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Baraza La Mawaziri!

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    NAIROBI, April 3 - President Mwai Kibaki will announce the new coalition cabinet on Sunday, breaking a deadlock over the core component of a landmark power sharing deal reached in February.....
    MAELEZO ZAIDI
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Baraza la mawaziri la watu 40 is a big joke and somebody
    needs to tell Kibaki and Raila such.Hio bajeti ya hawa
    mabwana itakua astronomical na walalahoi wataumbuka tu!
    Kuanzia mishahara,benefits na pension packages...kutakua na
    mishahara ya assistant ministers na permanent secreataries.
    Hata Moi mwenyewe hakuwa na seketa kama hii.

    The mood is one of betrayal especially by ODM supporters.
    Wanaona ni kama Raila kawasaliti kwa kubali hii ishu na Kibaki.
    Wabunge wamekua mabepari sasa na bado waanze kujilimbikizia
    mishahara and such....

    Kuna mtu hapa husema waafrika ndivyo tulivyo!!!!...need I say more?Kenya kwazi kwenu!!!
     
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    April 4, 2008: The Kenyan taxpayer will bear a Sh2 billion burden annually in salaries and allowances over five years for the 40-member grand coalition Cabinet that was agreed yesterday.

    President Kibaki and Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga said the Cabinet — one of the largest in independent Kenya’s history — will be announced on Sunday. In agreeing on 40 members, the two showed they had little regard for public opinion that has been heavily tilted against a bloated government.

    Mr Kibaki’s PNU and Mr Odinga’s ODM are obliged under the power-sharing deal brokered by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan to get an equal share of the Cabinet positions.

    Implementation of the Annan accord, which is based on portfolio balance and strength of representation in Parliament, has been at the centre of a stalemate that has delayed formation of a new government for nearly three weeks.

    Mr Odinga yesterday said a compromise had been reached to quell growing anxiety over the matter. And the Presidential Press Service said: “Both parties are pleased with the outcome of the discussions in the spirit of give and take.”

    But it was not clear if the 17-member Cabinet that Kibaki appointed at the height of the post-election crisis would be dissolved to pave way for a new one. Treasury is expected to make hard choices in raising money to finance the bloated Cabinet and the large bureaucratic machinery that will be required to run the newly-created ministries.

    It will have to choose between raising the tax or turning to domestic and foreign debt markets to finance the Cabinet.

    Neither option is favourable at a time when the ordinary Kenyan is expected to face serious hardship in a less vibrant economy underlined by rising consumer goods prices.

    Each minister earns an average of Sh1.1 million a month, including the Sh887,500 they are entitled to as MPs. This translates to Sh996 million annually for a Cabinet of 40.

    Remuneration packages for the PM and two deputies are yet to be determined but the prime minister is expected to earn more.

    An equal amount of money will be spent on the pay perks of assistant ministers who earn at least Sh950,000 every month and may number more than 40.

    At the rate of Sh2 billion per year, the Kenyan Cabinet stands out as one of the most highly paid group of advisers in the world. The ministers earn Sh200,000 as responsibility allowance every month, for which assistant ministers take home Sh100,000.

    Only Sh200,000 of the ministers’ earnings classified as basic salary is taxable. This compares poorly with the rest of Kenyans who have to part with at least 30 per cent on their monthly incomes –– salaries and allowances.

    Mr Tiberius Barasa, a policy analyst with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), said the financial burden could become even more as ministers use their positions to reward their cronies at the tax-payers’ expense.

    Ministers and their assistants also enjoy other perks and privileges like security both in their city and rural homes, limousines, chase cars, medical insurance and club membership, making the Government spend more than Sh800 million on their allowances annually — enough to build 400 classrooms at a cost of Sh200,000 each.

    The bloated Cabinet also raises the danger of the civil service expanding by a wide margin as the State hires staff for the new ministries.
    Permanent secretaries, who will also number 40 earn a minimum of Sh213,640 and a maximum of Sh423,280 a month, besides the Sh80,000 and Sh75,000 they take home in entertainment and extraneous allowances.

    Other senior government officers who enjoy fat cheques include deputy permanent secretaries, finance officers, directors in ministries as well as provincial and district commissioners.

    Concern has been rising that these public officers take home fat pay cheques regardless of the state of the economy.

    Ministerial positions place them favourably to influence the initiation, implementation and funding of projects under their dockets.
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    Waacheni Wale Matapishi Yao
     
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    Hapa ndio utakuwa juwa wananchi wengi wasio na hatia walikufa kwa ajili ya matumbo ya watu wachache.
     
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    Hapo umeongea poa Mbarikiwa...wanaofaidi ni mabwana tumbo!!!
     
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    Kenyan leaders in fresh bid to break stalemate over cabinet

    Nairobi, Kenya - The waiting continued Sunday for Kenya's power-sharing cabinet as President Mwai Kibaki deferred the naming of the ministers, after four hours of talks with his Prime Minister-designate, Raila Odinga, on the distribution of the posts.

