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[SIZE=6]JUST SEE HOW TRANSPARENTLY STUPID THEY TRY TO SPIN. ITS PATHETIC REALLY…the comments in red are mine. The article is currently on the online edition.

Millie Odhiambo sets Twitter on fire as she attacks Uhuru [/SIZE]
Wednesday December 21 2016

(Oh really? That’s all she did, set Twitter on fire? She didn’t insult the president? She didn’t endanger the lives of Kenyans by making Kikuyus want to burn a few Luos, and vice versa? So, why is it when Kuria attacked Raila you wrote THREE editorials asking for his arrest? Will you now write a ‘generalised’ editorial on the need for political decorum, pulling in Jubilee MPs previous missteps to lessen the gravity of the mad woman’s tirade?)

Ms Odhiambo protests at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi on December 20, 2016. Controversy has become her second nature. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

[SIZE=4]In Summary[/SIZE]
[li]She and other Cord legislators were reacting (Oh, so they were reacting? Doesn’t that sound like justifying the crude ivective and abuse? Who are you kidding?) to what they termed as “harassment by police” who mounted a heavy guard during the stormy session that was paralysed for over two hours.[/li]

[li]Ms Odhiambo, who entered Parliament Buildings barefoot, hit out (is that ‘slang’ at NMG for insulted? Pulizzz) at the President, accusing him of using police to fight the opposition.[/li]

[li]The MPs, who sang, danced and even challenged their Jubilee opponents to a fist fight, vowed to oppose changed to 2017 election laws by all means.[/li]

[li]And they succeeded.[/li]

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Controversial (Oh, so she is controversial ad we shouldn’t take exception to her uncivilised behaviour?) Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo has set Twitter alight (As I asked, that’s all she did? She did not insult the CIC?) in the wake of Tuesday heated debate on election laws.

Ms Odhiambo lost her cool (‘lost her cool’. No, she went stack raving mad, you dolts. Stop trying to downplay the embarrassment that that woman is) as Cord lawmakers blocked the entrance to the chambers and launched a verbal attack (Ha ha ha ha ha ha! No they were not unprintable insults? It was a mere verbal attack?) on President Kenyatta on camera.

Standing at the door to the House, Ms Odhiambo shouted her head off , claiming she is better than Mr Kenyatta.

“He does not even compare to me, wacha (leave) Raila Odinga. He does not compare to me Millie Odhiambo,” she said.


She then went on to heap insults on the Head of State (Phew! At last some truth!).

She and other Cord legislators were reacting (reacting? REACTING? Is that how normal, sane people react? Why is the NMG trying to justify crazy behaviour?) to what they termed as “harassment by police” who mounted a heavy guard during the stormy session that was paralysed for over two hours.

Ms Odhiambo, who entered Parliament Buildings barefoot, hit out (Oh, pulizz! She did not hit out. Other Cord MPs did. SHE INSULTED THE PRESIDENT!) at the President, accusing him of using police to fight the opposition.

The MPs, who sang, danced and even challenged (very normal behaviour, seeing as only violence from Jubilee needs to be condemned, NMG?) their Jubilee opponents to a fist fight, vowed to oppose changed to 2017 election laws by all means.


Ms Odhiambo leaves Parliament to Uhuru Park Nairobi for promulgating the new Constitution on August 27, 2010. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
And they succeeded.

They made good (I really don’t know about the education standards at NMG any more, but this phrase is usually used when discussing something positive. Was Millie’s behaviour positive? What’s wrong with you people, honestly?) their threat and stopped discussion of the law even after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi extended the special sitting into the night.

But their success maybe short-lived because Mr Muturi has since called two other special sittings on Thursday to discuss the hot potato.

President Kenyatta, one of the most-active African presidents on Twitter, the micro-blogging site, seems to have taken Ms Odhiambo’s negative comments (Ha ha ha ha ha ha once again. Negative comments? What do you guys smoke at the Nation Centre? You have ran out of adjectives or what? How can matusi be mere negative comments?) in his stride.


