Sunday, 16 October 2011


The elections cannot get any dirtier. National Politico has reasons to believe that the issuance of national identity cards is been manipulated in favour of a particular candidate. Immigration minister, Hon. Otieno Kajwang is in prime minister's camp and chances are they are working together to deny youths from particular constituencies/ counties their constitutional right of owning an identity card. This in turn has adverse effects on their lives since on many occasions they are asked to provide this crucial document. It also prevents entrepreneurial youths from exploiting opportunities because the starting point to any business is usually this document.

Case examples have been picked from several constituencies and a general trend is emerging where youths from central Kenya and rift valley, some of who applied for an id over a year ago have not received it, yet those from perceived Raila strongholds have been receiving id cards within two months pr less. About one month ago, Kajwang announced that new machinery had been acquired and that id card production would continue normally. However, the situation in some areas (not regarded as high risk areas) like Kiharu of Murang'a is far from normal. With elections coming up next year, the perception is that some people will be prevented from picking a voters card by virtual of not possessing a national identity card. The lot that has waited for almost a year may finally receive theirs, but by giving people in central the mentality that an identity card will take one year to be processed, it will seem normal for anyone in central applying for an id now to wait till after the elections.
The ministry of immigration has done a pretty good work by making the process of  checking identity card status a click away. Lets look at some statistics to confirm the above. Please pay a a lot of attention to the constituency/ area of application and the date of application. Alternatively follow this link and type the serial number on the waiting card and look at the details.

Name of Applicant: WILSON OLELA OPAP Serial Number: 229499630
Registration Office: KASIPUL
Application Status : Application is being processed and will take a little longer.
Date of Application Status: 02-NOV-10
Name of Applicant: SAMUEL WAKAHU MARINGA  Serial Number: 229489247
Registration Office: TIMAU
Application Status : Application is being processed.
Date of Application Status: 16-NOV-10

Name of Applicant: WILSON SOI  Serial Number: 229357469
Registration Office: BOMET CENTRAL
Application Status : Application is being processed.
Date of Application Status: 10-JAN-11

Name of Applicant: MONICAH NYAGUTHII NDIRANGU  Serial Number: 229352145
Registration Office: OTHAYA
Application Status : Application is being processed.
Date of Application Status: 25-FEB-11

Name of Applicant: DICKENS KOLERO JUMA  Serial Number: 229524652 
Registration Office: NYAKACH LOWER  
Application Status : Your ID Card is ready.Collect it from Registration Office where you applied.
Date of Application Status: 08-JUN-11

Name of Applicant: MUDOME KAHONDO  Serial Number: 229439570
Registration Office: SUBA
Application Status : Your ID Card is ready.Collect it from Registration Office where you applied.
Date of Application Status: 04-OCT-11

Name of Applicant: JOHN ONYANGO JACOB  Serial Number: 229439125
Registration Office: NYATIKE
Application Status : Your ID Card is ready.Collect it from Registration Office where you applied.
Date of Application Status: 04-OCT-11 

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Friday, 16 September 2011


A lot has been happening over the last couple of weeks. The first 3 suspects converged at the Hague, and completely made a fool of themselves. First was one William Ruto. This guy is said to be super intelligent but going by his choice of witnesses, that is no longer the case. Cheramboss, a total failure. All he did was tell the judges to lock up Ruto. He confirmed what Ocampo had alleged and maybe turned around the doubting judge. Case in point was when he positively attested having knowledge of setting up road blocks. The guy did not realize it was a catch and went ahead to even explain how its done. He also confirmed Ocampo's allegations that weaponry could have been handled by claiming to have training in handling them. Seriously, he was the farthest witness from right. He may have well sealed Ruto's case.

Kosgey tried to distance himself from the network. He denied any knowledge of any network while acknowledging it may have been there. This strategy may have worked for him but whether or not it is sufficient to exonerate him is doubtful.

The little man, Sang, made a similar mistake as Ruto. He brought in a witness who is allegedly part of the network. Bishop Kosgei handled himself reasonably well for most of the cross examination till he brought in UDM and Gen Koech, who by the way is a suspected commander in the network. That worked well in neutralizing the small gains Ruto's defense had made in de linking the commanders and Ruto. Again, terribly wrong choice of witness.

The other 3 must have learnt from the first group and hopefully not present wrong witnesses. Uhuru has declared himself a witness. The biggest mistake he can make. I don't think the judges will take his word very seriously since he will always reply by trying to exonerate himself. Please let me be proved wrong.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


The plot thickens. Miguna Miguna, prime ministers adviser on constitutional matters has been fired and left for the dogs. Apparently Miguna is not one to walk out quietly. He has gone on a revenge mission and the media is having a field day.

Persons close to the prime minister and specifically Jakoyo Midiwo and Isahakia were never pro Miguna and according to Miguna, they are the ones responsible for his sack.What makes Miguna angrier is the fact that he will have to do without the half a million he was pocketing  a month. That has made him go to court to seek legal assistance.