    President Kibaki took an hour's break after holding the talks with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Odinga, on the formation of the coalition government in line with National Reconciliation Act, signed on 28 February, ending the country's stalemate.

    The formation of the power-sharing cabinet is seen as the most crucial step towards setting off Kenya on the path to community reconciliation after months of a political standoff that was triggered by the 27 December presidential polls.

    "President Kibaki and Raila have taken a short break and are resuming discussions at 1600 local time," Kenyan Government Spokesman Alfred Mutua said on Sunday.

    He said the meeting between Kibaki and Raila went on well.

    The two sides announced on Thursday that they had struck an agreement on all outstanding issues regarding the size and composition of the cabinet.

    Earlier, it was understood that Odinga had backed down on his party's demand for the Finance Ministry, in exchange for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    ODM also wants Local Government, Energy, Transport and Health.

    President Kibaki's Party of National Unity (PNU), whose ministers already occupy the ministries in question, have put up a spirited opposition to the possibility that the ODM Nominees could take over those ministries.

    PNU has agreed to offer ODM what experts have termed as 'peripheral ministries' including Culture, Sports, Youth, Immigration, Industry and Arid Lands.

    The sharing of the ministries is reflected in the Reconciliation Accord, in a clause which directs that the PNU and ODM will be equal partners and will form a coalition government reflecting their parties' parliamentary strength and portfolio balance.

    Odinga's Orange Party has insisted that if his ministers do not get the posts he has demanded, the party would not accept the new cabinet.

    "They want to have everything, they want us to be passengers in the new government," the Sunday Standard quoted Odinga as saying over the new cabinet deadlock.

    Odinga's Party said on Saturday that its list of ministries was as far as it would compromise on the cabinet, having given in to PNU's demands for the expansion of the cabinet to include 40 ministers, against the popular demand of Kenyans.

    On Saturday, the civil society threatened to hold streets demonstrations to block regional leaders from attending the inauguration of the new cabinet and the swearing in of the Prime Minister unless the cabinet is reduced to 24 ministers.

    The government has defended the intended formulation of the bloated cabinet, Kenya's largest since independence in 1963, citing the need to have an inclusive cabinet.

    "We would be swallowed alive. We cannot go telling the other communities that want to be included in the cabinet that the civil society has said the cabinet has to remain lean," Mutua said on Friday.

    President Kibaki and Odinga called in senior politicians from their respective sides to hold a joint meeting on Sunday as they took a break from the negotiating tables.

    Nairobi - 06/04/2008

    http://www.eastafricayote.com/showthread.php?t=2060
     
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    ODM quits cabinet talks

    By Standard Reporter

    The Orange Democratic Party has suspended talks
    with President Mwai Kibaki's Party of National Unity until he agrees to share power fairly.

    "We have resolved that negotiations be suspended until PNU fully recognizes
    the 50/50 power-sharing arrangement and the principle of portfolio balance,"
    Anyang' Nyong'o, the party secretary-general said in a press conference
    moments after the party held a joint parliamentary group and national executive council meeting.

    The two main political parties and their allies have been holding separate parliamentary group meetings
    to ostensibly brief their members the progress and issues vexing the formation of grand coalition government...VIOLENCE FLARES!
     
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    ODM climbs down on key posts

    Story by MIKE MWANIKI and SAM KIPLAGAT

    Publication Date: 4/12/2008

    ODM on Friday appeared to have softened on its earlier demand to play a role in appointment of permanent secretaries, ambassadors and parastatal chiefs.

    ODM director of communications Salim Lone addresses a press conference at Pentagon House where he refuted claims that ODM was standing in the way of a new Cabinet. Photo/ PHOEBE OKALL
    At the same time, ODM spokesman Salim Lone said Prime Minister-designate Raila Odinga was willing to hold a meeting on the formation of a grand coalition government with President Mwai Kibaki “any time the latter invited him do so”.

    Speaking at Pentagon House in Nairobi, Mr Lone said ODM was not giving any conditions on the appointment of top civil servants but it “would want to be consulted before their appointment was announced”.


    “As an equal partner in a grand coalition government, it is only fair that ODM is consulted before top civil servants such as permanent secretaries are appointed,” he said.

    “Just as with the proposed Cabinet, these senior positions must also reflect the diverse face of the nation...

    “At the moment, this is not at all the case, and in fact is a source of immense concern in the country.” ...MAELEZO ZAIDI!!!
     
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    Suala la baraza la mawaziri Kenya kuwa na mawaziri 40 ni upuuzi wa hali ya juu.Na hii inaonyesha picha halisi ya viongozi wetu kwamba nafasi zao hazipatikani kihalali.Wale wenye sifa ni masikini hivyo wasiokua na sifa ni matajiri na ndio wanao chukua hizo nafasi.

