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Big win for Uhuru and Raila in By-Elections

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    Big win for Uhuru and Raila

    In Summary


    • In Kangema, TNA's Tiras Ngahu had 13,762 votes ahead of United Democratic Forum's Simon Mwangi with 2,981 and Saba Saba Asili's Muturi Kigano with 2,801, after results from all the 47 polling stations were announced.
    • Provisional results for Kajiado North showed Mr Moses ole Sakuda of TNA leading with 25,569 votes followed by Mr Peter ole Mositet of ODM with 13,519 votes. PNU's Antony Keen was third with 2,048 votes.
    • In Ndhiwa, ODM's Agustino Neto led with 21,565 votes followed by Kanu's Tom Onyango who had 2,291. TNA's Rosemary Rumo was trailing with 216 votes.

    The National Alliance (TNA) won two of the three parliamentary seats in Monday's by-elections as the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) retained Ndhiwa in a landslide win.

    Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta's TNA won the Kangema and Kajiado North seats, hitherto held by the Party of National Unity (PNU).

    In
    Kangema, TNA's Tiras Ngahu had 13,762 votes ahead of United Democratic Forum's Simon Mwangi with 2,981 and Saba Saba Asili's Muturi Kigano with 2,801, after results from all the 47 polling stations were announced.

    Provisional results for
    Kajiado North showed Mr Moses ole Sakuda of TNA leading with 25,569 votes followed by Mr Peter ole Mositet of ODM with 13,519 votes. PNU's Antony Keen was third with 2,048 votes.

    In Ndhiwa, ODM's Agustino Neto led with 21,565 votes followed by Kanu's Tom Onyango who had 2,291. TNA's Rosemary Rumo was trailing with 216 votes.

    Earlier, at least 10 people were arrested, among them an electoral commission clerk, as claims of voter bribery marred the by-elections. (READ:
    Arrests, low turnout mark start of by-elections)

    The win in Ndhiwa gave Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the ODM party leader, an assurance of unrivalled support in his backyard as he heads to next year's general elections.


    While campaigning for Mr Neto at the weekend, Mr Odinga urged voters in Ndhiwa not to give his rivals doubts about his political base by electing an MP from a different party.


    Mr Kenyatta also spoke the same language in Kangema when he urged voters in former Cabinet minister John Michuki's constituency to elect a TNA candidate to send a message that this was the party of the moment.

    Eight people were arrested in Ndhiwa for attacking a Kanu agent while two others - a clerk with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and a party agent - were seized in Kajiado North for attempting to vote at a polling station where the latter was not registered.

    A UDF official in Kangema narrowly escaped death after a mob claimed he was dishing money to voters. The by-elections were seen as important tests for presidential aspirants ahead of the General Election.

    Mr Odinga (ODM), Mr Kalonzo Musyoka (WDM), Mr Kenyatta (TNA), Mr Musalia Mudavadi (UDF), Mr William Ruto (URP), Ms Martha Karua (Narc-K), Mr Eugene Wamalwa (New Ford-K), Mr Peter Kenneth (KNC) and Mrs Charity Ngilu (Narc) campaigned for their parties' candidates.


    In Ndhiwa, eight people who attacked a Kanu agent in Magina Village on Sunday night were charged with robbery with violence. They were accused of violently robbing Mr David Otieno Gor and Mr Maurice Odhiambo Mumbo of property.


    They denied the charges and were each released on a Sh500,000 bond and surety in similar amount. The case will be heard on October 8, 2012. At least two people were admitted to hospital with panga cuts in the violence at Magina.


    Mr Neto, Mr Onyango and Ms Rumo were fighting for the seat left vacant after Mr Orwa Ojodeh was killed in a helicopter crash on June 10 together with Prof George Saitoti, who represented Kajiado North.


    In Kajiado North, an IEBC clerk and a party agent were arrested as the former was trying to assist the latter to vote at Ewas polling station where he was not registered.


