Haiya..! Ruto vs. Uhuru Chest Thumping Gloves Off Season Is Now Here.....

[li]DP Ruto brigade criticized Uhuru’s government as a failed administration that has ruined the economy and sunk the country into debt.[/li][li]They also claimed the President was using Raila as a decoy to stay in power after the end of his unconstitutional term.[/li][/ul]


Uhuru Kenyatta has set the stage for a daring political duel with his Deputy William Ruto and, for the first time, publicly declared that he is no pushover. Uhuru gave signals that he would openly back ODM leader Raila Odinga in the August 9 election, saying his Jubilee party will team up with other outfits to form a government of respect.

“I will not get tired of telling Kenyans to elect our party because it has worked. We want to team up with leaders like (Mombasa governor Hassan) Joho and others who want to work so that we can continue,” he said.

And The soldiers wako kando… :D:D:D:D



Uhuru said he and his party have been at work all through as others politic round the clock, adding that he will now hit the road because it is now time to do politics.
The President said he has become Ruto’s punching bag, but said he is not a political weakling and dared his deputy and his Kenya Kwanza brigade to a political duel.
“We said when the time for politics comes, we will come. The time for politics is now and you will hear us. Everybody has political freedom, those who started early and those starting now,” he said.
Speaking during the launch of Universal Health Coverage in Mombasa on Monday, Uhuru declared he will be supporting and publicly campaigning for his handshake partner.


The remarks come in the wake of incessant attack by the DP and his newfound partners, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Ford Kenya boss Moses Wetang’ula.
They criticised Uhuru’s government as a failed administration that has ruined the economy and sunk the country into deep debt.
They further claimed the President was using Raila as a decoy to stay in power after the end of his term.
But Uhuru rubbished the claims, saying he has become the centre of political attack because his attackers know his political might.
“There is a saying that goes, ‘Matusi ndio ushanga wa kiongozi’. If you are not being insulted, then you are not a leader," he said.
"If you see them abusing me, it is because they know they are dealing with a person who is no pushover.”
Uhuru narrated how his deputy told him off when he cautioned him against round-the-clock politics.
“Na wakati nilisema kwa heshima, wacha tufanye kazi tutarudi wakati wa siasa ukifika. Nikaambiwa wewe huna uwezo wa kutuambia tuache [When I respectfully demanded that we deliver to the electorate first, and that the time for politics would come, I was rebuffed],” he said.

Shots fired!

Hakuna kuogopana sasa




Susan is a daft one

[SIZE=7]Raila Issues Statement on Ruto-Atwoli War of Words[/SIZE]
[li]By GEOFFREY LUTTA on 8 February 2022 - 8:11 pm[/li]
Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has called out the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for dragging his Azimio La Umoja into a verbal exchange between the Deputy President William Ruto’s party and the Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General, Francis Atwoli. In a statement by his presidential campaign team dated Tuesday, February 8, Raila told off the UDA party for involving him and his Azimio La Umoja in a war of words he was not part of.

In the morning hours of February 8, UDA through the William Ruto Presidential Campaign Communications Director, Hussein Mohammed, accused Atwoli - who has been in the frontline campaigning for Raila - of using the wrong analogy to mock Ruto and Kenyans suffering from mental illness.

Atwoli made the comments on Monday, February 7, while accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta for a function in Mombasa.

Former KTN journalist, Dennis Onsarigo, who is the press secretary for the Azimio La Umoja, noted that the earlier statement released by his former media colleague, Hussein, was aimed at blaming the outfit for the violence which is non-existent.

COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli holds his Catholic rosary.

The former Prime Minister stated that comments made by UDA were part of a bigger scheme aimed at rejecting the August 9 election results.
“We keep reading an emerging narrative by a political formation that has sensed defeat. The group is planning to reject results at the August polls, and all they are doing is inflame passions and incite communities against each other,” read the statement in part.
“The group is out to seek an alibi for their planned action after losing in the August polls. The merchants of violence and intimidation in this country are known; there is a dangerous plot by the same group to force Kenyans to vote for it, and its candidates or face unspecified consequences.”

