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Nairobi County Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja can now breathe a sigh of relief in his quest to clinch the city’s top most political seat.

This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Tribunal on Sunday June 19, 2022 dismissed a petition challenging his gubernatorial candidature.

The Electoral agency which was hearing the petions filed against various candidates for a last day avered that it does not have jurisdiction to authenticate academic papers.

Sakaja has now been given a greenlight to contest for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat in the upcoming August 9 General elections.

Also cleared to vie is the Wiper Party gubernatorial candidate in Machakos County Wavinya Ndeti.

The two candidates have been facing hurdles in their candidature over degree certificate hitch.

Several petitioners had moved to stop them from vying arguing that their degree certificates are not aunthicate.

Sakaja had presented a degree certificate from Team University in Uganda while seeking clearance to vie.

However , the degree was revoked days later by the Commission for University education.

The commission had tasked Sakaja to prove beyond reasonable doubts that he studied at the Saud University.

He had been asked to present, among other documents his school ID, proof of fee payment, a graduation photo, a graduation booklet, course work and the names of some of his lecturers.

He was to present the said documents by tomorrow Monday, June 20, 2022.

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Nairobi Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the Nairobi gubernatorial race Johnson Sakaja has allegedly been arrested.

Reports had indicated that Sakaja was arrested on Friday June 17, 2022 at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

However, DCI in a statement denied arresting Sakaja. Instead, the George Kinoti-led body clarified that Sakaja had presented himself at the headquarters when he had not been summoned.

According to DCI, Sakaja presented himself after reports emerged in the media that he would be arrested any time.

He was however, allowed to leave the DCI Headquarters without the detectives taking any action against him.

Sakaja was facing arrest over forgery claims.

Earlier on, Nation newspaper had reported that Sakaja could be arrested any time for allegedly forging his academic papers.

The local daily had quoted DCI boss George Kinoti as having said that he will not allow frauds to be handed over the great city of Nairobi to run.

Kinoti had also linked Sakaja to an international crime syndicate.

Sakaja had presented an academic degree from Team University in Uganda, which has been a talk of the internet for sometime now as it was flagged to be fake.

Deputy President William Ruto has, however, defended Sakaja and said the issues surrounding his academic qualifications are nothing but a pure political witchhunt.

Ruto indicated that their political opponents have sensed defeat and have now resorted to intimidations and blackmail, which will not work.

Sakaja and Ruto allies have maintained that he will be on the ballot on August 9.

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Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi, the permanent Secretary, state Department for University education and research has rubbished the claims linking him to the Kenya Kwanza coalition.

In a statement that was made by Rogers Simiyu, the Kimilili sub-county youth chairman, he said that Nabukwesi is not in any way engaged in Kenya Kwanza politics and people should stop spreading what he termed as fake news.

“We appreciate that we are in the campaign period and everyone wishes to be endorsed or supported but we take offence because the PS has endorsed the AZIMIO One Kenya and no one else, ”he said.

He went ahead to ask the residents of Bungoma to treat the propaganda being peddled by our mongers with the contempt that it deserves.

Rogers said that it is a malicious attack aimed at disorienting the PS from discharging the duties the hat he was mandated by the President to the people of Bungoma and Kenya at large.

“I have spoken to Amb. Nabukwesi and he has reaffirmed his commitment to President Uhuru Kenyatta and focused on what he was sent to do and so many empty talks should be ignored,” he insisted.

He noted that Amb. Nabukwesi is focused on ensuring quality education for the Kenyan child.

He called upon the parents and guardians who are yet to take their children to school to do so, saying that it will help in future when opportunities arise instead of being misused or spreading propaganda, causing chaos and destruction by politicians.

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A United Democratic Alliance (UDA) MCA aspirant in Bungoma County has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government over the alleged Kazi Mtaani program scandal.

Oscar Wamukota who is eyeing the Khalaba ward MCA seat expressed his disappointment after claims emerged that some individuals in government have embezzled the funds meant to pay the youth participating in the program across the country.

Speaking to the press in Bungoma town on Tuesday June 14, Wamukota who is seeking  to unseat the incumbent Henry Majimbo said that the exercise was meant to keep the youths busy instead of them being idle and involving themselves in unlawful acts like drug abuse and theft.