Why cant Miguna just walk out slowly and quietly? Some time back we would hear and read in gossip columns how some one close to the PM was giving everyone else a hell of  a time. It was also alleged that some of the strategies the alleged person was proposing to the prime minister were very misleading and may have cost him essential support from certain quarters. Some forces were fighting this person but the prime minister was not ready to let go. Events that have been happening of late suggest that Miguna Miguna was that person.

On the Star newspaper, Miguna was known for his very radical approach on issues. for instance he has written extensively of the anti reform nature of William Ruto. He has written why the renegades should be thrown out of ODM. As all this was happening, talks were ripe that the rift valley was starting to warm up to raila. The content of his column however seemed to  have thrown to the winds any chance of Raila winning back Ruto. Miguna may allege to have been writing what his boss wanted but many observers have constantly wondered what value Miguna's articles and strategies added to the PM. Was he really working for Raila?

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


I don't usually do this but today i will give you why this man is the most suitable for the presidency. Before anyone reminds me that he was recently accused of corruption in his ministry, let me state here that I believe, he in fact inherited those scandals from his predecessor Karega Mutahi. The loss of those amounts of money occurred not during his tenure as PLO wrongly put it but during the tenure of Karega and Ongeri. This is supported by the fact that the civil society and the association of parents only demanded for the resignation of the minister.

So why is he the most suitable? He was able to transform the education ministry in just one year, talk about rapid results. Lets jog your memory. 2006, KCSE leakages were very widespread. In this year, almost all big schools had the original papers days before they sat for it. 2007, a new level of KCSE leakages was achieved.  School principals facilitated this. It was a booming business for knec officials. If you did not have the papers at least a week prior, you probably were not a candidate. 2008, leakages were still present but 2007 still held the record. 2009, little improvement from the previous year. Kenya's education was fast losing credibility.

2010, Ole Kiyiapi takes over. He overhauls the previous exam administration system and later in the year, KCSE leakages were almost eliminated. The situation was so bad that, it was reported that students would beat up other students who had collected funds in readiness for the leakage which failed to materialize. For the first time in as many years, even big schools did not have any leakage.

What else makes this man stand out. He is not a systems man. That's for sure. Peter Kenneth also fits this description but Ole Kiyiapi is different in that he fights more aggressively. Some time back rumour had it that  Ole Kiyiapi was about to face the sack in a scheduled cabinet reshuffle. The system does not want such men near it.

The other reason why he may be the best choice is because of lack of another alternative. Almost everyone in the field has a stain but Kiyiapi. Eliminate one by one with credible reasons and maybe only Kiyapi and Kenneth remain. Then look at the eloquence of the two. Finally compare the work the two have done and pick the best. To me Ole Kiyiapi would get my vote any day. If only his chances were real.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

THE NEAR ZERO RUTO SURVIVAL AT THE HAGUE Samoei Ruto, should finally understand the gravity of the charges Ocampo has prepared against him. For the past several months, the Eldoret north member of parliament has displayed a very confident posture, completely disregarding the Hague process in public. Privately, it is quite certain that the same cannot be said. The charge sheet prepared by Ocampo and his team was enough to silence the majority of the Ocampo six. Ruto has time and again stated that he will be on the ballot next year come what may. With less than a month before the ICC confirms or fails to confirm the charges, it is advisable that everyone holds their breath.

In the meantime, Ocampo has released some evidence against the first three group of suspects namely: Ruto, Kosgey, and Sang. It is in it that you will learn that the violence was well coordinated by among others, a military and media wing. Of course Ruto is said to have headed the military wing. Kosgey deputized him and under them were several generals and the hierarchy continues downwards. The military wing oversaw the purchase of required instruments of war. The financiers were many with Ruto and Kosgey topping the charts.

Now, come to the media wing and this is where our small man comes in.  Arap Sang broadcasted coded messages to his listeners and the intended end user would respond accordingly. Note that this are messages that only those who attended the planning meetings could decode. Prior to the broadcasts, Sang would attend the actual planning meetings where specific people would be given the tasks of calling in live during his show, and further poisoning the minds of reluctant Kalenjins. Sang was exemplary in the execution and that explains why many ordinary Kalenjins can swear the small man never spread hate messages.

All the above information is in fact  an official release by the prosecutor's office. titled ANNEX A

If you thought the above evidence is incriminatory, wait till you hear that Ocampo has another bunch of evidence called Annex B, that has only been released to the judges. So what can get worse than actual dates and venues of when a crime was committed. Definitely not newspaper cuttings and media video clips as has been alleged by some people. If any of that  is to be used, expect it in Annex A, that has already been released. Maybe we should expect video clips not in the public domain or some incredible mpesa transaction records. Don't take that seriously.

The anxiety is in the air but this time round, Ruto is expected to fly out quietly or at least not loud enough to bring business to a stand still at JKIA. Kenyans will be waiting to see which mps will buy a ticket to the Hague and who among them claimed to be so broke to afford paying tax.

The difference between this trip and the last trip is that the confirmation of hearings takes several days. This will not come cheap for even a seasoned millionaire like Ruto. For our small man Arap Sang, the fund raising he was conducting during the last visit will seem like a big joke. Maybe if you have a few coins to spare you can contribute to the Arap Sang Hague Kitty by clicking here.

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