Ruto and Ford Kenya party leader, Moses Wetangula

Raila’s movement further called out UDA for making sentiments in public rallies that are aimed at dividing the nation ahead of the polls.
“The sentiments emerging from their public rallies and private functions are full of violent and destructive language. They are also determined to undermine the sovereignty of the Kenyan nation and its people by capturing power through any including unconstitutional means.”

Hussein, in his statement, claimed that Azimio La Umoja was using a sensitive issue to gain political mileage, adding that it had made elections a matter of life and death.

“The remarks by their ‘ancient campaign expert’ Francis Atwoli, are completely unnecessary and go against the tenets of democracy. For Kenyans inflicted with violence and death including in the context of elections, this is not a laughing matter… The UDA party leader William Ruto is confident of a win in the 2022 Presidential election William Ruto has challenged and is unequivocally challenging his competitors once again to commit that they will not cause violence after losing the August 2022 presidential contest,” read the UDA statement in part.

Msee amejam ni vyenye anajaribu kukanyagia


Hii imemaliza mimi


William Ruto, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and President Uhuru Kenyatta

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta over his fierce attacks on his Deputy William Ruto.

While addressing a Kenya Kwanza rally in Bungoma County on Wednesday, February 9, Murkomen stated that Kenyatta was always a worried man and had only become bold recently, citing an incident at State House Nairobi after the 2017 General Election. Murkomen revealed that he witnessed the Head of State shaking after former Chief Justice David Maraga nullified the victory of Jubilee in 2017.

“I have seen the president breathing fury lately. Let me tell you a secret. In 2017 after Maraga nullified our win, I was personally there with the president and he was shaking… It is Ruto who was calming him down telling him that everything would be okay. Now he has gone to befriend someone (Raila) who disturbed him so much. He is even telling us that he is a nice person,” he stated.

Murkomen alleged that Kenyatta was angry because of the growing numbers of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. The senator who is serving his second term after winning his first election in 2013, added that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was calmer than him.
“I have been the majority leader of Uhuru in the senate but I am even surprised that he is so angry more than Raila. He looks like someone who is seeking another term,” Murkomen wondered.

He insisted that Ruto was forced to embark on the campaign trail after his powers were chopped and given to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, leaving the DP’s office irrelevant.
“When you signed the executive order of 2019, what powers did you give to Ruto? Show us what you have done in your second term that was not started in the first term,” the senator stated.

Ruto, who was in the company of Murkomen was filmed bursting into laughter even as the crowd cheered the senator.

[SIZE=7]Meanwhile…Nairobi Business Community ReturnTo City Politics…
This Time No Mention Of “Circumcision”… :D:D:D[/SIZE]
[li]By PAUL KURGAT on 9 February 2022 - 3:14 pm[/li]
Members of the Nairobi Business Community during a past press conference.
The Nairobi Business Community (NBC) on Wednesday, February 9, made a public return to politics with demands to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga ahead of the August 9 polls.

Speaking in Nairobi, the NBC Chair, Wilfred Kamau asked Odinga to call his house to order, accusing some members of ODM of trying to micro-manage the politics of the city.

While affirming their support for the Azimio la Umoja movement, they claimed that a section of ODM leaders was undermining some of their Jubilee colleagues who declared interest in various seats in the capital.

The Nairobi Business Community during a past conference

They declared that the ruling party had equal rights to Azimio and would not allow anyone to downplay their power. The NBC chair noted with concern that there were plans to sideline Jubilee when selecting candidates for the Nairobi gubernatorial, senatorial and Woman Representative seats.

“There is a group that is behaving as if they own Azimio themselves. It is a coalition between ODM and Jubilee but the former is trying to behave like a big brother. Decision making should not only be done by ODM, we need a level playing field,” Kamau noted.

NBC demanded that all aspirants from Jubilee and ODM be subjected to a transparent nomination process.

