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Raila Odinga: Why I Quit 26th October Fresh Presidential Election

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Raila Odinga at the press conference where he officially withdrew from the presidential fresh election.

NATIONAL SUPER ALLIANCE COALITION STATEMENT ON WITHDRAWAL OF THE CANDIDATURE OF RT.HON. RAILA ODINGA AND H.E STEPHEN KALONZO MUSYOKA IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR 26TH OCTOBER, 2017.

 

1. On August 8 Kenyans voted in the 6th election since the return to multiparty politics in 1992—the political reform we call the Second Liberation. As is customary voting went smoothly. But when it came to tallying and transmission of results, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. It became the first presidential election in Africa to be annulled by the Court, and only the fourth in the world.

2. In the aftermath, the annulment has plunged the country into uncharted waters. That was to be expected. What we would not have expected is that the country’s leadership would be divided by a fundamental tenet of democracy, namely free and fair elections.

3. We at NASA have insisted that the fresh election ordered be held to the standard ordered by the Supreme Court, that is, in strict conformity with the Constitution and written law. We have provided a checklist of what we deem to be the “irreducible minimum” changes required to ensure compliance.

4. The validity of the checklist of the requirements for free and fair elections proposed by NASA has not been disputed by anyone, not by the IEBC, not by Jubilee or other actors and observers. The EU Observer Mission recommendations are in conformity with our ‘irreducible minimum.”

5. Instead, the case for proceeding with the fresh election on 26 October without these changes is being made on the grounds of time constraints. Jubilee and the other proponents of an election without reforms are saying “bora uchaguzi” (any election will do). But we in NASA are calling for “uchaguzi bora” (a credible election).

6. In a constitutional democracy, we should not be debating about a free and fair election, or compliance with court orders, or accountability for breach of public trust. We should have been working together to ensure that we uphold these values as they are not only our national values but are also the foundations of a credible electoral system.

7. Instead the IEBC has stonewalled meaningful deliberations on the necessary reforms to ensure that the elections of 26th October are free and fair. It has wasted valuable time engaging in public relations exercises intended to create the illusion of motion without any movement.

8. We have come to the conclusion that there is no intention on the part of the IEBC to undertake any changes to its operations and personnel to ensure that the “illegalities and irregularities” that led to the invalidation of the 8th August, 2008 do not happen again. All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one.

9. On its part, the Jubilee administration’s proposed amendment to the election laws demonstrates that it has no intention of competition on a level playing field. The only election Jubilee administration is interested in is one that it must win, even unlawfully.

10. Both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto have gloated that they have the numbers in parliament to amend even the Constitution. The Jubilee Vice-Chairman is on record stating that Kenya requires a benevolent dictator and proceeded to exhort Uhuru Kenyatta to exercise dictatorial powers. These utterances provide the motive for the blatant across the board rigging of the August 8 elections— it was to secure the majorities that Jubilee needs to overrun our Constitution. Kenyatta and Ruto are beneficiaries, believers and defenders of the old order. They intend to overthrow our new constitutional order and re-install the old order. The over 300 elections petitions filed, majority against Jubilee are evidence that this claimed majority is fraudulent.

11. We wish to reiterate what we have stated in the past that we will not allow autocracy back into Kenya. It is unfortunate that international actors who have supported Kenyans in their quest for democracy and good governance are now on the side of appeasing dictatorship in the mistaken belief that it will maintain stability.

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12. We shall not allow anything to dampen our morale. We won the battle for multiparty democracy. We won the battle for a new Constitution. We are going to win the battle for a free and fair election.

13. After deliberating on our position in respect of the upcoming election, considering the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large, we believe that all will be best served by NASA vacating its presidential candidature in the election scheduled for 26 October 2017.