Ms Odhiambo is not new to controversy. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
As he introduced guests during the launch of the historic lighting at the KICC, ushering in the festive season, the Head of State said: “And on my left is the National Assembly, representing our democracy and the ability of some idiots in there to continue insulting me, but that is their freedom."

Ms Odhiambo trended on Twitter for the better part of Tuesday through Wednesday, with some Kenyans tearing into her as other praised her conduct (Jesus H. Christ! So now this is not a issue of (mis)behaviour by a national leader but a ping-pong game between Jubilee and Cord idiots? NMG, and you want us to continue buying your products? Really?)


‏@Isah_iah, for instance, said he was solidly behind her and her actions.

“If I had a girlfriend like Millie Odhiambo, I would marry and remarry her. Fully support her and other Cord MPs.”

Bea Samuel reiterated Ms Odhiambo’s claim that she was exercising her freedom of speech. (NMG, so why do you call for the arrest of Kuria when he 'exercises his freedom of speech?)


Ms Odhiambo shouts outside Parliament Buildings after she was thrown out on March 31, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
“Never be afraid to speak up. Millie spoke the truth and for that, the heavens will reward and protect her,” he posted.

On his part, Chris Anuro likened the ODM lawmaker to a village drunk who is never afraid of speaking his mind.


“Hon. #millieodhiambo reminds me of Agege in Imbuga’s ‘Aminata’. The ‘village drunk’ always spoke his mind and the truth. #KenyaUnderSiege,” he tweeted.

Elated, @kadra716, praised Ms Odhiambo for taking the bull by the horns as ‏@khaemba_job urged women in politics to emulate the Mbita MP.

“Kenyan ladies should borrow a leaf from @MillieMabona, power isn’t given on a silver platter you must fight for it, Kudos Hon.Millie Odhiambo.”


Ms Odhiambo shouts outside Parliament Buildings after she was thrown out on March 31, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
But some took issue with her comments that were streamed live on national television.

They accused Ms Odhiambo of disrespecting Mr Kenyatta and the presidency and called for her arrest and prosecution.


“How can Millie Odhiambo abuse H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta? This is hate speech. She should be behind bars.” @Machukah posted.

Some political aspirants weighed in with calls for sobriety and level-headedness.

Mr Miguna Miguna, who is eyeing the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, accused Ms Odhiambon of perpetuating “ silly behaviour”.


Women supporting Mr Kenyatta’s re-election bid protest on Kimathi Street on December 21, 2016. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
“Finally, election rigging will not be stopped/prevented by silly behaviour like Millie Odhiambo’s. Let’s act like intelligent people.” He posted.

(Of course, quoting Miguna compensates for you quoting five Cord supporters, doesn’t it NMG? Is this your idea of free and impartial journalism? Your focus groups have not yet told you why your sales are plummeting?)

Some tweeters went for each other’s throat over what they claimed to be double-standards.


LordGichohi said, “Same people that call out Moses Kuria are now clapping for Millie Odhiambo… Double standards galore just another day on Twitter (sic).”

‏@waswahR posted, “Don’t blame Millie Odhiambo. Uhuru called Raila shetani, Kuria called Raila Shetani and Ruto called Joho Academic dwarf.”


Ms Odhiambo is never afraid of expressing her feelings. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
‏@atanasi observed that, “The same people who demonized Miguna for insulting Passaris are all over Glorifying Millie Odhiambo for insulting Pres.Uhuru, Kenya for you!”

‏Others chose to sit on the fence and enjoy the drama and occasionally infused light touch into the conversation.


“So Millie Odhiambo escaped from Mathare Hospital during the doctors’ strike and nobody told Kenyans,” @OmbiroJane commented.

And tired of the twiff, “Warembo wa Uhuru”, women in support of Mr Kenyatta’s re-election, on Wednesday took to the streets to condemn Ms Odhiambo’s remarks.


Ms Odhiambo before she addressed a forum on Election Campaign Financing at a Nairobi hotel in 2014. HOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
The irate women, who donned red T-shirts in support of Millicent Omanga, an aspiring women’s rep running on the Jubilee ticket, carried placards that said, “No, no more insulting our President. Millie Odhiambo, watch out!” and “Circumcise your big mouth (Damn, I knew it! I knew it! This is the statement, by a non-elected entity, that will tomorrow make you gloss over Millie’s unforgivable shenanigans by writing "we call upon all politicians from sides of the divide to exercise decorum’ bla bla bla? You are so ferking transparent, idiots!), Uhuru Tosha!”


