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#ChangeofGuardKe : Sonko Takes Over At City Hall. 

Nairobi County Governor, Mike Sonko.

The inauguration ceremony was presided over  by H. E President Uhuru Kenyatta who was accompanied by his deputy, Hon. William Ruto at Uhuru Park. 

The ceremony was attended by various government officials and the outgoing Nairobi County Governor, Dr Evans Kidero and his deputy Jonathan Mueke who handed over power to the newly elected Governor, Mike Sonko and his deputy Polycarp Igathe. 

Looking at Mike Sonko as a senator and a legislator in the past years, his performance record is clear. He performed well as a member of Parliament for Makadara and helped the youth by opening up various initiatives to help them earn a living. 

Sonko has been passionate about things that affect  people living in Nairobi and the country at large. He has helped in reclaiming grabbed land for people living in Nairobi, paid hospital bills, paid school fees for needy children and also supplied water to residents living in slams. Just to mention a few. 

Despite the number of cases linking him, Sonko has been on the forefront in helping the common  Mwanainchi live a better life. He has always fought for the poor and helped needy children achieve their dreams. 

In his speech, he said Nairobi has been in the hands of cartels who held it’s people hostage and he’s ready to transform and make it a great city in Africa at large. 

Nairobi has been on the verge of corruption. Sonko has questioned the outgoing Governor, Dr Evans Kidero a number of times on resource management in the city. 

Recently, Sonko started Operation Ng’arisha Nairobi a move that is set to clean every corner of the city. He has since collected garbage, worked on sewages and cleaned up markets within the city. 

Sonko has a very good manifesto for Nairobi and in his first 100 days in office, we expect a great change in the city including a reduction in parking fee and many more. 

He concluded his speech by thanking Nairobi residents for  believing in him and he can not let them down. He’s ready to transform Nairobi County and will be held accountable after 5 years. 

Hongera Governor Sonko. 

Waiguru Ahead Of Karua In Kirinyaga Gubernatorial Race – Pollster 

In a research carried out by Tifa on counties preferred candidates, Anne Waiguru leads with 55% followed by her rival Martha Karua with 35% only. 

According to the polls, 24% prefer Waiguru because they need change in leadership of the county, 22% believe she had good Leadership skills and experience, 21% believe in her manifesto and they believe she is development oriented while 5% will vote her because she’s in Jubilee. 

Courtesy of Tifa Research Company.

Reasons for not voting Waiguru 

53% –  will not vote for Waiguru due to her involvement in the NYS scandal where millions of Shillings were lost. 
23%- say she’s not known in Kirinyaga 

8% say she does not understand the problems faced by Kirinyaga people. 

With an approval of 35% in Kirinyaga Gubernatorial race, Martha Karua believes she’s capable of governing Kirinyaga having been in government for 20 years. 49% believe she’s a good leader having served in different ministries so she has enough  experience,  19%  believe she’s not corrupt and 17% believe in her promising manifesto and development plans. 

Reasons for not voting Karua 

20%- say she was in government for a long time but she did not influence development in Kirinyaga County 

12%- say she has been in opposition and fighting the president since 2013 while 

 11%  say she’s proud, arrogant and rude.

The incumbent Joseph Ndathi enjoys 3% only proving that the race is between the two women candidates. 

Is it Waiguru or Karua on 8th of August? 

Courtesy of Tifa Research Company

Jubilee’s  Biggest  Losers In The Nominations. 

Tuko Pamoja

1. William Kabogo 

The incumbent governor of Kiambu, William Kabogo lost to Baba Yao Ferdinand Waititu in the just concluded Kiambu Jubilee primaries. 

2. Maina Kamanda 

 Starehe MP concedes to Musician Charles Njagua (Jaguar)  Jaguar will now fly the Jubilee ticket come 8th of August 

3. Dennis Waweru 

Dagoretti South legislator Dennis Waweru lost to former Comedian John Kiarie popularly known as KJ

4. Esther  Murugi 

Nyeri Town Mp Esther Murugi lost to Ngunjiri Wambugu. 

5. Daniel Waithaka

Nyandarua County Governor Daniel Waithaka lost to the Former Secretary to the cabinet Hon. Francis Kimemia

6. Mary Wambui 

Othaya MP Mary Wambui lost to   Gichuki Mugambi

7.  Kimani Wa Matangi 

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wa Matangi lost to Karungo Wa Thangwa

8. John Njoroge 

Kasarani MP John Njoroge out!  Mercy Gakuya to fly the Jubilee ticket on the 8th of August. 
More incumbents are expected to lose as the counting of votes is on-going. 

Breaking: Busia Gubernatorial Nomination Results Nullified As  Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro Defects To ANC 

ODM nomination exercise kicked off  yesterday in three counties, Busia, Bungoma and Machakos after the exercise was rescheduled last week. 

Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong

Funyula MP Paul Otuoma set to unseat the incumbent Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong by clinching the ODM ticket. But despite an early lead in the nomination results, Otuoma was later defeated by Ojaamong with over 30,000 votes. 

The results have since been nullified by NEB due to irregularities  and the exercise is set to be repeated on Tuesday 25th  as the other results remain as announced. 

Busia results per constituency.

This is comes in after ODM  nominated Senator Elizabeth  Ongoro’s defection to Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party after she was barred from contesting the Ruaraka Parliamentary seat due to her demonstrations at the Orange House. ODM disciplinary committee fined her Ksh. 1 million with his party member and Migori Governor, Okoth Obado Ksh. 2 million. 

ODM has recently cracked the whip on party members who engage hooliganism and violent campaigns which tint the party’s name  and ideologies. A good example for other parties to follow in order to maintain peace and harmony in our country. 

SULTAN  JOHO : “I know I will be vindicated once again and this will never deter me from pursuing the transformation agenda for my people” .

Mombasa Governor, (Sultan) Ali Hassan Joho 

    Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho popularly known as Sultan Johos problems deepen day after another. His recent wars with President Kenyatta  is a clear indication that Mombasa politics are taking shape as Jubilee is hunting for coastal votes. 

    Recently, Sultan Joho was accused of evading tax and KRA directed  Stanbic Bank to freeze his six accounts. 

    In fresh claims, Sultan Joho is being accused of faking his KCSE certificate and his degree. In his first certificate, Joho is said to have sat for his KNEC exams on the year 1992 and scored a C-. KNEC has so far come out with his results in which it is indicated that Joho sat for his KCSE in the year 1993 and scored a D-. The same KNEC that cleared him to vie for governorship in 2013. 

    1. Who is  behind the forgery? 

    Joho was  ordered to appear at the Regional DCI Headquarters in Mombasa today but later replied thorough a letter that he’ll  appear on Wednesday due to what he termed as confided prior commitments. Joho in a  tweet said “I know I will be vindicated once again and this will never deter me from pursuing the transformation agenda for my people” .

    The recent disruption of Joho’s rally in Kinango  citing lack of notification clearly indicate how tight  the battle for coastal votes is. Both Jubilee and NASA have severally held political rallies in Mombasa to get the numbers come August 8th general elections. 

     2. Who is ‘fighting’ Sultan Joho? 

    This battle has been  intensified  as Joho campaigns to counter Jubilee forays in the coast. The allegations of faking his degree and KCSE certificate are said to be politically driven to ‘kill’  him politically now that he’s seeking re-election for the moment  gubernatorial seat come August. 

    Joho’s vision is to be the president of the Republic of Kenya  come 2022 when he’ll battle out against Deputy President William Ruto.