14. We have based our decision on the foregoing, and the following constitutional and legal basis.

15. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE ELECTION PETITION No. 1 of 2017 RAILA ODINGA vs IEBC and others

16. In arriving at its decision to nullify the presidential election held on August 8 2017, the Supreme Court made the following findings of illegalities and irregularities based on which the National Super Alliance (NASA) Coalition proposed a 12 point irreducible minimum required to make the fresh election fully compliant with the Supreme Court decision;

17. Statutory Forms
18. On the matter of statutory forms used in the elections, the court found that contrary to the assertion by the Commission that it had fully complied with the Constitution and the law; and, the position taken by the Commission (through the Affidavit of Immaculate Kassait) that the Commission had developed standards for its electoral goods prior to their procurement including specific security features for each ballot paper and statutory form in order to prevent duplication, misuse, piracy, fraud, counterfeiting and to improve controls, and that the statutory forms and ballot papers had the features which included: guilloche patterns, anti-copy patterns, watermarks, micro text, tapered serialization, invisible UV Printing, polling station data personalization, self-carbonating element and barcodes, different colour for each ballot paper and that the forms were in a standard form or format, the scrutiny supervised by the Registrar of the Supreme Court and authenticated by the agents of all the parties to the case to the case had revealed that: –
a) The Commission declared Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta the President elect before it received results from 11,883 polling stations and 17 Constituencies;
b) Form 34C used to declare Uhuru Kenyatta President elect, was not original but a photocopy; and, that no explanation was given as to the whereabouts of the original form. And, that the form, as crucial as it is, bore neither a watermark nor serial number;
c) Forms 34B used to declare Uhuru Kenyatta president elect were of dubious authenticity; and, that some of the forms were photocopies, carbon copies or were not signed by the Returning Officers. Out of 291 Forms 34B, 56 did not have watermark feature, 31 did not bear serial numbers, 5 were not signed at all, were not in a standard form or format, among other discrepancies;
d) Out of a random sample of 4,299 Forms 34As examined, a total of 189 forms had not been filled in the “hand-over” section, 287 forms had not been filled in the “take-over” section, 481 forms were carbon copies, 11 forms had no water mark; and, that considering the sample size, it is apparent that the discrepancies were widespread.
e) The forms were not in a standard form or format. The Supreme Court ended its examination of this part of the judgment by raising the following question: “Who introduced these forms into the system?”

19. Application of Technology
20. On the matter of application of technology, the Supreme Court found and held that:
a) The Commission failed to electronically transmit the statutory Forms 34As and 34Bs as required by section 39(1C) of the Elections Act;
b) The Court accepted the Petitioner’s claims that the Commission’s IT system was infiltrated and compromised and the data therein interfered with or IEBC officials themselves interfered with the data or simply refused to accept that it had bungled the whole transmission system and were unable to verify the data; this being the only logical reason the interlocutory orders for audit and access thereto were frustrated by the Commission;
c) While among the 11,000 polling stations the Commission claimed were off the 3G and 4G ranges were in: Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kajiado, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kisii, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Siaya and Vihiga Counties, most parts of these counties have fairly good road network and infrastructure that it would take a short time for the Presiding Officers to travel to vantage points from where they would electronically transmit the results.
d) The Commission had known the areas where network is weak or totally lacking beforehand and should have made provision for alternative transmission. In one of its press briefings before the elections, the Commission had assured the country that it had carefully considered every conceivable eventuality regarding the issue of electronic transmission of the presidential election results and categorically stated that technology was not going to fail. The Commission had engaged three internet service providers to deal with any network challenges.
e) The Commission had contumaciously disobeyed the order of scrutiny which was a golden opportunity for the Commission to place before court evidence to debunk the Petitioner’s claims of hacking; by denying access to two critical areas of their servers; its logs which would have proved or disproved the Petitioner’s claim of hacking into the system and altering the presidential election results and its servers with Forms 34As and 34B electronically transmitted from polling stations and Constituency Tallying Centres.
f) If the Commission had nothing to hide, even before the order was made, it would have itself readily provided access to its ICT logs and servers to disprove the petitioner’s claims.
21. These blatant illegalities and irregularities were not without motive. It is inconceivable that election body would falsify 80 out of 290 constituency tallies (27.5%) for the sake of it. The meaning of the Supreme Court decision is that the so called numbers claimed by Uhuru Kenyatta are fraudulent. The election was not shambolic. It was rigged for Uhuru Kenyatta. Uhuru Kenyatta lost the election. It stand to reason that we won it.
22. The IEBC has refused, neglected or failed to put in place mechanisms to correct these illegalities and irregularities. We deem that the fresh election ordered by the Supreme Court cannot therefore be held. Allowing the candidature of Raila Amolo Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka to lend credence to the election now scheduled is to participate in an illegality.

