work. They have the constitutional safeguards, including protected tenure, and they will have no one to blame but themselves. And the blame for slackening efforts against corruption must be offloaded at the gates of the appropriate culprits — EACC and DPP,” said the statement.

President Kenyatta, who has spoken out vigorously in the past two weeks against corruption, said the Executive would protect no one.

“The Executive has not protected anybody suspected of graft; the Executive is not protecting anyone involved in graft; the Executive will not protect those who will dip their fingers in the public till. Who will EACC blame?”

Mr Buku said the President had called for transparency in procurement, “the biggest avenue for looters and their lackeys in government”.

“In the Executive Order Number 6 the President signed last week, Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries and parastatal CEOs must be more transparent. The names of bidders for tenders must be posted on the e-procurement platform. The outcome of the bids — those who win and lose and how — must also be displayed,” the spokesman said.

“Senior government officials caught up in corruption will not be spared ‘and will carry their own cross’”.

State House issued the statement in response to a Sunday Nation inquiry about the intrigues at Integrity Centre and the increasing incidence of corruption involving public officials including Members of Parliament.

The country has been treated to drama as MPs, who are members of the powerful Public Accounts Committee, traded accusations of taking bribes to shield top public servants adversely mentioned in audit reports.

On Saturday, Mr Matemu rejected the accusations contained in the petition to Parliament and said the woes facing the commission “is corruption fighting back”.

Nairobi lawyer Geoffrey Oriaro, who has petitioned Parliament to remove Mr Matemu and Ms Keino from office, says in his petition that the EACC chair had interfered with investigations into the multi-billion shilling Anglo Leasing scandal and should, therefore, be sacked.

He accuses Ms Keino of engaging in business with a State corporation through a company associated with her on matters related to sub-division of land titles, environmental impact assessment and parking in Nairobi.

The petition also says members of the commission had been helped to obtain government houses and wonders how their interaction with such government agencies would stand if there were to be investigations against those entities in the future.

According to the law, the Clerk of the National Assembly shall consider the petition and if it meets all the requirements, shall forward it to the Speaker for tabling.

The House shall then make a decision, which should be communicated to the petitioner within 15 days.

Mr Oriaro relies heavily on a controversial letter written by EACC commissioners Ms Keino and Prof Jane Onsongo where they accuse their chairman, Mr Matemu, of holding unofficial meetings meant to help Anglo Leasing suspects.

In the letter Ms Keino and Prof Onsongo make grave accusations. They accuse Matemu of incompetence, underhand deals and failure of leadership.

They would later write another letter to say that the issues they had raised had been resolved amicably. However, the petitioner disagrees.

“These are not issues that can be resolved between the chairperson on the one hand and the vice-chairperson and commissioner Prof Onsongo on the other. They are issues of integrity calling for the establishment of a tribunal to investigate them,” says Mr Oriaro.

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“The war against corruption must begin by ensuring that members of the commission, like Caesar’s wife, are above suspicion,” the petitioner adds.

But Mr Matemu told the Sunday Nation: “There are people who are determined to ruin the reputation of the commission. The commission adheres to the tenets of the Constitution and however much they try to damage the reputation, we will still be here to fight graft at all levels.”

He said that shadowy forces attacking the commission were trying to gain illicit control.

“That they either be in charge or bring it down. What is being witnessed is a fight back. They have tried to use different channels to put dirt on the commission since we came to office. All I want Kenyans to know is that when the sun sets, we will table our achievements. When the books of history are written, our input in the fight against this monster called corruption will be listed,” Mr Matemu said.

Mr Oriaro accuses Mr Matemu of having met one of the key suspects in the Anglo Leasing scandal, Mr Kamani, clandestinely but does not specify which of the three Kamanis charged in court recently he met.

Controversial businessman Deepak Kamani appeared before Chief Magistrate Hannah Ndung’u on March 5 when he denied fraudulently acquiring public property in contravention of procurement laws.

Mr Kamani is accused of conspiring with top government officials to defraud taxpayers of over €99 million (Sh10 billion) through his companies Infotalent Limited, Apex Finance Corporation and Sound Day Corporation.

Mr Kamani was charged alongside his brother Rashmi Kamani and father Chamanlal Kamani. The three are out on cash bail.

The lawyer also tells Parliament that it is within his knowledge that Mr Matemu “habitually interferes with operational matters including requesting for particular investigation files through unofficial methods and short-circuiting of the chief executive officer, in order to establish the status of investigations in those specific files.”

The lawyer also refers to the conflict between Mr Matemu and the EACC chief Executive Halakhe Waqo, which he says calls to question the integrity of the commission. He tells Parliament that Mrs Keino is involved in certain businesses whose integrity should also be examined.

When we sought his comment, Oriaro said that EACC was dysfunctional and had no fire and passion to fight corruption. He said he decided to petition Parliament because the timing of the crisis at EACC was suspect. He said that the petition to President Uhuru Kenyatta by two deputy commissioners Irene Keino and Jane Onsongo shows that the board is dysfunctional.

“How is it that this crisis starts when they take Anglo Leasing cases to court? This is suspect because the man handling it cannot be the one who is being removed from office.  And if the board is dysfunctional we cannot pretend that they are working together even after showing solidarity in public. They must prove through a tribunal that they still have the fire and passion to fight corruption. That is the only way the national values as espoused in the national constitution can be upheld,” says Mr Oriaro.

The two deputies have since recanted the contents of the petition to Uhuru claiming that they were misled.

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Chairman Mumo Matemu (pictured) is a tough man determined to do the right things for Kenya.  However, his hands are tied after his subordinates starting with Mr. Halakhe Waqo conspired to fix him.

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