    Almost lynched

    IEBC commissioner Yusuf Nzibo said the clerk was swiftly sacked and replaced.

    Dr Nzibo dismissed allegations by TNA candidate Sakuda, who voted at Kimuka Primary School, that some presiding officers at Parkasi, Oloiloi and Em Masi favoured his rivals while guiding illiterate voters.

    Other candidates in the race were Mr Salaon Kashorda (UDF), Mr Paul Gichinga (Kanu), Mr Anthony Keen (PNU), Mr Solomon Kinyanjui (WDM), Mr Peter Munyu (KNC), Mr Livingstone Sane (Agano), Mr Andrew Nangurai (RBK), and Ms Ruth Njoroge (Conservative Party).

    In Kangema, a UDF official was almost lynched on suspicion he was bribing voters in Kibutha polling station. Kangema district commissioner Fredrick Muli spirited away Mr Gerald Wambugu to safety at the local police station.


    But UDF Murang'a deputy secretary-general Peter Karanja denied the allegations, accusing the mob of obstructing him from delivering identification papers to party agents in the area.


    Mr Karanja protested that their agents had been prevented from accessing the polling centres in the area due to lack of papers.


    "They should tell the police who he has bribed. This is a gimmick to ensure that our agents are not allowed into the voting rooms. This is why we did not want to distribute the same at night.


    Our party adheres to the code of conduct on elections which we have signed", he said at the police station where he had rushed to rescue his colleague.


    Police declined to arrest a man who claimed he had been bribed by Mr Wambugu. The man, Mr Gitere Kirubi waved a Sh1,000 note he claimed he had been given.


    The seat fell vacant following the death of Cabinet minister John Michuki in February.


    Those out to replace him were Mr Ngahu, Mr Simon Mwangi (UDF), Mr Paul Mugo (PNU), Mr John Gathogo (Mkenya Solidarity), Mr Clement Muturi Kigano (Saba Saba Asili) and Mr Samuel Mwangi (Mzalendo Saba Saba).

    Reports by Lucas Barasa, Patrick Nzioka, Dan Otieno, Ponciano Odongo, Samuel Karanja and Maurice Kaluoch.


    Big win for Uhuru and Raila- Politics|nation.co.ke
     
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    Prime Minister Raila Odinga addresses a crowd during the ODM campaign rally for Ndhiwa Parliamentary Candidate Agostino Neto Oyugi.


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    KANU Supporters welcome a team led by the party's acting national chairman Mr Gideon Moi during a campaign for Ndhiwa parliamentary candidate Mr Tom Otieno at Mirogi on September 13, 2012.


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    Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta dances with a supporter at Ndhiwa trading centre on September 11, 2012 during a campaign rally for his TNA parliamentary candidate, Ms Rosemary Rumo.


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    habari njema hii.......japo sijaipenda naogopa kukoment otherwise nsije nkalamba BAN
     
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    I hope peace and tranquility will prevail in Kenya in the forthcoming General Elections.
     
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    UDF are now crying over split milk and trying to make an issue where there is none.

    African political parties and their leadership must learn to accepted electoral loses where they are deemed to be free and fair. Where they are not, they are free file election petition with the courts!

    BY-ELECTIONS VERDICT: Musalia Mudavadi
     
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    Whichever way UDF tries to spin this thing, their goose is cooked especially after the dismal performance in Bukura.
    Raila said hii mashindano ni ya farasi wawili...wengine wote ni punda tu!
     
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    Hivi Raila asipokuwa next President
    will you recover?
     
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    Yaani wewe hulali...hehehehe!....:evil:

    Bwanae whether Raila becomes President or not, hapa kwangu mwendo mdundo tu!...
     
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    Nilale mbona mapema?
    upooo lakini?

    i doubt kama hutauugua asipokuwa President..
     
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    Nipo nipo tu kama kawa!