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23. II. BAD FAITH
(A) The IEBC
(i) For over five weeks, the commission has engaged us in a ping pong game well knowing they had no intention to streamline the electoral system to accord with the constitution and electoral laws.
(ii) It is now clear that the same criminal enterprise that perpetuated the fraud in the August election is firmly in charge of the Commission and setting up even more lethal mechanisms to defraud the Kenyan voter.
(iii) The conservative wing of the IEBC have now firmly crystalized their stranglehold of the operations of the Commission with every decision of the chairman being countermanded and with the proposed amendments to the electoral laws to dilute the powers, authority and standing of the chairperson of the Commission as the Returning officer of the Presidential elections.
(iv) This is coupled with the retention of the same service providers that were complicit in the worst electoral fraud ever witnessed in modern times including Safran/OT Morpho, Al Ghurair etc.
(v) The Commission CEO who was the coup plotter in chief and his litany of senior secretariat staff continue to dominate the operations of the commission and stifle any attempt to initiate reforms at the commission.
(vi) It is now evident that jubilee is firmly in charge of IEBC through four commissioners who have set out to implement the jubilee agenda within the commission.

(B) Jubilee Administration
(i) The ill-conceived amendments to election laws are not only unconstitutional but go against international best practice that in the middle of an elections contest one cannot change the rules and put in place rules that seek to favour him. Moreover, these profound changes to the electoral architecture are being pushed through without the broad based consultations as required by the Constitution.
(ii) Furthermore, it is clear that the amendments are intended to legalize and regularize the illegalities that led to the invalidation of the August 8 election. It stands to reason that the motive for these amendments is to use the same tactics to rig the scheduled election.
(iii) The State has in the period intervening the nullification of 8 August presidential election, gazettement of fresh and pending the 26 October fresh elections, withdrawn security to the NASA Presidential and deputy Presidential candidate. This has made it untenable for the candidates to campaign freely without fear of being harmed. The State has done this well aware that under Article 138 (8) (b) a presidential election would be cancelled if a presidential candidate or his deputy dies.

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VACATING THE ELECTION THE ONLY ROUTE TO A FREE FAIR AND CREDIBLE ELECTION WAY

24. The IEBC published the gazette notice declaring the fresh dates for the Presidential elections with Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta based on the Supreme Court decision of 2013 on a question brought for direction by Attorney General who is the Chief Government legal advisor. In paragraph 289 and 290, the Supreme Court found as follows:

25. 289… It is clear that a fresh election under Article 140(3) is triggered by the invalidation of the election of the declared President-elect, by the Supreme Court, following a successful petition against such election. Since such a fresh election is built on the foundations of the invalidated election, it can, in our opinion, only involve candidates who participated in the original election. In that case, there will be no basis for a fresh nomination of candidates for the resultant electoral contest.

26. 290. Suppose, however, that the candidates, or a candidate who took part in the original election, dies or abandons the electoral quest before the scheduled date: then the provisions of Article 138(1) (b) would become applicable, with fresh nominations ensuing.”

27. As per a correction issued on 6 May 2013, the Supreme clarified that the relevant article is above is 138 (8) (b) which deals with cancellation of a presidential election in the event of the death of the president or the deputy on or before scheduled date. The Supreme Court finding expanded this clause to include when a candidate withdraws from the presidential election.

28. The implication of this provision is that upon our withdrawal, the election scheduled for the 26 October stands cancelled.

29. Our withdrawal from the election requires the IEBC to cancel the election and to conduct fresh nominations. The procedure for nomination of presidential candidates is provided for in the Elections Act 2011, Section 13 (1) which states:

30. “A political party shall nominate its candidates for an election under this act at least ninety days before a general election under this Act in accordance with its constitution rules.”

31. It is clear that this provision gives adequate time to undertake the reforms necessary to conduct an election that is in strict conformity with the Constitution, the relevant laws and the Constitution.

32. This being the case, it is our conviction that our withdrawal is in the best interest of the country and a win-win for everyone.