In addition, they are for the idea that the position of the governor should be preferred to those with unquestionable records.
“In the next phase, we must have a governor, who is not a politician but a leader. We want a manager who will provide solutions and manage businesses in Nairobi,” NBC Youth Leader, Douglas Ndonga noted.

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

The race for the Nairobi City County top seats has attracted several aspirants from President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partners’ teams and potentially threatened to cause in-house wrangles.

Some of the candidates include Westland’s member of Parliament (MP) Tim Wanyonyi, the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Richard Ngatia, and businesswoman Agnes Kagure who will face off with Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja and televangelist Bishop Margret Wanjiru from the Kenya Kwanza.

On January 31, the former premier publicly endorsed Wanyonyi for the county’s top seat, referring to him as the incoming Nairobi governor. This seemed to downplay earlier claims by Nairobi Woman Rep, Esther Passaris that there were claims to block the MP from contesting.
“From all the Members of Parliament in Nairobi, I have seen the work of Tim Wanyonyi. He works very hard. Now he wants to go higher and serve Nairobi County. However, some people are saying that the seat must be for a Kikuyu,” she noted.



A Covid-19 vaccine project championed in Kampala by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and Kenya Deputy President William Ruto appears to have fallen flat. This is after media reports in Uganda indicated that Museveni and, to an extent Ruto, were given false hopes on the capacity and capabilities of Ugandan scientists to produce Covid-19 vaccines.


Uganda’s former Science, Technology and Innovation minister Elioda Tumwesigye, while appearing before a parliamentary committee also said that the project had caused ‘anxiety’ amongst Ugandans.
Ruto, who is now gunning to succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, ahead of the August 2022 polls, traveled to Uganda to specifically launch the project alongside Museveni in July 2021.
He later praised the project on his return home and claimed he’d facilitated Equity Bank, a Kenyan lender, to advance an Sh15 billion loan towards the project.
“The investor of that factory came to this office and sat on the same seat where you are seated two years ago and asked if I could connect them with Equity Bank,” the DP said, during an interview at his official residence in Nairobi.
“I picked the phone, called Equity, and told them that ‘there is an investor in my office and because you have a branch in Uganda; can you help him set up the business he wants? So when the individual succeeded and got a Sh15 billion loan and proceeded to put up the company, where is the problem if I am invited for the launch?”
Equity Bank denied advancing the said loan.
“We have not extended a facility of Sh15 billion to any pharmaceutical company in Uganda. We want records to reflect that,” Equity Group director for legal services Christine Browne told a parliamentary committee in Kenya.


Deputy President William Ruto is the most corrupt political leader in Kenya.
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I think this is the most genuine polling ever done in this country… With a truthful reflection.
Even Tom Wolf is capable of standing for the truth if he means business!!

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An insult to our collective intelligence . Prove it in court stop the cheap character assassination.
The hardest working , articulate,in touch with the common man, politician in kenya.

One woman has slowly built a reputation as a reliable fixer for President Uhuru Kenyatta and by extension, the Jubilee government.

Pauline Njoroge does not hold a formal position in government, but those who know her attest that she wields soft power that few people can rival.

Jubilee Operative and Communication officer at the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Pauline Njoroge

Indeed, on Sunday, February 13, Pauline was the second trending topic on Twitter after Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi released a video hurling unprintable epithets at the Jubilee operative.


Sudi, a member of Deputy President William Ruto’s inner circle, appeared to have been infuriated by Pauline for reportedly organising the mass youth meeting that President Kenyatta chaired at State House on Saturday. Politicians rarely waste their ammunition and to see it directed at her is perhaps a statement of the power she wields. Pauline’s story starts out in Githiga - a village in Githunguri, Kiambu County where she was born in a humble household.


She had a tough childhood - losing her mother at the age of 10 while her father struggled with school fees after losing his job while she was in class eight. Despite performing well in high school, where she was also the school captain in her year, she was unable to continue her studies and left home in search of employment.

In Nairobi, she hoped to get work as a house help but switched to hawking and later became an attendant at a local posho mill.