He went ahead to point fingers at the government for altering the wages that the youths participating in the Kazi Mtaani exercise are supposed to get saying that  they are supposed to be paid enough for everyday use and saving and not peanuts.

Initially, it was alleged by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance allies that the government had slashed the payments from Kshs.1000 to Kshs.450.

On Monday evening , the self-proclaimed head of the non-existent Hustler Nation Intelligence Bureau (HNIB) Dennis Itumbi took to his official social media handles to make the claims.

Itumbi in his social media post also alleged that personal protective equipment such as aprons and gumboots had not been bought, noting that the funds meant to make the purchase had been embezzled.

Wamukota in his media conference went ahead to castigate the brokers involved and called for investigations to be done.

On matters of his preparedness towards the election, Wamukota said that it is time for the youths to take up leadership roles to showcase their capability for they are many in the country and him being one of them, he is braced to make sure that he beats his opponents’ pants down.

“I have been given this opportunity as a youth to lead Khalaba ward and so am asking my fellows to pull their support behind me so that we can bring change in leadership,” he said.

He said that once elected he will use the bottom up approach to uplift the common Mwananchi dubbed as ‘hustlers’ involving themselves in small businesses to rise.

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A women’s group has launched a nationwide program dubbed HOPES, DREAMS AND DIGNITY.

The initiative aims at raising hopes and aspirations of women and youth in Kenya as it rallies them to vote for dignified leaders in the upcoming August 9 polls.

It was rolled out in Siaya County over the weekend and will address the challenge of accessing sanitary, underwear and shoes to school going children, ensure this is highlighted across the country and improve enrolment rates in schools.

Siaya Senator James Orengo, hailed the initiative as very important in raising the status and position of women in society, especially during this general election campaigns season.

Siaya Senator James Orengo. Photo/Courtesy .

The Senator, vying for the Siaya gubernatorial seat called on Kenyans to bequeath the country with dignified leaders during the next general elections, affirming people with tainted records cannot be trusted with leadership as he urged voters to reject such leaders.

“The word dignity is in our constitution. Therefore, every human being must have respect. We want leaders who have respect and can be respected,” he said.

The initiatives Founders unanimously selected Senator James Orengo as the inaugural national champion winner, making him the first County patron to be chosen.

From his days as a student to his latter political life, the founders said Senator Orengo has been at the forefront of challenging Kenyas governance system -which itself was meant to deliver the hopes of our young democracy.

His efforts can be directly attributed to the realization of canyons dream for better governance through the Devolution system and the decentralization of power from the executive, said Senior Government Advisor and one of Hopes, Dreams and Dignity founding Champions, Elizabeth Adongo.

The initiative will go round the country to sensitize the youth on the need to carry themselves with dignity during the campaigns.

Another founding member, Ruth Mueni urged the youth to vote wisely during the forth coming general elections and shun leaders inciting them to violence.

The initiative will, apart from the peace campaigns, be donating food and sanitary towels to the vulnerable youths, she said.

The initiative recognizes and celebrates leaders who have inspired hope and secured dreams of residents by giving them opportunity to live a dignified life through provision of clean and reliable water, access to healthcare services and better governance.

It distributed sanitary towels to select Schools in Bondo, Rarieda and Gem Constituencies. More than 5,000 students have benefited from this program so far.

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Bumula MP Moses Mwambu Mabonga has called out his opponents seeking to unseat him to stop criticizing his projects.

The lawmaker noted that critics have been saying that he is focused on building one side of the constituency and leaving the other.

He asked them to stop inciting the residents and focus on selling their manifesto to the people and leave them to decide on their own on election day.

Mwambu who was commissioning the 6 renovated classrooms at St Antony Mateka Primary School in Bumula sub-county said that in his first term he has tried to balance project distribution across the constituency and his competitors should not politicize everything but give credit where it’s due.

He went ahead to call out the AZIMIO-ONE KENYA presidential candidate Raila Odinga for the recent remarks on Mitumba businesses saying that he cannot relate to the common people who are hustling to make ends meet.

Raila when launching his manifestos to the Kenyans, he said that once elected he will revive the cotton industry saying that the importation of Mitumba has killed the textile industry in the country and Kenyans can get good clothes from within to sell, the remarks that revoked mixed reactions among the people.