 

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President Uhuru Sacks Eric Kiraithe

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ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has issued a statement dated May 7, 2019 saying that Retired Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna replaces Eric Kiraithe as governments Spokesperson with immediate effect.

The directive reads and I quote; “In line with directions from the Executive office of the President through the Head of Public Service, the office of the Government Spokesman shall be domiciled at the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology,”

“He will also have content oversight role over the two government news gathering and dissemination channels; Kenya News Agency and MyGov,” the directive adds.

Rtd. Col. Oguna was formerly the spokesman for the Kenya Defence Forces. He became popular and attracted so many public limelights with his tough talk when the KDF entered Somalia in 2011.

He was the senior most spokesman in the former ‘Operation Linda Nchi.’  Oguna faded from the limelight immediately when KDF and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined forces.

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Oguna replaces Eric Kiraithe, who previously served as the Kenya Police spokesman and Chief of Security at the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).Kiraithe had served as Government spokesman since March 2016.

 


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Full List Of President Uhuru’s Appointments

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Kenya's President HE Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo|Twitter

President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a gazette notice dated May 3, 2019 had appointed and reappointed key figures to and from his government.

Here’s the full list of the appointments

Dennis Waweru has been appointed non-executive chairman of the Kenya Investment Authority.

Jamleck Kamau has been appointed as chairman of Tana and Athi Rivers Development.

Dan Mwanzo to head Kenya Ferry Services.

Jebii Kilimo has been appointed chairperson to the trustees of the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

Julius Malombe has been named chair of the Kenya Water Towers Agency.

Nicholas Gumbo is now the chair of the Kenyatta National Hospital board.

Elias Mbao will head the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Governing Council.

President Kenyatta’s brother-in-law Victor Pratt has been re-appointed as chair and member of the Retirement Benefits Authority.

Franklin Bett is the chair of the Agricultural Finance Corporation.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s wife Zahra as a member of the Tourism Research Institute.

Michael Bowen – Chairman of the Industrial Development Bank (Capital).

Abdirahiman H. Abdi – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Regulatory Authority.

Robin Achoki – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Board.

Angeline Yiamiton Siparo – Non-Executive Chairperson of the National AIDS Control Council.

Sam Kona – Chairman of the National Council for Population and Development Board.

Ignatius Kahiu Chairperson of the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited Board. (The appointment of Eliud Matu Wamae* is revoked.)

Karanja Mburu (Eng.), Abdalla Gonzi, – members of the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority Board.

Joshua Toro – Chairperson of the National Irrigation Board. (The appointment of Mudzo Nzili* is revoked.)

Elizabeth Pantoren (Prof.) – Chairperson of the Board of the Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation.

Francis Kuria Gatonye – Chairperson of the Pest Control Products Board.

Jane Karuku – Chairperson of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board.

Josiah Magut – Chairperson of the Bomas of Kenya Board.

Mary Mbilo Khimulu – Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Regional Centre on Groundwater Resources Education, Training and Research in Eastern Africa.

Mutuma Mathiu – Chairperson of the Kenya Copyright Board.

Gituro Wainaina – Chairperson of the Kenya School of Government.

Deborah Bubi – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Youth Advisory Board.

Muragu Kinandu (Prof.) – Chairperson of the Board of the Bandari Maritime Academy.

Mohamed Liban – Chairperson of the Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority.

Jackson Selela Ole Mwanik – Chairperson of the Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Authority.

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Dorothy Ghettuba Pala – Chairperson of the Kenya Film Commission.

Francis Baya – Chairperson, Kenya Literature Bureau.

George Baker Bebora – Chairperson of the Kenya National Library Services Board.

Mwambu Muliro – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Utalii College Council.

Cavince Odoyo Owidi – Chairperson of the Lake Basin Development Authority.

Joyce Ngugi – Chairperson of the National Council for Children Services.

Misigo Amatsimbi – Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO.

Mwambu Muliro – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Utalii College Council.

John Ondigo Onsati – Chairperson of the Kenya National Examinations Council.

Richard K. Lagat – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Tourism Finance Corporation Board.

Alphonse Kioko – Chairperson of the Tourism Fund Board.

Jimmy Kariuki – Chairperson of the Kenya Tourism Board.

