Lenku Among Top Contenders for Council of Governors Chair

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has emerged as the odds favourite to clinch the Council of Governors chairperson position. Lenku who clinched  his second term tenure in the August 9 election is expected to battle it out with Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru who is expected to be fronted by the Kenya Kwanza Government. Governor Lenku is among the most experienced among the 47 governors having served as the Interior Cabinet Secretary in the Jubilee government. He is currently ranked as the Maa Community spokesman and will be the second governor from…

William Ruto Leads Current IRS Presidential poll at 53 percent ahead of Raila 42.7 per cent.

By Nemuel Ondima A recent poll by Intel Research Solutions (IRS) has indicated an increase in support for William Ruto as the preferred Presidential candidate just a week before the August general election. With a total of 29,857 respondents across Kenya’s 47 counties using the Electronic Database SMS Broadcasting Data gathering methodology via SMS, the IRS estimates Dr. Ruto’s popularity to be 53.1per cent and Mr. Odinga’s to be 44.2per cent. Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajakoya is now in third place with a popularity rating of 1.4per cent, while…

Deputy President Ruto and Azimio La Umoja Flag Bearer Raila Odinga In a level pegging contest: latest poll reveals

A new poll released by Trends and Insights Africa (TIFA) just 10 days to the August 9 general election shows that neither Raila Odinga of Azimio La Umoja nor William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza would secure a first-round win if elections were held today. According to the poll Raila’s popularity has increased by 4 per cent to stand at 46.7 per cent, while that of Ruto grew by 5 per cent to 44.4 per cent. George Wajackoyah of Roots party is at 1.8 per cent while David Mwaure of Agano party…

University student leaders now want Sakaja back to class and finish his studies

By Michelle Anzaya The top leadership of University Students across all public and private universities on Monday condemned the now-infamous trend where several politicians have been connected to either having questionable Degree certificates or fake ones. Addressing the media from outside the gates of the University of Nairobi, the student leaders led by former SONU Chairperson Simon Mwangi and current UNSA Secretary-General Vivian Kabiru, the leaders have specifically taken issue with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who was apparently a student at UoN but did not graduate. They are now appealing…

IEBC cannot stop us -Jimi Wanjigi

MaryAnne Musilo The returning officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, cleared governor Joho in the 2013 election saying that graduation is just but a ceremony. This is according to Willis Otieno- Wanjigi’s running mate – safina party. They see us as a threat in the coming elections. But let me Chebukati that election is a process and must remain consistent. What Chebukati is doing is questioning the high court. We know the law and we will follow the issue to the very end.” Said Otieno. He further said…

My Manifesto is to unite the people- Peter Mwaura Gatong’ora Ward

MaryAnne Musilo Peter Mwaura Wanjiku, MCA aspirant in Gatong’ora ward, Kiambu County, says that his manifesto is based on uniting the people. The independent candidate says that his interests will be basic and purely based on service delivery for the people. By bringing people together, service will be well delivered. I know what my people want and I’m ready to implement most if not all for a change in this ward.” Said Mwaura. Mwaura visited Kiratina primary school in Kiratina village, where he engaged with the residents and identified proper school…

Bahati in tears after being denied the party ticket

Kenyan artist Kevin Kioko alias Bahati is in tears after being pressured to abandon his Mathare parliamentary campaign in favor of current MP Anthony Oluoch. Addressing the media today at Nairobi, Bahati termed the action taken as unfair. After winning the recently concluded party nominations, the artist was given the green light to run for the Mathare constituency on the Jubilee party ticket but later on asked to withdraw his candidacy because the area is zoned for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). ODM and Jubilee have an arrangement to jointly…

Why Ngatia Could Be The City’s 4th Governor

Nairobi Gubernatorial Aspirant Richard Ngatia yesterday launched his bid to become the 4th governor of Nairobi Unlike any other launch what stood out for him was that he took the battle to his main rivals’ door step which also turns out to be where he grew up. Ngatia held his launch in Kangemi where Tim Wanyonyi believes is his bedroom Analysts argue that taking the launch directly to the common mwananchi and not the illustrious stadiums like Kasarani, Nyayo or KICC symbolizes Ngatia’s political muscle and mobilisation skills. A majority…

Nkedianye, Land Cartels Furious With Ole Lenku Over Reforms

In August 2020,Kajiado County land’s registry  launched new generation allotment letters with extra security features to cab  land fraud cases. The allotment letters have an extra eight security features over and above what the earlier allotment letters had to protect genuine land owners from fraudsters. The launch saw  12,657 plot owners acquire the new and authenticated documents after a validation process that took one year. The 26 trading centres where plot owners were issued with the new allotment letters include: Namanga, Nkoile, Ilbissil, Rombo, Ng’atataek, Loitokitok, Isinet, Isinya, Kisaju, Enoomatasian, Orum Mashuuru. Others…

Nkedianye’s Botched Jubilee Plan Gives Lenku Massive Boost In Gubernatorial Bid

Ascheme by embattled Kajiado gubernatorial hopeful David Nkedianye to kick out governor Joseph Ole Lenku from the ballot was delt a major blow by high ranking officials within Azimio La Umoja secretariat. Nkedianye who served as the first Governor of Kajiado is known for his shrewd political schemes but seems to have found a fierce and more calculative opponent in Lenku. Nkedianye pulled a major surprise when hw defected from ODM to Jubilee without any convincing reason given ODM did not have any other strong candidate to field. The political…