Ms Omanga said Ms Odhiambo should respect the presidency even if she doesn’t respect the person.

She also warned her that she should take her politics elsewhere.

While many were taken aback by Ms Odhiambo boldness (Boldness. OK NMG, I give up. I too will be bold and tell you you are full f shit. This is not journalism. It’s stupidity. You guys at NMG have lost it) her recent actions show she is given to controversy.


Mombasa Jubilee Women Leader Bi Zena Swaleh (centre) issues a statement on Ms Odhiambo’s utterances on December 21, 2016. PHOTO | KEVIN ODOT | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
In March, during President Kenyatta’s State of the Nation address, Gatundu MP Moses Kuria claimed she removed her underwear and dropped them on the floor of the House after Speaker Muturi ordered her of the chambers.


Ms Odhiambo and other Cord MPs almost paralysed the special session after they chose to whistle intermittently to express their displeasure with Mr Kenyatta’s leadership.

In 2014, during a heated debate on security laws, Ms Odhiambo and other Cord MPs were accused of disrespecting Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso by pouring water on her her desk.


Sisomi hio upus yote, but as an old man you should not be trying to stir emotions, remember kakinuka wewe mzee hauna mbio, mimi wakikam watakua wanaionea uko kwa corner, wewe na uzee yako upatikane apo unyoroshwe sweeps kadhaaa na pension yako iende. Chunga sana


stop fulminating, Ngabu, “it’s just politics/business”…you are quoting from the version meant for the Kisumu Edition…


huyo writer AGEWA MAGUT naweza DRYFRY mpaka kwa tonsils .


Dude, you’ve got too much time on your hands. Shouldn’t you be concentrating more on your Erectile Dysfunction? Peleka umeffi mbali.


Go on tell them ,we saw the clips.


NMG has gone to the dogs. Unfortunately, Royal Media pia ni upus tu going by the revelations that the slimpossible winner is related to SK Macharia.


sad they are sacking professionals by the day and replacing them with “interns”…


Weewe, kikiumama everyone is capable of this [ATTACH=full]74069[/ATTACH]
Don’t matter Your age.


Sitasoma hii rant yote, lakini hii Millie Odhiambo, Moses Kuria na sheppart iko na rabies hakuna tofauti. Ongezea hapo Duale na masikio zake kama za wild dog.
KSPCA na KWS wamelegea mahali.
Ideological differences ought not to be escalated this far.
I am a confused Kenyan stuck for where to take his vote.
There is a surgery usually recommended for noisy dogs. They get their voice boxes removed. Wouldn’t life be less bitter…


It’s people like you who make the rest of the world think all Africans are stupid. I spend 15 minutes criticising a news item and I have ‘too much time’. You spend hours on end here discussing Internet porn, or in bars drinking cheap alcohol, and you think that you are living the life.

You are just stupid, that’s all.


Waaaaaaaah, they rigged it that much? That’s just wrong!


That woman does not even deserve an insult


when uhuru called raila a mad man what happened?
when ruto called raila mganga what happened??
when moses kuria called raila mchawi what happened?

they know its a country of impunity acha wamenyane i still need my luo neighbours coz we share one thing in common poverty


Enyewe media yetu huwa shit. Mi husoma tu headline and a few paragraphs kujua what happened. To seek perspective from DN or Standard is a futile exercise. Nothing irks me more than Madowo’s stupid column where he feels obliged to tell us a subject of article is his friend(usually at least 3 in a single article)! And to think he’s one of the better ones!


Vitoto via siku hizi haviskii la mkuu.



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Kwa maisha yako umeandika gazeti ngapi? Na nani alinunua?

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Nice wordings guks. That woman insulted the CIC…the very person by whose signature,bills become law. I mean this was not a tirade towards a fellow MP but a CiC…


After careful consideration I’ve decided to not read your rant.