George Baker Bebora – Chairperson of the Kenya National Library Services Board.

Thomas Koyier, Martin Mugambi Mithega, Charles Kipkulei, Monica Nyambura Mucheke, – members of the Insurance Tribunal.

Elias Mbao, Michael Muia Kiswili – members of the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Governing Council.

Muthoni Gichohi – Chairperson of the Retirement Benefits Appeals Tribunal.

James Mamboleo, Gideon Solonka, Wangechi Gikonyo,  Veronica Soila,  Leseya Owede,  Members of retirement Appeal Tribunal.

Richard Kiplagat – Chairman of the Board of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority. (The appointment of Ngeny Biwott* is revoked.)

Jacqueline Oyuyo – member of the Board of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority.

Lucy Kambuni – Chairperson of the Capital Markets Tribunal.

Rose Nkonge – Chairperson of the Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Board.

Wambua Kilonzo – Chairman of the Insurance Tribunal.

Destaings Nyenyi Nyongesa, Kimani Muhoro, Valentine Mwende, Becky Mogire – members of the Competition Tribunal.

Anthony Maina Macharia, Kennedy Nyankieya Nyamweya, Karen N. Kandie, Laila Macharia – members of the Capital Markets Tribunal.

Christine Okoth, Peter M. Mungai – members of the Board of the Capital Markets Authority.

William ole Mayiani, Jeridah Bosibori Mbaka – members of the Board of the Kenya Airports Authority.

Mbatia Kimani – member of the Board of the Kenya Airports Authority.

Major (Rtd) Nishit Dhanvantrai Maru, Catherine Juma, Duncan Ndegwa Maasai, Captain Ahmed Mohamed Ali – members of the Board of the Bandari Maritime Academy.

Arch. Jerry Magutu (Prof.), Habil Olaka, Patricia Nyambura Gathuri, Caroline Armstrong – members of the Board of the National Housing Corporation.

Salome Kimata – member of the Board of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Ismail Gulum Dhora, Ken Waibochi, Pamela Tutui, Caroline Wangui Kariuki, Kaburu Mwirichia – members of the Board of the Konza Technopolis Development Authority.

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Mike Rubia, Fred Gachie Ng’ang’a, Munyua Waiyaki, Simon Kiuta, Pauline Muthangani – members of the Board of the Postal Corporation of Kenya.

George Baker Bebora – member of the Kenya National Library Services Board.

Wahome Gitonga – member of the Board of Kenya Pipeline Company Limited.

Bernard M. Ngore – member of the National Standards Council.

Elephas K. Gikungi – member of the Board of Directors of Kenya Industrial Property Institute.

Maj. Rtd. Hussein Abshiro Herin, Kaberi Limukii (Dr.), Nyawira Ophelia Njeru – members of the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

Andrew Gichamba Muigai (Eng.), Rahab W. Lanoi – members of the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

Peter Mathuki – member of the Board of the Kenya Investment Authority (The appointment of Washington Makodingo (Dr.)* is revoked.).

Mark Robert Stephenson – member of the Board of the Kenya Leather Development Council.

Joseph Samai Lomwa, Billy Baltazaar – members of Micro and Small Enterprise Authority.

David Maina Kamiru, Albina Kesorio – members of the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited Board. ( The appointment of Ignatius Kahiu (Dr.) * is revoked.)

Pauline Mudesh, Brown Murungi Kairaria, Wycliff Swanya, Brettah Muthuri – members of the Industrial Property Tribunal.

Margaret Rigah, Peterson Mwai, Halima Ali Omar, Francis Gitari – members of the Board of Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation.

Bernard Muteti Mungata – Chairman of the Board of Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation.

Samuel Kamau – member of the Board of the Numerical Machining Complex Limited. (The appointment of Kamau Gachigi (Dr.)* is revoked.)

David Mutemi Mutui (Amb.), Jane Waroga – members of the National Cereals and Produce Board.

Gakure Munyu – member of the National Irrigation Boar.

Julie Sudi Mwakwambirwa – member of the Board of the Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation.

Agnes Moraa Angwenyi, Mwenda Kilemi (Dr.) – members of the Pest Control Products Board.

Leonard W. Kariuki – member of the Pest Control Products Board, for a period.