It was while working at the posho mill that she developed an interest in social media - initially as a leisure activity before she discovered the power the new tool provided. The big break would soon beckon after then Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth picked her to join his team as a communications assistant - mainly running his social media communication as he prepared for the 2013 presidential run.

Uhuru Kenyatta would later poach her to the TNA communications office. In the first term of Uhuru’s administration, the Jubilee government’s social media network was synonymous with Dennis Itumbi.

Pauline, at the time, was relatively less known and spent most of her time at New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)’s offices at Liasion House, State House road.

In 2018, Itumbi’s boisterous reign at State House came to a halt after he and a number of his colleagues were let go as Uhuru’s handlers were concerned by their eccentric style of running the President’s communications.

The Itumbi exit created space for Pauline to extend her wings and has slowly become one of the most influential individuals shaping President Kenyatta’s communication.

Jubilee Operative and Communication officer at the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Pauline Njoroge

Unlike her predecessors, she rarely creates attention around herself and prefers quiet power - leading a disciplined team of influencers, photographers, and even journalists to showcase the President’s legacy. Beyond social media, she is also a known organizer and mobilizer and has played a role in bringing youth delegations in meetings with President Kenyatta as well as with ODM Leader Raila Odinga.

As the 2022 election heats up, Pauline will definitely be a face to watch as she proves her “Miss Fix-It” bonafide and weathers the storm from those uncomfortable with her power.

[SIZE=7]Mudavadi: A Deep State Agent Offered to Rig Elections for Us[/SIZE]
[li]By PAUL KURGAT on 13 February 2022 - 8:05 pm[/li]
Musalia Mudavadi addressing a crowd during a joint rally in Eldama Ravine Town on January 26.

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday, February 13, sensationally claimed that he had witnessed a senior government official offering opposition leaders a chance to rig on their behalf in the upcoming General Election.

Mudavadi claimed that while he was in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA), he and his principals were approached by a member of the alleged deep state who offered to create a parallel election tallying system that would guarantee them an arranged victory. The alleged deep state agent only had one demand - that the four One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals stick together until the voting date.

Deputy President William Ruto together with ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi

“I was somewhere with Moses Wetangula, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Gideon Moi. Someone in the government stated that they had the capacity to create a backroom IEBC if we can be together,” the ANC boss stated.

Mudavadi, who has since walked out of OKA together with Wetangula, described the idea floated to him as an effort to undermine democracy. He noted that neither he nor Kenyans would be cajoled to vote for any particular leader.

“I want to say this, we do not want that. Kenyans must be given their due constitutional right. Their decisions to vote for whoever they choose must be respected, honored, and must be upheld so that Kenya can be stable and democracy can be our guide,” he added.


Mudavadi’s comments come at a time when allegations of some forces planning to interfere with the elections have begun doing rounds during political rallies.

Muranga Woman Representative Sabina Chege on Thursday, February 10, caused a political storm after she made remarks that some interpreted to mean that there was interference in the 2017 General Election.
“In Central, I have heard them saying that we stole the elections. There is some truth in that. They should know that if we knew how to rig in the previous elections, what makes you think we will not do something,” the Women Rep claimed.

Chege was summoned by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) a day after she made the remarks. The legislator was asked to appear before the commission’s Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee on Tuesday, February 15.
“Whereas the commission is seized of a report and material against yourself in regard to the violation of clauses 6(a) and 6(I) of the Electoral Code of Conduct…You are hereby required to attend the Offices of the Commission at the Anniversary Towers on Tuesday, February 15 at 0900hrs in the afternoon for examination by the Electoral Code of Conduct,” read the letter addressed to the Woman Rep.

Sabina has since clarified that she was referring to the well-coordinated voter registration exercise which happened before the General Election and favored the ruling party.

[B]Truphosa Seje[/B]
Kindly , let’s have peaceful elections .No need to lie to Kenyans .We shall vote in the best person :D:D:D

Ngilu: I’m ‘ready’ to become Raila’s running mate

Charity Ngilu says time is ripe for the country to have a woman Deputy President and the Kitui Governor says she is confident of handling that role effectively if offered a chance.