    Kinachofanyika sasa ni kwa Rais kama kutoa asante kwa waliosaidia kumchagua kwani viongozi wetu hutoa ahadi kwamba nisaidieni nikipata nitakupa uwaziri.Sasa Kibaki alijua mawaziri wote atawatoa yeye lakini mambo yamebadilika what to do akaona baraza liongezeke.

    Ukubwa wa baraza hili haulengi kumkomboa mwananchi wa Kenya hata kidogo bali ni kumdidimiza kiuchumi kwa sababu gharama ya kuendesha baraza hili ni kubwa sana.Na mbaya zaidi watakao pewa uwaziri hawako komited na uongozi wa kuwatumikia wakenya bali wanamtumikia Kibaki.Ngoja tuone mwisho wake.
     
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    Lakini hivi kwanini Kibaki asinyang'anywe nchi ya Kenya,wakati mazingira yote yanaonyesha kibaki hajapata ule urais kihalali?Viongozi wote walioshiriki kumuacha kibaki madarakani na wao ni wezi wa kura katika nchi walizotoka.

    Utamaduni tuliouzoea rais akishinda uchaguzi siku ya kuapishwa anawaalika marais wenzake ili washuhudie uapishwaji wake.Kwa kibaki haikua hivyo,kwa nini lakini,Why?Within half an hour matokeo ya urais kutangazwa then mtu anaapishwa kama sio kiini macho.Washauri waliokwenda Kenya walitakiwa kumuondoa Kibaki na ikiwezekana ha kwa mtutu wa bunduki.

    Hivi jamani nasikia tuna chombo cha umoja wa mataifa,then tunayo AU,+ sadc,vyombo hivi vinakazi gani kama sio kushughulikia haki za wanyonge kama kina Odinga?Au ni vyombo bandia au vipo tu kinafiki,wanachokifanya ni nini kama sio kutetea uhalifu.
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Babuu eeh, heshima yako natanguliza,

    The problem with hizo organs hususan zile zilizopo Africa ni kwamba they prefer status quo than to ruffle feathers.Tunajua Kibaki kaiba kura laiv lakini gues what, the AU let him address the gathering in Addis Ababa as the President of Kenya.The only country that said something to the contrary ni South Africa.Lakini wengine wote waliuchuna tu.

    Mfano mwengine ni Mugabe...mbona siku zote hizi hawajafanya lolote la maana ili kumngatua huyu baradhulli mamalakani?Sometime me thinks those are offices for folks to make money coz when it comes to the nitty gritty hakuna asemaye kitu.

    Kura za Nigeria nazo je?...Atiku Abubakar kafungiwa nje ya kampeni mpaka dakika za mwisho eti nd'o kapewa rukhsa ya kugombea ambapo ni too late!Yar'dua akachukua ngoma kiulaini bila kelele yoyote...hata mmarekani aliongelea akiwa kando na bila shinikizo!
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Meanwhile mambo ni kama haya ndani ya Kibera,Nairobi!!!!



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    Reliable sources have hinted that the cabinet may be announced tomorrow and sworn in on Monday. President Kibaki has been meeting secretly with Hon. Raila and the spent six hours together today with no statement to press.

    Will keep u posted.
     
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    Tungojee hiyo kesho manaake hawa jamaa hawatabiriki.

     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Hata mie nasema vivyo hivyo maana ifikapo hio kesho utasikia
    mtu mwengine katoa statement akikanusha!Tusubiri!
     
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    President Kibaki walks to a Kenya Airforce chopper after meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga at the Sagana State Lodge, Nyeri, yesterday. Photo/Paul Wanjiru​

    Story by MUCHIRI GITONGA and ODHIAMBO ORLALE

    Publication Date: 4/13/2008

    There was optimism Saturday that the Cabinet could be named on Sunday after President Kibaki and Prime Minister-designate Raila Odinga were flown by the military to the Sagana State Lodge on the slopes of Mt Kenya for private talks

    An official who is normally conversant with the negotiations said there had been a definite breakthrough in everything and that a cabinet will be named any time.
    As this report was being published, top officials were said to be going to a meeting understood to be related to the announcement
    President Kibaki and Mr Odinga arrived for the talks at 11 a.m. and finished at 6.30 p.m.
    The talks were attended by President Kibaki, Mr Odinga and one security person. The setting of the talks were a tranquil and peaceful environment. There were no phones and no politicians hanging around.
    The two leaders had lunch together for one-and-a-half hours.
    The President and the ODM leader had landed at the heavily guarded presidential retreat in three military helicopters at 11 a.m.
    Mr Odinga was assigned a separate helicopter. The choppers were parked at a ground adjacent to the lodge for the rest of the day...MAELEZO ZAIDI
     
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    Coalition cabinet inatangazwa saa 10, stay tuned
     
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    Sote tuko doria tunasubiri.Swafi!
     
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    Hatimaye Mzee Kibaki ametangaza cabinet!

     
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