Franklin Bett – Chairperson of the Board of the Agricultural Finance Corporation.

James Muriithi Kangara, Jane Sirindi Githinji, Ndogo Waweru, Robert Murimi – members of the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority.

Emily Kithira Mworia, Nancy Muthoni Njiru, Abdirahman Hassan – members of the National Drought Management Authority.

Stephen Kinuthia, Eunice Ibrahim Sheikh, Judith Kerich, Frida Njeru, Franklin Ndii – members of the Board of Tourism finance cooperation.

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Zahra Bahlewa Moi – member of the Board of Tourism Research Institute

Susan Maina – member of the Kenya Tourism Board.

Kenneth Kiptoo Boit, Wangai Wamae – members of the Board of Kenyatta International Convention Centre, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 1st June.

Harriet Muiruri – member of the Board of the Kenya Medical Research Institute. (The appointment of Kimeli Chepsiror* is revoked.).

Fredrick Wamwaki – member of the Board of the Kenya Medical Training College.

Robert Mwadime Ngolo – member of the National AIDs Control Council.

Dickon Andala (Dr.), Margaret Mwonjoria (Dr.) – members of the Radiation Protection Board.

Wilfred Lesan – Chairman of the Tobacco Control Board.

Somba Kivingu (Dr.), John Musau, Nancy Gachoka, Lilian Wayua Mbevi, Rogers Senaji Mulemi, Kago Wanjiku Caroline – members of the Tobacco Control Board.

Richard Thuo Kamau, Peris Bitutu Onsarigo – members of the Board of Kenyatta National Hospital.

Eva Njenga – Chairperson of the Board of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Revokes the appointment of George Albert Magoha*.)

Sammy Latema (Dr.) – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

Kevin Kariuki Kihara, Maureen Mwangovya, Anthony Njagi Gitambu, Mohammed Mohamud Ali, Naomi Apali – members of the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

Robert Mutuma – member of the Kenya Water Towers Agency – members of the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

Wandia Maina, Hibo Bishar Abdi – members of the Kenya Water Towers Agency.

Peter Waweru Kamaku (Dr.), Susan Musyoka (Dr.), Cyrus Mwaniki – members of the Board of Directors of the Regional Centre on Groundwater Resources Education, Training and Research in Eastern Africa.

Stephen Mnangat Alukureng – member of the National Labour Board (revokes the appointment of Maria Cherono*.).

Peter Muchiri – Chairman of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities.

Pius Wario Tume, Alex Masibo, Grace Mwangi, George Maara, Joseph Mburu Waiganjo – trustees of the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

Melissa Ngania, Tusmo Jama, Peter Gathirimu, Justus Toroinet Somoire, Mary Njeri Ndonga (Dr.), Abdulahi Diriye – members of the HIV and AIDS Tribunal.

Caroline Musyoka (Chairperson), James Muriu, Shallah Sheikh, Brian Omwenga – members of the Board of Directors of the Business Registration Service Board


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Kutuny: Youths Are Stoning Together

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Chereng’anyi MP Joshua Kutuny hits again and this time around it in Sheng.

The legislator took over the labour day podium in a language well understood by majority of Nairobi youths.

Speaking of how low level youths are being deducted almost half of their poor salaries by NHIF, NSSF and PAYE.

The legislator also thanked Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and urged the national government to back him up in making Nairobi great again.

But the main point in his speech was when he talked about youths stoning together.

(Video courtesy of NTV Kenya)

“Tangu handshake ikuje watu wanakaa pamoja, unapata maboy ata kama wanachoma wanachoma pamoja”

This loosely translates as; Since the Handshake was realized people are living together. You’ll find youths who smoke weed smoking together.

Kutuny publicly speaks about youths stoning yet the government still maintained the ban of use and distribution of marijuana.

Nairobi Sonko had previously admitted smoking weed with Kiambu governor, Ferdinand Waititu while in parliament.

Leaders in the current government have admitted publicly of use marijuana.

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It’s about time the legislators support the motion to legalize medicinal marijuana.

Currently, Raila Junior and Kibera MP Kenneth Okoth are in support of the move to compel the government to legalize medicinal marijuana.


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