“You are making us to use the taxpayer’s money to pay for the handshake and this Kenyan are not fools, come 9th of August we will stop you on the ballot,” he said

Mabonga went further to ask the residents to refuse being manipulated and lied to by candidates who are seeking various seats and instead vote in leaders who have a history of keeping their promise to the people.

He drummed up support for the UDA presidential candidate William Ruto saying that the presidential seat was not meant for the people with dynasty background but for everyone with ambitions of good will.

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Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has been cleared to defend his seat in the upcoming August 9, 2022 general election.

This is despite the recent claims that he may be barred by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for appointing his running mate Sitati Nangalama, a state officer who did not resign on time.

This forced Wangamati to land on another option, Evans Wekesa as his running mate.

Speaking at the IEBC offices in Bungoma town, Wangamati who could not hide his joy rubbished the rumors that had been going round that he may not be cleared.

He called out his opponents to brace themselves for a very tough battle and also asked them to conduct their campaigns in peace.

“There have been rumors going around that I won’t be cleared but today I have been cleared and am now prepared to move forward. I urge every person who is seeking to be elected on any seat to conduct their campaigns in peace because Kenya is bigger than anyone and it will have to go on after the 9th of August so let us demonstrate peace,” he said.

Tongaren MP Dr. David Eseli who was also present called out the Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula to stop misleading the people of Bungoma by imposing leaders on them saying that he can choose where to take his one vote but let the people choose the leaders that they want.

The DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi also condemned Wetangula for the remarks he made while escorting the senate speaker Ken Lusaka who was presenting his papers to the IEBC on 5th where he said that his team is ready to get physical during this campaign when need arises.

“We are not going to be shaken by any threats and if anyone thinks that he can engage in violence during this period then he should look for people who can condone that and not us. We as DAP-K and AZIMIO One Kenya coalition at large, we advocate for peaceful campaign period and elections,” he said

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Sirisia MP John Koyi Waluke has been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) to defend his seat despite the ongoing graft case.

Waluke was in 2020 convicted for acquiring Ksh 313 million through the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) fraud.

Just recently, Waluke’s name had appeared on the list of the aspirants who had been blacklisted by EACC because of integrity questions but he was on Tuesday May 31, 2022 cleared to seek reelection in his constituency.

He expressed his joy noting that the constitution of Kenya is supreme and he is protected by it saying that there was no one eligible to deny him a chance to vie for any seat in the country.

“I am very happy to have been cleared and I really appreciate the IEBC for standing firm to prove that indeed they are independent and they have done their work independently. Today is the day to show everybody in the country that I have been cleared and to make it clear to my opponents that am 100% in the race,” he said.

Waluke went ahead to ask the residents of Sirisia, Kenyans at large and also the political leaders and aspirants to ensure they observe peace during this campaign period, asking the youths to refuse being lured onto violence by politicians to cause havoc and destruction in the society.

Waluke went ahead to ask the residents for cooperation in building the constituency saying that he will work closely with the incoming president to ensure that Sirisia benefits largely in its government if reelected.

He also drummed up support for the AZIMIO presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga saying that he is the one forming the next government.

He asked the residents to be keen to protect their votes saying that they should not vote for the people that they are sure they cannot win.

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Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has dragged Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga into his car saga that had sent him into hideout.

The controversial lawmaker had early this week ran into hiding after police officers stormed his Nasianda home in Kimilili constituency after they got tip off from the members of the public that the lawmaker had turned a CDF vehicle into a campaign vehicle.

The officers impounded the vehicle, a ford ranger double cabin pick up belonging to Kimilili CDF that the lawmaker had already rebranded with UDA party colors.

He had also fixed the vehicle with fake registration number plates.

But on Wednesday May 25, the lawmaker came out of his hiding and joined a UDA campaign trail in Western Kenya that is being led by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula.

Didmus called on the government and the police to instead go after Raila whom he alleged that has been using government vehicles when he has never been elected to hold any government office.

Speaking in Sirisia market during the Kenya Kwanza rally, the angry lawmaker said that instead of the police following him up for changing the government vehicle’s number plate and branding it with United UDA colors for campaign purposes, they should shift their focus on Raila Odinga whom he alleged that he is using over 20 government vehicles for his campaign.