    ..hio kuugua sasa unaijua weye mazee!....:biggrin:

    Raila is the better option that Kenya has in order to implement the reforms that they have embarked on.
    Mtoto wa Kenyatta akichukua itakua maintaining status quo ya mafisadi na wezi wa mashamba kama babake.
    Kama CCM vile!

    Its as clear as that Boss!
     
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    i know...
    tatizo now it seems everyone is against him
    na hiyo tume ya uchaguzi haiko that strong...

    i fear kuna kitu kinapangwa now....

    so wewe bora uanze kukubali kuwa he might not be...
    usije ugua bure lol
     
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    Siasa za Kenya ni ngumu mpaka siku 1000 baada ya kutangazwa

    Nipo nipo tu kama kawa!

    ..hio kuugua sasa unaijua weye mazee!....:biggrin:

    Nikajua Moderator should not take side especially in political platform kama hii.......JF is too democratic, sorry too powerfull
     
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    haja take sides
    amezungumza to a friend maoni yake
     
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    ha ha ha......Navyowajua Mkenya akisema hivyo ujue anamaanisha.............Haitawahi kutokea mtu kama Fred Gumo au Anyang' Nyong'o aseme Raila hafai hata kwa ulimi kuteleza!!!!!!
     
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    By Francis Ngige

    Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta's two-seat victory in Monday by-elections has changed the political landscape in central Kenya where his party now appears the ticket of choice. The victory in Kangema and Kajiado North constituencies not only made Uhuru's The National Alliance the only new party to have MPs in Parliament alongside those that were in existence in the 2007
    General Election.

    It also turned the tide against the other parties within central Kenya that have been demanding that TNA must respect them, as they are equal partners. All of a sudden, the scramble for space in TNA has intensified as it seemingly is getting to be the doorway to elective positions on offer next March in central Kenya.

    So intense is the scramble for a piece of TNA that as other parties seem edged to the periphery, with a possibility they might have to work with Uhuru one way or another. As a result of the new political tidal wave, aspirants for various seats are jostling to identify themselves with the new party, while others are trying to portray themselves as Uhuru's point men in their areas.

    Capturing the Kajiado North seat, which was late former Internal Security minister George Saitoti's, boosted Uhuru's image in the national rating as he wrestled with more seasoned parties like Prime Minister Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement.

    Apart from capturing a seat in the Rift Valley constituency, Uhuru also secured the seat in Murang'a formerly held by late Environment Minister John Michuki in a race that included Maina Njenga's Mkenya Solidarity party, and the Party of National Unity.

    The Monday win for TNA candidate Tiras Ngahu, who garnered 13,752 votes against United Democratic Forum (UDF)Simon Mwangi's 2,981offered Uhuru an opportunity to settle old political scores.

    Ngahu replaces Michuki, who caused a stir before his death by declaring Uhuru the de facto leader of the region after the retirement of President Kibaki. Uhuru's effort to personally campaign for the seats appeared to have paid off, and changed the notion that the region subscribes to different political parties. Two other presidential aspirants from the region, Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua and Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, who is running on Kenya National Congress ticket, will also have to contend with the effect of TNA win.
    Although the two did not field candidates in the Kangema by-election, a Narc-Kenya candidate in Mutira ward was defeated in Karua's Kirinyaga home turf, while Kenneth would also be seen to have been beaten in his Murang'a County.

    Also suffering humiliation is Njenga, a former Mungiki leader who was initially seen as a threat to Uhuru's dominance of central Kenya politics. Njenga, who was campaigning for Mkenya Solidarity candidate John Gathogo in Kangema, even enlisted the support of Raila but his candidate faired badly. It was expected there would be a revolt vote against Michuki, whose family backed Uhuru's
    candidate, because Mungiki adherents accuse him of orchestrating their killings while he served as Internal Security minister. This did not however materialise as Gathogo got a paltry 400 votes.

    Supporters of Uhuru said the results affirm that voters from central Kenya know who their most credible leader is and will, at all costs, reject the balkanisation of the community in line with the many parties competing for supremacy.