Ngilu also expressed confidence that Raila Odinga will succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“It will be a good thing for women in Kenya if one of us is elected Deputy President,” she explained in an interview with Citizen TV.

“That will bring equality and some kind of fairness even though I’m privy to many things at play behind the scenes. If I’m offered the opportunity, I take it, even the presidency I will take it.”

“Raila Odinga is the country’s next President. I will be in this studio on August 10, God willing. Let’s compare notes, then".

Ngilu is among Odinga’s diehard supporters in the past few months and has also seized every opportunity to blast Deputy President William Ruto’s ideals and supposed shortcomings.

She is the first woman to contest for the presidency in Kenya, back in 1997, where she emerged fifth behind eventual winner Daniel Arap Moi.

An experienced woman in government circles, She’s also served Minister for Health, and Minister of Water and Irrigation during President Mwai Kibaki tenure.

She lost in the race to become Kitui Senator in 2013 but bounced back to win the area gubernatorial seat in 2017.

Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has said the party is open to engagements to join any coalition with like-minded people despite their previous reputation. o_O:rolleyes::smiley:

Speaking during the National Delegates Congress [NDC] in Nairobi Ms Karua said the party is keen to work with parties that are committed to fighting graft among other vices in a quest to be part of the next government.


“Since we are in talks I know, eventually we are going to stand together with other Kenyans and to keep our doors open a lesson I learned from the Former president Kibaki era when people knock on your doors open the doors do not only mind what a person was yesterday but mind what, our doors are not closed to anyone as long as we sit down and verify moving forward,” Ms Karua said.

Ms Karua however urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to facilitate a smooth power transition as he nears the end of his constitutionally-mandated 10-year term.
“Our democracy is young democracy, lets learn from letting go of power and leaving it to other people, the first time we saw the democratic transition, the second transition was when the former president left the office for the current president, and this year it’s going to be the third one and we must emphasise and learn from the previous ones that when the time comes to leave the office you leave,” she said.
This comes after the Wiper party leader on Thursday revealed in Nyamira Kisii County that he is in talks with President Kenyatta over a possible coalition deal ahead of the August polls.

Meanwhile, ODM leader Raila Odinga on Friday got the endorsement of Narc and Muungano parties in an elaborate National Delegate Convention ceremony of the two political outfits at the Bomas of Kenya.

Speaking to the delegates of Narc, which is led by Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, and Muungano party, Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana’s leadership, Mr Odinga reiterated his promise of re-engineering the economy, saying that if elected, he will prioritise agriculture, devolution, education, creation of jobs as well as set up a scheme for vulnerable families.
“We must re-engineer the economy. In other countries, farming is subsidised and so should it be in Kenya. We will also set up a social protection kitty for the vulnerable families who will receive Sh6,000 monthly from the government. This will also go a long way in improving rural economies,” Mr Odinga said.

Governors Ngilu and Kibwana, on their part, said that their parties had agreed to formally endorse Mr Odinga for the presidency because of his credentials and his promise for a better Kenya.

Mrs Ngilu said Mr Odinga is the right candidate for the presidency because with him at helm, devolution, which is the backbone of rural economies, stands a better chances of flourishing.
“Today, just like in 2002, we have a chance of coalescing around like-minded people. We want to ensure that the next government is formed around all like-minded individuals. The August election will be about two choices, and we choose to go with a team that will help is safeguard our interest, a team where our dreams and resources will be safe, and that is a team led by Raila Odinga,” Mrs Ngilu said.

Prof Kibwana said that his party’s decision to support Mr Odinga’s bid was informed by the former Prime Minister’s long-standing record as a champion for social justice and democracy.

“The reason why some of us, me included, shelved our presidential ambitions is because we believe in Raila Odinga’s vision for Kenya. He has reached the self-actualisation stage and has no interest in fighting for himself or anything else other than for the interest of this country. He has matured through all the problems he has gone through and will give us stability. He has no interest in vendetta,” Prof Kibwana said.