The police had on Tuesday 24th of May 2022 raided his home to get the car but they were denied access to the compound but forced their way in and took the car and drove it to the police station in Bungoma town.

Barasa went ahead to say that he bought the car as an MP in his constituency and he has every right to use it in whatever way that he wants.

“56 police were sent to my home because I am using the CDF car, I am the sitting MP, I was elected by the people and so I have the right to use the car and also the police should target the real criminals like Raila Odinga who are using government vehicles and yet they have never been elected anywhere and instead he swore himself in which is a big offense,” he said.

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Women have continued to shine as many of them have been considered in this year’s elections as running mates.

Just days after Narc Kenya party leader Martha Wangari Karua being picked as AZIMIO LA UMOJA flag bearer Raila Amolo Odinga’s presidential running mate, many governor aspirants have continued to unveil female running mates.

Jenipher Chemtai Mbatiany was on Wednesday May 18, 2022 selected as the running mate for the senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka who is eyeing the Bungoma gubernatorial seat on a Ford Kenya party ticket.

Speaking at Ken Lusaka command center,Jenipher who was overwhelmed by joy said that she didn’t see it coming considering she was the only woman among men who were eyeing for that position as the deputy governor should Lusaka manage to unseat the incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati.

“The search for a suitable running mate has been vigorous and am sincerely happy and humbled by the speaker for finding me fit for that position, I am eternally grateful and am going to hit the road running, I am going to deliver,” she said

Speaker Lusaka congratulated her noting that she is a dedicated, fearless, resilient woman of God and her contribution will affect the team positively.

He went ahead to ask those who were competing for the position but did not merit to stay put saying that there is more within the executive and the whole government assuring them that if he takes over the county government, they will be considered for other positions.

Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama who was also present backed Lusaka’s decision on settling on a woman as his running mate saying that he has demonstrated equity by making it clear that women are also good managers and able to handle huge leadership positions.

“You have broken the gist and we appreciate the fact that you have practiced inclusivity and making sure that the women are included and that they are fit for leadership positions and that our women are equal to the task to manage the people of Bungoma,”he said.

Tranzoia County hopeful and former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya on Friday May 13, 2022 also picked a female running mate.

Natembeya unveiled Mrs. Philemona Bineah Kapkor as his choice for deputy governor at an event held at Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) headquarters located at Chui House, Nairobi.

Philomena is a banker and Natembeya believes her experience and expertise will help the Tans Nzoia County grow should he clinch the county’s topmost seat.

Justina Wamae on Monday May 16, 2022 presented her papers to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as running mate to Roots Party Presidential aspirant George Wajackoyah.

Wamae was accompanied by Adam ‘otto’ Kadernani the Roots Party Secretary General and party leader Wajackoyah.

In an earlier interview with a local media station Wamae, 35, claimed that she will take her first puff of bhang on their inauguration day if they clinch the country’s top seat in the August, 9 general elections.

Presidential hopeful Wajackoyah unveils running mate

In February, Wajackoyah officially launched his State House bid with a promise to legalize bhang and suspend the constitution within the first six months.

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Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka who is also a gubernatorial aspirant in Bungoma county has officially launched a football tournament dubbed Ken Lusaka cup football tournament.

The tournament is aimed at promoting and mentoring talents.

Speaking while officially unveiling the tournament at Kufwela command center in Milimani, Bungoma, Lusaka who is vying on a Ford Kenya ticket said that he had started the program as a way of involving and nurturing the youths who have talents in sports, when he was the County’s governor in 2013-2017.

He noted that he has decided to bring back the program as he seeks to unseat the incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati of the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K).

“We have launched this tournament and it is set to take around one and a half months and it is going to involve all the youths from every ward across the county,” he said.

The senate speaker went ahead to note that the initiative will aim at helping the youths to invest their time on practicing and building on their talents instead of involving themselves in unproductive activities like being used to cause havoc and destruction during this campaign period.

He further asked the youths who will participate in the tournament to make it friendly and not to promote hatred among themselves.

Lusaka also said that he looks forward to bringing coaches on board to train those who emerge stars so that some of them can join big teams in the country.

David Kalamu who is in charge of Lusaka’s tournament said that the games are going to help in national cohesion by bringing together different tribes to participate in one thing.

He also said that the scouts are being sent in every constituency in the county to identify those with talents in sport and bring them on board to participate in those games and after the games, there are many youths that will benefit from them.