    "This is a clear statement Uhuru continues to enjoy massive support in central Kenya," declared Nairobi Metropolitan Minister, Jamleck Kamau, on Wednesday. He added: "The results indicate that the region has chosen to solely remain behind Uhuru and it is a clear message to those doubting his strength."

    The minister and Nyeri politician Simon Mathenge said results were "a clear affirmation that voters from central Kenya know who their most credible leader is and the political direction that the region is headed."

    Ngahu, on his part, expressed joy following the victory saying Kangema people had set the tone for the region by choosing TNA as the party of choice. "It is for us now to make the party strong and ensure that Uhuru's presidential campaign is on track. He is respected in the region and nationally," said the MP-elect.

    Big boost

    Former Foreign Secretary Joseph Ndathi, who is eyeing the Kirinyaga Governor's seat, said the by-election was a big boost to Uhuru's image in the regional and national politics. Ndathi, however, said that TNA should ensure free and fair nominations and ensure nobody interferes with nomination of party candidates.

    "The people of Kirinyaga, for example, are determined to change leadership through TNA and nobody should try to interfere with nominations. TNA should allow the people a free choice," argued Ndathi.

    Ol-Kalou MP Erastus Mureithi said the outcome of the polls was a blessing for Uhuru as it demonstrated his ability to consolidate the central Kenya vote. "His support is becoming euphoric and I don't think anyone opposed to him in the region would succeed politically. It is either you toe the line or you are thrown into political oblivion," said Mureithi.

    He said although TNA was just months old, it had boosted its image by bagging two seats and four of 15 civic seats.

    Assistant Minister Kareke Mbiuki said the win should send a clear message to other parties that were still fighting for political space in the region with TNA.

    "TNA is the party of choice and anyone who is preaching anything else is not going anywhere. The region should remain in one party for it to be respected nationally," said Kareke.

    He said the region should learn from the bitter lesson of 2007 when it was fragmented in different political parties and made a bad show nationally in terms of parliamentary seats secured.

    Mwea MP Peter Gitau said there was no doubt Uhuru was the candidate to beat in the region having consolidated his support with the by-election wins.

    "There has been no contention as to who is the undisputed leader of the region. Uhuru should now move to unite all the other politicians," said Gitau.

    But as politicians allied to TNA devoured the victory, a reason for Uhuru to worry is the rising popularity of UDF candidate Musalia Mudavadi's UDF, which came second in Kangema. The party has gone full throttle in recruitment drive in the region and although it is viewed as one of Uhuru's friendly parties, it has been involved in direct competition with TNA.

    Laikipia West MPs Nderitu Muriithi and Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni spearheaded UDF onslaught in Kangema. During the by-election, Muriithi accused TNA of intimidation to win the seat.


    source http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/m/story.php?id=2000066517&pageNo=4
     
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    He has tried. Hongera! I did not know the guy was such a good organizer.
     
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    Well put Uhuru is the man to win come nxt year and that wont b a suprise to us bt think it will b for Odomo party as their man retires frm politics abd i quote"ODOMO wins in opinion polls as TNA wins elections"lol
     
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    The by election shws the mount kenya supremacy in kenyan politics even the colonial masters knew this people were intelligent in their ways nt that they cant let other tribes to lead them bt i think the def of democracy is the majority rule and since kenya z democrat it shld practice it we may nt have the support of western countries no wonder they want us in hague cz we dont worship them and continue to succed i think the region has the lowest NGO presence if their is any n still z the richest region in kenya to ma point nw hw can we vote for a person hwz backyard they are an able to transform n remain the poorest region after the dry NEP n hw can we b sure he will transform the country if he is an able in a small area.Jst ma opinion
     
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    ODOMO's main man ..lol...I can classify him as on of the most astute neo-colonial freedom fighters in the current history of kenyan politics. Falling into the hall of fame like the likes of Elija masinde and the rest.
     
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