“It is not the first time this tournament is being introduced by the speaker, they used to be there when he was the governor and am happy that it is being reintroduced again and Bungoma being bedrock of sports, many youths will shine,” he said

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United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party leader Deputy President William Ruto who is Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer has finally unveiled his running mate choice.

This is after the DP and his allies convened a meeting at his official Karen residence on Saturday, May 14, 2022, which lasted 17 hours.

Addressing the press on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his Karen residence, Ruto said that after the successful meeting, they agreed to settle on Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.

Gachagua's Demands & Intrigues Delaying Ruto Running Mate Naming -  Kenyans.co.ke

Ruto thanked Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome and speaker Justin Muturi, and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru whom Ruto said missed the running post by a whiskerfor making it to the final shortlist, saying that they will work together to strengthen his government.

Kithure Kindiki was in the runners up position.

The meeting had on Saturday failed to reach an agreement on who was best suited to become Dr. Ruto’s running mate choice, between Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki.

Ruto’s presidential secretariat spokesperson Hussein Mohamed addressed the media from Ruto’s Karen residence at midnight and assured members of the press that the running mate choice will be unveiled on Sunday May 15, 2022.

Ruto was set to unveil its running mate Saturday, ended holding a crisis meeting with his top strategists until midnight, with journalists waiting outside at his Karen official residence.

Gachagua or Kindiki: Ruto to unveil running mate

He had been expected to make the announcement at 11am, but it was later changed to 1pm, 3pm. But it did not happen.

Sources indicate that Ruto was all set to name Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki as his running mate until Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua insisted it must be him.

In Mt Kenya, supporters of Gachagua in Mathira held demonstrations in town insisting that he must be named to deputise Ruto in the presidential election set for August 9.

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Trans Nzoia County Governor hopeful George Natembeya has unveiled his choice for deputy ahead of the Monday May 16, 2022 deadline set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner on Friday unveiled Mrs. Philemona Bineah Kapkor as his choice for deputy governor at an event held at Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) headquarters located at Chui House, Nairobi.

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Philomena is a banker and Natembeya believes her experience and expertise will help the Tans Nzoia County grow should he clinch the county’s topmost seat.

Natembeya’s main opponent is Kiminini Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa who is vying on a Ford Kenya ticket.

Migori gubernatorial candidate John Pesa unveiled veteran journalist Matiko Bohoko as his running mate.

Kisii gubernatorial candidate Sam Ongeri unveiled Engineer Josiah Maaga as his ticket-mate.

Busia gubernatorial hopeful Moses settled on Tom Ipomai as his running mate.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who is the DAP-K party patron used the event’s opportunity to tell ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula that the power-sharing deal they signed with DP William Ruto is a scam.

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Both Mudavadi and Wetangula have been promised 30 per cent of the government should Ruto win the August 9 presidential election.

However, the promise comes with a rider that the two politicians must deliver at least 70 per cent of the Western Kenya votes. That is around 1.8 million votes.

Should they succeed in that quest, and Ruto wins the presidency, then Mudavadi will be appointed the Prime Cabinet Secretary and Wetangula the Speaker of the National Assembly.

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There was drama in Othaya during the funeral service of the late third President of Kenya Emilio Mwai Kibaki when a mourner tried to run towards the podium while Deputy President William Ruto was giving his speech.

A video that has since gone viral shows a woman running from where the mourners had been seated at a tent trying to make her way to the podium.

However, she was stopped by the security and whisked away before she could make her way to the podium where DP Ruto was standing.

At the time, the second in command had paused his speech to acknowledge leaders who were present at the event but had not received a chance to address the mourners.

This is not however the first drama to be witnessed at Kibaki’s funeral.

The man who caused drama outside Parliament buildings on Tuesday claiming to be the late President Mwai Kibaki’s grandson on Friday begged to address the nation during the funeral service held at Nyayo Stadium.

It is not clear yet how Allan Makhana breached security and got to the podium as Archbishop Anthony Muheria made an announcement.

He could be heard whispering that he needed just two minutes to make ‘a few remarks’.

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has his own style of mourning high-profile people in the country. Or is he?

Well, if you reflect at all the funerals of the high-profile people Kenya has lost, you must have noticed a black flywhisk that the former Prime Minister carries around and waves in the air several times whenever he is viewing the deceased’s body.

When former Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa died in the year 2003, Raila arrived in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County donning luo traditional regalia, armed with a spear and his magical black flywhisk.

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ODM leader Raila Odinga during the funeral of the late Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa. Picture/Courtesy

In 2014 during the funeral of the then Homa Bay County Senator Otieno Kajwang, Raila lifted his black flywhisk.

We saw it again in 2020 during the funeral of the second president of the Republic of Kenya Mzee Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.

Raila MOURNED Hon Kajwang' in STYLE, with all the TOP honors BEFITTING a  Luo Ker
ODM leader Raila Odinga during the funeral of the late Otieno Kajwang. Picture/Courtesy

When Raila arrived at Parliament buildings to view the late President Moi’s body, he ceremoniously pulled out his black flywhisk, removed his cowboy hat and looked at the body for a few seconds before waving the flywhisk in slow motion six times over the body.

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ODM leader Raila Odinga while viewing the late President Daniel Moi’s body. Picture/Courtesy

And have you seen the same happen during the late President Emilio Mwai Kibaki’s funeral? Well, when the ODM leader arrived at Nyayo National Stadium on Friday April 29, 2022, he was carrying his black flywhisk.

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Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto at Nyayo National Stadium for the late President Mwai Kibaki’s funeral service. Picture/Courtesy

On Saturday April 30, 2022, Raila landed at Othaya Boys High School in Othaya in the company of his wife Mama Ida Odinga while carrying the black flywhisk in his hands.

Just before they left Othaya Boys High School for the funeral service of the late President Mwai Kibaki at his Othaya home, Raila waved his flywhisk in the air befotre entering his car that took him to the event.

But what is the meaning of all these?

According to the Luo Council of Elders chairperson Willis Otondi who spoke to the media in 2020 during the funeral of the late President Moi, the whisk is only given to selected elders in the community.

Known is Orengo in the luo language, the whisk is a symbol of peace and whenver Raila lifts it at the funerals, he calls for calmness.

The elder explained that the orengo is a status symbol and only a certain cadre of elders are allowed to carry it.

For instance, the whisk is believed to have magical power that is transferred to whoever inherits it.

Whenever it is lifted like Raila does at the funerals of the high-profile people, it shows respect from the entire generation.

The late Otieno Kajwang also used to carry the whisk around and it was believed to be having some magical powers.

Revealed: The magic Otieno Kajwang' did with his fly whisk
The late Otieno Kajwang. Picture/Courtesy

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Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna on Thursday, April 28, 2022, gave his opinion just days after Westlands Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi announced that he will be defending his seat.

Tim made the announcement after his Nairobi gubernatorial ambitions were ended following Polycarp Igathe’s entry into the race.

Igathe’s entry through the Jubilee party ticket complicated Azimio La Umoja’s Nairobi formation, forcing other aspirants to step down for him.

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi and Polycarp Igathe. Photo/ Courtesy/ Tim Wanyonyi Facebook.

Tim Wanyonyi’s entry into the Westlands parliamentary race sparked mixed reactions, with a section of Kenyans opining that he was going to retain the seat.

He will now be facing off with the immediate former Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi, who is vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

Wanyonyi has pledged his loyalty to his party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which he will be using to defend his seat.

However, Miguna Miguna has a different opinion.

The controversial lawyer claims that Havi will defeat Tim Wanyonyi in the August 9, 2022 polls.

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Nelson Havi. Photo/Courtesy/Nelson Havi Twitter

Through a post on his official Twitter account, Miguna argues that Havi will be the best MP for Westlands, claiming that Wanyonyi is a coward, probably for accepting to step down for Igathe.

“President @NelsonHavi has been my lawyer. We don’t agree on many issues. However, he will be the BEST MP for Westlands. Tim Wanyonyi may be a good man. But he is a COWARD and has never LEGISLATED in Parliament. Parliament DESERVES eloquent and brilliant WARRIORS like @NelsonHavi,” tweeted Miguna Miguna.

Igathe on Thursday, April 28, 2022 paid a courtesy call on Tim Wanyonyi, who endorsed him for the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

“A courtesy call from the Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Alliance Nairobi Gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe. Asante,” Tim Wanyonyi posted.

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